1879 is a steampunk miniature war game and roleplaying game based on an alternate history of Victorian-era Britain. At the Great Silver Exhibition of 1876, a scientist of dubious repute attempts to show off his latest invention. An explosion causes him and all his equipment to disappear, leaving only a glowing, disc-like display. This turns out to be a portal to another world. By 1879, the forces of the British Empire have established a beachhead on this world and have just encountered the first sentient life. Calling themselves the Samsut, they have a thing or two to say about British plans for their world. 1879 explores the politics and intrigue on Earth of the discovery of this unprecedented portal and the military, scientific, and technological campaign to subdue a new world through the front door outside London.
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