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Hello explorers!

Welcome to issue 11 of the Frontier Explorer.  One of the big events in the past few months has been the release of the D&D 5th Edition rules.  The Frontier Explorer is proud to present a conversion for the Star Frontiers races and weapons to the 5th Edition system.  Written by Michael Long, he and friends have play-tested this conversion to work out the kinks so it should flow smoothly into your game.  For those of you who play D&D and want to try a little Star Frontiers, this is for you.

We also have the usual smattering of other articles as well including several creatures, equipment and optional rules related to medical devices and healing, and our ongoing comics.  We have plans for a new exploration scoutship as well as data and background information on several notorious pirates and privateer vessels and their captains.  Finally, we have the results of our poll on your favorite Star Frontiers module, a conversion article adapting Top Secret’s Contact Table for use with the Star Frontiers system, and a new character sheet and handy reference tables.

The article list for this issue is:

  • A Little Tok’Vzz
  • The Alpha Scout
  • Medical Supplies in the Minzii Market Place
  • The Power of the Poultice
  • Countering Poisons in the Frontier
  • Titan Rising: 2299
  • Top Secret’s Contact Table and Star Frontiers
  • Pirates and Privateers
  • Character and Reference Sheets
  • Star Frontiers to D&D 5e Conversion
  • Greatest Star Frontiers Module of all Time
  • Krik: The Magnificent Beast of Hentz
  • Grymz Guide Comic #11

We hope you enjoy this issue and as always, keep exploring!

The Frontier Explorer is now listed as a “Pay What You Want” product.  As always, the Frontier Explorer is free (and always will be) and you don’t have to feel guilty about just downloading it and enjoying it for free.  Please do.  That said, if you want to help support the magazine, the pay what you want option allows you to make a contribution. Think of it as a “tip jar” or donation plate.  Just don’t feel like you need to make a contribution.  If you want to be a regular supporter, you might consider supporting our Patreon campaign as that not only helps support the magazine, it gets you early access to some of the articles and to each finished issue about a week before it becomes generally available.

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January 29, 2015 9:16 pm UTC
Cover text needs to be updated (miss-spelling of Reference [Feference]). Otherwise looks cool, love the section on D&D 5 conversion. Been hesitant on getting into 5th edition but doing a SF game might make it worthwhile. Only other small glitch I noticed was on page 30 with the Vrusk Traits. Dex is listed and other one just lists score. Ability Score summary lists it as Charisma on pg 32.
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Tom S January 30, 2015 3:18 am UTC
John, thanks for pointing those out. Those are both on me as the editor. I was manually making some changes sent to me by the author of the conversion article and I must have missed that one. The cover misspelling is just my fat fingers late at night and then not seeing the F (which admittedly looks a bit like an R). I'll get them fixed and an update sent out.
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