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Hello Explorers!

Welcome to issue 34 of the Frontier Explorer.

As a nod to the Halloween season, this issue starts us off with a look at the Archetypes of Horror and how to use them in a Star Frontiers, an article my Tom Verreault.  We also welcome a new author, Ken Wang who details out a spacer organization, original designed for the Cepheus Engine, but that can be dropped into any sci-fi setting.

Richard “Shadow Shack” Rose gives us a pair of articles looking at what a fair ground-to-orbit or orbit-to-ground shuttle fare should be based on the economics of the Frontier as well as an article about making special concessions as a game master.  Laura Mumma and Tom Verreault take a look at the history of the Frontier from just the original rules, modules, and Dragon articles, while Oscar Rios and Tom Verreault teamed up to do a panel at a local convention where the discussed the real-world history of the game.  We have the transcript of that panel in this issue.

We round out the issue with a smattering of other articles by Tom Verreault including a look at some sample robots, a conversion of the robot in Expedition to the Barrier Peaks to Star Frontier, a review, some new equipment, and a crime adventure.  The issue closes with a short fiction piece by Tom Stephens that is the prologue to a longer novel set in the Frontier.  See if you can figure out the time period and events to come.

The full article list for this issue is:

  • Archetypes of Horror
  • The Sextant Association
  • A Fistful of Companion Robots
  • The Gaxian Robot Conversion
  • Fair Shuttle Fare
  • If We Could Put Timelines in a Bottle …
  • Special Concessions
  • A Lost Frontier – A History of Star Frontiers
  • The Escape Pod
  • Aliens & Asteroids: Fate of the Solar Chaser
  • The Infrared Strobe Marker
  • A First and Fateful Encounter

Grab your copy, sit back, and enjoy.  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 (details on Patreon are in the issue).

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