Thursday, July 18, 2013

Star Frontiers

The more observant among you might have noticed the slight change in the graphic that I use for the background of this blog.  Specifically, I replaced the image of the Champions cover with one of Star Frontiers.  I did this for a couple of reasons.

First, although I loved Champions, I never played a whole lot of it.  If I wanted to play supers back in the day, my go-to game was Marvel Super Heroes.  So, it seemed odd that I would include that where it was.  Then, about a month ago, I picked up the Alpha Dawn Expanded Rules for $5, and remembered that I played that game early on too.  In fact, it was actually one of the first non-D&D games I ever played.  And even though I didn't actually play it much more than Champions, it did have a more significant place in my gaming education.

Another reason I changed it is because I have recently become more interested in SF again.  As I said, I had gotten the book, but, with no one to play it with, it was just a novelty purchase.  However, on the OSR Gaming forums, there are a few players who post about it on occasion, and they pointed out a fanzine called Frontier Explorer.  It's available for free through DriveThruRPG, so I picked up all five issues of it last night.

Flipping through them on my computer, I found myself getting a bit excited by the game.  I want to play it again.  I even found myself wondering if I could write content for it, like I have been doing for B/X D&D.  No concrete ideas right now.  Just an urge to create.

So, once more my attention drifts off to other genres and games.  This is a very common thing for me.  Unfortunately, as someone who longs to be a professional writer and author, this is sometimes a detriment, and one of the main reasons I have a hard time finishing anything substantial.

Ah, well.  I'm sure it will pass, and I'll move on (or back) to something else soon enough.

1 comment:

  1. I'm probably the one you're referring to that posted about the Frontier Explorer ( on the OSR gaming forums. I'm the senior editor of the magazine. I'm glad you enjoyed it. If you're looking for more Star Frontiers goodness, there are many SF sites on the web, some more active than others. Check out:

    The last is the most active community site. There is also an older fan magazine, the Star Frontiersman (

    As the editor of the Frontier Explorer, I can say that we'd love to have you write for the magazine. Feel free to submit stuff you've written and we'll help you get it published. Welcome back to the Frontier!