From The Editors

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Welcome back explorers!

It always amazes me when another article of the Frontier Explorer comes together.  When I start the process of putting an issue together, I’m always concerned that we won’t have enough articles, or we won’t have enough art, or that something will not work out and I’ll have huge gaping empty spaces.  But in the end it all works out and things never end up being as dire as I fear.

If you’re reading this hot off the presses, you may have noticed that this issue is a little bit later than usual. (If you’re reading this after the fact, you won’t notice.)  This actually has nothing to do with any of the worries above, we actually had plenty of content and art for this issue (a fact that is not always true).  The main problem is that I’ve been stretched a little thin and just got behind in getting the editing done.

I’m back in school getting a Masters of Library Science, which is required for me to get tenure in my new position as an academic librarian.  The only trick is that I have to do it on my own time and can’t work on it at work.  This semester has been particularly bad with lots of homework and assignments and has seriously eaten into the time I can spend on the ‘zine.  Hence the delay in publication.  The good news is that I will be done next summer an only two more issues should be affected by this.

But enough of that.  This issue brings you another great collection of material ranging from equipment to creatures, to ships, to stories.  We have a game report in story format from a new author, Chris Tierney, detailing the adventures of a ten-limbed dralasite martial artist and his companions as well as a new (or maybe old) race detailed by Laura Mumma based on an article from the very first issue of Dragon magazine.  We also have a short dralasite comedy act submitted by new author (and Patreon supporter) Scott Holliday.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of our writers and artists for all the great work that they create and contribute to the magazine.  We couldn’t do it without you.  But enough rambling by me.  The real reason you’re here is to read and enjoy the great content.  If there are any types of articles you’d like to see more of, drop us a line at and let us know.  Otherwise, dive in and enjoy the magazine.

And as always, keep exploring!

- Tom Stephens

  Senior Editor