Prevaricateroscope, and a great Steampunky-movie

In one of my recent RPGs I needed a SP “lie-detector” aka a “Prevaricateroscope” (detects prevarication). So I built one (patent pending). Here’s a spiffing image (below) of the device when it is not detecting and thus no blue glow is to be seen emitting from the tube.

Also I re-watched this haunting and profound short (15 minute) movie – The Anachronism (2010), with image below. Worth watching at I think I’d like one of these in our front yard.

The Thing from Anachronism



Extraordinary Voyages

The world today sometimes seems very grey and plastic and dull. But if you look hard enough you can find some amazing creativity. I’m not usually into Disney, but this is SP brilliance!

This site also has *many* excellent posts and outstanding images eg, one on “Kyoto: Tradition, Temples and Trains“. I drool over the steam trains but the other pics are wonderful too. Also see the many posts on old movies eg: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907).

More Steampunk RPGs- too much fun!

So, over the last while I wrote yet 3 more Steampunk Role-Playing games which I then ran at Arcanacon 2011 and Conquest 2011.  “Airship Mayhem” was a murder mystery with lots of drama and action for a group of Airship Navigators plus the Snoots family. It involved ethereal pistols, people in the dark, sneaking around, building various devices and more. “Snoots Family at the Circus” was set at a (surprise) Circus, but featured various SP devices and some odd red glowing stuff. I also wrote and ran a third game that was more a gothic horror/SP cross-over, set in Transylvania and titled “Murder on the Transylvanian Express” bwahahaha. Think vampires, ethereal digging machines, vials of mysterious substances… and here’s some pictures from the various games. There’s Count Wolfenbach, some Airship Francs, an Ethereal Reflectoscope,  Angelina, the 3 clowns, and Ringmaster Sir Henry Longbottom.

Some great Steampunk websites for design ideas

So I’m into the next phase of beautifying, decorating and generally steampunkifying my office space, which led me to check out (again) some of my favourite sites, vis:  The Steampunk Home, Klockwerks, and Carefully Molded.

This place is amazing: The Steampunk Office Tour (check all the pages).

Also I’m a bit inspired by the wild designs at this Polish gent’s site: Ferroneria.

Here’s a taste:

Jules Verne study- really!


Very cool clothing etc reference site

This site has great info on Victorian era men’s and women’s clothing, house plans, architecture and interior decorating etc.

Amazing Steampunk organ workstation

Wow, this is beautiful! About 15 years back I built a cyberpunk workstation but it never looked as cool as this. Hmmm, it give me ideas.

My latest Steampunk RPGs

Sir Reginald Snoots- he's from South Africa you know

Well I’ve been busy writing Steampunk RPGs- 4 in the last 6 months, which is part of why I haven’t posted much for ages (also my Dad had aggressive cancer and an operation- thanks God he’s better now).

The first 2 RPGs were “The Mysterious Disappearance of Sir Reginald Snoots: A smashing Victorian adventure” and “The Jan Snoots Diamond Murder”, with all the SP essentials like airships, green glowing goo, exploding inventions, a gentleman’s club and a dash of romance. I ran these at Arcanacon and Unicon in Melbourne and used some fun props including these rather lovely pictures. (Oh and the other reason I haven’t posted much is due to writing about 20,000 words towards my masters which has taken much of my creativity.) And now for your delectation…

Lady Jessica Snoots is consoled

The rather put-out Russian

But is she really?