Random Encounters: The Adventure Begins!


My “gateway drug” to tabletop role playing games was the TSR science fiction game Star Frontiers & Tom Baney in 6th grade.

starfron_basic Star Frontiers Basic Rules Book, art by Larry Elmore

That was when you didn’t have to specify “tabletop” when describing an RPG because all RPGs were tabletop, played with paper, pencil & dice. SF was played with 2 plastic 10-sided die, a decahedron that had number shaped indentations on each face that could be filled in with a white wax crayon.

The back of the boxed set promised that players could:

“Play the role of a Dralasite, Vrusk, Human or Yazirian.

By playing one of these, you become a member of the Galactic Task Force. Your mission is to defend the galaxy against ruthless adversaries. It’s a tough job, but you’re equipped for just about anything!”

I don’t know anything about protecting the galaxy from adversaries but as…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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