Strife in the Age of Steam



  • Funny this has come up a little recently, in the back burner this has been toyed with. A dozen or more people have expressed to me some disappointment in missing a chance at this theme the first time it was out there.

    I know there is a Muck out there for steampunk, it is higher level tech (tesla coil towers/weapons, space flight, domed cities (space or underwater), uber steam machinery). Mine is just slightly above Victorian in some aspects to its steam elements, and in others, its back dated to even earlier dates, for theme.

    Official Ad:

    Piracy runs rampant, the nations recover from ongoing struggles and wars, while the world seems to be ruled by the top 10 percent. Welcome to Strife in the Age of Steam, a steampunk game set in an age of budding imperialism. The new world is rife for the taking, the old nations have been in war so long, piracy has been ignored. Metropolis have risen up as bastions of hope, if one overlooks that most of society lives day to day while the elite control the majority of everything. Even as nations seem to be on the out philosophically, the elite are finding new ways of control. Like small nations to themselves with small standing armies of guards under their grasp. Enough to defend there new world freeholds from the old world.

    Our focus is on the elite families and the pirates. The pirates are free agents, sometimes going against the houses, but other times taking contracts on the games between the houses. Between all this are the societies and organizations that want to control it all. Some based on ideals of freedom and democracy, taken the ideas of liberation to the people, others bent on controlling the world economy, these societies operate out of the shadows and seek to rival the families, in some cases the families are under their influence. Players interested in adventure are welcome to come join a pirate crew, players interested in politics and ambition are welcome to join one of the growing families.

    For more information, please visit our website: http://steamage.wikidot.com/
    Feel free to visit us at our game if you have questions: 173.11.101.153:1106

    The big change in focus. We are going to center on the aristocracy of our main city and the pirate crews of the sister city. Players can app into one of 10 families or 10 crews to get going. We're going to open for a beta re-launch and are seeking folks to be FH level PCs, as either an HoH in the city of Solile (less 'nobility' more Rockefellers and new world fortune types) or as a Pirate Captain (one ship to start, maybe a secondary office with another ship down the way). For those not familiar with steampunk, take Shadowrun and put it in Victorian era. The families of Solile are about politics and all that and in traditional shadowrun, these are the corporations, the members the Mr. Johnsons that hire the runners (pirates) to do dastardly deeds. From attacking enemies, to sabotaging each other for personal gains.

    We're after folks who can come in, don't mind helping with theme for their ship, their house, and even above these bubbles/umbrellas to flesh out the already growing theme for Strife on a greater level. Something like vetting preocess, I would be interested in folks that don't mind losing these spots to transition into Storytellers for the game; I want some fluidity to FHs so the politics and power system can change and players will have influence on this, by either starting new orgs/crews/houses, overthrowing existing ones, or whatever they can come up with). People willing to work with staff, to approach with questions, ideas, thoughts, anything.



  • Oh f-yes! I will be checking this out!



  • @Apu starts a Family/Crew!



  • @Misadventure

    I just might, if one's needed. :)


  • Pitcrew

    ...I can't remember the name of my char. >.> She did have a neat background.



  • Definitely needed, I'll work up a house of roster chars, but will need others.

    Old chars still there on freezer if anyone wants to look, get old descs, etc.


  • Pitcrew

    Looks neat!


  • Creator

    Can you be Of a Family, and be Part of a crew? Or do you need to give up ties? I'd love to be an upstart, ship-lady who kicks out some Family to start her own!

    Yeah Theocracy (err...) Does this world even have religion?



  • Pretty sure I had my own ship there.

    Damn, need to remember my character.



  • I am going to be making a character named Lydia there. Will meet up with y'all there once I am done thinking of a concept and all that.


  • Pitcrew

    @Lotherio said in Strife in the Age of Steam:

    Definitely needed, I'll work up a house of roster chars, but will need others.

    Old chars still there on freezer if anyone wants to look, get old descs, etc.

    Do you remember who I was?! XD

    Or maybe I can log on and look at the list. May remember the name.


  • Pitcrew

    @Auspice, you can look it up via the Wikidot account you used to make a character page -- provided you made one.


  • Pitcrew

    @Karmageddon said in Strife in the Age of Steam:

    @Auspice, you can look it up via the Wikidot account you used to make a character page -- provided you made one.

    I didn't make one, but after prodding through some logs- I found myself. :D



  • @Songtress said in Strife in the Age of Steam:

    Can you be Of a Family, and be Part of a crew? Or do you need to give up ties? I'd love to be an upstart, ship-lady who kicks out some Family to start her own!

    Yeah Theocracy (err...) Does this world even have religion?

    Yes, those work. No need to give up ties, just don't let the one find out about the other.



  • Is the game still running? Just tried peeking at it and there's no connection going.



  • @Monogram said in Strife in the Age of Steam:

    Is the game still running? Just tried peeking at it and there's no connection going.

    Yeah, on it now. It's on a new address and port, in case you're drawing from address book.



  • Is the game active? I just checked it and the only person on was a Guest bit.



  • @Runescryer Ive been on almost every day. There was a small flurry after the ads but everyone rolled through cg at different paces. No one is staying to wait for others to catch up.

    I'm still there, this genre may have to go to OTT I'm thinking. At least to get some activity.



  • @Lotherio
    Well, my girl and I are looking at the game, so you'd have at least two layers to start with building the population.

    And what's OTT?


  • Pitcrew

    I keep forgetting to sign in. And I need to redo Aisling's sheet a bit. :\


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