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Frontier Explorer Issue 13 Now Available

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Hello Explorers!

Lucky issue 13 of the Frontier Explorer is now available. This issue’s mini theme is racing and character mounts. We have a number of articles describing new creatures that can be used for races or as mounts for your characters when away from civilization as well as rule for running racing events in game or in your campaign.

Additionally we have another new race, some new ships and a compilation of all the Star Frontiers planetary and system data in to one comprehensive guide which was done by one of our Patreon supporters, Scott Holliday. We also have the usual comics and a couple of guides to existing races that flesh them out a bit more and give ideas for incorporating them into your game.

This issue’s full article list is:

  • Zebulon’s Guide to the Humma
  • Zebulon’s Guide to the Boon'Sheh
  • Off to the Races
  • Running With the Whitefooted Storch
  • New Pale Centisteed
  • Racing Mounts in the Frontier
  • Titan Rising: 2299
  • Trafalgar Trade Lines
  • Meet the Delphusians
  • Survey of the Frontier
  • Is There Anybody There?
  • Grimz Guide Comic

So grab your copy and dive in. And always remember to keep exploring.

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PSA: alternate address for starfrontiers.us website

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Due to issues with getting the starfrontiers.us domain registered, that domain is currently inactive.  However, you can still access the site by going to http://sfus.starfrontiers.info .  The website will remain up at that address until they can get the domain registration figured out.

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Issue 12 Print Edition Available

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For those of you who like to have a dead tree version of the magazine, you can now grab a copy over on DriveThruRPG.  Enjoy.

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Frontier Explorer Issue 12 Now Available

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Hello Explorers!

Issue 12 of the Frontier Explorer is now available. This issue is all about psionics. We have a variety of articles on mentalist powers, equipment, creatures, and a new alien race by Laura Mumma, an author making her debut contribution to the magazine. I think you'll really enjoy the race she's invented.

In addition to the mentalism articles there are a variety of optional rules articles covering spaceship construction and critical successes and failures. Additionally we have an adventure set on Clarion, a short review of another old sci-fi RPG, our usual comics, and an analysis of what Gandalf the Gray would look like in the Star Frontiers setting.

The article list for this issue is:

  • Zebulon’s Guide to the Rim
  • An Intelligent Alien Invasion
  • Thought Police
  • Battle for the Mind
  • Thought Police Archetype
  • Dr Mento’s Psychic Equipment
  • Psirens: Na’dezh’da
  • An SP on Hakosoar
  • Titan Rising: 2299
  • New Engine Requirements for Knight Hawks Ship Construction
  • Condition Critical
  • Critical Hits in Star Frontiers
  • The Frogg That Kissed the Prince
  • Gandalf was a Level Six Technician and a Dralasite
  • Universe RPG
  • Grymz Guide Comic

We hope you enjoy this issue and as always, keep exploring!

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Print Editions Now Available

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I've been way behind on getting the print editions of the various issues available for order on DriveThruRPG.  The last one available was issue 5.  However, I've repented of my lazy ways and have gotten the print versions prepared and set up to order.  The print editions of issues 6-11 are now all available and on-line.  If you want to grab a copy, head over to our Frontier Explorer publisher page and select the issues you want.  These print editions are sold at cost, just what it takes to actually print them. 

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Support the Frontier Explorer via Patreon

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We love making the Frontier Explorer.  It's a labor of love and something that we greatly enjoy.  But it does take a lot of effort and there are costs associated with making the magazine, running the website, and the time spent.  If you enjoy the magazine and are inclined to say thanks by helping us defray those costs, consider supporting our Patreon campaign.

The Frontier Explorer is and always will be free for those that want to just enjoy its great content.  By supporting the Patron campaign you are simply making a donation to tell us thank you and help us make the magazine even better.  It's completely optional and your particpation (or not) will in no way affect access to the magazines.  However, if you are interested in more behind the scenes access there are some perks for patronage.

