Review: Castle Falkenstein: High Adventure in the Age of Steam send a copy of the RPG back to our world where his friend, Mike Pondsmith. Castle Falkenstein came out in time when many games were focusing on as opposed to England were the vast majority of Victorian-based RPGs are set. From the back of the book: It’s a novel. It’s a game. It’s both. It’s Castle Falkenstein , an amazing journey into another universe just a few steps away from our own.

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Abilities are rated in Quality, with a value associated with that quality for example Poor 2Average 4Good 6Great 8. But it still keeps some odd trappings of numbers, crunch and details.

But with Castle Falkenstein the story never ends, as you too take up saber and spell to adventure in a distant world on the other side of the mysterious Faerie Veil: But before the deadly game could end, he would first have to battle gigantic Landfortresses, outwit Dragons, romance a beautiful Adventuress, and defeat the Evil legions of a Dark Court determined to destroy him at all costs.

It’s a plot only Olam and his companion, the gorgeous and deadly Countess Marianne, could hope to derail. Thursday, July 14, Castle Falkenstein: These serve as pretty guidelines, rather than specific classes.

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Set in a Victorian era where Bismark and his Prussians were out to conquer Europe with their land tanks and Unseelie Fey allies, held back by the air ships and plucky heroes of the German principality of Bayern, while the rest of the great powers mainly bickered and intrigued amongst themselves. But can they stop the shadowy mastermind known only as Adam, whose strange connection to computer genius Ada Lovelace threatens to destroy the Empire of California and subjugate the entire world?


This was unique as many systems were moving towards more generic rule systems at the time. This page was last modified on 19 Octoberat Talsorian Games to produce new supplements for Castle Falkenstein.

This offers an easy and balanced system- narratively simple. But the most interesting thing is the magic system.

The system is fairly unusual and has been praised for its ease of use and utility within the game. For all the many quirks of falkenstsin system, it was however a pioneering steam punk setting and the very fluid nature of the rules meant it is very easy to integrate almost anything into the story so GMs could plunder any literary source they felt like so games including Sherlock Holmes, HG Wells time machine, War of the Worlds Martians, Frankenstein, Fu Manchu, Phantomas weren’t uncommon kind of like playing a game based on Anno Dracula by Kim Newman Jack Yeovil.

Each player has a hand of four cards from a standard playing card deck. No Web Links Found.

Castle Falkenstein

Character Creation The rules section opens with an overview of what that melodrama casttle, with literary and more modern examples.

In between those we get asides presenting details of daily life the nations, the concepts of magic, bearing and grace, etc.

Community, content, contests, PbF gaming, GM advice, reviews, reports. The game introduces Engine Magick which helped propel the Renaissance via a magickally enabled Industrial Revolution. The world resembles our own, with a number of major variations: Skill Based buy or gain skills.

Tom is from the real world who gets spellnapped into the world of Castle Falkenstein.

It is a transitional book- in between old styles of production and the rise of really strong DTP technologies. Interestingly, the Comme Il Faut supplement provides a number of rules options and revisions which do away with those- making it much more akin to a modern, indie storytelling game. It uses card play to match attacks, defenses, and rests.


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CF provides a simple resolution system, more than a little ahead of its time. Castle Falkenstein Average Rating: Heroes are heroes, villains are dastardly, and “fates worse than death” get threatened. He meets the important people, examines differences, gets involved in the big plots and revels in the wonder of the place. If a player plays a card of the right suit, the face value of that card is added to the value so a Good Fisticuffs has a value 6 and if the player lays down a 5 of Clubs, then she has a total of Duels feel different and focused in this system- beyond the “I go, you go” approach of some systems.

These they can castlle with increased difficulty to create new effects falkemstein Exalted. The cards-for-dice was not done as a gimmick, but rather a design choice that fit the mood and tenor of the game.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Each kind of spell has an aspect, represented by a suit. The tone, as I said earlier, is upbeat. Cards of other suits can be laid down as well, but with a value of one only for each.

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