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The Great Machine
"New Beginnings" - The Great Machine - Issue 19
"New Beginnings" - May/June 2006


CONTENTS
1 - Introduction/Contents
2 - New Units from A Call to Arms (Rich Bax)
8 - Achilles Light Cruiser (Tyrel Lohr)
10 - Return of the Dilgar (Tyrel Lohr)
16 - The Montari (Fred Moehrle)
18 - CONTEST: Enemy Unknown
19 - Starship Potpourri
20 - With Hostile Intent Primer (Todd Boyce)
21 - With Hostile Intent Boot Camp (Todd Boyce)
26 - Fiction: Naliahamuiya’s Unwanted Promotion (Todd Boyce)
29 - With Hostile Intent: Ships of the Kikoku and Jun-ila (Todd Boyce)
32 - Wars of the 25th Century: A Buck Rogers Conversion (Christian Meador)
36 - Scenario: The Lost Tribes (Christian Meador)
37 - Nexus: The Brixadii (Jeremy and Geoffrey Stano)
43 - Next Issue


"In Memory, Still Bright" - The Great Machine - Issue 18
"In Memory, Still Bright" - Spring 2006


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction/Contents
3 - Remembering G'Kar
7 - Ambassador G'Kar and Commander Tomalak (Tyrel Lohr)
10 - Narn Ships: Past, Present and Future (Compiled by Tyrel Lohr)
13 - Staring Across the Neutral Zone (Tyrel Lohr)
16 - Shadows Cubed (Sean Hillman)
18 - Talons of the Raptor (Charles Haught)
22 - Cthulhu Mythos: The Stars are Right! (David Ainsworth, SCS by Christian Meador)
32 - Ships of the Hyach Fleet (Tyrel Lohr)
34 - Rules of Engagement Conversion (Sean Hillman)
40 - SCS Roundup (Adam Keane, Andrew Wieting)
43 - Next Issue


"Lost Worlds" - The Great Machine - Issue 17
"Lost Worlds" - Fall/Winter


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction/Contents
5 - Fate's Turning Preview (Paul Brown)
7 - Tal'kona-sha Variants (David Ainsworth)
12 - More Antareans (Robert Balsley)
14 - The Hydran Kingdoms: SFB to B5W (Geoffrey Stano, Jeff Perkins, Christian Meador)
25 - Nexus: A Glimpse of the Future (Geoffrey Stano, Jeremy Stano)
30 - The Yautja (Christian Meador)
35 - SCENARIO: Unresolved Issues - Starfleet vs. Old Republic (Keith Carpenter)
36 - Next Issue


"Star Wars" - The Great Machine - Issue 16
"Star Wars" - June/July 2005


CONTENTS
3- Introduction
5- The Prankster's Monumnet
6- Attack of the Crossover (Paul Brown)
12- Revenge of the SCS (Christian Meador)
24- A New Homebrew (Sebastian Seiml)
31- The Empire Rolls Dice (Tyrel Lohr)
34- Return of the Fan Builds (Todd Boyce)
35- Star Wars Fighters (Marco Siebert)
36- Dude, Where's My Death Star?
38- Next Issue


"Campaigns - Part Two" - The Great Machine - Issue 15
"Campaigns - Part Two" - April/May 2005


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction/Contents
3 - Into the Fire: Version 6 Revisited (M. Sean Martinez)
8 - An Introduction to the Victory by Any Means Campaign System (Tyrel Lohr)
10 - Creating a Campaign Map (Tyrel Lohr)
12 - Babylon 5 Custom Races for VBAM (M. Sean Martinez)
27 - Ships of the Dune Campaign (Christian Meador)
34 - Fury of the Imperium (Jeremy Gray)
36 - Fate’s Turning (Paul Brown)
43 - Antarean Legacy: Additional Ships & Variants (Robert Balsley)
45 - Between the Darkness... Babylon 5 Mirror Universe (Jeremy Ward)
51 - Return to Nexus (Geoffrey & Jeremy Stano)
59 - Bases of the Andromedan Invaders
61 - Recent History of the Terran Concordat (Jason Stadnyk)
64 - NX War Cruiser – Shield Upgrade (Keith Carpenter)
65 - SCENARIO: The Last Stand (Keith Carpenter)
66 - Next Issue


