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A Victorian Adventure Game

End of Empire is a tabletop game based in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. It is a game that may be played either with or without a referee. It is a game focused upon the actions of individual figures or characters, it is not a unit based strategic wargame.

Nominally set after 1880 and ending in 1939, End of Empire does not take place in a real time. We suggest that particular events or years act as a backdrop to each game. In the world of End of Empire, magic may exist, as does the possibility that reality itself can be rent apart by some power mad villain or some misguided and accident prone scientist. It is world where every villain worth his salt is trying to bring down the Empire (and therefore all that is 'decent' in the world) either from without or within.

This is not a comedy game. (Though it should be played with the tongue well in cheek) We do not write comic story  lines the events in the stories are 'real' for the characters within, even though they may be far from reality. We believe comic events occur through the actions of the players and the effect of random chance. It is necessary to play EOE with a sense of humour as it is seen as a ‘British’ game. We recognise that there were other empires, histories and cultures. Furthermore it is recommended that these are drawn upon in character and scenario generation. However, all of the stereotypes that were applied to these nationalities in the past apply here; German Barons wear monocles, French fellows smell of garlic, Yanks are over bearing and all good British chaps have bristling moustaches atop of their stiff upper lips.

End of Empire is a very flexible system allowing a creative GM to pretty much apply any plot from his favourite pulp style book or film, we have! It came about from our love of model making and the need to create a system in which we could use any 'cool' models we fancied. It can be played in the darkest corner of London or the darkest corner of the Dark Continent or any where else your scenery collection will take you.

Since its first edition in 2005 we have taken End of Empire to various shows and it has proved very popular with the playing public and those learned fellows who judge such games. It has subsequently been awarded the following prizes:


We have not set out to win prizes and don't expect to we just like to share our efforts, but we would like to thank all those folks who have joined in and made Gaming Shows so much fun to attend. See you next time.