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Star Traders: Frontiers
« on: January 10, 2018, 04:50:25 AM »
I hope we haven't discussed this before, but the Trese Brothers have their new spaceship/trading/crew managing RPG game Star Traders: Frontiers out on Steam in Early Access at the moment.

And it's looking like a goodie. Especially if you're into speeding around the Star Traders Universe (which has been likened a smidge to Dune) sorting out your ship bits, trading commodities, doing missions, possibly spying/smuggling/pirating and managing your boisterous crew.

Hand crafted RPG stories, but mixed into a procedurally generated Universe with random events and narratives to cope with. Mutinies! *shudder*.

Anyways, might be something folks are interested in.

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Re: Star Traders: Frontiers
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 06:28:43 AM »
Thanks for posting, going to check it out.
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Re: Star Traders: Frontiers
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 09:35:03 AM »
Been on my wishlist.  :nerd:

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Re: Star Traders: Frontiers
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
almost bought at christmas - spent a long while watching lets plays - looks very good

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Re: Star Traders: Frontiers
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 10:21:44 AM »
As additional info, Space Game Junkie did a podcast interview with the Trese Brothers (although the audio was a bit shonky in places) where they discuss the mechanics intimately.

Here on the Youtubes

or audio..

On the Trese brothers web site under the Forums/Community, there is a sweet guide/tips page (lots of very interesting information if you want to find out some of the ins and outs of the game).

Theres a vid playlist of short training clips

There is a Wiki

Getting Started Guide

Because the Star Traders Universe has been established in the previous mobile games, there is a huge amount of Lore stuff

Two Star Traders fiction novels available for small change at Amazon/Kindle, Google Play etc..

A forum based choose-your-own adventure comic, drawn by the artist of the game (I think)

They say on the podcast, that the game should be in full release within around two months. From what I've played of it, and I haven't got very far, it seems to be fully featured and very playable.

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Re: Star Traders: Frontiers
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 01:49:59 PM »
I own this game, for about two weeks. I like it. There are some balance problems, and some of the mechanics aren't well explained, but for what it tries to do, it does very well.

The best mechanic is prioritizing your character build. If you wish to be a trader, than any old rust bucket will do, but you might want to upgrade your trade, charisma, and negotiating skills.

For a bounty hunter, it might be the reverse. Get yourself a bad-ass ship, and have fewer points to spend on your personal traits.

I need to play this to completion before a final grade, but this game does appear to have legs, and depth.