"Campaigns - Part One" - The Great Machine - Issue 14
"Campaigns - Part One" - March 2005


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction/Contents
3 - Campaigns Introduction
4 - Bin'Tak vs. Octurion: Deadly Dreadnought, Boastful Battleship (Various)
8 - VBAM Babylon 5 Campaign Diaries (Charlie Lewis, Tyrel Lohr)
9 - Early Fleets Expanded (Tyrel Lohr)
12 - The Antarean Legacy (Robert Balsey)
16 - Narn R'Koth Light Cruiser (Adam Keane)
19 - Development of the Drazi Swallow Carriers (Tyrel Lohr)
22 - Escape Velocity: Nova Conversion (Mark Dwinnells)
26 - Dune Wars: Ships of the Million Worlds (Christian Meador)
34 - Back to Nexus (Geoffrey & Jeremy Stano)
38 - SCENARIO: Attacking Earth, Federation vs. Breen (Keith Carpenter)
39 - Federation Warship Voyager (Adam Keane)
40 - Work in Progress: SFB to B5W (Dale McKee)
41 - SCENARIO: Unexpected Encounters, Klingons vs. Interstellar Alliance (Keith Carpenter)
42 - Megafortress: Real World B5W (Keith Carpenter)
43 - VBAM Road to Victory Contest (VBAM Games)
44 - Next Issue


"A Call to Arms" - The Great Machine - Issue 13
"A Call to Arms" - February 2005


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction/Contents
3 - A Call to Arms
4 - White Star Variants (Rich Bax)
5 - Another Interesting Change for E-Mines in A Call to Arms (Jeremy Ward)
8 - All My Satellites: Abbai OSATs Expanded (Tyrel Lohr)
10 - Custom Ships for All! (Robert Green)
12 - Vidiian Solidarity (Christian Meador)
16 - The Suliban: Where are they Now? (Tyrel Lohr)
18 - The Escalation Wars: Courata Cathaara Dreadnought (Tyrel Lohr)
19 - The Stracynski Report
21 - Next Issue


"New Frontiers" - The Great Machine - Issue 12
"New Frontiers" - December 2004 / January 2005


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction / Contents
3 - The Twelve Variants of Christmas (Compiled by Paul Brown & Tyrel Lohr)
9 - Ships of the Primordial Shadow Fleet (Stephen Radlett)
12 - Tal'kona-sha (David Ainsworth)
21 - MarsGuard (Steve Cross & Anthony Pakizer)
25 - The Nexus Universe (Geoffrey & Jeremy Stano)
33 - Prometheus: The Rise of the Horde (Travis Watson)
44 - Freespace Conversions (Paul Brown)
45 - Winter-een-mas Custom Ships for All Special Preview (Robert Green)
46 - The Romulan War (Tyrel Lohr)
54 - Scenario: The Ashes of Eden (Keith Carpenter)
55 - The Ge'kad'ian Syndicate (Jason Stadnyk)
57 - Sci-Fi News in Brief
58 - Editorial: The Memory of Shadows Fiasco (Tyrel Lohr)
59 - Next Issue


"Missing Pieces" - The Great Machine - Issue 11
"Missing Pieces" - October/November 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
3 - Freespace Conversions (Paul Brown)
7 - Star Fleet Battles Conversion: The Andromedans (Geoffrey Stano)
18 - The Antareans & Lumati (Peter Beitzell & Steve Lafolette)
22 - Scenario: The First Battle of Hathban (Tyrel Lohr)
26 - Monsters! (Tyrel Lohr)
28 - The Ragalthan Challenge (Tyrel Lohr)
31 - The Courata & Vendrizzi (Tyrel Lohr)
42 - The Sshel'ath Scrapyard (Tyrel Lohr & Steve Cross)
43 - The Remans (Mike Marshall & Tim Sylvester)
45 - Dreadnought! (Dave Pullen & Tyrel Lohr)
46 - Of Fusions and Fighters: The Evolution of the Hydrans in the Babylon 5 Wars Game System (Tyrel Lohr)
49 - More Thirdspace Ships! (Jorg Skartner)
50 - Next Issue / Credits


