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The Complete Canal Priests Of Mars is now available!

The original publication of Canal Priests Of Mars cut slightly over a third of author Marcus L. Rowland's manuscript to fit GDW's adventure format. The Complete Canal Priests Of Mars restores the cut material, features all new artwork by Paul Daly, and adds many useful player handouts. Enjoy the "author's cut" of a classic Space 1889 adventure, or experience it for the first time!

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The Royal Martian Geographic Society's Guide to Space:1889 Products

by Mark Clark

Only the TRMGS reprints are currently in print as of November 1998. Many may still be availble from distributors... you may be able to ask your local retailer to try and order them for you.


GDW halted trading in 1996. Frank Chadwick currently holds all copyrights and trademarks to the game. The GDW part number is listed before title.


1889    Space 1889
                -Hardcover rulebook

1981    Referee's Screen
                -Includes supplemental rulebook

1984    Soldier's Companion
                -Miniatures rules for Space 1889
                -Includes history of military on Mars

1891    Ironclads and Ether Flyers
                -Naval miniatures rules for Space 1889
                -Includes ship design rules


1983    Conklin's Atlas of the Worlds
                -General background material

note: "Venus Sourcebook" was listed in GDW's catalog
        but was never produced - no draft manuscript exists


1901    Tales from the Ether ***
                -Five short adventures, one on each planet
                -Description of Orbital Heliograph Station

1902    Beastmen of Mars **
                -Set in Martian highlands
                -Background of Steppe Martians

1903    Caravans of Mars *
                -Includes desert sourcebook
                -Information on Martian trade

1904    Steppelords of Mars *
                -Nomad tribes setting

1905    Cloud Captains of Mars ***
                -Set in Karkarham, "The Casablanca of Mars!"
                -Information on Red Captains
                -Additional ship designs

1906    More Tales from the Ether **
                -Four short adventures, all on Mars

1907    Canal Priests of Mars ***
                -Information on Ether liners
                -Martian Religion
                -Best published Space 1889 adventure

Ratings:        * Not bad
                ** Pretty good or contains essential information
                *** Great adventure and good information
Note: these are just my opinions, and are intended to help the novice
pick out what to buy first.  I own a copy of all these products and will
be happy to give more details.


1890    Sky Galleons of Mars
                -Aerial Flyer combat board game
                -Only map of Martian Crown Colony (really!)

1892    Temple of the Beastmen
                -Combat in a Martian Kraag

1893    Cloudships & Gunboats
                -Deck plans of common aerial flyers
                -History of European aerial units on Mars
                -Cardboard figures (25mm)


1821    Victorian Adventurers
                -Europeans, ten different figs

1841    Soldiers of the Queen
                -European Colonial Soldiers
                -21 figs, 10 poses

1842    Legions of Mars
                -Canal Martian Warriors
                -21 figs, 10 poses

1843    Kraag Warriors
                -High Martian Warriors
                -20 figs, 10 poses

1801    Martian Cloudships
                -Additional plastic models for Sky Galleons

1802    Aerial Gunboats
                -British plastic models for Sky Galleons


Ether Society News
        -Newsletter for Space 1889
        -Five issues published (0, 1-4)
        -Contents of issue 4 from issues 1 and 2 of TRMGS

Challenge Magazine
        -Every issue from #34 on (except 75) has a Space: 1889 article

note:  All GDW products except Challenge are out of print but most can
        still be obtained from distributors


Game Tech

Game Tech (current as of 3/99)
P.O. Box 247
Springport, MI 49284 U.S.A.


This company has the license to produce miniatures for the game Sky Galleons of Mars. They currently produce many designs, and are adding more to their line all the time. Send SASE for a catalog (refundable on first order). See TRMGS issue 8 for a review of these miniatures.

Lizard's Grin

P.O. Box 14522
Oklahoma City, OK 73113

25mm Colonials (includes 1889 Martian Artillery), 1/1200 19th Ironclads (includes ACW and Sky Galleons of Mars Expansion Ships), 20mm WWII Equipment.



0403 The Liftwood Conspiracy **
-Details of Liftwood ecology
-Includes mini-adventure "Rescue at Thoth"
-Now out of print

Savage and Soldier

5528 Oak Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95129

Journal of 19th century colonial warfare. Vol. 24, No. 13 has series on Space: 1889. Itıs now an online zine.



Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society

Official Space: 1889 publication. Reprints of Issues 1­8 available from Heliograph, Inc. Issues originally 32 pages each with B&W artwork. TRMGS Vol. 1
Issues 1­4
ISBN: 0-9668926-0-7
TRMGS Vol. 2
Issues 5-8
Includes Ether Society News 5­8
ISBN: 0-9668926-1-5

Dragonshead Publishing

21W127 Tee Lane #3
Itasca, IL 60143


Journal of the Britanic Technological Society

Issues 1­4. 12 pages, B&W illustrations.

The Familiar

The Familiar
P.O. Box 2752
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2752


The Familiar
Issue #2 had Space:1889 city with map and NPCs.

Starlance Publications


Voyages SF

Issues 8 and 13 have Space: 1889 articles. Magazine is now out of business.

Posted Monday, 04-May-2009 19:53:34 EDT

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