Is there a history or background of the Frontier anywhere??

imneuromancer's picture
April 7, 2012 - 7:54pm
First time posting, let me start by saying that I am a HUGE Star Frontiers fan, and this site (and the people who are making new content) is just amazing!

So my group is looking to start a new game, and I was thinking of introducing them to Savage Worlds and Star Frontiers at the same time with the awesome conversion ( and

However, most of the conversions to Star Frontiers that I have seen seem to leave out a lot of the background and history of the Frontier area.

Is there a good, printable history and background of the Frontier that I could give to players so they have a better idea of the tone/feel/setting?

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w00t (not verified)
April 7, 2012 - 8:22pm
Besides the modules there isn't a history in Alpha Dawn. However there is a timeline in Zeb's guide. There is also user contributed content in  Frontier Timeline, #16-p34 (Origin of the Species & the UPF -Or- The Age of Colonization) 

We've also started an early history project. 

What specificially are you looking for?

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Shadow Shack
April 8, 2012 - 6:42am
Nothing official, just the aforementioned timeline that was published in the attempt to improve/kill SF otherwise known as Zebulon's Guide to the Frontier (part one of none). Most folks simply corrected all the conflicting mistakes in that fiasco, altered it, and otherwise made their own from there to fit their campaign.

And welcome to our little corner of the Frontier!
I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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jedion357's picture
April 8, 2012 - 7:27am
I'm quite proud of mine little fix of the Zebs timeline (see issue 16) it will take you right up to the period when most modules occur. Plus it's perhaps more fun to read its story portion then the dry Zebs timeline.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

imneuromancer's picture
May 8, 2012 - 6:22am
Sorry for the slow response.  Thanks, all for the links.

I guess what I was looking for was a consolidated history and write-up of the Frontier.  You get little pieces of it scatted around in the front covers, the background section of Alpha Dawn, some more in the Second Sathar War, and even a little here and there in the modules.  Not just a timeline, but descriptions of various companies, cultures, races, governments, etc.  Idea being that I have new players that I would love to introduce to the game, but it would be easier to give them a single thing to read for background/tone of the campaign rather than having them get it peicemeal from the books.