"Grey 17 is Missing" - The Great Machine - Issue 10
"Grey 17 is Missing" - September 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Goodbye, Zathras
4 - Where is the Missing Pieces Issue? (Tyrel Lohr)
5 - The Xindi (Tyrel Lohr)
15 - Dune Wars - Part 3 (Christian Meador)
25 - The Last of the Destroids (Paul Brown)
26 - Robotech: Invids (Paul Brown)
34 - The Tapla (Sean Sturgeon)
38 - Ships of the Primordial Shadow Fleet: Fighters and Carriers (Stephen Radlett)
42 - Scenario: Rising Shadows (Stephen Radlett)
43 - Battleforce (Chris Nasipak)
49 - Escalation Wars Design Contest: The Ragalthans (Tyrel Lohr)
50 - Next Issue / Credits

Special thanks to Anthony "Hyperion" Pakizer for working with Sean Sturgeon to create the Tapla SCS! We couldn't have done it without you, Anthony!


"Thirdspace" - The Great Machine - Issue 9
"Thirdspace" - August 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Thirdspace
16 - The Thirdspace War (Stephen Radlett)
18 - The Tapla (Sean Sturgeon)
23 - The Enduring Few (Paul Brown)
24 - Project Y: A Voice from the Shadows (Scott Rose, Roman Alexander Perner)
25 - Ships of the Primordial Shadow Fleet: The Cruisers (Stephen Radlett)
29 - The First Ones (Stephen Radlett)
40 - Robotech: Invids (Paul Brown)
44 - Review: Star Wars Warlords Homeworld 2 Mod (Steve Cross)
46 - The Stracynski Report
47 - Next Issue / Credits


"Battles on the Edge" - The Great Machine - Issue 8
"Battles on the Edge" - July 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Primus Revisited
8 - Dune Wars (Christian Meador)
22 - Robotech (Paul Brown)
32 - The Sshel'ath Challenge (Tyrel Lohr)
36 - B5W Poker (David Ainsworth)
40 - The Stracynski Report
41 - Next Issue / Credits


"Twilight's Dawn" - The Great Machine - Issue 7
"Twilight's Dawn" - June 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Richard Biggs Dead
3 - Twilight's Dawn (Tyrel Lohr)
9 - Robotech: The Zentraedi and RDF (Paul Brown)
16 - The Modrani (Paul Brown, Rob Seldon)
18 - It's Not Easy Being Green: New Gorn Ships (Graham Short)
20 - The Gorn: SFB to B5W (Dale McKee)
22 - Relics of the Past: The Nyglum Overmind (Tyrel Lohr)
25 - Wing Commander 4 (Heiko Wisper)
29 - Battleforce: April
35 - Ask Zathras!
36 - Next Issue / Credits


"Distant Worlds" - The Great Machine - Issue 6
"Distant Worlds" - April 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction
3 - Prequel to Prescience (Christian Meador)
6 - Dune Wars, Part 1 (Christian Meador)
16 - Robotech: The Zantraedi (Paul Brown)
19 - The Lumati (Tyrel Lohr)
20 - The Vree Pulsar Project (Danny Keith)
21 - The Modrani (Paul Brown, Rob Seldon)
22 - "Oh Yes They Are!" The Great Vree Debate (Tyrel Lohr)
27 - The Tholian Web (Tyrel Lohr, Pat Parkhurst)
32 - Powder Kegs and Matches (Charles Haught)
36 - The Medushaans (Erik Parzych, Brendan Henry, Charles Haught)
43 - The Free Worlds Navy: Combined Fleet Operations of the Nashani & Medushaans (Erik Parzych, Brendan Henry)
45 - Next Issue / Credits


