Charity CD-ROM V
by Marcus L. Rowland
The fifth Charity CD-ROM is also the distribution CD-ROM for Forgotten Futures XI. It contains complete rules, background, adventures and source material for role playing adventures using Stanley G. Weinbaum's Planetary stories setting, as well as some bonus material from the Forgotten Futures CD-ROM. The contents are:
- Forgotten Futures X: Planets of Peril
- 23 science fictions stories and novels by Stanley G. Weinbaum
Role Playing Material includes
- The complete Forgotten Futures rules and rules summary, now in .pdf as well as HTML format.
- Planets of Peril
A detailed role playing setting for Weinbaum's 'Planetary' stories, with details of the worlds and aliens of the solar system, space travel by atomic rocket, romantic SF adventures. There's a comprehensive adventure campaign with three long adventures, twenty adventure outlines, and much more. Extra files include deck plans for a spaceship, a mobile factory, and a research submarine
Bonus Material includes:
- 1,000,000 A.D.
An anonymous satirical poem on the future of humanity, published in Punch in 1893.
- War of the Wenuses
An 1898 parody of The War of the Worlds, by C.L. Graves and E.V. Lucas, in which London is invaded by "Wenuses," alien women from space.
- Advertisements from Pearson's Magazine, February 1899
A snapshot of period advertising, useful as a source of period imagery and styles.
- A Twentieth Century Dinner - Foods of the Future.
An 1899 article by Alfred Arkas from Pearson's Magazine, looking forward to a future of concentrated food pills and medicines.
- The Newest Thing in Railways.
A short anonymous article on the Barmen-Elberfeld Mono-Rail Suspended Railway, from Harmsworth's Magazine July 1901 (there is another longer article on the FF CD-ROM)
- Two Miles A Minute!
A short article by Fritz Volkmann describing German electric train trials in 1904.
To date (20-12-2010) more than £1981 has been raised for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the Cancer Research Campaign. These charities have now merged as Cancer Research UK. There have also been some CDs sold in SF convention auctions, with the money going directly to the convention charity; another £80 or so has been raised this way for various charities.
Send payment to:
Marcus L. Rowland, 22 Westbourne Park Villas, London W2 5EA, United Kingdom, or order on-line via PayPal
Note: To minimise production and mailing costs this CD is supplied in a lightweight sleeve, not a jewel case, inside a cardboard mailer.
Also available as a download!