I seem to have gotten into a pretty good rhythm of posting this month by getting a post out on every Tuesday. I’m going to try to keep to that schedule going forward. I’m not sure I will be able to add to that schedule (see the big announcement below) but hope to not fall below that.
I actually managed to meet all of my expected targets this month. The big one was getting the next section of the Ghost Ship Osiris adventure – Osiris Under Siege – finished. The full text went out to my Patreon supporters on the 18th with the post going up here on the 22nd.
Along the way we got the Laco Sand Dragon, which I mentioned in last month’s “state of the Frontier” post and finally got to use in my on-line game last Friday, the post on the Clarion calendar system, and one post on the starship construction system.
That calendar system post came completely out of the blue as I was working on the timeline project. The starship construction system post was originally going to go out the day the calendar system post dropped but I wanted to post the calendar system immediately. That will probably be a recurring theme for those construction system posts. I’m using them primarily as filler when I have a slow week. Although if I get a lot of requests, they might get a higher priority. Similarly for the calendar post. I had a lot of fun doing that one and think I might work out the calendars (and in some cases system details) for all of the systems in the Frontier. Let me know what you think.
The next step for the Ghost Ship Osiris adventure is to design the alien craft that is embedded in the center of the Osiris asteroid. That may take a while as it’s a fairly big ship. I hope to have that design done, probably as the last post of the month.
I need to get back to finishing up the Murder at Rosegard adventure as well. You’ll probably see a post on the sathar inhabited cave system for that adventure which really is the last location map (I think) I need. Otherwise, there is a lot of writing to put together all the bits and pieces I’ve posted into a coherent package.
You’ll probably get another starship construction post at some point in the month together with the update on the Frontier Timeline. I have a few other ideas for posts included a requested post on how I make system maps, a discussion on starship construction in the Frontier, and some thoughts on Spacefleet crews. Those last three are just ideas with nothing really concrete written as of yet but if you’re interested in me fleshing them out, let me know and I’ll bump them up on the priority list.
But Wait …
I mentioned at the top of the post that I had a big announcement. Starting in February I am officially relaunching the Frontier Explorer fan magazine.
The first new issue will probably come out in April, exactly one year after it would have come out if WotC had not asked me to put it on hold. I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past year and given all that has happened and the information I’ve received from WotC, it’s time to get the magazine back up and running.
I might get started on this and have to stop, but as of now, I’ve told WotC of my intention to restart it and they haven’t told me that I can’t. So keep an eye out here and on the Frontier Explorer website for more details as I work out the plans going forward. I’m hoping to get some more community involvement in the production of the magazine and broaden its scope but we’ll have to see how that pans out.
And that’s it for now. Things are moving along nicely and I hope you are still enjoying the content being produced. Feel free to share suggestions, questions, or ideas in the comment section