Mike Pondsmith is best known for Cyberpunk. It’s the roleplaying game that’s inspired CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077.
However, there are a stack of other titles to his name including Mekton and Teenagers from Outer Space.
Castle Falkenstein is, technically, Pondsmith’s most critically acclaimed RPG as it took the 1994 Origins Award for the best roleplaying game and the 1995 Nigel D. Findley Memorial Award for Best Role-Playing Product recognitions.
Nothing seems to have happened with Castle Falkenstein for years and then, today, out of the blue, the Babbage’s Engine is a free to download adventure.
You can grab the 25-paged adventure from DriveThruRPG today.
Written by Steve Kenson (The Expanse RPG, Modern AGE, Mutants & Masterminds) and J Gray (Cyberpunk Red, Steampunk Musha, Shadows over Vathak) the steampunk adventure puts characters on the Babbage Engine powered Duchess Elisabeth.
The Duchess is a train which allows travel across the country to take two days, rather than the usual three and is the showpiece of the alliance between France, Bayern and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
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