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  • 🎄🎄🎄Early Call for Advent Calendar Gifts 🎄🎄🎄 May 1, 2023 by Fauve Aeon Update to add the cutoff date, Nov 26. The Yule Goat has bleated out a faint message that has passed through the Aether - he is on schedule to arrive… (Continue reading...)
  • Objectification! April 30, 2023 by Fauve Aeon So The Sphinx was hoppin' last Friday night, and from the witty banter and fun wordplay came the topic of 'Objecting to Objects named Object - an objective observation' so… (Continue reading...)
  • Time for Spring! February 28, 2023 by Mr Tenk Please finish thawing out your builds this week. If only I could do the same in the real world... (Continue reading...)
  • Where did everyone go? November 5, 2022 by Mr Tenk If you're wondering why it's so quiet here, most of the day-to-day activity has moved over to a Discord server. Hoping to keep the BAR for in character blogging and… (Continue reading...)
  • The Conservatory’s Winter Ball for January 2022 January 8, 2022 by Captain Killian The Conservatory invites you to our Winter Ball on January 22nd, at 5pm SLT. Classical music evocative of the season played for you by Nick Gentleman. Dancing, mingling, and skating… (Continue reading...)
  • Schpookyhaus build October 16, 2021 by Mr Tenk The geomancers who study the mysterious Babbage ley-lacks have divined that this would be an auspicious weekend for the fabled Bridge of Thighs to appear. I wouldn't believe a thing… (Continue reading...)
  • New Babbage City Watch. What is it? July 15, 2021 by Edward Pearse One of the projects for this years Oiling Festival is the building of the City Watch HQ. But what is the City Watch? I have often thought, since Babbage has… (Continue reading...)
  • Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) May 17, 2021 by Mr Tenk Oiling Festival is our version of Spring Cleaning. A time when we shut down the factories for maintenance and fix what needs fixing. All residents of the Steamlands are invited… (Continue reading...)
  • Town Hall Transcript for May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 by Mr Tenk Things that were talked about: Mr Tenk wondered what is going on with the recently placed sims near Mondrago. Oiling Festival Projects: Street Names, fresh photos for Destination Guide update,… (Continue reading...)
  • OF2021 – Man the Monorail! May 10, 2021 by Mr Tenk Project #6 - NBTA Car on the Stora Canal Aerial Track Kimika built an elevated monorail for an underslung car which goes from the east side of Babbage canals to… (Continue reading...)

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  • Reply To: Where did everyone go? November 14, 2023 by Fauve Aeon bump. (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: 🎄🎄🎄Early Call for Advent Calendar Gifts 🎄🎄🎄 November 13, 2023 by Fauve Aeon Last call for the 2023 Advent Calendar gifties please. Contact me inworld please and mind the cutoff this year, November 26. Anything later and I will ask you to come… (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Where did everyone go? November 23, 2022 by The Archivist I fully intend to produce some fictitious speculation upon completion of a certain remote course that is demanding my attention. Y'r ob'd'ne s'rv'nt Pilipo (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Schpookyhaus build October 17, 2021 by Mr Tenk The Bridge of Thighs was found by Strifeclaw and Mr Pearse, so they are granted the entire run of Lindt Lane for this year's Schpooky. Can they get it ready… (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 25, 2021 by Vic Mornington The rundown of the top 3 for the DG Guide Image 3rd Place: Glaubrius Valeska with a dark foreboding image of the Port Babbage docks. 2nd Place: Mavromichali Szondi with… (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 22, 2021 by Beq Janus Thank you!! I will make the tools available for free to all Engineers as soon as RL gives me a moment. (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 16, 2021 by Mr Tenk Beq Janus sweeps the category with a stunningly detailed set of hand tools that anyone would want on their bench. Because you do have a tool bench. Don't you? DON'T… (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 16, 2021 by Mr Tenk Found another one by Sabet (who took very good advantage of the opportunity), very nicely done and even employed the salvage wagons in the design. (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: Oiling Festival 2021 (Official) September 9, 2021 by Mr Tenk No takers on this one, but I'm sure Ms Ginsburg would entertain your design offline, because you always get that great idea right after the deadline, right?   (Continue reading...)
  • Reply To: OF2021 – More Street Names September 7, 2021 by Mr Tenk Nicely done! (Continue reading...)

