Happy New Year!
As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting for a while. In fact, I didn’t post at all last year. I’m planning to change that this year. I’ve been quite busy over the past year with my position as a college professor. I’ve basically rewritten two classes over the past year. That, along with other, new hobbies, has kept me away from the Frontier. However, my teaching load has leveled out and is even a bit lighter this coming semester and I’m finally feeling the desire to get back into Star Frontiers.
Over the coming months, I have several projects that I’m going to work on:
The Detailed Frontier Timeline
I plan on getting back to this on a regular basis. I don’t know if I will continue to do daily posts on X any more but may only do the monthly summary posts here on the blog as well as detailed post on the battles. In fact, that will probably be the next post after this one. Namely a battle post between SF Nova and a Sathar Battle Group at one of the sathar starship production centers.
I really want to finish the Privateer models. I hope to work some more of them over the coming months. I’ve actually started one of them and so my first priority will be to finish that and and then work on the others.
Additionally, I may have a lead on a 3D scanner capable of scanning the character, creature, and robot miniatures. I’m in the process of testing it out and figuring out how best to prepare the miniatures for scanning. The bare metal reflects the laser and gives bad readings. We’ve tried a clear matte spray that worked pretty well and next I’m going to put some flat gray primer on the same miniature and see if the scan is any better. If all goes well. I’ll be able to post the STL files for people to access. And then I’ll need to finish my collection. I have most of the blister packs but I think I’m missing a few.
Depending on how long you’ve been following the blog, you may or may not know that I’ve been working on a novel set in the Frontier, specifically on Pale during the first sathar invasion. I’m going to be working on that regularly again starting this year. I’m not sure how that will interact with the blog. I might post snippets. I might start serializing it here. I’m still working on the first draft and it’s really rough and somewhat disjointed so I don’t know how well it would work as posts in its current iteration. But I plan on posting updates on progress. It’s currently at 77,000 words (I added 538 works on the 1st) and I think I’m about a quarter of the way through the story.
The other thing I want to finish up this year is to get all my posts from the now defunct Arcane Game Lore blog moved over here. I didn’t control that domain and the other host, who did, stopped renewing it and some spam site bought it up. I started moving the posts over in 2022 and plan on finishing them this year.
I hope to get back to a weekly posting frequency but I’ll probably start out with just one or two posts a month in the beginning. That is something we’ll just be playing by ear to start.
I still have the Patreon campaign for supporting this website. It billed here in January because I forgot to pause the January billing but I’ve already paused February’s. My plan is start letting the billing happen monthly again starting in March. For those that have stuck with my over the hiatus. Thank you. If you want to help support the site, consider joining.
That’s it for now. Look for Knight Hawks battle post to be the next post in a week or so. I’ve got the order of battle all set up and now just need to play through it. Let me know if there is anything in particular you’d like me to look at in the coming months.