CaptainHellrazor
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 06:32
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Just wondering if there is any interest in the playing community to run or play a Classic Star Frontiers game using original Alpha Dawn rules?

Or if there is anyone who would like to play the Second Sathar War campaign from the Knight Hawks rule book?
jamat
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 08:25
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Interested in the star frontiers alpha dawn if you set a game up
Hunter
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 15:41
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
I've still got both of those sitting around.   I'd love to get some use out of them, even as a player.
engine
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 16:07
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
I'm interested in Alpha Dawn, less so in Knight Hawks (at least the spaceship combat aspects of it). I prefer to run the rules are written, and not use Zebulon's Guide, Dragon material or third party material. I'd dig an adventure where we were based in a city on a largely unexplored planet and had to deal with in-town issue and exploration in the wild, to make use of the full range of skills.
Hendell
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 17:11
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
I am always interested in a space game, particularly one in which the space ships can be a part of the story rather than just a fancy version of the 'tavern scene' that transitions you from one adventure to another.
StarMaster
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 17:49
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?

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StarMaster
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Mon 1 Jun 2020
at 22:51
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Interested as well.

I liked Zebulon's Guide (mostly), particularly the races.

I suppose a decent concept would help the game along, like everyone is exploring the Frontier Sector... or being sent to a planet to 'prove' it is suitable for colonization.

That should make use of everyone's skills.
Aslanii76
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 00:14
Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Could be intriguing. I have the Star Frontiers rules somewhere ...
engine
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 00:37
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
StarMaster:
Interested as well.

I liked Zebulon's Guide (mostly), particularly the races.

I suppose a decent concept would help the game along, like everyone is exploring the Frontier Sector... or being sent to a planet to 'prove' it is suitable for colonization.

That should make use of everyone's skills.

Maybe, if everyone avoided picking skills that would be useless for long stretches of the game, like Environmental skill aboard a ship, or Computer skill on an uncharted planet.
Hunter
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 02:23
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
As we only get two skills to start with, we should probably have a pre-game conference to figure out who's doing what.   I don't mind if we do the entire Volturnus adventure arc (as I've never completed it myself) personally,
StarMaster
 member, 350 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 02:25
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
I had the same problem... I had the Star Frontiers box...somewhere... just had to find it again to remind me of the game rules.

And, yeah, it's always a toss up between players picking skills that are 'useful' and the GM making adventures that make use of the skills the player has. I don't know which is harder.
engine
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 03:00
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
StarMaster:
I had the same problem... I had the Star Frontiers box...somewhere... just had to find it again to remind me of the game rules.

And, yeah, it's always a toss up between players picking skills that are 'useful' and the GM making adventures that make use of the skills the player has. I don't know which is harder.

The GM and players could always try collaborating. I know people love surprises but "You are going to benefit the party considerably less than everyone else" is a rather nasty one.
Hunter
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 03:25
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
In reply to StarMaster (msg # 11):

Starfrontiers.com has some stuff you can download for free (I think the original system is old enough to fall into public domain) and other stuff you can download for a small fee.   Plus lots of good add-ons.
engine
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 03:50
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Hunter:
In reply to StarMaster (msg # 11):

Starfrontiers.com has some stuff you can download for free (I think the original system is old enough to fall into public domain) and other stuff you can download for a small fee.   Plus lots of good add-ons.

While the material was once legally available for free, that is not longer the case. It is not in the public domain.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the user at 04:12, Tue 02 June.

Hunter
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 04:07
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
engine:
While the material was once legally available for free, that is not longer the case. It is notin the public domain.


Then I'd assume that you'd have to pay to download the copyrighted stuff.   Though there's still plenty of good free stuff there.
CaptainHellrazor
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 07:05
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
I figured classic Star Frontiers you would need to have interest from at least 4 players so you could have at least one of each of the 4 original races :)
jamat
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Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 19:58
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
I'll be one of them :)
Robotron
 member, 66 posts
Thu 4 Jun 2020
at 15:45
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Interested
CaptainHellrazor
 member, 40 posts
Mon 22 Jun 2020
at 07:21
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Well there was enough interest in Star Frontiers to get a game up and running but I was hoping there might be more interest in a Knight Hawks game.

Nobody?
engine
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Tue 23 Jun 2020
at 20:48
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
In reply to CaptainHellrazor (msg # 19):

I guess I'm not clear what that would entail. I think of Knight Hawks as a space battle on a grid, not really a game involving a party of heroes or anything.
CaptainHellrazor
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Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 03:51
Re: Star Frontiers or Knight Hawks anyone?
Knight Hawks is both, I was looking for interest in the Second Sathar War campaign which is all battles between space ships, no character interaction as such.  Aah well, it is what it is.