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Session 5 - A New Can of Worms

I've gotten a bit behind posting these as this one was recorded over a month ago!  I have one more session in the queue that will be posted soon and we have our next session this Friday.  I'll try to be better about getting it up sooner after recording.

In this session, the PCs continue exploring the Sathar cave, capture a few more sathar, kill some cybernuks, and then decide that there are probably too many more sathar deeper in for them to handle and call for backup. They return to Point True for a debrief and some much needed rest.

Additionally, this session suffers from a serious audio problem.  At about the hour and a half mark, my (the GM's) audio cuts out, and remains out until about the 3 hour mark. You can still hear the PCs but can't hear my descriptions.  I'm not sure exactly what happened.

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I received a call from WotC ...

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Last week I was contacted by WotC informing me that they were teminating my permissions to publish mateiral from the Star Frontiers game.  Talking to them on the phone, it sounded like they wanted me to remove everything and stop publication of the magazines.  However, the way the actual documenation was worded, it seemed to only relate to the publication of the original rules, modules, and Dragon magazine articles.

If the latter is the case, it should have no impact on the Frontier Explorer.  If the former, then the material on this site will be going away.  While I'm hoping there is no impact, more likely what we can achieve is some middle ground where what has already been published will be allowed to stay on-line while we are asked to not produce any new issues.  I'm still waiting on clarification from WotC as to their intent.

In light of recent developments with the trademark application by Evil Hat and the release by WotC of the PDF and print-on-demand versions of the original materials on DriveThruRPG, this development is unsurprising and completely within their rights as the copyright holder.

At the very least, the remastered rules, modules, and Star Frontiersman issues that contain Dragon magazine articles will be removed from the Star Frontiersman site by the end of the week.  Beyond that, things are in limbo while I await clarification from WotC.  However, if you want to be safe, download a copy of all the magzine issues to a local drive so you have them even if we have to take them off-line.  I'll keep everyone informed as I learn more.

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Session 4 - A New Can of Worms

In this sessions, the PCs have a quickdeath BBQ, start tracking where the quickdeaths came from, meet up with a bounty hunter who was also tracking the quickdeaths, and discover what appears to be a sathar lair.

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Issue 23 Print Version Available

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I just received my print proof for issue 23 and it looks great.  If you like the Frontier Explorer in physical form, the print-on-demand version is now availble through DriveThruRPG.  Just follow the link to the product page and place your order.  The at cost price of the print edition is $7.23.

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Frontier Explorer Issue 23 Now Available

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Hello Explorers!

Issue 23 of the Frontier Explorer in now available for download.  This issue focuses on Clarion Station and all the things to see and do there.  As part of our Warriors of White Light challenge, we have a couple of articles detailing the home of the Clarion Royal Marines.  The other feature article in this issues is one detailing a conversion of the Star Frontiers races to the new FrontierSpace RPG.

We round out or relatively small selection of articles this issue with some of our standard fare including a new creature from the Jurak Hangna foundation (it’s Tik’s fault this time), a yazirian legend courtesy of Alex Stone, our usual comics and articles about holidays and “cursed items” in the Frontier.

The full article list for this issue is:

  • Frontier News
  • Grokh the White One
  • Clarion Station Expanded
  • Titan Rising: 2299 #16
  • Star Frontiers Races in the FrontierSpace RPG
  • 10 Things on Clarion Station
  • The Ublax Allagi
  • Holidays in the Frontier
  • Cursed Items in the Frontier
  • The Escape Plan #2

Grab your copy today and as always, keep exploring!

The Frontier Explorer is now listed as a “Pay What You Want” product on DriveThruRPG.  As always, the Frontier Explorer is free (and always will be) and you don’t have to feel guilty about just downloading it and enjoying it for free.  Please do.  That said, if you want to help support the magazine, the pay what you want option allows you to make a contribution. Think of it as a “tip jar” or donation plate.  Just don’t feel like you need to make a contribution.  If you want to be a regular supporter, you might consider supporting our Patreon campaign as that not only helps support the magazine, it gets you early access to some of the articles and to each finished issue about a week before it becomes generally available (details on Patreon are in the issue).

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Print version of Sathar Destroyer Technical Manual Now Available

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Sathar Destroyer Technical Manual coverBack when I first released the Sathar Destroyer Technical manual, DriveThruRPG did not allow printed materials to have a pay-what-you-want price option.  That is now possible and after the number of print orders for the Assault Scout Technical Manual, I decided to go back and make a print-on-demand version of the Sathar Destroyer Technical Manual as well.  If you'd like a printed version, or if you haven't gotten a PDF copy yet, you can jump over the the product page on DriveThruRPG and order one.

Enjoy!

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Session 3 - A New Can of Worms

In this session, the players confront their suspect and take him into custody when he tries to make a run for it. They also help defend the village from attack by a pack of Quickdeaths and capture a live (although unconscious) Sathar with a trap that they had laid in the previous session.

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Session 2 - A New Can of Worms

In this episode, the PCs wonder if they are confusing themselves but find some solid leads and set some traps for the parties responsible for the missing materals and refine their suspect list a bit.

We had a bit of computer trouble in this session (including the recording computer crashing about half way through) so the audio isn't as clean as it should be.  Bear with us, we're still getting the hang of this.

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Issue 22 print version now available

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Just wanted to let everyone know that if you like your Frontier Explorer issues in physical form, the print version is now available at the issue 22 product page on DriveThruRPG.  Just like the PDF version it's pay what you want with the minimum price being the at cost printing price it has always been set to.  Enjoy!

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Frontier Explorer Issue 22 Now Available

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Hello Explorers!

Issue 22 of the Frontier Explorer is now available.  This issue sports and amazing cover image by Chris Walton.  Inside, you’ll find a variety of articles include some character archetypes, new equipment, new creatures, and rules for constructing space stations.  This issue also contains some early information on a new game FrontierSpace by DWD Studios that will see some coverage in future issues of the magazine.

This issue sees the introduction of a “Frontier News” section discussing events happening in the community.  We’ll see how that goes for future issues.  Feel free to submit information for inclusion if you have any.   Additionally, our Grymz Guide comic ended last issue and this one introduces the follow-on comic, The Escape Plan.  Finally, we have a new Star Frontiers character sheet by Mark Potter.

Also starting with this issue, I’m listing the Frontier Explorer as a “Pay What You Want” product on DriveThruRPG.  As always, the Frontier Explorer is free (and always will be) and you don’t have to feel guilty about just downloading it and enjoying it for free either here or on DriveThruRPG.  Please do.  That said, if you want to help support the magazine, the pay what you want option allows you to make a contribution.  Just don’t feel like you need to.  If you want to be a regular supporter, you might consider supporting our Patreon campaign as that not only helps support the magazine, it gets you early access to some of the articles and to each finished issue about a week before it becomes generally available.

The full contents of the issue include:

  • Frontier News
  • Warriors of White Light Challenge
  • Assault Scout Standard Equipment
  • Musical Instrument Smuggling Cases
  • The Myth of the Minigun and the Dralasite Heavy Gunner
  • The Noble Savage
  • The Sabertooth Eel of Hum
  • Tactical Battle Mats and Poster Maps
  • Titan Rising: 2299
  • Star Frontiers Character Sheet
  • Brutorz
  • Artifacts Roadshow: Transportation Edition
  • Space Station Construction Guidelines
  • Stations of the Frontier
  • Gift From My Father
  • The Escape Plan comic

Grab your copy today and as always, keep exploring!

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