As always, you can also just make one-time donations via our donate button on the left.  I would like to take a moment to call out a special thanks to those that have donated to the site in the past.  Thank you to

  • Jeremy Boucher
  • Kevin Wong
  • Mark Ney

So if you want to help us out, please considering becoming a patron.

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Frontier Explorer Issue 11 Now Available

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Hello explorers!

Issue 11 of the Frontier Explorer is now available for download.  One of the big events in the past few months has been the release of the D&D 5th Edition rules.  The Frontier Explorer is proud to present a conversion for the Star Frontiers races and weapons to the 5th Edition system.  Written by Michael Long, he and friends have play-tested this conversion to work out the kinks so it should flow smoothly into your game.  For those of you who play D&D and want to try a little Star Frontiers, this is for you.

We also have the usual smattering of other articles as well including several creatures, equipment and optional rules related to medical devices and healing, and our ongoing comics.  We have plans for a new exploration scoutship as well as data and background information on several notorious pirates and privateer vessels and their captains.  Finally, we have the results of our poll on your favorite Star Frontiers module, a conversion article adapting Top Secret’s Contact Table for use with the Star Frontiers system, and a new character sheet and handy reference tables.

The article list for this issue is:

  • A Little Tok’Vzz
  • The Alpha Scout
  • Medical Supplies in the Minzii Market Place
  • The Power of the Poultice
  • Countering Poisons in the Frontier
  • Titan Rising: 2299
  • Top Secret’s Contact Table and Star Frontiers
  • Pirates and Privateers
  • Character and Reference Sheets
  • Star Frontiers to D&D 5e Conversion
  • Greatest Star Frontiers Module of all Time
  • Krik: The Magnificent Beast of Hentz
  • Grymz Guide Comic #11

We hope you enjoy this issue and as always, keep exploring!

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Poll Closing

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Just a heads up that the poll for the best Star Frontiers module will be closing on Jan 5th.  Get your vote in if you haven't already.

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Frontier Explorer Issue 10 Now Available

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Hello explorers!

And Happy Halloween! We have a treat for your goodie bag.  Issue 10 of the Frontier Explorer is now available for download.  This issue includes a ghost story, tips on incorporating horror into your science fiction game, and a horror themed adventure.

Also included are the next installment of many of our standard columns as well as new ships, some optional ship rules, and a look at how many ship are really running about the space lines.

We also want to make a shout out to our cover artist for this issue, Jason A. Davis.  He’s done a lot of art for the Star Frontiersman and we’re excited to have his contributions for the Frontier Explorer now as well. 

The issue contents are:

  • Shades of the Blade
  • In Search of the Gorlians
  • No Passport for Giggles
  • The Frontiers of Horror
  • In the Shadow of the Prodigal Sun
  • Titan Rising: 2299
  • New Cadre: HAG
  • Bounty Hunters
  • How Many Ships are There?
  • Edges and Flaws for Starships
  • The Dubliner Family
  • Grymz Guide Comic

Grab your copy today.  And as always, keep exploring!

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What is the greatest Star Frontiers module of all time?

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Cast your votes for what you consider to be the best Star Frontiers module.  You may select up to three modules.

SF4 - Mission to Alcazzar
45% (39 votes)
SFKH1 - Dramune Run
22% (19 votes)
SFKH2 - Mutiny on the Eleanor Moraes
17% (15 votes)
SFAD5 - Bugs in the System
16% (14 votes)
SFAD6 - Dark Side of the Moon
12% (11 votes)
SF0 - Crash on Volturnus
10% (9 votes)
SFKH0 - Warriors of White Light
9% (8 votes)
SF3 - Sundown on Starmist
7% (6 votes)
SF1 - Volturnus, Planet of Mystery
5% (5 votes)
SF2 - Starspawn of Volturnus
3% (3 votes)
SFKH4 - The War Machine
3% (3 votes)
SF2001 - 2001: A Space Odessey
2% (2 votes)
SF2010 - 2010: Odessy Two
1% (1 vote)
SFKH3 - Face of the Enemy
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 85

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