Cover Art: Robin Wood's third contribution to our cover is a haunting scene entitled "What a Knight for Apparitions." The idea behind the painting, in Robin's words, is this: "A person had been given a geas to present a magic sword to whatever hero won into this area. The geas was so strong that even after she died, she had to stick around and see it through. The place fell into ruin, and still she haunted it, until this young knight got there. He fought his way into the innermost chamber, and broke his own sword in the process. Now they both get their reward." (from the contents page)
This issue featured the Cardboard Dragon (designed by Dennis Kauth) - All the parts you need to make it fly.
It also listed the "Gamers' Guide," which was an index of all the advertising in the issue and "TSR Previews," a list of upcoming products from TSR.