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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

Posted by CaptainHellrazor
CaptainHellrazor
member, 348 posts
Tue 17 Oct 2023
at 06:14
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

As a massive Star Frontiers and Knight Hawks fan I am always looking for new ideas for games and players to play them.  To the Star Frontiers fans on this site, what kind of game are you looking for?
CaptainHellrazor
member, 355 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2023
at 07:47
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

The silence is deafening!  :)
LuckyOne
member, 119 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2023
at 13:03
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

yer so why not re-comment with more information an you might make someone interested enough to look into it? :D would that system be any good for a explorer/colony type game or is it all idk fighter pilot/ship combat
Hunter
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Captain Oblivious!
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Mon 6 Nov 2023
at 22:24
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

Star Frontiers is one of those early systems that is both simple and versatile.  It can be used for just about anything sci-fi related; as the existing modules range from planet exploration (the very first) to space based commerce.

It's also on the old side, so many people might not have heard of it past the occasional reference or two.  But yeah, if you're wanting non-specific setting sci-fi....this is your game.
Heath
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July 17, 2002
Sun 12 Nov 2023
at 11:33
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

I've run a Star Frontiers game here on RPoL for 15+ years. Recently put it on hiatus due to life craziness. It was very well received and we stuck with the old rules from the 80s. I made the Zebulon Guide extra rules optional. There are also a bunch of new things published through the Starfrontiersman. They have some great ideas. The game itself has aged fairly well and is easily updated for current technology. The percentile roll has always intrigued me more than the d20 or 3d6 (GURPS).

The good thing about Star Frontiers is that, even though the game itself went out of print around 1990 or so, the fan products coming out are great. It is generic enough to be adaptable, and the modules that came out are easily used. I used them in RPoL and added a touch of homebrew items and goals. It was very smooth.

Star Frontiers is still my favorite SciFi RPG out there compared to, for example, Alternity or GURPS.
This message was last edited by the user at 11:33, Sun 12 Nov 2023.
Heath
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Sun 12 Nov 2023
at 11:35
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

Also, I would add that, for many years, Star Frontiers rules and modules were freely accessible online. Not sure if they still are, but a "revival" of the game online has led to pretty much everything easily accessible.

I recall there is also some sort of Wiki site devoted to the game that is really good.
Hunter
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Captain Oblivious!
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Sun 26 Nov 2023
at 03:08
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

I suspect a Warriors of White Light game would garder sufficient interest.

I also remember wanting to play a Humma from the Zebulon Guide at one point of time.
This message was last edited by the user at 03:34, Sun 26 Nov 2023.
CaptainHellrazor
member, 356 posts
Fri 1 Dec 2023
at 12:27
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

I always wanted to run a campaign set on Laco's World during the Corporate Wars, the players as a mercenary team doing Desert Rats type patrol missions.
Aslanii76
member, 230 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2024
at 23:47
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

Could be interested ...
CaptainHellrazor
member, 368 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2024
at 03:09
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Star Frontiers fans:  What kind of game are you looking for?

I wouldn't start a new campaign like that unless I had at least 4 players but I'll keep you in mind if there is more interest :)
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