Victorian Adventure

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Victorian Adventure is a role-playing game published by SKS Distribution (U.K.) in 1983.


Victorian Adventure is a historical mystery/adventure system set in 19th-century England, during the height of the British Empire.[1] The character and skill rules are simple, with the background and social systems covering such things as social class and status, spiritualism, etc.[1] The object is to get ahead and make more money.[1] The game includes a Diary of Events for the entire Victorian era, plus wage and price lists, and three scenarios.[1] The 2nd edition greatly expands the rules and adds two new scenarios.[1]

Publication history

Victorian Adventure was designed by Stephen Smith, and published by SKS Distribution in 1983 as a 50-page book.[1] The second edition was published in 1985 as a boxed set containing a rulebook, a map, and cardstock miniatures.[1]


Lawrence Schick felt that "the main strength of the game is its strong background and social systems".[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 264-265. ISBN 0-87975-653-5. 
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