"Unfinished Business" - The Great Machine - Issue 5
"Unfinished Business" - March 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction
3 - Freespace Conversion (Paul Brown)
11 - Freespace Scenario: Slaying the Ravana (Paul Brown)
12 - The Modrani: Shannik Escort Destroyer (Paul Brown, Rob Seldon)
13 - The Escalation Wars (Tyrel Lohr)
21 - The Romulan Way (Tyrel Lohr, William Sage, Tim Sylvester, Jon Letham)
23 - The Great Crusade (Steve Cross)
24 - The Nashani: Hartoga (Erik Parzych, Brendan Henry)
25 - The Sanchin Servitude (Paul Brown)
31 - A Superior Species: The Lumati (Tyrel Lohr)
34 - The Barada: Tomgu Scout Cruiser (Tyrel Lohr)
35 - Alternity: The Vition (Mark Dwinnells)
37 - Babylon 4: The Lost Babylon Station (Tyrel Lohr, Paul Brown)
39 - Stargate Wars (Paul Wilson, John Sinclair)
44 - The Attarn Union (Steve Cross, Renaud Gagne)
46 - News from the Front
47 - Next Issue / Credits


"Relics of the Past" - The Great Machine - Issue 4
"Relics of the Past" - February 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction / Contents
3 - Relics of the Past
4 - The Modrani (Paul Brown, Rob Seldon)
8 - Hammer and Scale (Terry Mott)
10 - Relics of the Past: The Aravaln Protectorate (Mike Walloch)
14 - Relics of the Past: The Barada Imperium (Alex Fulton)
18 - The Arion Destroyer Project (Phillip Wright)
19 - Narn K'Talin Attack Cruiser (Torin)
20 - EA Hecate Phi Testbed Cruiser (Mark Dwinnells)
21 - Thrakallan Blockade Runner (Guild Master Thrawn)
22 - Abbai Mikatha Guardian Cruiser (Tyrel Lohr)
23 - Brakiri Rameshka Dreadnought (Phillip Wright)
24 - Circasian Tigris Patrol Cruiser (Tyrel Lohr)
26 - News from the Front
27 - Next Issue / Credits


"Interstellar Alliance" - The Great Machine - Issue 3
"Interstellar Alliance" - January 2004


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction / Contents
3 - The Birth of the Interstellar Alliance
13 - Relics of the Past: The Telnaca (Mike Walloch)
17 - In Brief
18 - Next Issue / Credits


"Star Control" - The Great Machine - Issue 2
"Star Control" - December 2003


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction / Contents
3 - Star Control
6 - Scenario: SuperMelee
7 - Star Control Ships (David Ainsworth, Demiurge, Paul Brown, Tyrel Lohr)
38 - The Ur-Quan Masters: The Star Control 2 Open Source Project (Tyrel Lohr)
40 - The Nashani and Free Worlds Confederation Sneak Peek (Erik Parzych & Brendan Henry)
50 - Star Trek: Building a Better Sovereign (Tyrel Lohr)
58 - The Drawing Board: A Call to Arms: Designing Your Race's Ships and Fleet Structure (Tyrel Lohr)
64 - News from the Front: New Babylon 5 Project Moves Forward
65 - The Drawing Board: Species Design: "Intricacies of Conflict" (Paul Brown)
68 - In Brief
69 - Ask Zathras! (David Ainsworth)
71 - Next Issue / Credits


"Into the Fire" - The Great Machine - Issue 1
"Into the Fire" - November 2003


CONTENTS
1 - Cover Art (Tyrel Lohr)
2 - Introduction / Contents
3 - ITF: The Ships of Into the Fire
5 - ITF: Anatomy of a Battle
8 - ITF: Icons of the Imperium (Paul Brown)
9 - ITF: The Tarthikur Project (Tyrel Lohr)
18 - Born of Fire: The Babylon 5 Freespace 2 Conversion Review (Paul Brown)
21 - Prometheans / Diabla Attack Cruiser (Charles Haught)
23 - Terran Concordat (Jason Stadnyk)
26 - Scenario: Fighting the Bullies (Jason Stadnyk)
27 - The Drawing Board: From Concept to Execution: Designing New Races for Babylon 5 Wars (Tyrel Lohr)
34 - The Drawing Board: Species Design: "Resolution Through Conflict" (Paul Brown)
36 - The Escalation Wars: The ak-Tai Republic
38 - In Brief
39 - Next Issue / Credits




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