From the Editors

Printer-friendly version

Welcome back explorers!

Can you believe that has already been three years since we started the Frontier Explorer magazine?  I’ll have to admit that given the state of the Star Frontiersman when we started this that I really didn’t think we’d make it this far.  I had suspected that we’d not be able to get enough submissions to keep the magazine going quarterly.  Or if we did, it would shrink down to be fairly small.  Needless to say I’m quite happy with how things have gone.

This is our psionics issue.  We have a number of articles dealing with psionic abilities and creatures and equipment that use them and other forms of mind control.  I’m really excited about the Psirens alien race (p. 11) developed by Laura Mumma, who is debuting as an author in this issue.  She always has great things to say on the starfrontiers.us forums and I was glad to see this article get finished.

If you’re not using any sort of psionics or mentalism rules in your Star Frontiers game, don’t feel bad, I never do either.  However, if you want to add them, check out the remastered rulesets on the Star Frontiersman site.  There are mentalism rules in the Zebulon’s Guide to the Frontier (p. 39 in the original and p 115 in the remastered version) and Bill Logan did a conversion for the original Alpha Dawn rules that are located in the optional rules section of that remastered ruleset starting on page 145.  Jump over and grab a copy to check it out.

In addition to the great articles in this issue, I’d like to call your attention to our Patreon campaign.  This is an opportunity for you to help support the magazine and help us improve it.  You can find some of the details in the sidebar announcement on page 28 and the full details including all the reward levels on the Patreon webpage at https://www.patreon.com/FrontierExplorer.  Your support will help fund both the Frontier Explorer and the Star Frontiersman.

Finally, we’d like to announce the Frontier NetCon 2015, scheduled for July 10-11, 2015. This will be a day and a half of on-line Star Frontiers gaming.  Jump over to the website and register to either play, run a game or both.  We hope to see you there.

Once again, thank you to all our readers.  It’s been a great three years and we hope to be able to continue doing this for years to come.

Keep exploring!

- Tom Stephens

  Senior Editor