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Hello Explorers!

Welcome to issue 36 of the Frontier Explorer.  While it wasn’t intended, this issue ended up with a Knight Hawks theme with details on a number of different ships and lots of rules related to starships.

Steven Parenteau gives us two different ships with deck plans along with an article about a small PSA inspired by thinking about life onboard those starships. Tom Verreault gives us an article about digger shuttles, some expanded starship repair rules, and a look at the hazards of prolonged exposure to zero gravity.  He also provides a review of the Dark Colony adventure, a hacker archetype, a look at scanners, and a creature. Rounding out the starship articles is a freighter design by Ricard Rose.

Jerry Boucher provides us with a second installment in his series on aircars, and Rod McDonough gives us the second part of his fiction piece started in last issue.

Finally, Oscar Rios gives us an article about dralasite reproduction and how they switch genders.

The full article list for this issue is:

  • Have Aircar, Will Travel … part 2
  • The Hacker Archetype
  • Domestic Services PSA
  • The Goliath Bucket Mouth Crab of Lossend
  • Review: Dark Colony
  • Infinite Shades of Grey
  • The Alpha to Zed of Frontier Scanners
  • Lion Class Frigate
  • Expanded Repair and Maintenance Rules for Knight Hawks Starships
  • The Ajax Class Freighter
  • Digging with Digger Shuttles
  • Akyna Class Freighter
  • Hazardous Environments: Zero G
  • The Invasion of Gran Quivera – part 2
  • Endings & Beginnings

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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Thomas V May 25, 2022 11:58 am UTC
I loved every minute of working on this fanzine from the moment we started discussing the possibility of a magazine to submitting the last bit of content for this issue. Thankyou to everyone who came along for the ride exploring the Frontier with us.
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