Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview


Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview


A Scholar, seeking to answer the eternal question: “What does this button do?”

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview


A twisted little psion and her friend.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview


An example of the ‘Killer’ class.

Iron Kingdoms: Kynyn Morisini – Llaelese Resistance Fighter

HalfthiefKynyn Morisini

Career: Thief/Spy
Race: Human
Archetype: Skilled: +1 Additional Attack, Preternatural Awareness
Abilities: Battle Plan: Shadow, Conniver, Dodger.
Connections: Connections (Intelligence network – Llaelese Resistance – ‘The Numbers’)
Military Skills: Hand Weapon 2
Occupational Skills: Bribery 1, Climbing 1, Command 1, Deception 2, Detection 1, Disguise 1, Escape Artist 1, Lock Picking 2, Pickpocket 2, Sneak 1, Streetwise 1.
Assets: 140 gc, forged papers, thief’s tools.
Languages: Llaelese, Cygnaran
Height: 55 inches (4’7″)
Weight: 126 lbs


Damage Capacity

Leather armour: Spd: 7, Def: 14, Arm: 11
Dagger: Mat 7, Pow 5
Initiative: 14
Command Range: 3
Will: 8

Kynyn escaped Llael during the Khadoran invasion of 604 at the age of twelve. She and her family made their way south to Corvis where they joined a swelling underclass of refugees, criminals and the discarded. Her father, formerly an alchemist, ended up working for criminal cartels and organisations purifying and producing narcotics and healing salves, poultices and tinctures for injured criminal enforcers. This way he could earn enough money to at least keep his wife and daughter safe. By 606 he had been arrested and currently languishes in a Cygnaran prison. Her mother – a prideful woman – was reduced to begging and the stress of it caused her to lose her mind. This left Kynyn alone by 607, bitter towards Corvis’ divided society and angry at Khador. She found a home in the Llaelese Resistance.

The group Kynyn is associated with is known as ‘The Numbers’. This small revolutionary splinter group is devoted to retaking Llael but not as it was. The Khadorans have swept aside or made collaborators of the old Llaelese nobility and The Numbers see an opportunity to take back Llael without the parasitic rule of any nobility. Nonetheless they ally with members of the Royal High Guard and the resistance amongst the nobility though they see them as enemies (albeit useful ones). There are rumours that The Numbers do not genuinely smuggle out some of the Llaelese nobles they claim to be helping out of Llael but rather rob them – or have robbed them – and dispose of them. Using the wealth to finance their revolution.

The Numbers are based in Corvis’ undercity, protected from interloping Khadoran spies and assassins by a combination of the Cygnaran military, their hidden position and the criminal and refugee underworld.

Kynyn is short but heavily muscled without an ounce of spare fat. Her clothes are too big for her and she adorns herself with pretty things that she finds in the gutter, spelunking in the undercity or stealing from the rich. Every time she is seen she has something new.

Meta Info: Kynyn is intended to level at the same rate as the players to provide them with a developing and growing contact amongst the Llaelese Resistance. She acts as a go-between and courier for The Numbers hiring mercenaries, carrying payments and transporting messages on their behalf.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview

Have a shiny piece of Satine art.

Also remember I’m looking for a bunch of destructive arseholes to break my game and tell me I’m wrong about everything playtesters


An example of the Expert Class.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Break it for me

Alex_Horley_i_Nira__LoboI need some volunteers.

I am in the UK and have ‘stuff’ to be getting on with, which means I don’t have much opportunity to run games online over G+ and their ilk.

I’ve run two or three playtests of Machinations of the Space Princess but I simply can’t run games in the US time zone where it would be most useful and there’d be the most opportunity to get games up and running.

I need two or three Games Masters willing to ‘stress test’ the Machinations of the Space Princess systems under ‘combat conditions’ (that is, with players). I need to know what rules need clarification or aren’t obvious enough. I need to know where more examples are needed. I need to know what GM advice, random tables and help would be most useful. I need to know what kind of weapons, ships and so forth players actually try to make when they have the opportunity and whether weapons need more balance than just the cost.

