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Alternity: Player’s Handbook... why wasn't this Star Frontier 3rd Edition?

Alternity R.K. Post Todd Lockwood TSR

I really have no idea what the business concept behind TSR’s late-run science fiction RPG, Alternity, was.  Perhaps they’d long ago abandoned or lost the rights to Star Frontiers, but it seems incredibly odd not to do a revamp of that universe since it already had a strong fanbase and solid universe. Whatever the case, Alternity was created in 1998 and failed almost as quickly as TSR’s bottom line before being salvaged from the scrap heap by Wizards of the Coast.  Although the staff at TSR survived [roughly], Alternity did not, and the game has become more of an oddity...

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