Marvels of Steam
- Background: Here we give a brief, one paragraph summary of the background of the game.
- Connecting address:
- Head wizard:
- Ambassador on Gateway: We use the name from Gateway.
- Genre & Theme:
- Contact e-mail address: Put the email address in, such as <email>firstname.lastname@example.org</email>.
- Location: The location of the game.
- Code base: Do they use PennMUSH? Mux?
In our own words
Here is where the ad for the game goes. The turning of the twentieth century looms near. Mankind has entered a modern era of thought and reason uber alles. The wild places of the World are being tamed with iron rails, and the wild people with iron bullets. The dark backalleys of sprawling cities and the human mind are being illuminated steadily by modern advances. Cackling scientists chart the flows and courses of nature, and turn those laws to their own devices for good or ill. There are even rumors of beings beyond human, mutants who carry in themselves the seeds of an even greater change within society and perhaps humanity as a whole.
On the darker side of this age of advancing wonder lies the seedy underbelly of a time when morality served to tightly constrict behavior. A time when class and racial oppression brings about the New Prosperity on the backs of people who may not even be able to vote to participate in it- or read to understand it. The birth of industry brings with it ease in the chores of men and women- and throat-clogging smoke, undrinkable water, and terrible accidents are a commonplace affair. Further still beneath the soot-covered bottom of the city lurk monsters of old, and newer creations of mankind's darker nature, waiting at the edges of this arclit sphere.
The world is changing, shuddering through the end of Malthusian excess into... what? Domination under the iron fist of a death-ray conqueror?
A new Utopia spurred on by humanist ideals? The reduction of humanity to mere cogs in a machine, a part of a design that while grand, lacks any of the beauty that once made it human?
It is 1890. Victoria still reigns in England. Thomas Edison has electrified New York City. Charles Xavier seeks to bring about human utopia. Erik Lensherr preaches social darwinism at its utmost. Viktor Von Doom seeks to bring about modernity amidst the decay and corruption of Eastern Europe, hindered by the might of far older things within the Carpathians.
Help bring about the new age of order, or overtake the world by force? Explore the lost civilization of Mars or fight for workingman's justice? Join the history of the early modern age as a reworked creation of Marvel history or mankind's history. Bring figures of literature to life among the time that spawned them.
Marvels of Steam, now on a new server. zor.game-host.org port 6502 http://zor.game-host.org/marvelsofsteam/