More than beggars and prostitutes wander the foggy streets of London…

The year is 1891. The Victorian era is drawing to a close, but the period has seen many advancements, both technologically and socially. Trains and steam ships carry large numbers of passengers to exotic destinations, sanitation reforms spur the advent of a sewer system in London, and photography is now commonplace. The middle class has now established itself, and many women are calling for more freedoms and overall equality. Despite the numerous social reforms, class disparity is still a problem. In the upper class, manners and etiquette are the predominant concerns, the lower class struggles for greater influence, further reforms, and basic amenities, and the middle class attempts to define itself and “keep up” with the styles set by the upper class.

Magic has advanced alongside technology, although many people still deny its existence. The events of the American Civil War have left little doubt, but there will always be skeptics. Those that practice the magical arts are often viewed with suspicion and disdain. This is partially caused by the fact that many magical practitioners are members of the “lesser” races. Small underground groups have toiled relentlessly to further our understanding of magic, often at the cost of their lives or sanity. An uneasy peace has evolved between those that use magic and the rest of the populace…

Murder by Gaslight: A Victorian Era Campaign

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