This special edition has 16 sample pages from the first three issues of GAME NEWS (March, April, May 1985). We give you
more than 40 pages every month of news, reviews, scenarios, modules, variants, cartoons, and more!
-from the front mailing cover.
All pages in this issue were exactly as they appeared in the original issues, including page numbers and dates.
Game News/Late News
Game News reprinted from the #3 - May 1985 issue.
Comic on the \"fast-paced\" hobby of miniature wargaming, reprinted from the #5 - July 1985 issue.
Recent releases from Grenadier, Ral Partha and Rafm. Reprinted from the #2 - Apr 1985 issue.
The Korellian Caper
A STAR TREK scenario where the PCs have to find 12 stolen crystals before the natives riot. Reprinted from the #2
Meet a clean-cut, square-jawed bad guy. A heroic villain/villainous hero for Champions/Marvel Super Heroes.
A look at the RuneQuest 3rd edition Deluxe box set. Reprinted from the #1 - Mar 1985 issue.
The Battle of Falling Waters: July 2, 1861
A war game scenario for the
Johnny Reb American Civil War game. Reprinted from the #2 - Apr 1985 issue.
War Game Reviews
Recent releases from GHQ, Rafm, and Little Mini-Shops. Reprinted from the #1 - Mar 1985 issue.
Squad Leader: Basic Training
Tips for kicking the opponent\'s pieces off the board in
Squad Leader. Reprinted from the #1 - Mar 1985
Making & Marketing Your Game
First in the series that will help you get that game design published, from the president of
General Adult Game Reviews
An Interview with Ben Sargent...Gamer, Cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize Winner
A short interview with
Ben Sargent, editorial cartoonist for the \'\'The Austin American-Statesman\'\' and creator
Wrong Move #21: Never play PARANOIA with your girlfriend, and Wrong Move #32: Don\'t consume food at the game
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Class Based (Pilot, Wizard, Scientist, etc)
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Description Based (Narrative more so than Dice)
Dice (Primarily d10)
Dice (Primarily d12)
Dice (Primarily d2/coin)
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Progression Tree (Skills, professions, magic abilities, etc.)
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Reading (for Periodicals, Adventure Books, etc)
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