Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Savage Star Frontiers

I got into this weird, wild, hobby when I was 12-years-old. One Christmas, an out of state uncle sent me a $25 gift certificate for Toy R' Us. My father turned me loose at the Brookfield, WI. store where I picked up a gyroscope and a box of pre-made microscope slides featuring insect parts. I was passing the bargain sale bin when I saw it: a copy of TSR's Star Frontiers: Alpha Dawn boxed set! It was only 12 bucks, the concept of a science fiction game was intriguing, and Larry Elmore's cover art was sooooo cool! I was sold then and there.

Much to my stuck-up parents and fundamentalist Christian relative's dismay, Star Frontiers had started me down the dark path of role-playing and forever it dominated my destiny. While I have since played dozens of systems, Star Frontiers will forever have a special place in my heart.

You can find several Star Frontiers/Savage Worlds conversion available online, including:

Thanks to Richard McLean for tracking down the Shark Nibbles' article for me.


2 comments:

Richard McLean said...

The Savage Worlds Community Saved the Shark Bytes Magazines at the Savagepedia.

http://savagepedia.wikispaces.com/Shark+Bytes

Art Apgar said...

I just found the game "The Original Star Frontiers Alpha Dawn" in a box out in my garage. Is there only suppose to be one blue thing with numbers on it?
I don't play game much at all as I near 60.

Art