One of the many things I love about Abney Park’s music is the escape from modern times and histories. The alternate universe that inspires their music is one of adventure, and you can’t help but get the sense that whatever you are doing is entirely more badass if Abney Park is playing in the background.
And perhaps you’re at a point where you need more adventure and badassery in your life. Lets say too that you love tabletop RPGs. Perhaps you even recently procured some Steampunk dice and are looking for the perfect event in which to start using them.
That event is coming in August of 2011.
Airship Pirates is an RPG based off the music of Abney Park by Peter Cakebread and Ken Walton. Check out the RPG’s description below:
Someone screwed the timeline up
It’s 2150. The Earth’s recovering from the Great Apocalypse of 1906.
From the steampunk sky-cities of Isla Aether and High Tortuga come the airship pirates.You hoist the Jolly Roger, spin your propellers and take to the skies. Yours is a life of adventure, plunder and infamy.
The American wilderness lies below. Beast-haunted wastelands are criss-crossed by the tracks of the freedom-loving Neobedouins. Armoured railroads connect the Emperor’s widely scattered domains.
In the walled, fog-shrouded cities, people huddle in forced Victorian squalor, lorded over by the upper classes. The Emperor’s clockwork policemen patrol the streets and the ultimate threat of the Change Cage hangs over those who would rebel. Rising from the dockyards, the frigates of the Imperial Air Navy patrol the clouds, hunting pirates and threatening the sky-cities.
You’ve got an airship. You’ve got a crew. You’ve got one of Doctor Calgori’s fancy chronominautilus devices. All you need now is a good swig of rum (trust us, you’ll need it), and you’re ready to set sail on the winds of time and plunder history itself!
Who knows, maybe you’ll even screw up the timeline some more?
Sounds like fun! I’ll be sure to update you on this RPG more as the publication time nears and a date is set for it to hit the presses!