Remembering Star Frontiers with Cory Gahsman — DGS EPisode #29

Just recorded another great episode of the Dead Games Society podcast! It’s all about Star Frontiers with my friend DM-Cojo! It was one of the first and best of the sci fi genre rpg’s as well as one of TSR’s greatest contributions to the gaming world. So strap yourself in as we blast off across the Frontier!

Links… Savage Worlds SF Conversion

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  1. tomes
    September 29, 2016

    Star Frontiers was the first Scifi RPG I ever owned, played, and ran.

    That said, I’m surprised no mention of the Savage Worlds conversion for Star Frontiers (when talking about references at 0:54:00). Over on the Savage Heroes site there is a page for “other RPGs” converted to use Savage Worlds ( Savage Worlds is Pinnacle’s fairly simple universal system, a wildly popular system that’s like an easier version of GURPs: . Savage Worlds itself can be purchased for like $10 on PDF ( That makes it super affordable. The system prides itself on being “fast, furious, and fun”, which I’d agree with through various experiences.

    One of the best parts of the Savage Worlds conversion for this particular game is (other than being free) that it uses the original formatting of the SF book, and just strips and re-adds the appropriate text, so it actually feels like you are reading the old SF players and referee books!

    At any rate, my convention game for 2015 was a Star Frontiers game using this set of rules, and lots of Legos. I called it “Distress on Life Liner 928”, and ran it at a number of LA-based game conventions (Strategicon) as well as at Big Bad Con in the SF-bay area and Go Play NW (Seattle). I ran it online once for Jackercon (the online Happy Jacks RPG podcast pseudo-convention), which is recorded for posterity here: More info on the game is here in my blog: I still have the game, but haven’t run it in over a year now, but it’s definitely not going anywhere (can’t stand the though of taking apart all the Legos!)

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