My illustration of exploration on Venus inspired by the tabletop role-playing game Space 1889.

This is another illustration inspired by Space 1889 the tabletop role-playing game of Victorian-era space-faring created by Frank Chadwick in 1988. This is an illustration of a British explorer and his native lizard-man Venusian guide exploring deep into the sweltering swamps of Venus atop a trained giant crab.  Venus is often depicted in early science fiction literature as being warmer, but still habitable by humans. In Space 1889, Venus is a world covered with a perpetual cloud layer obscuring the surface from view. Under the clouds Venus has a very hot, wet climate and it’s surface is covered in shallow seas, trackless jungles and swamps.  The planet is dominated by giant dinosaurs and a myriad of other dangerous primeval beasts.  

 

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2 thoughts on “My illustration of exploration on Venus inspired by the tabletop role-playing game Space 1889.

  1. Nathan says:

    Another great sketch. Really enjoying your renditions of Space 1889! Great jungle scenery and creatures. If I was exploring Venus in the late 1800rds, I too would go with a giant crab.

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