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Nexus #18

Nexus #18


You have probably noticed by now that the title of this column has changed from “Opening Lines” to “Closing Lines.” The reason is that this is the final issue of Nexus magazine.   It is 1987 and the final issue of Nexus, Nexus #18, has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and Delta Force. Musketeers,...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Punch

Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Punch


Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Punch has empire-specific counters for the Lyran Democratic Republic (LDR), Vudar, Paravians, Seltorians, Carnivons, and Jindarians. Each empire gets 140 counters for a total of 840 counters. These will be the first of these empires’ counters for this game system. On close inspection, you will find that while the types of counters are the same for each empire,...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #17

Nexus #17


The position given for the disabled ships was off their assigned patrol route. Too far off. The possibility of a trap occurred to him, but he could not afford to ignore the message. His Commander’s Oath demanded that he investigate. It is 1987 and Nexus #17 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and Delta Force. Viceroys!,...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Strike

Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Strike


Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Strike has empire-specific counters for the Interstellar Concordium, Orion Pirates, Hydrans, Andromedans, Lyrans, and WYNs. Each empire gets 140 counters for a total of 840 counters. These will be the first Interstellar Concordium, Orion Pirate, Andromedan, and WYN counters for this game system. On close inspection, you will find that while the types of counters...   [click here for more]
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Federation Commander: Lost Counters Pack #1

Federation Commander: Lost Counters Pack #1


You pointed out that you would like counters for the ships we have released without them. Until we do a new product with die-cut counters and can add all of the ships from newsletters, ePacks, and Captain’s Logs, we offer this PDF countersheet (in both 1" and half inch) with counters for the ships from Communique #133-#168 (our free newsletter), Captain's Log #53, as well as...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Attack

Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Attack


Star Fleet Marines: Counter-Attack has empire-specific counters for the Federation, Klingons, Romulans, Kzintis, Gorns, and Tholians. Each empire gets 140 counters for a total of 840 counters. These will be the first Gorn and Tholian counters for this game system.   On close inspection, you will find that while the types of counters are the same for each empire, the art for the counters is...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #16

Nexus #16


“We’re here to look for pirates and Romulans and Gorns and anyone else who happens to show up! Our job is to stop them before they can get within detection range of you. Failing that, we have to destroy them before they can report back.”   It is 1987 and Nexus #16 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star...   [click here for more]
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Starfire I

Starfire I


Originally published in 1979, this is the first version of the Starfire board game. Republished in 2014 by the Starfire Design Studio. This PDF contains only the basic rulebook. Starfire is a game of fleet-level starship combat. Using a unique system for displaying a ship as a line of letters and numbers, combat is a matter of rolling to hit and then marking off damage from left to right. Starfire...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #13

Nexus #13


“We are all good soldiers. But this war has gone on too long, and the Empire is consuming itself in the fire. What new Empire will rise from the ashes we have yet to see.” -- Marine Major Ardak Kumerian It is 1985 and Nexus #13 (the Holiday Issue) has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, Battlewagon, and History...   [click here for more]
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Captain's Log #54 Supplement

Captain's Log #54 Supplement


This 20-page booklet includes interesting and useful information about the main Captain's Log #54 issue, as well as new materials, namely proposals for various ships for Star Fleet Battles.   Included are: Over two pages of publisher's notes. Notes from other staff members. 14 pages of Star Fleet Battles ship proposals ...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #14

Nexus #14


Pirates! The Scourge of the Galaxy! It is 1985 and Nexus #14 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and History of the Second World War. Battlewagon, Musketeers, East Wind Rain, and 4th Reich also have materials included. And “Arrgghhhh! Here there be pirates!” is a thread running through...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #15

Nexus #15


For years, through hijackings and kidnappings and savage massacres, the West has been helpless before this bloody foe: the international terrorist. Until now. Now America has Delta Force. It is 1986 and Nexus #15 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and Delta Force. Battlewagon, Duel for Kharkov, Counterstroke...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #12

Nexus #12


“Go out there and take a look, Brian. If it’s a Klingon, kill it; if it’s natural, study it; if it’s dangerous, cut and run back here.” It is 1985 and Nexus #12 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and History of the Second World War.   The Star Fleet Universe section...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #11

Nexus #11


“If you find any Klingons, don’t go heroic on me. Keep that ship intact until you get her overhauled. Don’t run; the Klingons will smell blood and hunt you down. Instead, show a good front and hope they’ll take the hint and leave.” It is 1985 and Nexus #11 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire,...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #3: More Starships

Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #3: More Starships


While the Covid-19 situation is ongoing, this will be a "Pay What You Want" product. Our fans have continued to ask for even more line art of ships. In the Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #3 we present Kzinti, Lyran, Hydran, and Orion ships! The drawings range from fairly simple to more complex, so there is something for every skill level. Kzinti: Battlecruiser, Dreadnought, Medium...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #9

Nexus #9


“A Klingon warship is not something that fights an enemy, but something that happens to an enemy.” – Commander Mizia, DSF It is 1984 and Nexus #9 has just been released, with an additional eight pages more than the last issue. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe and also on Starfire.   There is a list of Klingon ship names....   [click here for more]
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Operation Pegasus

Operation Pegasus


Return to 1980 when Task Force Games was thriving and releasing all sorts of games. The Vietnam War was in the very recent past. Enter Perry Moore with a concept and design and Stephen Cole to develop the game and the combat system. They consulted with others who had been in the military. The result? Operation Pegasus. In the spring of 1968 two full North Vietnamese divisions surrounded and blocked...   [click here for more]
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McPherson's Ridge

McPherson's Ridge


Two brigades of Brigadier General John Buford’s First Union Cavalry Division had been bivouacked on McPherson’s Ridge, northwest of Gettysburg, when Heth’s Division of Hill’s Corps (Army of Northern Virginia) approached from Cashtown on July 1st. Realizing that this was the first element of the entire Confederate Army, and that the commanding heights of Cemetery Ridge (1.25...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #2: Aliens and Crew

Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #2: Aliens and Crew


While the Covid-19 situation is ongoing, this will be a "Pay What You Want" product. For many years our fans have asked for a collection of line art. Now the second volume is available to you! The drawings range from fairly simple to more complex, so there is something for every skill level. This second book focuses on the people of the Star Fleet Universe and includes...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #2

Nexus #2


He who travels changes only his skies, not his soul. -- Horace Ever since the legendary Icarus took to the skies on his wax and feather wings, Man has desired to fly. And for nearly as long, he has wanted to expand that flight to the planets and the stars beyond. With that in mind, it is not surprising that the highly popular Starfire was featured in this issue. Doubtless, Horace’s...   [click here for more]
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Captain's Log #47

Captain's Log #47


Lester, on the other hand, had been a seat-of-the-pants kind of captain. The job was done, the victims were rescued, the pirates were captured, the cargo was delivered on time, the citizens were served, and if that required bending or ignoring a few rules and protocols and regulations, well there were always those “exigencies of the situation” to protect Lester from retaliation....   [click here for more]
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Nexus #10

Nexus #10


“A large part of any game’s flavor is a product of the game system’s inherent realism (or the appearance of the same).” – Michael Anderson It is 1984 and Nexus #10 has just been released. This issue focused on the Star Fleet Universe, Starfire, and History of the Second World War.   This issue starts with variants...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #1

Nexus #1


NEXUS: The bond, link or tie existing between members of a group; a means of connection. The word "nexus" doesn't come up in conversation very often. Its most common use is also its most dramatic: "the nexus of events," where great actions come together to form a point in history. The first issue of Nexus, published in April-May 1982, is wide ranging. From the historical to...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Gorn Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Gorn Master Starship Book


"Cadets, why do the Gorns have so many of what we consider to be “hybrid ships” such as the destroyer-battlecruiser? Anyone other than Cadet Granger? Yes, Cadet Granger?” "The Gorn legislature is notoriously stingy so the Gorn Admiralty plans ahead and finds ways to make larger ships from smaller ones." "You are correct as always, Cadet Granger....   [click here for more]
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April Fool's Day Ship Pack 2018

April Fool's Day Ship Pack 2018


On April 1, Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. released four “April 1” ships in our shop on Shapeways. These are the Gorn Bubble Dreadnought, Kzinti Tri-Maran, Tholian “Crown of Tholia” Hexagonal Battleship, and WYN Heavy Auxiliary Mauler. People started asking for the information to play the ships. This ship pack is the answer. In this pack are the ship descriptions and history,...   [click here for more]
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Captain's Log #48

Captain's Log #48


But nothing was like a verminball, a pestilence from the Federation that the Earthers called a “tribble.” Something about verminballs sent Klingon hormones and the Klingon nervous system into overdrive. Klingons who encountered verminballs reacted with barely controllable panic and fear. Released in 2014, this Captain’s Log issue supports Star Fleet Battles, Federation Commander,...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #8

