Starfrontiers is 40 years old today!

darjr

I crit!
My second SciFi RPG! What happened Ike’s me initially was the deckplans and how weird they were stacked like towers. Artificial gravity via acceleration solved so many issues I had with scifi. Like the little shop in The Blackhole movie!

I have run it in its original edition, in Zebulons, a hacked together Basic D&D, GURPS, and eventually ported to 5e D&D. It has such iconic adventures for me.

I was hoping WotC had something for it and I find that they did in the form of bits within Spelljammer!

Happy BDay Starfrontiers.
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jdrakeh

Front Range Warlock
Star Frontiers was my second space-faring sci-fi RPG, as well (Star Wars D6 beat it out). It's a great game. I sincerely hope that those people over at nuTSR don't forever tarnish it.
 



darjr

I crit!
I doubt that Wizards, or anyone really, will be doing anything with Star Frontiers until the NuTSR situation is resolved.
WotC did though. They have Hadozee from Yazar including other things and name dropped Starfrontiers in the credits of Spelljammer.
 
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darjr

I crit!
I would also love a "board game" ship battle game that could be used for Starfrontiers AND Spelljammer AND ships AND Dragons in flight etc...
 

Tom B1

Explorer
Star Frontiers was my second space-faring sci-fi RPG, as well (Star Wars D6 beat it out). It's a great game. I sincerely hope that those people over at nuTSR don't forever tarnish it.
I bot SF when it came out, but I don't know if Gamma World, Aftermath, Morrow Project, FASA's Star Trek or Timelords were earlier or later... all were played. I liked the maps and chits (minis came later). I liked the variety of aliens (yet not the insanity of Gamma World 1e). I loved the fact they got a workable, fun space battle system in Knight Hawks. (Note Traveller after 45 years still has only a couple of half-way tactical boardgames that integrated player skills - Mayday and Brilliant Lances - and neither was very complete for the game setting...)

Fond memories of Star Frontiers. Now days, it'd be Scum & Villainy, D20 SW (not because it is better than the new SWs RPG, but because I went so deep in D20 SW, Traveller, or High Colonies if not trying home brew rules.
 

Cadence

Legend
Supporter
Only RPG I played with my family growing up (with my middle sister)
Don't remember if I played it with the usual suspects among my friends or not.
 

MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
Star Frontiers was my first sci fi TTRPG. Lots of nostalgia for it, but not sure I would have time or interest in running it today.
 

MGibster

Legend
My only real memories of Star Frontiers are the ads appearing in comic books circa 1982-1983 and I wasn't sure what kind of game it was supposed to be. I have a vague recollection of some of the aliens, I think there was a blob type creature that could create limbs as needed, but I don't think anyone in my gaming group ever played it. I don't even remember seeing it at any of the game stores I frequented circa 1988.

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Mezuka

Hero
My only real memories of Star Frontiers are the ads appearing in comic books circa 1982-1983 and I wasn't sure what kind of game it was supposed to be. I have a vague recollection of some of the aliens, I think there was a blob type creature that could create limbs as needed, but I don't think anyone in my gaming group ever played it. I don't even remember seeing it at any of the game stores I frequented circa 1988.

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LOL! If 'millions' had purchased it L. Williams would not have killed it.
 





GreyLord

Legend
not my first Science Fiction game (I'm not sure what was...maybe Stellar Conquest? I had one of the original copies, not the souped up versions that came later with better chits and maps).

It WAS my first Science Fiction RPG though. Love it to this day.
 

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