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Hello from Starfire player of old
« on: February 11, 2021, 08:21:18 AM »
I dont see a Stafire chat forum so I thought I would post here. 

HELLO!   ;D

Was a member of the old starfire mailing list from late 90s until early 2000s.  Was involved in UTM.  Ended up drifting away from starfire for various reasons but today I am looking to get back into.  Maybe a solo game using SA, nice to see thats still possible to download and perhaps use even if Steve has moved onto bigger and better things.

As an aside the SDS site looks like it has fallen on hard times.  Broken links on the main page and not a huge amount of activity in its forums.  Without rehashing the Marvin vs Steve debate from back in the day whats the status of starfire today?   

Regards
Michael R
 
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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 09:20:15 AM »
I dont see a Stafire chat forum so I thought I would post here. 

HELLO!   ;D

Was a member of the old starfire mailing list from late 90s until early 2000s.  Was involved in UTM.  Ended up drifting away from starfire for various reasons but today I am looking to get back into.  Maybe a solo game using SA, nice to see thats still possible to download and perhaps use even if Steve has moved onto bigger and better things.

As an aside the SDS site looks like it has fallen on hard times.  Broken links on the main page and not a huge amount of activity in its forums.  Without rehashing the Marvin vs Steve debate from back in the day whats the status of starfire today?   

Regards
Michael R

I'm here as well, as are a number of people from the old days.  I'm currently writing a Starfire-based campaign called Cold War, as I decided to take a break from Aurora for a while.  I thought about posting on the SDS site as well, but I wasn't sure about how the older versions are thought of over there (and SA), and it didn't seem like there was a lot of participation. 

Kurt
 
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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 09:40:09 AM »
Starfire!!!!!!!!! OMFG.

AM Elder (1964) and play Starfire in 1979-1992... When in 1998 ive been found "Steve's" SA on web...

@Steve r our Salvation.
 
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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 11:21:46 AM »
I dont see a Stafire chat forum so I thought I would post here. 

HELLO!   ;D

Was a member of the old starfire mailing list from late 90s until early 2000s.  Was involved in UTM.  Ended up drifting away from starfire for various reasons but today I am looking to get back into.  Maybe a solo game using SA, nice to see thats still possible to download and perhaps use even if Steve has moved onto bigger and better things.

As an aside the SDS site looks like it has fallen on hard times.  Broken links on the main page and not a huge amount of activity in its forums.  Without rehashing the Marvin vs Steve debate from back in the day whats the status of starfire today?   

Regards
Michael R

Hiya.
As Kurt says, a few of us about from UTM & 3DG days
I know they released a new version of Starfire a bit ago, possibly v6, so it was still going.  I gave up on it with no SA equivalent, though I did house rule some of the more interesting stuff from 4th into my old 3DG campaign
Stephen
 

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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 11:39:50 AM »
I dont see a Stafire chat forum so I thought I would post here. 

HELLO!   ;D

Was a member of the old starfire mailing list from late 90s until early 2000s.  Was involved in UTM.  Ended up drifting away from starfire for various reasons but today I am looking to get back into.  Maybe a solo game using SA, nice to see thats still possible to download and perhaps use even if Steve has moved onto bigger and better things.

As an aside the SDS site looks like it has fallen on hard times.  Broken links on the main page and not a huge amount of activity in its forums.  Without rehashing the Marvin vs Steve debate from back in the day whats the status of starfire today?   

Regards
Michael R

I'm here as well, as are a number of people from the old days.  I'm currently writing a Starfire-based campaign called Cold War, as I decided to take a break from Aurora for a while.  I thought about posting on the SDS site as well, but I wasn't sure about how the older versions are thought of over there (and SA), and it didn't seem like there was a lot of participation. 

Kurt

Hey Kurt.  I already found your cold war story.  Its good, reminds me of you old long running story from the list days.  Brought back some good memories.

Michael
 

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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 11:44:37 AM »
I dont see a Stafire chat forum so I thought I would post here. 

HELLO!   ;D

Was a member of the old starfire mailing list from late 90s until early 2000s.  Was involved in UTM.  Ended up drifting away from starfire for various reasons but today I am looking to get back into.  Maybe a solo game using SA, nice to see thats still possible to download and perhaps use even if Steve has moved onto bigger and better things.

As an aside the SDS site looks like it has fallen on hard times.  Broken links on the main page and not a huge amount of activity in its forums.  Without rehashing the Marvin vs Steve debate from back in the day whats the status of starfire today?   

Regards
Michael R

Hiya.
As Kurt says, a few of us about from UTM & 3DG days
I know they released a new version of Starfire a bit ago, possibly v6, so it was still going.  I gave up on it with no SA equivalent, though I did house rule some of the more interesting stuff from 4th into my old 3DG campaign
Stephen

You really need software support to run anything like starfire.  My old group made VERY heavy use of excel to track everything back in the 90s. 

A pity that UTM and 3DG died but thats water under the bridge so to speak. 

Doubt I will look at v5 or v6 of Starfire as I didn't much care of v4.  Dynamic was all off.  Revolutionary change vs Evolutionary change.

OK I think I will hang out here then as SDS looks fairly low activity. 

Thanks all for the replies!
 

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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2021, 09:59:52 AM »
I dont see a Stafire chat forum so I thought I would post here. 

HELLO!   ;D

Was a member of the old starfire mailing list from late 90s until early 2000s.  Was involved in UTM.  Ended up drifting away from starfire for various reasons but today I am looking to get back into.  Maybe a solo game using SA, nice to see thats still possible to download and perhaps use even if Steve has moved onto bigger and better things.

As an aside the SDS site looks like it has fallen on hard times.  Broken links on the main page and not a huge amount of activity in its forums.  Without rehashing the Marvin vs Steve debate from back in the day whats the status of starfire today?   

Regards
Michael R

I'm here as well, as are a number of people from the old days.  I'm currently writing a Starfire-based campaign called Cold War, as I decided to take a break from Aurora for a while.  I thought about posting on the SDS site as well, but I wasn't sure about how the older versions are thought of over there (and SA), and it didn't seem like there was a lot of participation. 

Kurt

Hey Kurt.  I already found your cold war story.  Its good, reminds me of you old long running story from the list days.  Brought back some good memories.

Michael

Glad you enjoyed it.  I'm having fun writing it, and with the changes I made to population growth (about one-fifth normal) I've been able to keep it going longer in game time than the Phoenix Campaign. 

Before I started this campaign, I played around with running a campaign set in either Galactic Starfire (4th Ed), or Solar Starfire (5th?).  I spent some time going over the rules, and set up some preliminary spreadsheets, but after a while I realized it would be so much easier that I went back to 3rd/UTM and SA.  I haven't given up on maybe doing something in those editions, but for now I'm liking the Cold War campaign. 

Kurt
 

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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2021, 01:41:22 AM »
Hi and welcome here, I'm another old refuge from the mailing list and UTM.

Cheers,
Alex
 

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Re: Hello from Starfire player of old
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 11:12:02 AM »
Also a hello and welcome!  Starslayer and I are still running a long term campaign with a fairly stars at war feel to it...turn 298 I think we are on. 
 

 

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