Amarillo Design Bureau
"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. An excellent article on painting battle stations is included. There is also a list of Federation frigate variations and war cruiser conversions for many empires. Origins 1984 had its report. There are the previews of then-forthcoming titles and of course, the Academy. Term Papers and "Why" showed up in this issue. There is a story and scenario by Michael Bennett. Finally, there was also the inevitable (at the time) collection of errata.
Starfire has a good number of articles. The boxed set had just been released and there is an article that explored the changes. The third part of a series of articles on incidents from the first interstellar war shows up. Carrier rules that are new to Basic Starfire are published. Of particular interest is a one-page short story by David Weber. A series of scenarios by Mike Baker look exciting. There is also an interesting pair of articles on the Ophiuchi Association. The Starfire section winds up with an article on painting minis.
Finally there is a preview of the boxed game Musketeers and new torpedo rules for Battlewagon.
This PDF is provided by Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc. with the kind permission of Allen D. Eldridge. It includes ads and offers from 1984; these are no longer valid.
Written by Stephen Cole / Allen Eldridge