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Leftenant Colonel Michael’s Whimsical Wishlist of Steampunk Wizardy

I have always been a fan of the Victorian Era and the things associated with it. The last several Christmas seasons I have found myself surfing the internet and getting sucked into the wondrous world of Steampunk, or, as Wikipedia defines it, “[fiction] involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy.” The growth of the internet has allowed the creativity of this wacky community to be demonstrated in all of its zaniness.

Being the season it is, I had to suggest a list of the ten things any computer oriented fan of Steampunk would enjoy, whether they had to be laboriously made or purchased. So here’s ten of


I don’t know of any serious computer user who believes that less power is more. The same holds true for Steampunk fans and their gadgets, but just take a tour of Bruce & Melanie’s Steampunk Victorian House Tour (brought to you by Apartment Therapy Boston) if you want to see .

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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