Set in London at the dawn of the Victorian age, players join in the fight to keep the ever-present forces of evil at bay. Whether fighting a demon prince or even a band of infant stealing faeries, the battle wages on. Characters can join the fight as normal humans, ghosts, mysterious faeries or even wield the magic of the Protectors themselves. All against a backdrop of Victorian England with a dark supernatural undercurrent.
Based on Amber Benson and Christopher Golden’s wildly popular BBCi drama “Ghosts of Albion” and includes new material from the creators themselves, featuring new fiction and a complete, ready to run adventure.
What is Ghosts of Albion?
In 1838, siblings William and Tamara Swift inherited a terrible legacy from their grandfather, becoming Protectors of Albion, the magical defenders of the soul of England...
In 2003, the BBC's Cult website debuted Ghosts of Albion: Legacy, an animated serial drama by actress/writer/director Amber Benson -- best known for her role as Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- and novelist Christopher Golden -- author of Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, Wildwood Road and The Boys Are Back in Town. For seven weeks the first Ghosts of Albion story unfolded, and the serial averaged more than 100,000 hits per week.
The story, in which the Swifts join forces with the ghosts of formidable figures from Britain's past, including Admiral Nelson, Lord Byron, and Queen Bodicea, won a special commendation at the 2003 Prix Europa and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award.
In 2004, the next adventure followed as Ghosts of Albion: Astray, a novella serialized online (and later published in a limited edition by Subterranean Press. Then came the second hour-long serialized animated episode, Ghosts of Albion: Embers.
In 2005, Del Rey published Ghosts of Albion: Accursed, the first full-length Ghosts of Albion novel. September, 2006 will bring the follow-up to that critically acclaimed novel, Ghosts of Albion: Witchery.
In 2010, Eden Studios releases the Ghosts of Albion RPG.
Ghosts of Albion is a Victorian-era tale of magic and demons, ghosts and vampires, love and lust. On the death of their grandfather, a famed stage magician, Tamara and William Swift discover that not all of the old man's magic was performed on a stage. The siblings find themselves the inheritors of an extraordinary legacy, and must bear the burden and the sorcerous power that makes them the mystical guardians of early 19th century England.
Ghosts of Albion is really my magnum opus. One of the games I enjoyed writing the most. I got to work with Amber Benson and Christopher Golden and had a great time.
Quick Start Rules
Posts Marked for Ghosts of Albion
- DriveThruRPG, http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=56971&affiliate_id=10748
- RPG Now, http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=56971&affiliate_id=10748
- Eden Studios, http://edenstudios.net/ghosts.html/
- Eden Studios Message Board, http://edenstudiosdiscussionboards.yuku.com/forums/23
- Ghosts of Ablion at BBCi, http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/tamaraswift/
- Ghosts of Albion Yahoo! Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ghosts_of_albion/
- Christopher Golden's Hompage, http://www.christophergolden.com/
- Moonstone Books - GoA page, http://www.moonstonebooks.com/albion.asp
- RPG Net Index page, http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=10623
- Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62542905882
- Flame Rising page on writing Ghosts. http://www.flamesrising.com/timothy-brannan-goa/
Victorian Age Links
The "must reads" for any Victorian game.
- London maps. freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_Pages/ENG_pages/lon.htm
- Antique Clip Art. antiqueclipart.com/
- London Metro Police timeline.www.met.police.uk/history/timeline1829-1849.htm
- Dictionary of Victorian Slang, http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/01/29/a-dictionary-of-victorian-slang-1909/
- Greenwood Map of London (1827). THE best map for early Victorian London (or even late Regency).http://users.bathspa.ac.uk/greenwood/
- Victoraina, a general "magazine" style website devoted to the Victorian era. http://www.victoriana.com/
- The Victorian Web, Tons of information on all sorts of Victorian topics. Includes transcripts from interviews made during the Vicotrian times, information and even more links.I have spent HOURS on this site. www.victorianweb.org/
- Victorian Times Project. Another massive database site of Victorian information. www.victoriantimes.org/
- Dictionary of Victorian London, www.victorianlondon.org/index1.htm
- Casebook: Jack the Ripper. www.casebook.org/intro.html
The "must reads" for any Victorian game.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker, www.gutenberg.org/etext/345
- Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker, www.gutenberg.org/etext/10150
- Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, www.gutenberg.org/etext/84
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, www.gutenberg.org/etext/42
- The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, www.gutenberg.org/etext/175
- Varney the Vampire, Or the Feast of Blood by Thomas Preskett Prest, www.gutenberg.org/etext/14833
- Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, www.gutenberg.org/etext/10007
- Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque: Running Victorian RPGS