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Clockwork: Dominion Core Rulebook

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The World Turns. 
The Empire Falls. 
The Pontus Rises. 
Welcome to the Clockwork.

The Clockwork: Dominion Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook

Clockwork: Dominion is a steampunk roleplaying game set in a Victorian world of gothic horror. Players take the role 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 is slowly devouring creation. Reality itself is crumbling while debutantes vie for social currency, bureaucrats backstab one another, pirates plunder the seas and skies, and a few honorable men and women fight back against the chaos that is consuming the world.

Clockwork: Dominion features:

  • a fluid and easy-to-learn core mechanic that rewards player creativity.
  • an innovative initiative system that eliminates round robin gameplay and allows characters to act and react without “waiting for their turn."
  • a robust social conflict system that allows the complex world of Victorian social politics to be a focus of your story. Social conflict commingles with physical conflict, and players have options like never before!
  • player options for customized item creation and multiple systems for transcendent supernatural powers including Alchemy, Charisms, Glamour, and Ritual Magic.
  • Narrator systems for story writing and antagonist creation.

This Core Rulebook contains all the rules you need for creating characters and playing Clockwork: Dominion.

**The physical copy available through this website is the print-on-demand version of this book. It is identical in content to the retail version of the book, but printed on 70lb uncoated paper.**

Clockwork Cards

A single proprietary 100-card deck of Clockwork Cards is required for to play. Several versions of these cards are available, differing in size, cost, and artwork. Among them: Artless print-and-play Cards can be downloaded for free or acquired in our free Quickstart Rules. Full color Clockwork print-on-demand Cards can be purchased separately. 

 
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Chris M October 30, 2015 4:59 am UTC
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What is the difference between the premium and standard versions of the hardcover book?
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Felicia H November 01, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
According to the kickstarter page "The deluxe edition will be printed on a higher quality of paper". I'm sure the terms premium and deluxe were just switched.
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Chris M January 25, 2016 3:43 am UTC
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Got my standard version and compared it to the premium versions (from kickstarter backers)- the only difference is the paper weight which makes the premium version about 1/4" thicker. If you want a print version, the premium is the way to go if you intend to use it a lot for an ongoing campaign. The standard version is more than acceptable if you just use it on occasion as a player. Either way, the system is great with interesting mechanics and an engaging storyline.
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July 22, 2016 12:16 am UTC
PUBLISHER
The current Print on Demand hardback version of the Core Rulebook is printed on 70lb paper (the paper used for the previous deluxe version) and standard ink (we could barely tell the difference between it and the deluxe ink. The result is a better book for the same cost as the previous 50lb paper version.
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Todd S August 03, 2015 4:09 pm UTC
For me, a big hurdle in tabletop RPGs is how time is managed in the game. An initiative mechanism usually slows the action to a turn-based crawl because the party (and sometimes the GM) forgets who goes next. However, Clockwork Dominion uses a card system that not only makes the turn order and number of actions clear, it also allows for a dynamic sense of time. Players can interrupt each other and the opponent. I played the game for the first time at GenCon 2015 and bought it after the session--awesome indeed.
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