Nexus #8


Silence. I remember the silence the most. – Dennis R. Ricketts, “Patrol.” It is 1984 and Nexus #8 has just been released. This issue has “History of the Second World War” which is background for a game of the same name and Starfire with a history of their Orions. Of course there is a section on the Star Fleet Universe, too. In that...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #6

Nexus #6


Not all of the drama nor all of the heroes are on the Bridge. – Stephen V. Cole It is 1983 and Nexus #6 has just been released. It focuses this time on Star Fleet Battles, with the lead story of “Behind the Glory of the Heroes” by Joseph McCarthy. (The story was reprinted in Captain’s Log #13.) Play by mail was arriving for Star Fleet Battles...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #3

Nexus #3


“The Greek heroes are ... treacherous and self-sacrificing, generous and greedy, vengeful and just, humorous and gloomy -- in other words human, and many times all too human.” Join us in 1982 when Nexus #3 was published. It focuses on the “new” Heroes of Olympus roleplaying game based on Greek mythology. Here you will find an Aegyptian extension to the...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #4

Nexus #4


Jardine crawled out of his lifeboat, his head still reeling from the impact of the landing. “Guess I better check out this vacation paradise,” he said aloud. It is the start of 1983 and Nexus #4 has just been released. It focuses on the “The Savage Jungle” which combines Ultra Warrior and Survival to create a new solitaire game. Of course there...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #7

Nexus #7


However, not counting playtest sessions, I can count on both hands the number of times I have played an adventure game with an opponent. The point of this is that I am not alone! – Allen D. Eldridge It is 1984 and Nexus #7 has just been released. It focuses this time on solitaire gaming. Of course there is a section on the Star Fleet Universe, too. In that section you will find...   [click here for more]
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Nexus #5

Nexus #5


Actually, there is a kind of magic in a historical game. It’s not the blatant kind: no thundering giants are summoned, no demons appear, and no dragons spit fire. Instead, it’s the subtle magic of being transported across time to stand in another man’s shoes. It is 1983 and Nexus #5 has just been released. It focuses this time on historical boardgames, starting with...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Basic Set SSD Book 2011 (Color)

Star Fleet Battles: Basic Set SSD Book 2011 (Color)


“Captain, our front shield is badly damaged!” “Lieutenant, reinforce that shield! We need to protect phasers #1 and #2.” Now in color so you can easily find various ship systems, this 48-page SSD book for the Star Fleet Battles Basic Set includes such classic ships as the Federation heavy cruiser and destroyer, Klingon D7 battlecruiser and F5 frigate, Romulan...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Module S1 - Scenario Book #1

Star Fleet Battles: Module S1 - Scenario Book #1


More than 50 Scenarios! This exciting module for Star Fleet Battles adds 51 scenarios to the SFB game system. Scenarios are the meat and potatoes of the Star Fleet Universe, the place where history is told and battles are fought. Virtually all of the scenarios in this book are reprinted from the Commander’s Edition; all of these were revised to meet the Captain’s...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #1: Starships

Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #1: Starships


While the Covid-19 situation is ongoing, this will be a "Pay What You Want" product. For many years our fans have asked for a collection of line art. Now it is available to you! The drawings range from fairly simple to more complex, so there is something for every skill level. This first book focuses on starships and includes the following starships. Federation: Heavy cruiser,...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Kzinti Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Kzinti Master Starship Book


"Cadets, how do we know the Kzintis considered building a battleship? Anyone other than Cadet Granger? Yes, Cadet Granger?” "They attempted and failed to build the large warp engines it would require. Simulations showed that the proximity of the engines would require extra shielding and the engines would be more vulnerable to damage." "You are correct, Cadet...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Federation Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Federation Master Starship Book


“Dad, what kind of starship is that?” “Let’s get you the Federation Master Starship Book so you can look it up!” The first volume in the long-anticipated Master Starship Book series is now available. It includes every Federation ship in Star Fleet Battles, including X-ships, Y-ships, and R1 units that are specific to the...   [click here for more]
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Hex Map Pack #1

Hex Map Pack #1


This Hex Map Pack contains three maps in two different formats. One format is a single large PDF that can be taken to a professional printer and expanded to approximately 19.5” x 32.5”. The other format is designed to be printed using a normal computer printer on six pieces of letter-sized cardstock and pieced together. The maps are blank, with 5/8" (16.5mm) hexes, but different...   [click here for more]
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Captain's Log #29

Captain's Log #29


“How many Romulans will die today before we destroy this interloper?” – Ante-Commander Raxx Casifax Released in May, 2004, this Captain’s Log issue supports Star Fleet Battles and Federation & Empire. “A Mission of Vital Importance” by Randy O. Green is the story of how tactical warp was first denied to the Romulans. In...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Klingon Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Klingon Master Starship Book


