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A TSR Announces a Star Frontiers Reboot

One of the new TSRs (yes there are now two TSRs!) has announced a reboot of Star Frontiers, the sci-fi game made by the original TSR back in the 1980s. Star Frontiers was a percentile dice roleplaying game set in a galaxy with four races (Human, Dralasite, Vrusk, and Yazirian) which were re-used by WotC in d20 Future in 2004.

Happy to announce that in addition to our flagship new world and game system by James M. Ward & Dinehart, GiantLands, and Justin LaNasa's children's RPG Tales & Tots, our next internal project "Star Frontiers", a reboot of the original, is currently in preproduction and has Larry Elmore attached. Stay tuned for more details!

It appears that one of the new TSRs registered the trademark in April. More if I hear it!

You can currently buy the game from WotC on DriveThruRpg, so I'm not sure how that works. When asked about this on Facebook, one of the TSRs answered:

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Of course, Evil Hat Productions registered the Star Frontiers trademark, too, back in July 2017.


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Russ Morrissey

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Assuming "TSR games, the third" owns the Star Frontiers IP I'm wondering if the reboot system will be the same as the one used in the new Giant Lands. Both games use d100. That would make sense.
Doubtful that they do. They'd have had the copyrights back for 4 years if they'd used the Copyright Reclamation clauses of the 2013 Copyright Act. And Paul would have been served by Ernie et al, rather than WotC.
 









Morrus

Well, that was fun
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Because TSR said Drivethru said that Star Frontiers was selling badly. At least that’s what the top post of the thread seems to say.

But maybe I misunderstood their response.
Sorry, what response is this? I hadn't seen anything from DTRPG, and I'd be amazed if they commented publicly on the poor sales of one of their publishers. Did I miss something?
 



darjr

I crit!
Sorry, what response is this? I hadn't seen anything from DTRPG, and I'd be amazed if they commented publicly on the poor sales of one of their publishers. Did I miss something?
It’s in the news article. Sorry, I’ve been ill and I’m sure I’m making no sense.

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darjr

I crit!
Those two quotes are from TSR. DTRPG has not made any comment on Star Frontiers sales figures that I know of, and I'd be shocked if they did!
Yup, but someone could ask them to corroborate or not TSR's "data". I mean I'm sure they won't answer on the record.
 


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