The world of Fasa’s 1879 is a bit different than the one you learned about in history class. Here, Albert and Victoria are still in control of the British Empire, but that empire now includes Grosvenor Land. Or, it would include it, if the natives weren’t being so persnickety about it. Found by going through a portal known as the Rabbit Hole, the land is one that seems split off from the rest of history. There’s fertile plains, towering mountains, giant insects, and the Babylonians (who managed to find the place 3000 years earlier). Then there’s the Saurid tribes. They’re lizard-like beings that also inhabit the land. If you’d like to take your players into such a world, you will be able to with the 1879 Gamemaster’s Guide, which is up on Kickstarter now.
The layout for the book is all completed. It’s just looking a little bare. What’s needed is artwork to fill up the pages and stir the imagination for this fantastic, steampunk, alternate-reality setting. The book, itself, contains information on gaming in the world, as well as information on things like poisons, traps, airships, and plenty of NPCs for your players to interact with.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s about 2/5 funded with still 26 days left to go.