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Issue 5 Subscriber Preview available

Issue 5 is almost done.  We've released the subscriber preview and are working on getting all the on-line content ready to go as well as putting together the print edition.

This issue has a variety of content including tips for GMs and players, a solo Star Frontiers adventure, remastered deck plans of the classic Star Frontiers ship the Assault Scout and many other great articles.

Look for issue 5 to become publicly available in the middle of next week. 

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D eye Y Smelted Assault Scouts

Over at Delta's D&D Hotspot was posted a mini tutorial on home made assault scout minis.

The whole process is not actually covered but cool to see 4 new assault scouts enter the world.

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Web based Character sheets

I've seen a few web based character sheets around the net and of varying utility, discovering this one got me wondering if FE should get involved in this effort.


Of course the problem these days is what rules do you use? AD, Zebs, or one of the fan adaptions?

There is a SF character sheet at Mad Irishman (not surprising):

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Recent picture on DA got me thinking: Self Propelled Autonomous Rail Gun


as a setting objective/nemesis

Potential PC interactions:

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Over Thinking a Conversion

Tom got me working on a conversion for Stars Without Number to STar Frotntiers. Its a retro clone of the old B/X D&D rules crafted for a science fiction setting. Rather elegant set of rules I must say. That's a strong compliment becuase I've been extremely frustrated with D20 systems since returning to D&D 5 years ago.

At anyrate I was totally over thinking the conversion and mucking it up and making it less elegant. Time to step back, breathe deep and chop my work down to size.

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Print Version of Issue 4 Now Available

Just a heads up that the print version of Issue 4 is now available for purchase for those that are interested.  You can order your copy today at our DriveThruRPG product page.

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My reacuring brushes with poetry

I've enjoyed poetry throughout my life. First in school when a smart English teacher introduced us to some morbid and martial poetry to days of partying and drinking hard at age 20 when I wrote some to periods in my life when I seek some out and enjoy it. Looking back it seems to me that its a 5-10 itch; about every 5-10 years I get a poetry itch that must be scratched. I dont know why and I cant explain it. It just happens.

Most recently I encountered this exert from Philis Wheatley's On Imagination

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Issue 4 Now Available

Hello explorers!

Issue 4 of the Frontier Explorer is now available for download.  This issue provides a fresh look at the Saurian race published originally in Dragon! Magazine issue 103 (Nov 1985) and provides new ships, weapons and creatures related to the Saurians and Spacefleets initial contact with the new race.

Much of the content of this issue was due to inspiration from the lead article on Subspace Radios.  You can find the details of how the issue came to be in our letter from the editors.  Additionally the issue includes another Jurak Hangna creature write up as well as a short story by a new fiction author.

The issue content (articles) are:

Grab your copy and keep exploring new frontiers.

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Robotipocalys Now

First Big Dog, now Petman robots. DoD spending in the area of robotics is making this a brave new world.

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Frontier Fashion

Issue 4 will have a short article on cultural perspectives: Morgaine's World. The purpose of the article was to examine the founding and development of that world with a view to helping players use it as a distinct player character background.


The founding as a agricultural colony to renaming in Admiral Morgaine's honor to the impact of corporate development of its economy and the presence of the STar Law and Space Fleet academies here are examined.

Material culture was developed and some details on the typical clothing styles as well as "the" planetary sport.


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