View Full Version : Please Help Me Find a Steampunk RPG

2010-06-29, 12:31 AM
Like the title says. To specify it needs to be a tabletop RPG and preferably not the D20 system(but if you know of one state it please, I can use it as a backup) I just need to know the name so I can look up the rules on the internet or buy the books.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

2010-06-29, 11:14 AM
shameless bump because I could really use the help

2010-06-29, 11:21 AM
Victoriana is one.

You might want to check into www.templecon.org for steampunky things.

2010-06-29, 12:01 PM
Sorry it's D20 but Iron Kindoms is the only one that comes to mind.

2010-06-29, 03:17 PM
Lady Blackbird.

2010-06-29, 03:23 PM
Be a man and GURPS it yourself!

OK, just kidding. Now, seriously, you could get the steam and sorcery (or was it sorcery and steam?) supplement, third party book for DnD, yeah, I know you said no d20, but that's the one I know.

Also, I've been told that exalted can be easily turned into a steampunk game.

Deadlands is quite steampunkish, and also, lots of cowboys and dead things.

There was also an aime inspired steampnk game that was about traveling on a train and having adventures on the places it visited or something like that. I'll look it up for you and post it here once I find it.

2010-06-29, 03:32 PM
It really depends on what you want.

GURPS has a Steampunk Setting you can modify to your heart's content. (http://sjgames.com/gurps/books/steampunk/)

HERO System (http://www.herogames.com/home.htm) and Mutants and Masterminds (http://www.mutantsandmasterminds.com/) are both designed to be extremely modular, so you can easily create a Homebrew setting. (Though M&M is d20 Based.)

Wushu Open RPG (An Open Source RPG System licensed under Creative Commons). (http://www.4shared.com/document/C3FcZYjO/wushuopen.html) is ridiculously modular and easy to pick up.

If all else fails, d20 Past supports Steampunk Settings, and you can import creatures from D&D as well.

2010-06-29, 04:01 PM
You might try changing some of the flavour of D&D 3.5's Eberron campaign setting.

There was also a source book for D20 Modern that dealt with it, but the name escapes me.

2010-06-29, 04:06 PM
I champion for GURPS as well. Yes, it's a pretty crunch heavy system but there is a defined Steampunk (and Screampunk) setting book to go with it and you can tailor it to suit anything you like.

Also, anything that does post-apoc would probably convert pretty quicksmart to steampunk. Just substitute a "working" society with a rigid class system for lawlessness and change the names of "Nuclear Car" to "Steam Engine".

2010-06-29, 04:12 PM
I have not played it before, but Etherscope is a steampunk setting using D20 Modern rues I believe.

Iron Kingdoms is a heavy Magi/steamtech setting. I've played it a few times and found th experience...quite difficult due to mechanika.

Another campaign would be Dragonmech. City mech's, steamborgs, clockwork mages, Gear Forest, and coglings. I love it if you play it right.

2010-06-29, 05:44 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions I will look into them, you've all been a great help

Doc Roc
2010-06-29, 07:37 PM
Deadlands Reloaded is superb, a great implementation of a wonderfully fun system.

Lycan 01
2010-06-30, 12:04 AM
Savage World is a pretty simple system, and one of the classes is Mad Scientist. And its only 9 bucks! :smallbiggrin:

2010-06-30, 12:20 AM
Does Unhallowed Metropolis count?