Frontier Explorer Issue 18 Now Available

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TerlObar
October 31, 2016 - 12:34pm

Issue 18 CoverHello explorers!

Frontier Explorer issue 18 is now available on the magazine's website or through DriveThruRPG. This issue is focused on spacecraft (we have four new ones) and optional rules for the Knight Hawks board game. In addition we have a variety of campaign background material along with the usual Jurak Hangna articles and comics.

This issue took a little bit longer to put together because I had an absolute crazy last four weeks including taking my end of program exam for my Masters of Library and Information Science degree (writing 3 research papers in a single week), and then my day job hit me with having to teach an average of eight classes a week for the last 3 weeks. And my wife was out of town for one of those weeks at a pair of astronomy and physics conferences. Like I said it's been a bit crazy.

In any case, the issue is out and I was quite happy with the mix of articles. I hope you enjoy it. The full article list is:

  • Top 10 Small Party Ships of Science Fiction
  • Ships of the Frontier: TSC Magdalina – SC-181 Courier
  • Posita and Negato The Gypsy Moons
  • Atlantic Class Freighter
  • Using the Varda in Star Frontiers
  • A Change in Orbit
  • Titan Rising: 2299 #11
  • Atlas Manufacturing Corporation “Comet”
  • Bandoliers From Bandits
  • New Era Commercial Survey Module: CMS-GPS
  • The Miniature Lossodragon
  • Alternate Movement Rules for Knight Hawks
  • Grimz Guide Comic #18

Grab your copy and start exploring today!

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JCab747
October 31, 2016 - 3:25pm
Nice!
Joe Cabadas

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Tekrat04
October 31, 2016 - 4:49pm
Love the risto chronocom add. Reminds me of a page in book from my childhood. 

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TerlObar
November 2, 2016 - 5:45am
I liked that ad too.  Someone posted it on the Facebook group and said we could use it when I asked.  He has a couple of others as well that might show up in future issues.
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Tekrat04
November 2, 2016 - 5:10pm
Here a link to the original book it comes from. 

http://life.enhasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/The%20Usborne%20Book%20of%20the%20Future.pdf

Look at page 44. 

It's a fun look back at retro sci-fi prediction.



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TerlObar
November 2, 2016 - 7:45pm
Thanks for the link.  He gave me the original image (although it had a different page number) but he didn't know the exact source.
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Tekrat04
November 2, 2016 - 9:03pm
That's because it was originally published as 3 separate books. I still have my hard copy of the book.

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ChrisDonovan
November 4, 2016 - 6:01pm
Nice little issue.  I liked the ad as well (Usborne makes a good source of visual reference for SF).

Sorry I didn't ever get around to the one ship-related thing I was working on (the UPFS Frontier), but with the death of my game I just haven't really managed to get motivated to do so.  I'd rather devote my "creative time" to the active game I'm involved with.

Last note: the article on the Varda made one slight omission by not talking about the importance of honor and integrity, as in when Shad told someone to make a meal "full course" and bury it with Gelt because "that was our agreement: a meal and a place to hide".

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Shadow Shack
November 6, 2016 - 11:59am
Tekrat04 wrote:
Here a link to the original book it comes from. 

http://life.enhasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/The%20Usborne%20Book%20of%20the%20Future.pdf



Cross-threading here...I see I'm not the only one with this link issue.
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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Tekrat04
November 6, 2016 - 2:21pm
Shadow Shack wrote:
Tekrat04 wrote:
Here a link to the original book it comes from. 

http://life.enhasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/The%20Usborne%20Book%20of%20the%20Future.pdf



Cross-threading here...I see I'm not the only one with this link issue.
When I tried to post the link i was on my iPad and the reply page does not alow me access to the link button. Same goes with safari on my mac.

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Shadow Shack
November 7, 2016 - 7:46am
The issue is you shouldn't have to access the link button in editor to post a link that you can click on, any other site does so automatically without editor functions. On my end it does not work without editor when I use Chrome, but if I switch to the much more inferior IE it allows it.
No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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iggy
November 7, 2016 - 11:14am
I don't use the link button here on sf.us at all.  I just type or copy paste the link from the URL bar of my browser. In fact, the only format button I use on this site is the emoticons .Smile
-iggy

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TerlObar
November 7, 2016 - 6:34pm
That's Shadow's point. That functionality that works for the rest of us doesn't seem to work for him and I can't figure out why.
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ChrisDonovan
November 8, 2016 - 8:30am
That link isn't showing up as clickable for me either.