Trying to figure out what rules to use for campaign

dm-kevin's picture
January 17, 2016 - 3:23pm
Hi all,

I last played Star Frontiers about 35 years ago.

I am looking to use Fantasy Grounds for which I have the ultimate license (no purchase required for players).

I have the Star Frontiers basic and expanded rules (as they came in the box), Zebulon's Guide, a document I dowloaded some years ago called "Star Frontiers 2000", and a number of modules i have bought now and then in the last few years.

I cannot figure out what rules to use.  There seems to be a lot of revisions.  Some look really interesting.

I am concerned with so many rule revisions out there.  It seems messy to have so many books some of which might or might not work together.

I would be grateful for any pointers.




ChrisDonovan's picture
January 17, 2016 - 3:45pm
Use what you'e comfortable with.  I like the "remastered" rules you can get from the site this forum is attatched to personally.  You can download them for free.

Shadow Shack's picture
Shadow Shack
January 17, 2016 - 8:44pm
Can't go wrong with the original boxed sets.

Zeb's should actually be treated as guidelines rather than the titled "Guide". Wink
I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide...nor do I have any qualms stating why. Tongue out

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iggy's picture
January 17, 2016 - 9:20pm
Just use the basic and expanded rules (AKA Alpha Dawn) and suplement it with Knight Hawks.  I ignore the rules sections of Zeb's guide and just mine it for setting material.  As ChrisDonovan noted, the remastered versions are a good source if you don't have the originals.  Or, go to and get the offical legal archive of the originals scanned as PDFs.  I find stuff in the originals because I know the orginization by memory but then use the remasterd rules when I want to copy paste the text.  I have the SF2000 rules but only occasionally use them.  I guess that is because I am spending more time writing for Frontier Explorer and need to remain with the common original rules so that readers have a baseline to work from.