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Since its inception, Star Frontiers featured prominently in role-playing game trade publications, from TSR’s Dragon and Polyhedron, to some of the less known local magazines. Herein, these articles are catalogued for reference.

Dragon MagazineEdit

From September 1982 (issue #65) to September 1989 (issue #149), Star Frontiers had a strong presence in TSR’s house publication: Dragon Magazine, introducing new races, new rules and answering questions from players.

An article in the 1998 Annual issue included conversion rules and advice to run Star Frontiers under the Alternity rules, which had been released by TSR (under WoTC) that same year as their flagship Science Fiction game ruleset.

Issue
#
Article Subject
#65 Blastoff! First Look at SF Review
#74 The SF 'Universe' Detailed Review
#84 The Zethra New Race
#85 StarQuestions Q & A
#86 Fast and Deadly Starships
#87 Freeze! Star Law! Law Enforcement
#88 Battle of Ebony Eyes Mini-Module
#88 StarQuestions Q & A
#88 Yachts and Privateers Return Starships
#89 The Mighty Mega-Corporations Mega-Corps History
#90 Mega-Corporations of the Frontier Mega-Corps History
#91 Careers in Star Law Law Enforcement
#91 Day of the Juggernaut Mini-Module
#92 StarQuestions Q & A
#93 Rare Wines and Ready Cash Agricultural Trade
#94 From Anarchy to Empire Governments
#95 The Zuraqqor Strike Back New Race
#96 The Coming of the S'sessu New Race
#97 StarQuestions Q & A
#98 StarQuestions Q & A
#98 The Volturnus Connection Volturnus
#99 Tanks a Lot! Vehicle Combat
#102 SilverTwin Star Law Vehicles
#103 The Saurians New Race
#103 Tanks Again! Vehicle Combat
#104 Star Law Returns Law Enforcement
#105 Expanding the Frontier Exploring
#107 Tote That Barge! Interstellar Economics
#108 Old Yazirians Never Die Age and Aging
#109 Patriots, Terrorists, & Spies Cults
#110 Going For a Swim? Underwater Adventures
#112 For a Fistfull of Credits New Items
#115 An Interstellar Armory New Starship Weapons
#120 Here Comes the Cavalry Warfare
#122 The Leader of the Pack Leadership
#123 The Whole-Earth Ecology Aliens
#124 A Shot in the Arm Damage System
#125 Second Look at Zebulon's Guide Zebulon Errata
#129 Armored and Dangerous Powered Armor
#132 The Frontiers of Design Starship Building System
#135 Sage Advice Q & A
#136 Damage Control-Report! Starship Combat
#139 "Jetboots, Dont fail me now!" Revised movement rules
#144 Sage Advice Q & A
#419 From Freighters to Flying Boats Oceangoing vessels
1998
Annual
Alternate Frontiers Conversion rules for Alternity

Polyhedron MagazineEdit

The official RPGA (Role Playing Gamer’s Association) publication had a lower circulation than Dragon, but between November 1982 (issue #9) and 1986 (issue #31), no fewer than 22 articles featured Star Frontiers, including twelve “Dispel Confusion” Q & A columns.


Issue
#
Article Subject
#9 Star Frontiers Review Review
#9 Encounters Random Encounters
#10 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#11 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#12 Knight Hawks: A New Dimension Review
#13 Raid on Theseus Mini-Module
#13 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#14 Ambush on Lossend Mini-Module
#14 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#15 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#16 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#18 Layover at Lossend Mini-Module
#18 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#19 The Laser Pod KH Equipment
#19 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#20 The Proton Beam Equipment
#20 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#21 Take Command of a Titan! Knight Hawks
#22 Of Great Ships and Captains Knight Hawks
#22 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#27 Dispel Confusion Q & A
#31 Dispel Confusion Q & A

Arēs MagazineEdit

Prior to becoming a section on Dragon Magazine, Arēs was a fully independent magazine devoted to science fiction gaming. After issue #11, it was bought out by TSR, which published an additional six issues before turning it into the science fiction section of Dragon. The last independent issue (#17) was published early in 1984 and included two articles relating to Star Frontiers.


Issue
#
Article Subject
#17 Yazirian Cultural Weapon Equipment
#17 Miniature Use Miniature rules
Spl.Ed.#2 Frontiers of the Mind[1] Psionics

Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. By Jon Mattson

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