Volunteers can apply via the usual methods, though I’m mostly looking for people who use Google Hangouts as a gaming platform. I’ll provide support and assistance via email and social media for you to help get adventures etc together.

You may fire, when ready.

An Updated Grim Bibliography

Stack of BooksWriter/Designer
’45: Double Feature
’45: Psychobilly Retropocalypse
@ctiv8 Second Edition
100 Conspiracies
100 Conspirators
100 Dark Places
100 Fantasy Adventure Seeds
100 Fantasy Kingdoms
100 Horror Adventure Seeds
100 Planets
100 Science Fiction Adventure Seeds
17 Monk Feats
A Place Beyond Hell
Ace of Hearts
Ace Slamm: Space Bastard (short story)
Actual Assassin
Actual Monk
Actual Paladin
Agents of SWING
Agents of SWING: Agent’s Casefile
Agents of SWING: Control’s Casefile
Agents of SWING: Gosh, Spies!
Agents of SWING: Snake Eyes
Agents of SWING: The Art of P.A.I.N.
Agents of SWING: Untouchable
Army of Civilisation
Army of the Barbarians
Army of the Dwarves
Army of the Elves
Army of the Goblinoids
Autopsy 1
Autopsy 2
Autopsy 3
Autopsy 4
Black Mass
Blood Tales: Clearing
Blood Tales: More than you can Chew
Blood Tales: The End
Blood Tales: Windycon
Bloodsucker: The Angst
Bloodsucker: The Angst (Xpress Edition)
Call of Cthentacle: Spankham Asylum
Cannibal Sector One
Cichol’s Children (Short story)
Cloak of Steel
Colony: Moon
Cross City Race (Dragon)
Cthentacle: At the Mountings of Madness
Cthentacle: The Dunbitch Horror
Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore
Daikaiju Die!
Diversity Dungeons
Doc Osmium: Synchronius Maximus (Short story)
Encyclopaedia Arcane: Nymphology
ePublisher d20/OGL Guide
Faces in the Smoke: Volume 2
Faith in the Future (Comic)
Fatal Highway
Feast of Crows
Filthy Shades Cliché
Final Straw: Highschool Revenge
Fistful of Fantasy 1
Fistful of Fantasy 2
Fistful of Fantasy 3
Fistful of Fantasy 4
Fistful of Horror 1
Fistful of Horror 2
Fistful of Horror 3
Fistful of Modern 1
Fistful of Modern 2
Foul Humours
Freakshow: Agent of Chaos
Freakshow: Auditor of Order
Freakshow: Avenging Angel
Freakshow: Banshee
Freakshow: Bloodworm
Freakshow: Bloody Wheels
Freakshow: Body Part
Gives you Wings
Hentacle: 4Play
Hentacle: Sloppy Seconds
Hentacle: Three’s an Orgy
Inside Gamergate
Invaderz: Pocket Edition
Judge Dredd: Full Eagle Day
Lady Bexington’s Home for Wayward Zombies
Live System
Living Constructs
Macho Women with Guns d20
Mimsy Burogrove: Psychedelic Detective (Short story)
Neverwhere RPG 1st Edition
Neverwhere RPG 2nd Edition
Neverwhere RPG 3rd Edition
Obsidian Eclipse Book 1: The Well of Dead Flesh
Obsidian Eclipse Book 2: Root & Branch
Obsidian Twilight
Old, Fat Punks
Origins of the Specious
Powder Monkeys
Pulp Nova
Races of Obsidian Twilight
Races of Pirates of the Bronze Sky: Kaylethon
Races of Pirates of the Bronze Sky: Tocarra
Rink Rash (Short story)
Sex, Dice & Gamer Chicks
Tales of Gor
Tessa Coyle: Science Police (Short story)
The Black Rat: Something special (Short story)
The Alchymyst
The Brock
The Cathedral of Misogyny
The Chancer
The Chronomancer
The Dastard (Short story)
The Description System
The Little Grey Book
The Quintessential Temptress
The Slayer’s Guide to Female Gamers
The Slayer’s Guide to Rules Lawyers
The Tower of Art
Traveller OGL: Alienist
Tunnels & Trolls: Specialists
UNORTHODOX Ranged Combatants
Urban Faerie
Urban Faerie: Pocket Edition
Ursa Carrien
Victoriana: War of the Worlds (Unpublished)
Wild: The Dark Canopy (Short story)
Word Wizards
World of Gor
Xpress Core System

