Teaser 1 - The Gearsmith

Our first teaser presents a profession that is iconic to the Steamscapes world: The Gearsmith. From the book:

Gearsmiths are the programmers of the mechanical revolution. They are responsible for all devices that require delicate and complicated clockwork, including automatons. Master Gearsmiths always have their own personal workshops, though some workshops can be fairly large with multiple apprentices. 

As with all professions created specifically for Steamscapes: North America, a character becomes a Gearsmith by taking a professional edge. From a design perspective, the Gearsmith profession was developed with the intention of creating a "pet class" in the Savage Worlds system. It is a profession that sacrifices its own character progression in favor of the ongoing improvement of an automaton companion.