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Drift stately canals of Mars. Escort caravans through the desert domains of the steppe nomads. Fight the winged warriors and cloud ships of the Martian Sky Lords.
Undertake a secret mission for the crown on Venus. Elude the agents of the Kaiser; avoid capture by the German war zeppelins; survive the steaming, Venusian swamps, with their savage amphibious natives and gigantic dinosaurs.
Explore the mysterious caverns and grottos of Luna. Venture deep into the dark interior on search of the Selenites.

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Everything Jules Verne could have written.
Everything H.G. Wells should have written.
Everything A. Conan Doyle thought of but never published - because it was too fantastic.
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Electron Wind Space Capsule

The Electron Wind Space Capsule was designed by Nikola Tesla as an alternative to Edison's Ether Propellor design. The ship is powered by electrical power and uses this to create a force against the ether whic propels the vessel.

Nikola Tesla was an electrical inventor, a brilliant person, yet was an enigma to practically everyone. Known for his eccentric lifestyle, Tesla nevertheless maintained a rather high social profile, despite his prolific inventiveness. Some of his phobias included pearl earrings worn by women, never staying in a hotel room or floor whose number was divisable by three, and insisting on a large number of napkins at every meal with which he would meticulously polish his silverware. Tesla had a good number of friends, one of which was Samuel Clemmons, also known as Mark Twain.

Tesla's main claim to fame lay with his invention of the alternating current motor. Tesla believed that alternating current was vastly superior to (Edison's) direct current, but the problem was the lack of a practical motor. Alternating current is practical because of the fact that it can be altered or converted to suit a variety of situations. For example, if the voltage is made quite high, then the current necessary for a specific level of power is very low. This low current then becomes very efficient when sending electrical power over very long wires. (This is the reason why the power lines running across the countryside are at very high voltages.) Tesla also worked with radio-frequency electromagnetic waves, and despite the claims made by Marconi, actually did invent the idea of Radio as we know it today. (There are numerous patents which bear this out.) In working with radio waves, Tesla created the Tesla coil as a means to generate and receive this form of energy.

Tesla went on to experiment with actual wireless transmission of electrical power. In Colorado Springs, Colorado, he built a laboratory to develop this. The Colorado Springs lab contained the largest Tesla Coil ever built, even today. Called the 'Magnifying Transmitter', it was capable of generating some 300,000 watts of power, and (reportedly) could produce a bolt of lightning 130 feet long. According to local acounts, Tesla actually managed to successfully transmit about 30 to 50 thousand watts of power without wires using the 'Transmitter'. Tesla was also a great mechanical engineer, and patented dozens of devices ranging from speedometers to extremely efficient electrical generators. One unique device was his bladeless turbine. Instead of using fan-type blades, Tesla's turbine utilized solid disks of metal, and relied on what is called the 'boundry-layer effect'. His turbine ran on either compressed air or steam, and was so efficient that a device held in the hand could produce well over 10 horsepower! Today, this bladeless technology is being used in a special type of non-clogging pump designed for the oil industry. (In fact, the thicker the stuff it pumps, the more efficiently it pumps it!)

Tesla had a knack for visualizing inventions in their final, finished form. He also would envision a great many other ideas and concepts, which only later in this century would come to pass. One such idea was the creation of a large ring that would encircle the earth. Built on scaffolding, once completed, the scaffolding would be removed, and the ring would remain stationary. 20th century geosynchronous satellites work in a similar way. Tesla was also responsible for a great many other inventions and devices that we take for granted today. He postulated the ability to locate objects in the air or in the ground by using radio waves. Today, we call it RADAR, and when used to peer into the human body, MRI. Tesla also created radio- control devices. His work with special gas-filled lamps set the stage for the creation of fluorescent lighting.

Electron Wind Space Capsule

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Freebooter Tank

The Freebooter Tank is a small one-man armoured vehicle designed to provide protection and increased firepower to the individual soldier.

Freebooter Tank CloseupFreebooter Tank Back

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Tin Juggernaut

The Tin Juggernaut is an immense, continuous-tracked land vehicle specially constructed by its inventor, Professor Ignatius Wisniewski, to explore and exploit the surface of Mercury. Measuring over 70 feet long and 30 feet wide, it is a completely self-contained environment that can travel deep into the Bright Side of Mercury in order to recover tin from molten pools and to return it to the Twilight Zone, where it can be shipped back to Earth.
The Tin Juggernaut uses an immense solar boiler mounted on its upper deck to provide steam power for its engines. Tanks hold ice which cools the vehicle during its trips into the Bright Side. Interior accomodations hold the crew in comfort, safe from the raging heat outside.
Auxiliary batteries can also be used to run the vehicle for up to 48 hours whilst harvesting ice from the Ice Sheath on the edge of the Dark Side of Mercury. The batteries take 24 hours to completely recharge.

From "Tales from the Ether" The Burning Desert pp4-15, By Mark W. Miller and Frank Chadwick.

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Submersible

The Freebooter Tank is a small one-man armoured vehicle designed to provide protection and increased firepower to the individual soldier.

Submersible

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Science-Fiction Role Playing in a More Civilized Time.

Space: 1889 is Frank Chadwick's registered trademark for his game of Victorian Era Space-faring.

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