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Nexus #13


“We are all good soldiers. But this war has gone on too long, and the Empire is consuming itself in the fire. What new Empire will rise from the ashes we have yet to see.”  -- Marine Major Ardak Kumerian

It is 1985 and Nexus #13 (the Holiday Issue) has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, Battlewagon, and History of the Second World War.

The Star Fleet Universe section starts with information about the company. It includes an article on Lyran ship names and clan symbols. There is a page of Term Papers and two pages of The Academy.  The Lyran Democratic Republic is introduced. Two scenarios featuring the Lyrans and LDR are included as are two LDR ships. Finally, there was also the inevitable (at the time) collection of addenda.

Starfire has a good number of articles. There are articles on the Arachnid Hegemony, including their military services. Articles on high-gravity turns and an advisory article for New Empires players flesh out this section along with a story focusing on Eighteenth Fang Varnik’sheerino.  

The game History of the Second World War gets an article on air power and on the war when it was merely a “European War.” Also included are alternative German invasion plans for the invasion of France.

Battlewagon has four scenarios set in the Pacific.

This PDF is provided by Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. with the kind permission of Allen D. Eldridge. It includes ads and offers from 1985; these are no longer valid.


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