Rim Shot? or First Contact with the Frontier

jedion357's picture
December 16, 2021 - 8:29pm
Had this idea and wonder what folks think:

All Rim Species crew on a CFM ship (one was detailed in the second issue of the FE I believe ( if not second then the 3rd issue- it was that first year we were publishig) 

Mission is one thing- CFM ships are like Air National Guard and can be activated for missions and with heightened sathar activity a CFM merchant captian has his ship activated to scout and monitor the Zebulon system (it has a different name for the Rim Coalition). 

They may land and have first contact with members of the core 4 on the panet before the Battle of Volkos


they will witness the sathar fleet that arrives at the end of the 3rd Volturnus module and they will witness the UPF/ Truane militia fleet arrival.

Key point here is that its an all Rim species crew to start. 
Core 4 NPCs can be added to the crew. replacement PCs for characters that die can be core 4. 

How would you feel about this sort of campaign and being forced to have a PC species taken from Zebs?

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

jedion357's picture
December 16, 2021 - 8:41pm
equipment list would need some modification and changing IMO not neccesarily just using Zebs equipment as it is a crappy equipment list when you consider it objectively. Maybe change ammo, maybe just add a (R) behind a weapon to identify it as a Rim Stun pistol? eliminate rifles almost altogether- as they are really not appropriate for the ifshnit and the humma but create a scaled down rifle- the carbine (as in the cavalry carbine) a shorter rifle that was easier to use mounted on a horse but in this case the "natural" size for this type of weapon for the Ifshnit and humma physiology. 

The Boon'sheh and their multi-pistol would be possible, I wrote them into the setting as co-evolving on Hum with the Humma which explained some things in the Humma description. They have been rounded up and rellagated to reservations like Native Americans with sizable population deported to some of the inhabitable moons of Hum

The Rim species have a long history with the sathar prior to first contact with the UPF. 

they are aware of Zebulon system but again it has a different name. They monitor it as it seems to be a vector for sathar incursion. 

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

Tchklinxa's picture
December 17, 2021 - 11:27pm
I think it would be cool
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