City of Stormreach
Dark Harvest: Legacy of Frankenstein – Tales of Promethea (Short story)
Dead Man’s Tome: Final Contact
Dead Man’s Time: No Safe Word
Faces in the Smoke Vol 2.
Full Metal Orgasm 1: Little Death (Short story)
Full Metal Orgasm 2: Who does it Hurt? (Short story)
Full Metal Orgasm 3: High Heaven (Short story)
Hunter Sheets: Issue 2
Judge Dredd: Mega City-One Archives Volume 3 (Reference)
Lovecraft After Dark
Monster Manual V
Obsidian Apocalypse: World of Abaddon
Red Phone Box (Story cycle)
Sex in London: Falling Down (Short story)
Ultimate Feats
Ultimate Prestige Classes Vol.1
Under Cover of Darkness: In His Clutches (Short story)
Victoriana: Faces in the Smoke Volume 1
Victoriana: Faces in the Smoke Volume 2
Victoriana: Faulkners Millinery & Miscellanea

6Pack: Battle’s End
6Pack: Black Rock Bandits
6Pack: Black Rock Bandits
6Pack: Desecration
6Pack: Incursion
6Pack: Kiss of the Frog God
6Pack: Sickness in Springdale
6Pack: The Sting
6Pack: THULU!
Actual Spacemonkey
Agents of SWING: Minifigs
Bloodsucker: The Batshit
Bloodsucker: The Batshit (Xpress Edition)
Bloodsucker: The Juice
Bloodsucker: The Juice (Xpress Edition)
Call of Chavthulhu (Xpress Edition)
Camelot Cosmos: Coins Washed in Blood
Camelot Cosmos: Dark Night & Days of Wonder
Camelot Cosmos: GM’s Book
Camelot Cosmos: Hawk’s Hollow
Camelot Cosmos: Player’s Book
Camelot Cosmos: The Tide of Years
Chav: Call of Chavthulu
Chav: The Knifing
Chav: The Knifing (Xpress Edition)
Clipart Critters (Over 250 items)
Cliquebook: Gothistocrats
Courtesans: Sex & Society
Courtesans: The Weird and the Wonderful
Final Straw: The Art of Final Straw
Freakshow: Agent of Chaos
Freakshow: Angels of Pain
Freakshow: Auditor of Order
Freakshow: Barbskin Demon
Freakshow: Candarian Demon
Freakshow: Giant Insects
Freakshow: Psychopaths
Freakshow: The Blob
Freakshow: The Seldom Seen
Freakshow: Vampire Brains
Freakshow: Vampires
Freakshow: Zombies
Gangworld: Dark Dominatrixes
Gangworld: Darkstars
Gangworld: Effin’ Fairies
Gangworld: The Sons
Hentacle: The Art of Hentacle
RavenArt: Steampunk
STEAMED: Tactical Cards
The Game of Worlds
The Silver Cult
TobyArt: 30+ items
Tough Justice
Tough Justice: Grim and Gritty
Viper in the Nest
Wizkid: The Cheapening
ZelArt: 40+ items

Machinations: Second, fully playable, rough draft up


I’ve put the files for a second, rough draft version of Machinations of the Space Princess up. These are just word files, not even conveniently split by page for you to print out.


Please feel free to tear it apart, spot and mention any egregious errors and to take it for a test drive or three.

You can see the update HERE.

Chronicle City Appointment: This Time in Video