Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mail Call: Star Frontiers

I have always been a fan of Star Frontiers. Despite not having much success with Sci-Fi games, my brother and I picked up a copy as soon as it came out.  We had a fun time with it for a while, but often our games became more "D&D in Space".  While I would go on to other games, Star Frontiers always held a place in my heart.

I was quite pleased to see official copies come out on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow a bit back.  I was also pleased to see the new Print on Demand versions out too.  I wondered how they would simulate the boxed sets.  Well, now I know!

I picked up PoD copies of Star Frontiers: Alpha Dawn and Star Frontiers: Knight Hawks.

The color covers are quite bright and there are some color pages inside as well.  But the vast majority of the interior is still black and white.

Can't punch these out though. They do give them to you as a PDF to print and cut out.

I am quite pleased with these.  I'd love to get a game going of this, even if if it is just for a single session.  Now I need some percentile dice!  Maybe blue and red to match the dice that came in my boxed set.


Konsumterra said...

dice i got were all light blue in most tsr game box sets
had multi coloured ones in gamma world - orange was my fave
i will nab these - especially thanks for showing the map and counter spreads

Dr. Theda said...

Will have to find my copy... (Have both Star Wars books as well)...

Weird Fantastic Toy Adventures said...

Star Frontiers pretty much was D&D in space I thought... Like Boot Hill was D&D in the wild west... Man, I wish I had the $$$ to get these!