WotC Star Frontiers - Alpha Dawn hardcover (DriveThruRPG)

Stormonu

Legend
Can’t get your Star Frontiers New Generation fix? Why not just use the original?

At @darjr ’s request, I’m posting screenshots from my just-arrived hardcover copy of Star Frontiers Alpha Dawn. It’s also available in softcover.



The cover … is pink/purple? My boxed set is blue, but I have seen the original in this color. Not sure which version was first, but the glossy cover looks fantastic in person.
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A shot of the human/drasalite page…(sorry for the shadows)
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A page from the adventure booklet, which is bound into the book
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The maps are bound into the book as well, but if you get the PDF, you can print them separately if you need to use them. They do look great though-very crisp and colorful.
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It’s even got the chits, which my box set is missing after all these years. Again, if you need to print them for actual use I’d suggest doing so from the PDF, because you can’t poke ‘em out (though they are so crisp it looks like you could). But it’s nice to have them for reference!
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darjr

I crit!
awesome! It does look like they improved things.

Thanks for posting that! Now that I think about it my cover is that color too. Original. But I’d have to double check.
 





Shakeshift

Adventurer
And after October 2023, it'll once again be proven in court to be the only legitimate version of Star Frontiers. Wizards will not only seize back Star Frontiers from the pretenders who claim to own the game, but they'll also grab TSR as well from the squatters. It'll be a great day for everyone when Lanasa is forced to hand everything over and he can start refocusing on his imminent bankruptcy paperwork like a good U.S. citizen.
 

Kai Lord

Hero
My copies of both Alpha Dawn and Knight Hawks arrived today. I have a near mint Alpha Dawn box set to compare them to as well. The Alpha Dawn Hardcover includes both rule books as well as the Crash on Volturnus module. As you can see the magenta hardcover is a tad lighter than the original and the overall size is slightly larger:
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Original interior:

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POD Interior:

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As mentioned above all of these cardboard counters are included in paper form as pages bound into the book.

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Both of these additional booklets are included in the Alpha Dawn POD Hardcover:

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Knight Hawks POD interior:

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DarkCrisis

Legend
Ordered a copy. Not sure I really need to print out anything though. The maps are nice but don’t really need them IMO.

Wish I had the actual box set though
 

Stormonu

Legend
Ordered a copy. Not sure I really need to print out anything though. The maps are nice but don’t really need them IMO.

Wish I had the actual box set though
You could get the softcover version and make/get printed a box for it. Something like this, though they won't print copyrighted material. Ditto for the maps and even the chits. It won't be exactly like having the original, but you should be able to get pretty close, maybe improve on with some updated maps & stuff.
 

darjr

I crit!
I’d be surprised if DMsGuild doesn’t periodically look into making boxed sets. They’d sell so much of their books all over again not to mention to folks holding out.

And new box sets. Imagine if you could print on demand your next rpg as a boxed set?
 

Stormonu

Legend
I’d be surprised if DMsGuild doesn’t periodically look into making boxed sets. They’d sell so much of their books all over again not to mention to folks holding out.

And new box sets. Imagine if you could print on demand your next rpg as a boxed set?
I want to do that to Eberron, it's the one campaign setting I'm so irritated that never got a boxed set.
 



Unwise

Adventurer
I'm a little confused. What is the name of the sci-fi D&D game that was explicitly racist?
(Not in a modern subtle, hasn't aged well way, euphemistic way, but in a WTH?! did I read that right? way)
The one NuTSR/TSR3 folks were working on.
 





Stormonu

Legend
I also just noticed they have Gamma World in POD format...


1st edition

3rd edition

4th edition (FASERIP rules)

And most of the 1E/2E/3E/4E modules in POD (Including Gamma Knights and the Overlord of Bonnpar*)


They also have 2nd (the first edition I remember owning), 6th (D20 modern, by WW) and 7th (D&D 4E rules) - but not in POD. I couldn't find the 5th edition (Alternity rules).

* The original Overlord came in a folder packet with 3 minibooks. I'm planning to get a softcover version that's an all-in-one smaller and more durable.
 

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