Brass and Steel is a hybrid paper and pencil RPG, which blends elements of tabletop and LARP play, and can be used exclusively for either style of gaming, as a given group chooses. The game is set in a version of our own Earth where technology works a bit strangely, and where certain paranormal powers operate as well, allowing arcanists to command elemental forces through with the aid of willpower and dangerous alchemical concoctions, while airships cruise the skies powered by ferociously energetic Hotaether and held aloft by the power of Slack (another technological marvel!) and lucid dreamers explore the mysteries of the dream realms, and pluck secrets from the unconscious mind.
The game setting begins in 1905 and features a tense geopolitical tussle between two major power blocks, as well as the final and most dangerous phases of European imperialism, during which westerners encounter some of the most dangerous old secrets that a more mysterious world has to offer. Also, there are attractive people in goggles.