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Saurians making a come back

Issue 4 is nearing completion and we've revisited the Saurians from Dragon Magazine 103 (the date it was published escapes me at this minute but it was the Fall of '85 or '86). We've laid some ground work for referees looking to do a first contact scenario based on the suggestions in the Subspace Radio article and developed a sector and planetary brief to give the saurians a concrete place to be from instead of being refugees left in limbo on ark ships orbiting Theseus.

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Happy Easter

Its an hour before sun up on Easter morning and my house is preparing to attend a sunrise service. Just wanted to wish the other staff at the Frontier Explorer a Happy Easter. I'm pretty sure that I'm aware of everyone's religious sensibilities so that this is appropriate- its sometimes tough to get to know someone through only the internet but it has been a pleasure to work with everyone.

Tom V/ jedion357

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Hurray! I just went commercial with my art!

Just sold one piece and have another on reserve.


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Drawing vrusk use to be the hardest of the core 4 aliens to draw

Trying to draw a vrusk use to give me fits. This one was done with charcoal and conte crayon.


Vrusk Tai Chi

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Spawn of Volturnus

Recently joined a PBP run through of the classic Volturnus Campaign. Thinking about the campaign while doing my daily drawing assignment lead to the following- a group picture of the sapient species of Volturnus.

Done in charcoal.

Spawn of Volturnus

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Server issues

Just a quick note to let everyone know.  The main server the site runs on is having issues and not working properly.  Luckily the site runs in a virutal machine. I've gotten the site up on an alternate computer for now.  However, expect some random downtimes and possible slowness between now and when I get the main server back up (it seems to be a software issue not a hardware one) as I try to figure things out.  Thanks for your patience.

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Print Version of Issue 3 Now Available

Just a quick update to let everyone know that the print version of issue 3 is now available for purchace from Drive Thru RPG.  You can order your copy from the Issue 3 product page on their website.


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Sapience vs Sentience


or Intelligence for Civilization

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Dreams from Pain

Note: I recently enrolled again in college and the following post is from a writing exercise.

In high school my ambition was to be an editor or writer for Dragon magazine, the monthly periodical by the publishers of Dungeons and Dragons game to promote their products. However, life happened and that dream was not realized.

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Issue 3 Now Available

Issue 3 of the Frontier Explorer is now available.  We were really excited and honored to get permission from Ali Ries to use one of her images as the cover and couldn't pass up the opportunity to center the issue on the topic of her picture.  Accordingly this issue has a strong robotics theme with articles on new robots and robotics skills and a robot component to the included adventure.

This issue contains the final installment of the Mooks Without Numbers adventure and also a new creature file entry by explorer Jurak Hangna.  In addition we have a number of other articles containing useful background information for game masters, more locations, a pair of starships and a short story.  The issue is packed full of great articles.

This issues contents (article titles) are:

  • Robotics in the Frontier
  • Programming Robots for Dummies and Dralasites
  • Gorilian Carnivorous Wom
  • Eorna Lunar Defense Battery
  • E-1A Eorna Heavy Fighter
  • Dawn Trader Class Merchant Ship
  • Mooks Without Number - Part 3
  • Frontier Robots I
  • The "Tin Can" Robot
  • Stand Your Ground
  • Oort Clouds and Kuiper Belts
  • A Pirate By Any Other Name
  • For Lucco's Honor
  • Terran Fauna

Grab your copy and keep exploring new frontiers.


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