STARFIRE is an original game of starship combat and interstellar empire building. Written by Steve Cole in 1976, the game system was expanded in the 1980's and 1990's by David Weber, based on the books he wrote with Steve White. In 2000 GALACTIC STARFIRE and in 2004 ULTRA STARFIRE were released with a focus on game balance and multiplayer campaigns. But in 2012 the current version, SOLAR STARFIRE, was released along with the beginnings of a new STARFIRE history.
STARFIRE's unique combat system allows players to build their own fleets of starships and annihilate those fleets in only a few hours play time. Fans of 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) games will enjoy that STARFIRE has a campaign system that allows you to build an alien empire, control every facet of its development, and attempt to conquer a galaxy full of players and/or non-players alike.
Take a look at our Introduction to STARFIRE for a more detailed look at the STARFIRE game system, check out the Downloads Page for free files, or head over to our Ordering Page if you want to see what products are currently available.
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We have re-published the Starfire I (1st edition) and Starfire 2 (2nd edition) rulebooks! They are available for ordering now. You can find out more at the the forum announcement.
If I'm understanding correctly, these are a collaborative effort between Xveers and Lomn and are an update to both of their spreadsheets. You can read more and find the download link at http://www.starfiredesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=1694&p=30697#p30697.
Apparently I've been too busy posting news on our Starfire Facebook Page and not here on the main site. I haven't posted here all summer! My apologies, I will try and remember to co-post here. It hasn't been dead, we've actually been working behind the scenes on new counters, bringing back more old materials, and some other stuff. Check out the forum or the Facebook page...
Last night our site went down completely. This morning it came back up, but we've been having intermittent database issues all day. All of that appears to be resolved now. We still aren't exactly sure what happened to our host, so we'll keep a close eye on the site.
As a side note, Starfire players who visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/starfireboardgame were able to get news that we were down. If you haven't seen our Facebook page yet you might want to go bookmark it for events like this one.