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Space:1889 Computer Game

Started Mar 22, 2013 0 Replies

I have an unopened copy of the 1990 Space:1889 computer game by Paragon Software.  I don't have anything that can remotely run it.  It is on 5.25" floppy disks and says it requires IBM PC/XT/AT/PS2…Continue

Tags: Symposium, 1889, Space

Victorian Globes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Commodore Campbell Feb 3, 2012. 7 Replies

I have found a couple of places where I can get reproductions of Victorian-era globes of the earth, but does anyone know where I can find a Percival Lowell Mars globe, or any other Victorian-era…Continue

Antique Greetings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Mortimer VanWyke, undertaker Dec 21, 2011. 3 Replies

With Christmas (and New Year's, etc.) coming up, you Citizens of the Empire might consider as a steamy way to send Season's…Continue

Antique Technology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Jack Havock Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

A friend of mine showed me this link:  It is a TOUCH past the SteamPunk era, perhaps, but the…Continue

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Commodore Campbell commented on Zebulon Vitruvius Pike's blog post Space 1889 Re-release
"I played Space:189 when it first came out,and we loved the game environment, but the combat system was so oversimplified that it was unworkable; we used a different system that I can no longer remember.  I will observe this with interest,…"
Prof. Sebastian Fate and Commodore Campbell are now friends
Oct 5
Commodore Campbell replied to Elizabeth's discussion What book is beside your bed right now?
"Sadly, I don't get a commission... ;) Enjoy :)"
Oct 5
Commodore Campbell replied to Elizabeth's discussion What book is beside your bed right now?
" Nothing says "British Empire" like Campaign Furniture."
Oct 2
Commodore Campbell liked steampunk guru's discussion what steam punk music you listen too?
Oct 2
Commodore Campbell replied to Khayri Ziya's discussion Decoration Ideas and Suggestions
"Well, I have received a copy of the Campaign Furniture by Lost Art Press, and have skimmed it (a little appetizer before beginning thorough digestion thereof...), and I can now recommend it, and highly. In addition to the construction details of…"
Sep 23
Commodore Campbell replied to Lady Cassandra Hollingsworth's discussion Where are you? in the group The Southern Steampunk Group
"Decatur GA just SE of Atlanta"
Sep 4
Commodore Campbell replied to A D Cruize's discussion Small RC Models in the group L. E. A. D. ~ League of Empire Airship Designers
"Sadly, I was busy fixing deficiencies in our secondary dirigible, the Rocinante, and did not get any pictures nor video. But I will link in what I find as it appears on the 'Net. Oh, and I realized that what I had said was a bit misleading;…"
Sep 3
Commodore Campbell replied to A D Cruize's discussion Small RC Models in the group L. E. A. D. ~ League of Empire Airship Designers
"The Eleanor Page won her third victory at DragonCon! Congratulations to Bosun Taylor, the pilot (the Bosun is in charge of the small craft, and the Eleanor Page is 70 inches long...), and our thanks to all the other contestants :)"
Sep 2
Commodore Campbell replied to Daphne Louise's discussion Steampunk alphabet - I NEED HELP!!!
""X" is for Xylophone, because "X" is ALWAYS for Xylophone! (Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book, Shel Silverstein)"
Aug 20
Commodore Campbell replied to Joseph Patrick Murphy's discussion Who Is Attending DragonCon 2013?
"I'll be there this year also, once again working with ARTC (come to our performances; you've already paid for them...) and competing in the Airship Race, which we won last year ;)"
Aug 15
Commodore Campbell replied to Athanasia Greene's discussion Share your favorite kraken recipes!
"If you have li'l baby krakens, you might try the recipe at - my XO thinks cutting aluminum foil rings to cover the tentacle tips may prevent overbrowning. As for…"
Jul 28
Commodore Campbell is now friends with Mj Bridges and Capt. Logan "Direwolf" Stewart
Jul 21
Commodore Campbell replied to Khayri Ziya's discussion Decoration Ideas and Suggestions
"Apparently there was only one run of Elegance under Canvas; it seems to have only sold out within the last couple of years, as one of the companies selling modern-made campaign furniture was advertizing the book for $60 when I first encountered…"
Jul 21
Commodore Campbell replied to Khayri Ziya's discussion Decoration Ideas and Suggestions
"You might consider an ersatz Campaign/Safari motif, with folding and demountable furniture so you can vary it as you like; there is a lot of furniture that looks a lot like the sort of Campaign Furniture that was used by the military and people…"
Jul 16
Commodore Campbell replied to Major Aloysius McGregor's discussion 1st Gen Steampunk tech
"There was a lot more technology in ancient times than most people know; what there was not was Science in the modern sense, especially publishing things so others could build on earlier discoveries. A lot of things were discovered empirically and…"
Jun 20

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DISCLAIMER: Part or all of the following is subject to change without notice, up to and including my name as I work out the details....

I am the captain and, until very recently, owner of the merchant sailing airship Eleanor Page, home port New York, New York, and contracted to the Long "L" Lines. I became Captain of the Eleanor Page 11 years ago, and bought her 6 years ago when the previous owner was foolish enough to try to fill an inside straight and bankrupted himself. Partially as a result, I do not gamble for more than 100 dollars at a sitting (there is NO such thing as a sure thing). Under my command, the Eleanor Page has made 7 Atlantic crossings, but mostly works the North American trade. Though the Eleanor Page normally carries high-value cargo (airships simply haven't the lifting capacity for bulk cargoes), we have been known to carry passengers. Since the Atlantic and most of the United States is pretty well patrolled by the appropriate authorities, the Eleanor Page has never encountered pirates, but the crew trains constantly in case we do. Currently, the Eleanor Page has been bought by a Professor at Boston Tech (more formally, but less commonly, known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), who displays most of the outward symptoms of insanity, but considerable funding, for an expedition to Australia. [The tale of that expedition will be told in the story I am writing, under the working title of The Great Australian Meteor, wherein the name of the Captain is David Lawrence; as I said, my name may be subject to revision....]. I now list myself as a Commodore, having commanded two Airships at the Empire Symposium.

I have an identical twin brother, about whom I sigh frequently but support financially, who researches the more extreme realms of Science; so far his endeavors have returned enough money that my financial losses have not quite been painful. [This allows me to have a Mad Scientist alternate persona ;)]

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At 3:26am on April 7, 2011, Captain John Tybiruis Malcolm said…
Hello John would you like to join the League of airship captains and start your ship
At 10:25am on April 5, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Happy birthday, I am stuck between dimensions hopefully your day is full of fun and excitement.
At 8:47am on April 5, 2011, Hephzibah Marsh said…
Happy birthday!
At 8:39am on March 26, 2011, Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite said…
You seem to be a man of knowledge and science. I cannot help but apply some science to this genre. We will have some VERY interesting conversations! I , too, cared for my mother during her time of cancer. My heart goes out to you. I DO know what you are going through.
At 8:06am on March 25, 2011, Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite said…
VERY proud to accept your friendship sir!
At 5:21pm on February 5, 2011, Jim Henson said…
Welcome aboard BRASS...
At 5:00pm on January 24, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Welcome to the Empire. Join the community and have fun.
At 3:12pm on January 24, 2011, k u said…
Welcome to the Empire!!

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