Anonymous's picture
May 9, 2008 - 4:55pm
Funny this project just appeared. :-)

I was just talking on the phone with a fellow SF'er (not CCR). I've read some of the material in the Star Frontiersman along with short stories on this site. Some of the stories are drastically different than the established canon.

My observation is that I believe more can be written about SF in it's current state instead of adding a dramatically changed universe.

I'm not against this project at all! :-)

Just want to see more write up around the AD core rulebook time frame.


Gergmaster's picture
May 9, 2008 - 6:57pm
hey that is also welcome (look at the introduction again it says that in there w00t)...
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     Man with one chopstick go hungry.
     Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
     Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

mentolio's picture
May 10, 2008 - 9:00am
 I have found that the only thing (other than details) that the current SF "story line" lacks is any real conflict or history thereof (I like darker stories with less fluff). I am working on a campaign involving genetically engineered humans who go from being cheap-labor for humanity, to their oppressive masters. They reach out to the stars, meet exciting unusual races, and kill them for their technology (evolution thru domination). When their "lifestyle" gets too hot (angry Yazirians and the like hunting them down...), they depart for "the expanse" of unknown space, leaving humanity with the mess. After several years of war that humankind didn't ask for, an accord is struck, and with it a loose alliance. Instead of races that "just get along famously," we have explainable and tangible feelings of hostility and predjudice among races who are "allies." I think this allows for more realistic (and yes, darker) storylines. Is this the kind of stuff you're looking for?     
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Gergmaster's picture
May 13, 2008 - 7:05pm
anything works. Just keep it in a resonable scope for people.
Confucious Says:
     Man with one chopstick go hungry.
     Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
     Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

Imperial Lord's picture
Imperial Lord
May 14, 2008 - 9:44am
No real conflict Mentolio?

What about the Sathar?

Will's picture
May 23, 2008 - 4:25pm
I think he means conflict which doesn't involve an outside alien menace either orchestrating evey evil thing from behind the scenes or invading like crazed Visigoths.

As for "established canon," it's as Gergmaster said, what's canon SF is clearly in the eyes of the referees that run it. My canon's not Gergmaster's, Gergmaster's canon is not ImpLord's, ImpLord's canon is not Shadow Shack's, and w00t has a vision all his own(meant in a good way, Larry).

After all, it's an RPG, not the King James Bible. The absolute last thing this community needs is for the game to be turned into a state religion, with one true canon and none other...that mentality leads nowhere creatively.

For this community to thrive and to ideas to flow which benefit everyone, everyone's version of canon SF must be freely encouraged, because, in the end, that is the sole, truest vision of Star Frontiers, a synthesis of all the differing viewpoints on the game.

So I welcome this project. The more diversity the merrier.

E. plubruis unum, brothers.


"You're everything that's base in humanity," Cochrane continued. "Drawing up strict, senseless rules for the sole reason of putting you at the top and excluding anyone you say doesn't belong or fit in, for no other reason than just because you say so."

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