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From Troll Lord Games website:

The first issue's cover is a wonderful painting by the world famed artist Rowena. Called the Dragon Hatchling, it seems a fitting cover for our first issue. If your not familiar with Rowena take a moment and view her gallery on the web at: http://www.rowenaart.com/
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"The Poetry of Rowena." Rowena, well known for her beautiful, evocative paintings is no stranger to literary efforts. She has graced this issue with her art and poetry.

"Alea iacta est" with these words Caesar crossed the Rubicon and conquered Rome. "The die is cast" leads us into what Castles and Crusades is all about.

"The Six Principles of Winging It." Casey Canfield supplies some poignant tips on how to game master on the fly.

"Crossed Bows." A look at the longbow and crossbow.

"Robert E. Howard: From the Bizarre to the Bazaar." An essay exploring the creator of Conan's unusual history and growth into an iconic fantasy writer.

"Frankenberry & the Crack Parade." A compilation of the serial stories that follow the exploits of, well, good sir Frankenberry and his Crack Parade.

"The Theurgist's Lethe." Fiction by Dan Cross. "Most bards would begin their tale somewhere in the middle, to recount with contagious lyricism the brave deeds of some intrepid hero of yore....Alas our tale is about no hero."

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My Corner Perspective
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\"Just for the Love of Role Playing Games\" by magazine Vision Keeper Nicole Leigh

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Alea Iactus Est: The Die is Cast
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Steve and Davis Chenault share their story for developing Castles & Crusades

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Hammer & Anvil: Thoughts from a Gamer Master's Forge
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Hard-earned tips from Veteran Gamer Casey Canfield who forges the \"Six Principles of Winging It\"

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Fiction: The Theurgist's Lethe
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The first chapter of a story by Dan Cross

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Serendipity
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The artist/medievalist, DARLENE, returns to RPG

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Poety & Art: Rowena
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This issue\'s cover artist shares some of her recent art and poetry

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Ancient Sumerian Poetry
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\"The Descent of the Goddess Ishtar into the Lower World\"

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Auld Wyrmish: Wisdom from an Old Master
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The Old Gamemaster, Mike Stewart offers the benefit of his experience: \"In Defense of House

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From the Bizarre to the Bazaar
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Steve Chenault explores the unusual history of the creator of Conan, Robert E. Howard, and his grown into an

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Mirmir's Well
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Rob Kuntz asks the question: \"Games As Fun?\"

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The Good Ole Days
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Tom Wham shares a slice of TSR history as well as some of his original comics and art

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