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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 replied to Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone's discussion Clockwork Bicycle in the group Steampunk Style Cycling Union
"Something like this would have a very short range, unless you are willing to put up with a driving spring that outweighs the bike.  The video (as near as I can tell) says it has an 8km range; I would be willing to bet that would be on the…"
Mar 17
Commodore Campbell commented on Captain of The Lost World's photo

Kaptain M.

"Meh. A Smith & Wesson'll beat it..."
Mar 10
Commodore Campbell replied to Dr. Sebastian Von Pendulcog's discussion Pocket Watch Curiosities
"There may be times when a lack of sufficient pockets and/or time may make readier access to one's portable Instruments desireable; that's how wrist watches came about in the first place. Besides, I see lots of people wearing elaborate…"
Mar 9
Commodore Campbell replied to Dr. Sebastian Von Pendulcog's discussion Pocket Watch Curiosities
"This is something I ran across by accident; it's a bit pricey, but has possibilities for those who want to incorporate a pocketwatch, or pocketwatch-like instrument, into an outfit without finding a custom leatherworker (unfortunately, the…"
Mar 9
Commodore Campbell commented on Miss Cherries Jubilee's group Steampunk Style Cycling Union
"You may find interesting; it is a 1945 British film on the making of Raleigh bicycles. A lot of hand work was still involved; except…"
Jan 25
Sawbones left a comment for Commodore Campbell
"I forgot to thank you for the friend request! Sorry about that. You mentioned an airship needing a doctor correct?"
Jan 22
Commodore Campbell is attending Aloysius Fox's event

International Steampunk Symposium MMXV at Holiday Inn Eastgate

April 24, 2015 at 4pm to April 26, 2015 at 4pm
The International Steampunk Symposium returns for a glorious fourth year, and is moving to a larger location!2015 Guests of Honour include the bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger, the notorious steampunk maker Thomas Willeford, the beautiful steampunk model Sarah Hunter (aka Lady Clankington), the worldly Ay-leen the Peacemaker, author Leanna Renee Hieber, and the renowned steampunk artist Myke Amend.The 2015 Symposium Games will be bigger than ever, truly the steampunk olympics, with…See More
Jan 18
Sawbones and Commodore Campbell are now friends
Jan 17
Commodore Campbell replied to Sawbones's discussion Good online prop stores?
"I looked a little further into it, and it seems that, more than anything else, in the Victorian period the black leather bag was the symbol of a Doctor (top hats also, but they were more indicative of status than profession) as much as the lab coat…"
Jan 12
Commodore Campbell replied to Nathan Wooley's discussion Ideas for a Momentary Switch
"Are you looking for a momentary-contact switch, essentially a push button, or would a knife switch do? Amazon has a small SPST knife switch ( for less than $4 (the shipping…"
Jan 11
Commodore Campbell liked Sawbones's discussion Good online prop stores?
Jan 5
Commodore Campbell replied to Sawbones's discussion Good online prop stores?
"Alternatively, you could look for a glass veterinarian horse syringe; after all, you aren't going to actually use it ;) Since a doctor wouldn't actually put the needle onto the syringe until she was ready to use it (they have a tendency to…"
Jan 5
Commodore Campbell commented on Blimprider's group Scribblers' Den
" shows a radial solenoid motor; there is an amazing array of them out there. A lot of early electric motors were reciprocating, it being what engineers were used to working with; they are not as efficient as…"
Dec 28, 2014
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Scribblers' Den

Welcome to Scribblers' Den, the online tavern where authors of the ~punk genres can meet to share concepts and philosophies of The Craft in the hope that these conversations will provide the fertile ground that will give rise to tomorrow's incredible ideas.  You needn't be a famous author, nor even a published one to be a member.  You need only be serious.  This group is not about exclusion nor limitations, in fact it has only one rule:  No personal attacks on a fellow member for expressing his…See More
Dec 28, 2014
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Like Father, Like Son

"The tides must be HORRENDOUS. I can see airship travel as being safer than ocean travel..."
Dec 28, 2014
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Dec 26, 2014

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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 6:29pm on January 22, 2015, Sawbones said…

I forgot to thank you for the friend request! Sorry about that. You mentioned an airship needing a doctor correct?

At 5:04pm on October 29, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

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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