UPF Challenger Heavey Crusier Plans

iggy's picture
January 18, 2015 - 6:48pm
Looks like this may have been some Star Frontiers stuff that didn't get published before Buck Rodgers and got coopted into Buck Rodgers.


-Edit: Actually it looks like it is fan made.

TerlObar's picture
January 18, 2015 - 9:32pm
Actually, it explicitly says it was originally Star Frontiers in the description.  I'll have to read through it fully when I have some time.
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jedion357's picture
January 19, 2015 - 2:53pm
some of it looks like it was generated by the crew that were part of the original sf listserv back in the late 90s

Viper's Maw strikes a cord with me- i think it was a PBP game from back then and I think I recognized a name credited with development of the material for the hvy cruiser as one of that crew from the list serv. Post a link and comment on SF_UN yahoo site as many of those guys are still on the yahoo group as the version 2.0 of the list serv.This might generate more info and some discussion directly with them.
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Malcadon's picture
January 20, 2015 - 10:52am
The picture used for the Viper's Maw says "U HAUL" on it. So, is the ship a rental? Tongue out

Abub's picture
January 20, 2015 - 11:38am
I never thought about linear acceleration back when I was little watching Buck Rodgers.  Did they ever make a point of it on the show?

dmoffett's picture
January 29, 2015 - 6:36pm
The TV Show and the RPG had almost nothing to do with each other. I have no idea what the RPG was based on, maybe an old comic or the old movie theater serials. My older brother and I Play tested it and we decided to go back to Star Frontiers.
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RanulfC's picture
February 28, 2015 - 6:13pm
The Buck Rogers RPG was specifically based on the "original" property but updated writing and story to more fit modern times. Didn't work all that well either as a game or a new story-line. The Challenger was specifically SF initially and only later "rolled-into" Buck Rogers.

A lot was made of being able to "use" Buck Rogers modules, deck-plans, and some art for SF but it only partially "fit" for me but I do actually use some of it. Unlike SF, BR's background and "setting" never really appealed to me all that much. I gather it didn't to most folks which is why it doesn't seem to have seen a fan rivial as SF keeps getting.