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The Traveler's Steampunk Blog goes to University

Just quickly wanted to share this post for all those who do not regularly read the German version of this blog. A week today, on the 19th of June 2013 I will be giving a guest-lecture on Steampunk at TU Dortmund. This is the official poster for the event, so …

From the Dawn of my Roleplaying Days

2013 is my 25th year as a role player. I started with D&D and various solo role-playing games. The very first solo adventure book I bought was Flight from the Dark by Joe Dever, the first book of the long-running Lone Wolf series. I became and still am a massive …

To all you froods: Happy Towel Day!

On this Towel Day 2013 I shall do something different. I shall go out there and use my towel to flag down a UFO. If you do not hear or read from me in a while, I may have been successful.

The Chaos Engine – An old jewel

1993 was a significant year for me. For one, I finished school and started an ill-fated and luckily short-lived sojourn into banking. More importantly, I discovered this game, which quickly became my favourite. The Chaos Engine. A game that enthralled me from the first time I saw it. I played it for …

I am changing the format and mission of the Traveler's Steampunk Blog

The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog has been around a while now. It will be five years this summer. It has carved out its little place in the Steampunk scene and it enjoys a constant stream of visitors. Recently I noticed the most popular posts are the ones about erotica and Steampunk. …

Chestbursters and Zombies: A match made in some bizarre heaven?

There are some questions people do not like to ask. Others are too horrific to be even considered by sane minds. Well, since I am on the mad scientist side of life, or fancy myself to be there anyway, I guess that counts, I can consider the following: Let us …

Steampunk Concert 22.02.2012 Eindhoven – Impressions and Loot

It may be hard to believe, but yesterday marked the first time I attended a proper pure-strain Steampunk concert. Until then I had to be content with listening to downloads and hear the tales others told me. Luckily, I was able to make up for the long wait by attending …

Steampunk in The Kingdom of Loathing

Three cheers for an awesome game and the permeation of steampunk into popular culture and consciousness! The Kingdom of Loathing, simply the best low-tech, crappy graphics satirical game in the history of forever has come up with a Steampunked monster class: The Steampunk Giant, a new encounter and inhabitant of …

The Conclusion of the Steampunks for Malala Yousafzai Fundraiser

All right. The fundraiser has concluded, and although we did not reach the goal of raising 500$, at least we managed to raise more than 100$ and since every little helps. We did a good job. Eben more important, we had donors from all over the world, from Down Under, …

Merry Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia and so on, everybody!

Another year has almost passed, it was quite an eventful one here at The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog. We got the European Steampunk Convention going, I published a book with Alex from Clockworker and the two of us got Pip Ballentine and Tee Morris to give us an interview for our …