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  • A Nice, Clean Floor November 30, 2023 by Junie Ginsburg No Comments The subtle touch of a flame-spitting combustion nozzle, much like that of a high-pressure geyser tube sucking water from the bay, is remarkably adept at clearing away cobwebs, cleansing the… (Continue reading...)
  • [Found Transcript] November 20, 2023 by A.E. Cleanslate No Comments The following is a transcription of an aetheric tickertape located recently in the City Hall archives room. The original embossing date is unclear, but it was found sandwiched between a… (Continue reading...)
  • unpacking… April 24, 2023 by Fauve Aeon No Comments Fauve is returning to the city and fussing about with her lists… (Continue reading...)
  • Newspapers of New Babbage January 10, 2023 by Edward Pearse 2 Comments I'm putting this all down so that I will be able to find it again in the future. New Babbage has had a number of newspapers over the years. Most… (Continue reading...)
  • A Lofty Workplace December 27, 2021 by Buckminster Solo No Comments My new, comfy work-space held aloft by a patented SIMCo DeGravotin cell. (Continue reading...)
  • Old Paperwork November 19, 2021 by Jonathon Spires No Comments The metal on metal clang happened every second, echoing off the timbers. The old woman seemed to levitate like a mythical saint, arm wrapped around a rope, and a leg… (Continue reading...)
  • October 1st 188∞ Part 1 of 4 October 10, 2021 by Canergak 1 Comment The Murgam Asylum was quiet. It was not so quiet that there was implied danger lurking inside every dark corner. But silence had been alien to the facility since Canergak’s… (Continue reading...)
  • So, Interested in a Good Book? September 27, 2021 by Serafina Puchkina No Comments The New Babbage Book Discussion Group has met on a regular basis for awhile, and we've amassed a list of science fiction, history, steampunk, children's literature - pretty much anything… (Continue reading...)
  • Memento Resurgam February 10, 2021 by Jonathon Spires No Comments It rained in Babbage in late fall. Not quite cold enough to snow. The smoke was at full blast on factories in the Square district, mixing with the raindrops just… (Continue reading...)
  • Calling Steam Santa (Part 5 of 5) December 23, 2020 by Bookworm Hienrichs 1 Comment After supper, Mariah was allowed to stay up and open her gift bag at the kitchen table, while her parents watched.  There was the now-traditional piece of coal, symbolic of… (Continue reading...)

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    • Fauve Aeon November 18, 2023 at 1:54 am on The Yule Goat – a New Babbage Mystery Tradition (2023 Edition)Third Goat Note: Yes, New Babbage ‘products’ count, just as you’d give a First Life neighbor some home-made items and...
    • Fauve Aeon November 14, 2023 at 5:03 am on Newspapers of New BabbageOne or more issues of the Cogwheel came out as well, some of the boxes are still out. I followed...
    • Fauve Aeon April 24, 2023 at 12:41 pm on Newspapers of New BabbageThank you for this, I had been wondering… there was also a business gazette of some sort if I recall...
    • Tepic Harlequin November 14, 2021 at 10:24 am on October 1st 188∞ Part 1 of 4Tepic watched the strecher arrive with Mr Wright from across the road, flute dangling from his hand. It was odd,...
    • Edward Pearse May 22, 2021 at 9:50 pm on World Goth DayPlaylist for those interested. Concrete Blond - Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) The Faces of Sarah - one more time...
    • Tepic Harlequin December 25, 2020 at 11:20 am on Calling Steam Santa (Part 5 of 5)This was a lovely story, thank you!
    • Mr Tenk May 11, 2020 at 3:22 pm on Steampunk ParkFound one from 2007 while sorting some things that were in storage at city hall
    • Martin Malus March 24, 2020 at 9:39 pm on Say DunsanyMalus, expecting his reaction, grabbed Milo and clamped one hand down over Milo’s mouth, The boy shifted from screaming to...
    • Martin Malus March 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm on The Short CutContinued on "Say Dunsany"
    • Vic Mornington February 9, 2020 at 2:36 pm on The City State of New Babbage Great ExhibitionList of creators taking part.... The Silas Gallery - Silas Merlin Ying Industries - Kimika Ying Eagle Designs - Cira...

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