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. It 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 she identified called Hopepunk. Learn about an idea that's sparked conversation on NPR, in the Washington Post, Vox, and Slate!
Aphrodite on Deck - A solarpunk-themed scenario for Return to the Stars by designer Brie Sheldon
Fallen Juggernaut - 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.