Advanced Search

Steam & Steel: A Guide to Fantasy Steamworks
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Steam & Steel: A Guide to Fantasy Steamworks

ZIP File

E.N.Publishing brings you the long awaited (and long-delayed) essential toolkit for adding steamworks to your d20 game.

Not merely a list of steamwork devices and toys, this work discusses the vital aspects of adding steamworks to a game. How will steamworks affect society, magic, religion and warfare? How are these steamworks powered? Through coal and oil burning engines, arcane power sources, or the bodies and souls of those crushed on the field of combat? How do the various races use these new tools and weapons? How were they discovered?

This toolkit covers several possible source technologies for steamworks as well as three tech levels for those who create these machines. The book details a large variety of steamwork prosthetics and enhancements, weapons and equipment, massive suits (and less massive suits) of steamwork-enhanced body armor, and massive constructs of war. There are even steamwork liches, made from those machinists who refuse to die and pine for the immortality of their iron machines, and many other steamwork monstrosities.

Of course, with steam comes vehicles, and these rules for vehicles include many methods of upgrading existing vehicles as well as rules for designing steamwork ironclads, dirigibles and even laying down hundreds of miles of tracks through dark forests for steam-powered locomotives.

Everything you could ever want from your steam technologies can be found within this volume... the only question left is how you will decide to implement these tools and machines into your game. 

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (14)
Discussions (0)
May 9th, 2016
I've been working to introduce steam power into a game setting for a while, and the flavor text in the introduction of this guide was worth the purchase price. The impact of the technology is considered and discussed, giving the GM quite a few ideas [...]
November 19th, 2009
Excellent product that give pages worth of generalized advice for developing the themes and direction of your own steampunk campaign. Lots of concrete examples of steampunk weapons, prosthetics, devices, monsters, and vehicles. This is by far a superio [...]
April 15th, 2007
There are several comments on the bright sides of this product. While I agree with them, I expected something more out of this product. Logic. As it is it creates a quasi magical enviroment. eg. Flying constructs powered by steam... What I was exp [...]
January 8th, 2007
I'm playing an Artificer right now and I'm hopeing to incorporate This into my characters "portfolio"<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br> [...]
Shane O. [Featured Reviewer]
November 11th, 2005
Steam & Steel is a PDF product from E.N. Publishing that describes how to include steamworks into your fantasy setting. Steam & Steel is meant to be used only in a fantasy setting. It doesn?t try to lend itself to a Modern d20 setting. Buyers [...]
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Platinum seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
3.08 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
February 25, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on June 11, 2004.