Skip to product information
1 of 1

False Machine Publishing

Deep Carbon Observatory (2020 Remastered Edition)

Deep Carbon Observatory (2020 Remastered Edition)

Regular price $69.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $69.99 USD
Sale Sold out

Behold! Like a CGI remake of a Disney Animation, a new version of an old thing you already like!

Yes we have finally reached the level of penury and moral decay required to try to sell you all something that many of you have already bought, but now with EXTRA STUFF!

Wait! What is this "Deep Carbon Observatory"?
Go down to the bottom and I will explain.

Absolutely everyone complained about the maps in the original version. Well now we have all-new semi-isometric maps by Dirk Leichty of Silent Titans, Super Blood Harvest and probably soon to be many other projects!

  • A new map of the Drowned Lands!
  • A new map of the Dam!
  • A new map of the Observatory itself!

Its the old art you enjoyed when it was small, but now HUGE!
With an A4 format we have been able to put in all the previous images, except now instead of being tiny and grey on PoD paper, they are HUGE and BLACK with the finest of inks!

Each Turbine Golem now gets an individual, full-page, illustration!
In fact in this 104 page book there are only 33 pages without some image or illustration!
We have hot, fresh art all over this thing!

New Material!
Remember all that extra stuff you asked for? Well at least some of it has been included!

  • Spreads on how to run The Crows
  • A spread of thirty hooks to kick off your adventure.
  • Re-written background so things make (slightly) more sense.
  • A 'Race to the Observatory' section to make the trip slightly less static and to add in moving elements to the Observatory at the end, should you desire them.
  • Logistics, travel and mechanical bits and pieces now make (proportionately more) sense!
  • And at least some playtesting! Not all of which was ignored!

New Layout!
Everything is now arranged in numbered two-page spreads. If you open the book to any spread, all the information you need to run everything there should be visible to you.

Finding Stuff - Every time you need to find something there should be a title and a Spread Number indicating where to go and what to look for. Just turn to the spread indicated and see the large, bolded and centred title of the thing you seek. For a handful of things where this wouldn't work, there are also Element Numbers, and even page numbers.

Every numbering system is a different colour. Large black Spread Numbers, Red Element Numbers and Blue Page Numbers. Never be confused (hopefully) again!

A Contents Page and an Index at the back!


  • We ship items out Monday - Friday. Orders received by 9AM Central Time will be shipped out the same business day.
  • We utilize both USPS and UPS for shipping services. Both options should be displayed during checkout if the customer is paying for shipping.
  • If the order contains nothing but books, we can use USPS Media Mail to keep your shipping costs low. If board games are included on the order, we are unable to utilize Media Mail.
  • On orders that qualify for free shipping, we utilize the most cost-effective option based on the destination location (this is usually UPS).


New Items are able to be returned within 30 days of receipt in the same condition they were shipped in. New items that have been opened will not be accepted for return. Return shipping is at buyer's expense.

Used Items are able to be returned if they are found to not be in the described condition. Please contact us within 48 hours of receipt to discuss return options.

View full details
  • Free Shipping on Orders Over $149!

    Shipping discount applied automatically when your cart total passes the free ship threshold!

  • Image shows an employee holding a die while counting the pieces in the Tokaido board game. Instruction manuals and components are also laid out on a table.

    Used Games Are Always Guaranteed to be 100% Complete

    We piece check every used game that comes in on trade at All Systems Go. Does it take forever? Yes. Do we think it's still important? Also yes.