NEXUS: The bond, link or tie existing between members of a group; a means of connection.
The word "nexus" doesn't come up in conversation very often. Its most common use is also its most dramatic: "the nexus of events," where great actions come together to form a point in history.
The first issue of Nexus, published in April-May 1982, is wide ranging. From the historical to... [click here for more]
He who travels changes only his skies, not his soul. -- Horace
Ever since the legendary Icarus took to the skies on his wax and feather wings, Man has desired to fly. And for nearly as long, he has wanted to expand that flight to the planets and the stars beyond. With that in mind, it is not surprising that the highly popular Starfire was featured in this issue.
Doubtless, Horace’s... [click here for more]
“The Greek heroes are ... treacherous and self-sacrificing, generous and greedy, vengeful and just, humorous and gloomy -- in other words human, and many times all too human.”
Join us in 1982 when Nexus #3 was published. It focuses on the “new” Heroes of Olympus roleplaying game based on Greek mythology. Here you will find an Aegyptian extension to the... [click here for more]
Jardine crawled out of his lifeboat, his head still reeling from the impact of the landing. “Guess I better check out this vacation paradise,” he said aloud.
It is the start of 1983 and Nexus #4 has just been released. It focuses on the “The Savage Jungle” which combines Ultra Warrior and Survival to create a new solitaire game.
Of course there... [click here for more]
Actually, there is a kind of magic in a historical game. It’s not the blatant kind: no thundering giants are summoned, no demons appear, and no dragons spit fire. Instead, it’s the subtle magic of being transported across time to stand in another man’s shoes.
It is 1983 and Nexus #5 has just been released. It focuses this time on historical boardgames, starting with... [click here for more]
Not all of the drama nor all of the heroes are on the Bridge. – Stephen V. Cole
It is 1983 and Nexus #6 has just been released. It focuses this time on Star Fleet Battles, with the lead story of “Behind the Glory of the Heroes” by Joseph McCarthy. (The story was reprinted in Captain’s Log #13.) Play by mail was arriving for Star Fleet Battles... [click here for more]
However, not counting playtest sessions, I can count on both hands the number of times I have played an adventure game with an opponent. The point of this is that I am not alone! – Allen D. Eldridge
It is 1984 and Nexus #7 has just been released. It focuses this time on solitaire gaming. Of course there is a section on the Star Fleet Universe, too. In that section you will find... [click here for more]
Silence. I remember the silence the most. – Dennis R. Ricketts, “Patrol.”
It is 1984 and Nexus #8 has just been released. This issue has “History of the Second World War” which is background for a game of the same name and Starfire with a history of their Orions. Of course there is a section on the Star Fleet Universe, too. In that... [click here for more]