The Stellar Beacon is a quarterly zine that supports the sci-fi RPG Return to the Stars with new adventures and which also explores the gamer and geek culture more broadly. The first issue is available now. The zine includes:
One Atom of Justice, One Molecule of Mercy, and the Empire of Unsheathed Knives an original essay by novelist Alexandra Rowland, exploring a new science fiction sub-genre: Hopepunk.
Aphrodite on Deck
A solarpunk-themed scenario for Return to the Stars by designer Brie Sheldon
Emmett O’Brian brings us a “hard sci-fi” adventure where players explore a mysterious megastructure.
Beginning Gamemaster Pep Talk
Comics writer and illustrator Amy King provides encouragement for new game masters from a new game master.
The Stars, My Sandbox
Non-linear story prompts and encounters for Return to the Stars.
If you are interested in writing for the Stellar Beacon, we’re accepting submissions.