History TabletopGame / StarFrontiers

19th Sep '17 12:30:07 PM Bense
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* KillerSpaceMonkey: The Yazirians look like monkeys, they have a warrior culture, and they are from "space". They're often player characters, though.
17th Jul '17 8:30:26 PM justanid
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19th Feb '17 10:48:08 PM jormis29
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TSR's third entry into Sci-Fi [[TabletopRPG RPGs]] (after ''Metamorphosis Alpha'' and ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld''), first published in 1982.

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TSR's Creator/{{TSR}}'s third entry into Sci-Fi [[TabletopRPG RPGs]] (after ''Metamorphosis Alpha'' and ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld''), first published in 1982.



A late addition to the game was ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'', which introduced several new races and an entirely different basic rule system. It was, however, the last book produced for the line by TSR.

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A late addition to the game was ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'', which introduced several new races and an entirely different basic rule system. It was, however, the last book produced for the line by TSR.
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* TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay: ''Star Frontiers'' is one of the few TSR games that used metric units.

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* TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay: ''Star Frontiers'' is one of the few TSR Creator/{{TSR}} games that used metric units.



* ThemedStockBoardGame: TSR released adaptations of both ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' as modules using the ''Star Frontiers'' system.

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* ThemedStockBoardGame: TSR Creator/{{TSR}} released adaptations of both ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' as modules using the ''Star Frontiers'' system.
5th Jan '17 6:04:22 PM Kalaong
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* StarfishAliens: Most of the races are basically PettingZooPeople, but the Dralasites are an ''awesome'' example - they're sapient human-scale ''amoeba''. And {{Sex Shifter}}s. With BizarreAlienSenses. On top of all that, they're the ProudScholarRace of the setting - with odd senses of humor, such as a race-wide love for puns. Think [[Creator/HPLovecraft Shoggoths]] PlayedForLaughs.
17th May '16 8:29:59 AM Bense
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TSR's third entry into Sci-Fi {{RPG}}s (after ''Metamorphosis Alpha'' and ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld''), first published in 1982.

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TSR's third entry into Sci-Fi {{RPG}}s [[TabletopRPG RPGs]] (after ''Metamorphosis Alpha'' and ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld''), first published in 1982.
17th Apr '16 4:41:46 AM Arivne
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The basic rules set was called ''Alpha Dawn''. It was released as a boxed set that included a fold-out poster map of a futuristic city on one side and various sections of alien terrain on the other, a bunch of die-cut counters, the introductory module [=SF0=] ''Crash on Volturnis'', and a pair of 10-sided dice[[note]]And a white crayon to color in the numbers on the dice. This was before dice were commonly manufactured with pre-painted numbers.[[/note]].

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The basic rules set was called ''Alpha Dawn''. It was released as a boxed set that included a fold-out poster map of a futuristic city on one side and various sections of alien terrain on the other, a bunch of die-cut counters, the introductory module [=SF0=] ''Crash on Volturnis'', Volturnus'', and a pair of 10-sided dice[[note]]And a white crayon to color in the numbers on the dice. This was before dice were commonly manufactured with pre-painted numbers.[[/note]].









* DyingRace: The Eorna of Volturnis are dying out. At least until the end of [=SF2=] ''Starspawn of Volturnis''.

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* DyingRace: The Eorna of Volturnis Volturnus are dying out. At least until the end of [=SF2=] ''Starspawn of Volturnis''.Volturnus''.



* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: ''Crash on Volturnis'' features a race of land-dwelling, intelligent, telepathic, purple octopuses (technically they have nine tentacles, but still). For extra awesomeness they ride DINOSAURS!

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* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: ''Crash on Volturnis'' Volturnus'' features a race of land-dwelling, intelligent, telepathic, purple octopuses (technically they have nine tentacles, but still). For extra awesomeness they ride DINOSAURS!



* FirstContact: Happens all the time. Much of the Frontier is unexplored, and sentient races seem to be all over. The planet Volturnis from the intro module has ''five'' sentient races living on it [[spoiler:though that is due to one race having genetically modified the others]].

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* FirstContact: Happens all the time. Much of the Frontier is unexplored, and sentient races seem to be all over. The planet Volturnis Volturnus from the intro module has ''five'' sentient races living on it [[spoiler:though that is due to one race having genetically modified the others]].
25th Feb '16 8:31:58 AM Bense
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** The Mechanons of SF2 and ''Zebulon's Guide'' evolved from earlier self-programming robots and believe that mechanical life is superior to biological life and must eventually replace it.
** The "Puppetmaster" of the freighter ''Marionette'' in SFKH0 is a cybernetic robot that is convinced it is the master of the universe.
** SFAD5 features a self-aware cybernetic robot who turns homicidal after being infected by the titular bugs in the system.

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** The Mechanons of SF2 [=SF2=] and ''Zebulon's Guide'' evolved from earlier self-programming robots and believe that mechanical life is superior to biological life and must eventually replace it.
** The "Puppetmaster" of the freighter ''Marionette'' in SFKH0 [=SFKH0=] is a cybernetic robot that is convinced it is the master of the universe.
** SFAD5 [=SFAD5=] features a self-aware cybernetic robot who turns homicidal after being infected by the titular bugs in the system. system.
** The adaptions of ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' and ''2010: Odyssey Two'' both feature the [=HAL-9000=], of course.
25th Feb '16 8:29:54 AM Bense
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* AIIsACrapshoot:
** The Mechanons of SF2 and ''Zebulon's Guide'' evolved from earlier self-programming robots and believe that mechanical life is superior to biological life and must eventually replace it.
** The "Puppetmaster" of the freighter ''Marionette'' in SFKH0 is a cybernetic robot that is convinced it is the master of the universe.
** SFAD5 features a self-aware cybernetic robot who turns homicidal after being infected by the titular bugs in the system.
20th Sep '15 6:13:47 PM Arivne
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* LivingGasbag: Adventure [=SF1=] ''Volturnus: Planet of Mystery''. The air whale is an alien creature that produces hydrogen as a byproduct of digestion. The hydrogen is stored in sacs inside its body and provides the lift that allows it to float. It maneuvers by venting compressed hydrogen through tubes.
29th Aug '15 3:19:51 PM binaroid
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* ThemedStockBoardGame: TSR released adaptations of both ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact'' as modules using the ''Star Frontiers'' system.
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