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Victorious is a Role Playing Game that utilizes the famed Siege Engine™ to plunge you into a Victorian past that both was and was not.
Victorious is a Role Playing Game that utilizes the famed Siege Engine™ to plunge you into a Victorian past that both was and was not.
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NEW:  GM Screens are now available as an add-on.  Just add $15 to your pledge! Details about the screens below in Add-On section.

Here's a podcast interview with the author!

Troll Lord Games and author Mike Stewart bring you:

The latter Nineteenth Century of history exists side by side with the literary worlds of Sherlock Holmes, Count Dracula, the Steampunk Science of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and Magicks both dark and mysterious. Victorious can be scaled to meet adventure with investigators of crime, defenders of society against evil monsters, and even mad scientists foiled by masked superheroes. Its up to you to decide the story for your chronicles of Victorious! 

Those familiar with the Castles & Crusades Fantasy Role-Playing Game will find Victorious easy to understand and play. However, there are many options that give the game its own unique flair. Among these are…

• Character classes that run the gamut of Fantastic Victoriana, from Contraptionists to Magicians, to Investigators and Mesmerists and more!

• A system to create your own unique character if none of the template classes fit the ideas of your Chronicles. Supernatural powers, Shortcomings, Victory Points to give the Good their edge in a crisis, and much more!

• Details of life in the Victorian era, with emphasis on London and New York City. Costs of living, incomes, and a wealth of weapons and equipment are provided to give your persona what he or she needs to battle evil in all its forms.

• Vehicle data, from the London Hansom Cabs to New York Hackneys, to automobiles trains and airships as well as rules to create your own vehicles through Science or Magick!

• Combat in all its forms, and how the Supernatural can impact both melee and missile combat. Carriage chase rules are provided as well as combat from trains to ships to the air also are provided.

• Details on the life and lifestyles in the Victorian Era, both its lighter and darker sides. A list of British and Americans of note that intrepid players might encounter as they adventure in the world of Victorious.

• Guidelines for moving the historical era for those wishing either time travel or another epoch for their game. World War II, The Modern Era, as well as a 2012 that the Scientific Romances of the Victorians imagined would be are all mentioned and given rules modifications for such safaris into the Chronoscape.

• An individualized Magick system as well as rules to use the Castles & Crusades magic spells if desired. Conversions of characters from C&C and Victorious to each other’s rules are a snap and guidelines are given for such.

• Non-player Victorians are provided as samples, from those champions of Good such as Sherlock Holmes to those of Evil such as Dracula, and even those of a Neutral bent such as Spring Heel Jack.

• An introductory adventure where the death of Dr. Henry Jekyll is investigated and is not what it seems.

In short, everything a Genteel Magistrate (GM, the director of the game) needs to begin their own Adventures in the Age of SuperMankind!

Interior art
Interior art
Diorama courtesy of Fat Dragon Games, for levels $55 and above.
Diorama courtesy of Fat Dragon Games, for levels $55 and above.

EARLY BIRDS

A note on the Early Bird Backers. If you back within the first 72 hours (Expires Thursday Feb. 19 at 12pm EST) you can pick the Early Bird package. There is one for each of the backer levels. The $55.00 Early Bird pledge level acts, in all respects as the $69.00 pledge level (you receive all stretch rewards for the 69.00 level). The $100.00 Early Bird pledge level acts, in all respects as the $125.00 pledge level (you receive all stretch rewards for the 125.00 level).

About the Author

Mike Stewart has participated in various aspects of the RPG industry for the past decade. He is a contributor to the Castles & Crusades game system, authoring several adventures and supplements for the game. He is also the lead host on the Save or Die Podcast, a show about Classic Dungeons & Dragons which is now entering its fifth year of production. When he is not developing games or recording podcasts, he is a professor of history with degrees in both European and American History, emphasizing the Victorian era and both World Wars.

Stretch Rewards Explained

$3,500 Funding Goal: Achieved! Victorious the RPG is printed in hardback.

$5,000 Hunter & Hunter Catalog: Achieved! A mail order catalog of contraptions, weapons, defenses and mechanisma for those determined to right wrongs and protect the innocent; no matter how such is determined! Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$7,000 Gallery of Phantasmagoria: Achieved! This collection of 30 SuperMankind provide both foes and perhaps temporary allies for the heroic individuals defending all that is right and good in the world. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$9,000 Rule Britannia: Achieved! Details abound on turn of the century British society, cities, and figures that Victorious heroes and heroines might encounter for good or ill. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$10,000 Manifest Destiny: Achieved! This book details the United States of the 1880s and 1890s, giving details both historical and fantastical for heroes and heroines who fight for justice in the Great Republic. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$13,000 Hunter & Hunter Catalog Expanded: Achieved! This book will be expanded and fleshed out even more! A mail order catalog of contraptions, weapons, defenses and mechanisma for those determined to right wrongs and protect the innocent; no matter how such is determined! Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this: add it as an add on!

$16,000 Gallery of Phantasmagoria Expanded: Achieved! This book will be expanded and fleshed out even more! This collection of SuperMankind provide both foes and perhaps temporary allies for the heroic individuals defending all that is right and good in the world. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$17,000 Secret Door!: Achieved! A 12 x 18 map of Victorian London.  Digital for levels $10 - $99, Print for $100 plus.

$18,000 Rule Britannia Expanded: Achieved! This book will be expanded and fleshed out even more! Details abound on turn of the century British society, cities, and figures that Victorious heroes and heroines might encounter for good or ill. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$19,000 Secret Door: Achieved! Everyone at the $55 and above level gets a free digital copy of Tainted Lands!

$20,000 Manifest Destiny Expanded: This book will be expanded and fleshed out even more!  This book details the United States of the 1880s and 1890s, giving details both historical and fantastical for heroes and heroines who fight for justice in the Great Republic. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above. Don't want to pledge higher to get this? Add it as an add on!

$21,000 V2 Evil in the White City: The Worlds Columbian Exhibition of 1893 is held in Chicago, and the fair’s “White City” is its symbol and pride. Women are going missing in the streets, and the police are baffled. What monster lurks beneath the shadows of the White City? Digital copy for 55/69 backers. Print copy for pledge levels 75+

$9.00 Print or $6.00 Digital: The Hunter & Hunter Catalog of Magnificences for the Discriminating Gentleman and Lady -- A mail order catalog of contraptions, weapons, defenses and mechanisma for those determined to right wrongs and protect the innocent; no matter how such is determined! Estimated page count: 24-28 pages.

$9.00 Print or $6.00 Digital: Gallery of Phantasmagoria --  This collection of 30 SuperMankind provide both foes and perhaps temporary allies for the heroic individuals defending all that is right and good in the world. Estimated page count: 24-28 pages.

$9.00 Print or $6.00 Digital: Rule Britannia  -- Details abound on turn of the century British society, cities, and figures that Victorious heroes and heroines might encounter for good or ill. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above.  Estimated page count: 24-28 pages.

$9.00 Print or $6.00 Digital: Manifest Destiny -- This book details the United States of the 1880s and 1890s, giving details both historical and fantastical for heroes and heroines who fight for justice in the Great Republic. Digital for 55.00 and 69.00 pledge levels. Print and digital for 75 and above.

$15 Victorious RPG Screens!  They will consist of the following:

Outside (for players) Strength/Attribute chart Ironmongery (Weapons chart)

Inside: GM’s Quick reference grid of Animals Experience Award data “To Hit” formula Siege Engine formula Carriage Chase quick reference Vehicle damage chart City Encounter tables

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