The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether


The Empire Roleplaying Group

After seeing lots of random RP's pop up in the chat, I figuerd that it mite be a good idea to start a Steampunk Role playing group so that theirs a place for all the awesome steampunk RP's that pop up here and there.

Location: All over the Steampunk Empire.
Members: 107
Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2016

Discussion Forum

Putting flesh on the bones.

Started by Dr Trebuchet Hemmingway. Last reply by Dr Trebuchet Hemmingway Jun 15, 2016. 5 Replies

Why don't you introduce us to your character(s). Pull up a chair, and tell us all a little about themselves.Continue

Blood on the Bushveldt...

Started by Sgt. Ian MacBruiche. Last reply by Captain Maximillian Drake Sep 28, 2014. 62 Replies

     Two months out of Peru on the ironclad steamer, Huascar II, and only the short stopover in Melbourne for re-supply, Cape Town with all it's squalid waterfront dives, local street urchins and…Continue

Tags: bushveldt

Short Story RPS

Started by Sgt. Ian MacBruiche. Last reply by Ronin Jul 2, 2014. 2 Replies

Short Story RPS have a more dynamic ebb and flow than say, blog posts or longer storylines. The main reason for this is the rule set. They can be changed to suit the participants tastes, although…Continue

Tags: bushveldt, rules, ronin's

New to writing and RP

Started by Inquisitor Stefanie Wingfield. Last reply by Miss Sadie Belle Aug 1, 2012. 3 Replies

I haven't written much and never roleplayed but have always been interested so I decided now is the time. I don't know where to start. I have a character started...what now?Continue

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Comment by Dr Trebuchet Hemmingway on June 14, 2016 at 1:35pm

Well, would anyone else like to participate? 

We have a setting, a potential protagonist, a curious antagonist and an interesting mcguffin.

Comment by P. Aloysius Regnad on June 13, 2016 at 3:55am

      [ Oh yeah, my character carries weapons.  And Aloysius is a good enough way to refer to me.  Some people like Al, and some like P.A., and others simply P.  I usually refer to my character in story telling as 'Regnad', but when dealing with other 'characters' I insist on being called 'Mister' to people I do not consider my personal friends. Politeness and courtesy, and all that.   Now, let's see if we can do something with this. ]

      Regnad puts his Regnad-Sprague Model 1905 and 1906 gasfire automatic pistols back into their respective shoulder holsters, and examines his situation.   He relaxes, and mumbles to himself aloud, as he usually does.

      "So this is a first class compartment on British Rail...  Very nice.  Now just what is all this?  It's not like I haven't heard disembodied voices in my head before, but they've never been so specific to the current situation!  And just who was that creepy old man who showed up on the platform just as the train departed?"

      Regnad's thoughts are interrupted as the door to his compartment slides open....

Comment by Dr Trebuchet Hemmingway on June 12, 2016 at 3:52pm

A steady rhythmic click echoed across the empty expanse of the station its source unidentifiable. 

*P. Aloysius Regnad, I hope you do not mind that I refer to you as Aloysius in this post?*

Aloysius danced a few paces backwards, this not only opened his sight lines but also conveniently placed his back against the solid brick wall. The sound of metal on stone approaches without revealing itself, it's steady, unhurried nature slightly unnerving him.

SKREEEE! The tanoy bursts into life again and Aloysius flinches at the unexpected cacophony. "The the next next train train arriving arriving at at platform platform 6 6 6 is is the the 1837 1837 direct direct service service to to ....your salvation!"

The last part of the announcement whispered directly in his ear. Aloysius spun on his heel two pistols appearing as a blur in his hands trained down both ends of the empty platform, except the platform was no longer empty. A train sat at rest alongside the platform steam quietly rising into the night. Five carriages connected to the train showing no light in their windows and no sign of life inside.

The ominous click, which had ceased momentarily,  resumed but now there was a sense of urgency in its tone and it sounded much closer than before.

The first class carriage directly opposite Aloysius suddenly came into light and a door swung open. "....get in..." Once more the voice whispered while the train let off a tremendous whistle and slowley started to pull out of the station. It took but a moment for Aloysius to make the call and leap across the platform into the carriage,  its door snapping shut on his heels. He continued his dive into a roll and came to his feet facing the platform as it flashed by, both pistols leading. The last thing he saw as his carriage left the station, was an elderly gentleman dressed all in grey wearing smoked lens glasses and a rueful smile on his face, raise his grey cane to his grey hat in a mocking salute.

Aloysius collapsed onto the rich black velvet covered seat before realising he was drenched in sweat, this was not how he thought this day would end!

*Forgive me co-opting you into this post, I had read your previous post and suddenly this was in my head. I do not know if you carry arms, or even agree with doing so, a possible twist that may be explored possibly?

Comment by P. Aloysius Regnad on June 12, 2016 at 4:42am

      [ Hello.  The key in the picture is apparently a copy of a genuine item still in use by British Rail.  I got it with a bunch of 'antique looking' keys I bought from Amazon.  They're made in China.  Why this one is part of the collection, I don't know.   What can I say?  Props inspire me! ]

Comment by P. Aloysius Regnad on June 12, 2016 at 4:33am

      An American fellow is standing on the platform.  He is dressed in a new wide brimmed black hat adorned by a black band with shiny oval silver conchos, black jacket and trousers, white shirt, red vest, and narrow black western necktie.  He has long, dark brown hair tied back in a ponytail, and blue eyes behind metal rimmed glasses.  He pulls a key from his pocket, and scrutinizes it while musing on the announcement.

       "Temporal line?  I wonder if something to do with that is what this key fits?"

Comment by Dr Trebuchet Hemmingway on June 11, 2016 at 4:38pm

*The tanoy comes to life with the sounds of creaking and a dry scratchy retching followed by a hollow thump. A distorted screech fills the air for a few agonising seconds and then, silence.*

"British Rail would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to members due to the current delay in responses.  This has been due to engineering work on the temporal line. We assure you that normal service will at no point resume"

Comment by Captain Maximillian Drake on June 4, 2016 at 1:50pm

Yes, tis' sad that this group has been more than a little dead for some time. Kinda miss posting here and participating in my spare time.

Comment by Mikhail krakyn c.o.G.s on May 10, 2016 at 5:54am
I'm interested
Comment by Willa Lou on May 9, 2016 at 7:31am

Seems this group hasn't been active for quite some time. Hopefully someone will read this and rekindle some interest.

Comment by Hatchet Hovertank on March 15, 2015 at 2:17pm
Im a new member, yay!

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