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The Clockwork Roleplaying Game

Clockwork: Dominion is a steampunk roleplaying game set in a Victorian world of gothic horror. Players take the roles of exceptional individuals within the British Empire of 1896 as it strives to maintain tradition in the face of scientific advancement, powerful mystical practices, and the threat of the Pontus – the primordial chaos which...

What is the Pontus?

At the beginning of time, the Clockmaker came upon a formless void, a primordial nothingness we have since named the Pontus. From chaos, He crafted our beautiful world. Now we, the inhabitants of this magnificently designed Clockwork, must live to maintain the orderly intentions of our Maker. However, from the beginning people have turned against...

A Clockwork World: One Step From Reality

In the Clockwork: Dominion Core Rulebook,  you will find a fictional world inspired by the historical Earth of 1896. The British Empire under Queen Victoria is at its apex. It is a time of etiquette and gentility; a time of war and colonialism; a time of science and discovery. Yet the Clockwork world makes slight deviations from its historical...

The Character Sheet… and more to come!

This is it. The good stuff is finally rolling out. Here is the beta version of the character sheet (a dynamic fillable PDF). It should give some clues to the mechanics of the game until the Quick Start Rules and Clockwork Cards are released later this month. Until then, feel free to leave feedback in the forums. ClockworkEmpire_CharacterSheet

Beastfolk

The original game design included a character bloodline called beastfolk, a race of animal-human hybrids based on the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. The bloodline was very popular with early play-testers and added a grotesque underdog quality to the larger storyline that allowed for interesting drama. However, as the game world developed, this...

Alchemy and Art Update

On November 29, 1875, Thomas Edison held a press conference declaring that he had discovered what he called “etheric force.” In the two decades that have passed, this mystical energy has become the missing link to the ancient art of alchemy. Now upheld as a proper field of scientific research, alchemists study the ability to harness...

A Letter from Valdis

November 6, 1896 Westminster Abbey 20 Deans Yard London My friend,   In the beginning there were only the waters of chaos. It was an endless and formless primordial void that we have since named the Pontus. This was the scene upon which the Clockmaker first stepped to utter the words, “Let there be…”  Thus creation was...