A Plea for Help

Hello and well met, friends! Welcome to Falkenstein Friday, in which I ask humbly for your assistance and offer a glimpse into the future.

On the matter of needing your help, I have two questions to ask.

First, years ago, under the alias Jay Gray, I wrote a set of rules for using a tarot deck instead of a standard playing card deck for sorcery and drawing power in Castle Falkenstein. I've long since lost the file and I'm hoping someone out there might have a copy archived somewhere. It used to be posted on the Unofficial Castle Falkenstein webpage page in the day but, unfortunately, the wayback machine did not archive it.

Second, many of you are in countries where Castle Falkenstein was localized. I know Devir released it in Brazil, for example. I've been led to believe some of these publishers had license to create new material for the line. My question is, did they? Are any non-US fans of Falkenstein out there aware of any non-US produced Castle Falkenstein material (in English or otherwise) in existence? Could you point us towards it? We would greatly appreciate it.

Finally, I promised a preview of what's to come. As you might know, our first product for the Castle Falkenstein line will be Curious Creatures, a bestiary with new rules on animals and monsters in New Europa. Our second book will be Miss Peril's Guide to Bohemian Paris. Here's a look at the research I'm currently doing to properly transcribe that gem!

It took two trips to get all of these into my car from the library counter! 

As always, your humble servant,

J Gray



Comment on this post (4 comments)

  • Bryce says...

    I’m thinking of running a game similar to penny dreadful. The thought occurred to me to use Castle Falkenstien but I really want to use a tarot deck instead of standard playing cards. Was there ever rules for this?

    July 30, 2016

  • Jonathan A. Mazur says...

    Hi. I was the guy who created/hosted/etc. the Unofficial Castle Falkenstein page back in the day. I think I have all those files kicking around somewhere. I’ll try to look later today.

    Thrilled you’re doing this.

    -J.A.M.

    July 21, 2016

  • Hugo says...

    CF was published in Spain, but (as far as I know) nothing else was ever professionally released, except for one short adventure in a Spanish RPG magazine called “Líder”.

    Best luck with this project!

    July 13, 2016

  • Hugo says...

    CF was published in Spain, but (as far as I know) nothing else was ever professionally released, except for one short adventure in a Spanish RPG called “Líder”.

    Best luck with this project!

    July 13, 2016

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