“Cadet, there’s a Klingon ship approaching. What is it?” “Sir, it is a D7 battlecruiser. Arming phasers on your command!” “Cadet, that is the Overlord, a D7N diplomatic cruiser. Diplomats take a dim view of having phasers pointed at them or their ships. After this simulation is over,...   [click here for more]
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Cerberus

Cerberus


Humans were ready to colonize the planet Cerberus. The problem? Cetians, a reptile-like species had arrived there first and didn’t want to share! So on June 10, 2096, the human force arrived at Cerberus, ready to take over the planet. Can they do it? Return to 1979 and try an exciting, two-player game of fast maneuvers and action, sure to excite new and experienced gamers of all ages. ...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Electronic Master Rulebook

Star Fleet Battles: Electronic Master Rulebook


Captain! We’re under attack! The weapon made us change direction! Yes, Ensign. That is the heel nipper, a weapon of the Carnivons. Bring us about and fire photon torpedoes! 2012 EDITION of the Star Fleet Battles Master Rulebook   The Star Fleet Battles Master Rulebook includes all of the "rules" (no scenarios, annexes, SSDs, counters, maps,...   [click here for more]
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Federation & Empire 2010 Rulebook

Federation & Empire 2010 Rulebook


Battle for the Galaxy! Federation & Empire is set in the universe of Star Fleet Battles. The Grand Alliance (Federation, Gorns, Kzintis, Tholians, and Hydrans) battles the Coalition (Klingons, Romulans, and Lyrans) for control of the galaxy! This is the Federation & Empire 2010 rulebook, containing the most up-to-date rules and scenarios so that you can...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Lyran Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Lyran Master Starship Book


“Cadets, how did the Lyrans produce their Lion dreadnought? Anyone beside Cadet Granger? Yes, Cadet Granger.” “Sir, it involved cutting a Tiger-class heavy cruiser in half and installing a new center section.” “As usual, Cadet Granger is correct. The rest of you, study your Lyran Master Starship...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Romulan Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Romulan Master Starship Book


“Cadet, identify that Romulan ship which just uncloaked off our front shield!” “Sir, that is a King Condor battleship. My copy of the Romulan Master Starship Book notes that it is conjectural. Should we try to escape to warn the Federation that it is not conjectural?” “Well done, Cadet! Were this not a simulation, we would indeed do...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Advanced Missions SSD Book 2014 (Color)

Star Fleet Battles: Advanced Missions SSD Book 2014 (Color)


“Captain, congratulations. You have brought your ship through its basic tour. Now we have an advanced mission for you. Good luck!” Newly updated in 2014, the Star Fleet Battles Advanced Missions SSD Book is now available in colorized SSDs, making it easy for you to quickly identify each ship’s systems. This 144-page book includes such...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Basic Set Rulebook 2005

Star Fleet Battles: Basic Set Rulebook 2005


Do you have what it takes to command a starship? Find out now! The Basic Set is the entry point into the Star Fleet Battles game system. With this rulebook, you can command a starship! What you have seen, you can do for yourself. This introduction to the game includes rules for the Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Kzinti, Gorn, Tholian, and Orion ships. The Basic...   [click here for more]
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Federation & Empire Chart Book

Federation & Empire Chart Book


These are the charts needed for Federation & Empire. With this PDF version, you can print your own and forget about finding a photocopier or scanner before every session. Included are: Fleet charts and capital charts for each empire Maps in two scales The combat damage results table The battle board And all of the forms: Economics Base status Partial supply grid Command point Planetary...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Hydran Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Hydran Master Starship Book


“Sir! What is that? It looks like a bug-eyed monster and I don’t recognize its ship!” “Cadet, after this simulation is over, you will return to your quarters and review the Hydran Master Starship Book. You will be tested on the ships tomorrow. And never, ever refer to the Hydrans as BEMs. Dismissed!” The second volume in...   [click here for more]
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Star Fleet Battles: Lyran Democratic Republic Master Starship Book

Star Fleet Battles: Lyran Democratic Republic Master Starship Book


“Sir! Lyran ship approaching!” “Load photon torpedoes. Fire all phasers!” “End simulation. Congratulations, cadets. You just started a war with the Lyran Democratic Republic, a neutral power. Go study your LDR Master Starship Book. Quiz tomorrow. Dismissed!” The sixth volume in...   [click here for more]
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