A Star Frontiers Monster Manual?

jedion357's picture
July 8, 2023 - 12:17am
Excluding the sapient creatures because they really could be their own Manual.

If we exclude those this sort of becomes a Field Guide not so much a monster manual

There are approximately 260 organisms (flora and fauna) detailed in the pages of the SFman and the FE fan magazines. that were detailed for 45 worlds and moons in the cannon frontier. (there are 55 inhabited planes and 42 inhabited moon) 

IP creatures are 95 from the AD rule book and the modules: 
Alcazzar 13 but 2 of those are fan creations 
Sundown has 7
Volturnus has 44 but 6 are fan creations
Mahg Mar has 9
Sathar creatures: 22 but 8 are fan creations

Then there are fan created worlds that are outside the cannon Frontier
Basilisk 13 creatures
Torrent (Dinosaur Planet): 16 
Archangel: 11
Balneum Blue: 88

Altogether were talking 490 organisms

For scale the AD&D 1e Monster Manual had 214

If We include IP it presents potential problems with the IP holder. 

If we exclude IP is means and incomplete "manual" although you could include an index of the 95 cannon creaturs, although nothing stopping us from publishing the 

If all fan creations in one book its about 300 organisms

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

jedion357's picture
July 8, 2023 - 12:19am
But then it probably wont stay at 300 with just fan creations- I'm likely to create creatures as the work goes to plug holes: so maybe 320 when all said and done. 

I was thinking about this because I've been working at getting AI to do illustrations for sf creature - some require photoshoping but with AI it would be possible to have an illustration for nearly each creature. 
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!