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Second issue of the official magazine for the Swords & Wizardry and OSRIC retro-clone RPGs.

Table of Contents:
3 Editor’s Note, Matt Finch
4 Art Director’s Note, Jeff Preston
4 From Kuroth’s Quill, Allan T. Grohe, Jr.
8 The Dungeon as Mythic Underworld, Jason “Philotomy Jurament” Cone
14 The Trouble with Thieves, James Maliszewski
16 WhiteBox Thief (1): The Treasure Seeker, Rob Ragas
17 WhiteBox Thief (2): The “Standard” Thief, Salvatore Macri
18 Core Rules Thief (1): The Skillful Shadow, Salvatore Macri
20 Core Rules Thief (2), James Maliszewski
21 Thieves and Tasks, Akrasia
24 Isles on an Emerald Sea 2, Gabor Lux
31 Retro-Clones: Interviews with the Authors
36 Jousting (Optional Rules), Brendan Falconer
37 Dungeon Oddities, Michael Curtis
45 The Zocchi Experience, Matt Finch
46 The Claws of Ssur-Sparih, James Carl Boney
47 Random City Lair Generator, Sean Wills
48 Random Thieves Guild Generator, Robert Lionheart
51 The Fantasy Marketplace: Looking at Merchants Differently, Michael Shorten
55 Spell Complexity (Optional Rules), Brendan Falconer
57 Thoughts on Arnesonian Alchemy in the Original Dungeon Game, Jason Vasche
60 When is a Spell Book Much More than a Spell Book?, Brendan Falconer
62 Random Pits & Occupants, Mike Davison
63 Magic Swords & Treasure Maps, Jason “Philotomy Jurament” Cone
67 Leprechauns, David (“Sham”) Bowman
69 Why White Box?, Jim Adams
71 Surviving Old-School Dungeons, Sean Ahmed
72 Three Sorcerous Creations, James Carl Boney
77 Magic Items
78 Review: On the Road of Knives, Matt Finch
79 Masterminds & Minions, bat
82 The Bestiary
86 Classified Ads

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Editor's Note
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Art Director's Note
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From Kuroth's Quill
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Dungeon Strangitude: Variations on Dungeon Dressing and Setting the Tone

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The Dungeon as Mythic Underworld
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Advice on the megadungeon: Common characteristics, creation guidance, designing maps, and populating.

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Imagining the Hell Out of Thieves
Editorial

Some context for the Thief articles which follow

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The Trouble with Thieves
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Some rationale for leaving the Thief class out of the game

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Whitebox Thief (1): The Treasure Seeker
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A Thief class for Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox

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Whitebox Thief (2): The "Standard" Thief
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A Thief class for Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox, inspired by the Supplement I Thief

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Core Rules Thief (1): The Skillful Shadow
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A Thief class for Swords & Wizardry Core

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Core Rules Thief (2)
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A Thief class for Swords & Wizardry Core

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Thieves and Tasks
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Saving throws as task resolution, plus a Thief class

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Isles on an Emerald Sea 2
Adventure

The Isle of Barzon, The Isle of Armul Urthag, four miscellaneous isles, a new monster, and laser weapons

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Retro-Clones: Interviews with the Authors
Interview

Interviews with the authors of OSRIC, BFRPG, Labyrinth Lord, and Swords & Wizardry

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Jousting (Optional Rules)
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Matrix-based rules for resolving jousts

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Dungeon Oddities
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A selection of hazards, tricks, and other obstacles

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