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Space 1889 - Marvels of Mars


This sourcebooklet contains two different supplements for playing on Mars, using the Ubiquity version of the Space:1889 roleplaying game.

Creatures of Mars

Mars—a dying planet, still far from dead!
In the vast steppes, in the sand of equatorial deserts, on the mountain tops, at the icy poles, in the massive artificial canals and in the ancient sewers of Martian cities, underneath the dry dust of Mars’ surface, and in the wide open of the cloudless skies: the Martian flora and fauna thrive everywhere and have managed to adapt to even the most unfavorable of environments.
Expand the game’s atmosphere by including herds of grazing eegars, a lens beetle lamp, or a tasty krolik dish with all six legs still attached. Confront your players with challenging combat encounters with a teshuwaan, a dust kraken, or even the legendary white ape. Alternatively, add some flavor to your game by having the adventurers participate in a gashant race or ambush them with a Deimos crawler—the deadliest weapon of the Worm Cult. This sourcebook contains descriptions and stats for more than sixty Creatures of Mars, for every purpose imaginable!

Wonders of the Martian Past

The Mars of today is but a pale shadow of its former glory, where great technological marvels lie hidden in the sand, long forgotten by the native Martians. For Martian technology had already reached its lofty peak by the time human weapons technology had evolved to the stage of throwing stones at each other. But the slow death of the planet halted the march of Martian technology, and now the secrets of the ancient Martians lie forgotten as Martian civilization continues to decay.
Discover the many varied roles of Martian crystals: shoot mighty rays with fire lances, communicate across the void with pair stones, or have mind blowing experiences with Martian mind crystals. Encounter amazing Martian robots or find out how ancient Martian cities were powered by telluric currents. Discover the ancient history of the Canal Builders themselves, and uncover their darkest secrets!
The second part of this sourcebook is dedicated to the Wonders of the Martian Past and contains background information about the technological history of Mars as well as detailed descriptions of more than 20 aspects of ancient Martian technology. Also included are two adventures centered around Martian technology.

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JD S April 25, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Will it contain a comprehensive map of Mars? It is tough to use an RPG without decent maps.
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Patric Götz U April 26, 2018 8:46 am UTC
Since the product is not a detailed description of Mars, it does not contain a map. The core rulebook for Space 1889 meanwhile does contain a map of Mars.

We will also upload the map to the download area of our homepage in the next couple of weeks. :-)
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Pascal P August 18, 2016 10:27 am UTC
How can I get a print version of this product ? Do you plan to offer a POD option ?
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Patric Götz U August 18, 2016 10:54 am UTC
A printed version will be released later this year. :-)
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Benjamin L May 12, 2016 8:28 pm UTC
This is nice, but are we going to see the full Mars sourcebook that's coming out in German. That's scheduled for May or June, and I know it contains a lot of info not seen in Marvels of Mars.
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Patric Götz U May 18, 2016 12:39 pm UTC
The Mars sourcebook will definetely be translated into English, but this will take at least till end of 2016. The Kickstarter addons have to be finished first (which means that the Mercury sourcebook will be translated from German earlier).
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Benjamin L May 20, 2016 1:40 pm UTC
Thank you. When is the Mars sourcebook being released in German? And is still the best way to get a hardcopy shipped to the US?
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Patric Götz U May 23, 2016 6:03 am UTC
The Mars sourcebook will be released in German in June/July. Right now it is being printed.

I actually don't know which is the best way to get a German copy to the US - sorry! But if Amazon doesn't work out you might try any retailer who stocks German RPGs, if there are any. You can also order a copy via our own online shop (, but shipment would be between 10 and 30 Euros depending on what you order.

Good luck!
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Kai-Uwe R November 15, 2019 10:00 am UTC
Is there any material in this book that did not find it's way into any of the German books? And, as a more general question - are there any publications for 1889 that have no equivalent in German?
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