We are thrilled to announce that the Quick-Start Rules and “Idle Hands” adventure and the Clockwork: Empire Cards are available on DriveThruRPG. Please accept our invitation to begin your explorations of the Clockwork, in all its wonder and terror. The QSR/Idle Hands pdf is free, and the cards are available for purchase as a printed deck of beautiful, sturdy poker-size cards, or as a pdf download you can print off at home.
The QSR and Idle Hands book comes in at 60 pages, and gives you a great starting point to explore the setting and the fluid, flexible mechanics that let players and Narrators alike focus on the stories they want to tell. The QSR offers a solid introduction to all the core mechanics for basic tests, social and physical conflict, and the special opportunities and protections afforded to characters by the way they work to support or struggle to escape their own intended role in the Clockwork.The adventure Idle Hands pits a group of Edinburgh constables and talented civilians against the unexpected threats posed by a gang of bodysnatchers, and is a full-length scenario for up to 6 players and a Narrator that includes detailed options for every scene, ready-to-run player characters, and even notes and suggestions for continuing the adventure to kick off a campaign.
Let us know what you think in the forums, and what you want to see more of in other previews or Quick-Start adventures before the full core book comes out in 2014.
-Zeke & Than