Vol. XI No. 11 of Dragon Magazine.
Cover Art: Our April cover painting has no real title as such. Linda Medley, the California artist who created it, describes it as a "generic bar scene" which she had wanted to try. We looked at the painting when it arrived, and the only trouble we had with it was in deciding how quickly we wanted to use it. There's something for everyone here, it seems - more than first meets the eye. Happy April! (from the contents page)
This issue featured the April Fool's section,
Players Handbook II: The ENRAGED GLACIERS & GHOULS game's first volume! - Six bizarre articles, and The 1987 Origins Awards Ballot - A special -- but quite serious -- chance to vote for the best!
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.
The assistant editor discusses the upcoming AD&D 2nd edition.
Thieves\' guild fixes (for \"A Den of Thieves\" from issue 155), Lizard bites man, and Too much
The World Gamers Guide
A listing of, by, and for overseas gamers.
Opinions and observations from our readers.
Spells for Everyone: Part II
(April Fool\'s joke)Incredible nonmagical spells anyone can use! A sequel to the article in
The Pun is Mightier Than the Sword
(April Fool\'s joke) Verbal repartee for the Jester NPC class from
The Ecology of the Picklebug
(April Fool\'s joke) Avoiding a \"pickle\" with this dangerous cuke-alike.
Dining Out in the Hells
(April Fool\'s joke) A fast-food guide to the Lower Planes.
Not Found in Any Stores!
(April Fool\'s joke) Nonstandard magical items to keep the DM happy.
Urban Blight Made Easy
(April Fool\'s joke) Help stamp out predictable town encounters! Some unusual establishments for characters to
Scorpion Tales: Realistic encounters with a deadly desert dweller
How a real scorpion detects prey, and why adventurers should be very afraid of its larger fantasy cousin...
Q&A about the Dungeons & Dragons Companion Set.
First Impressions are Deceiving: Beware of this magical thief - the charlatan!
The Charlatan NPC class - a mountebank, a trickster, and a DM\'s best friend in Advanced Dungeons &
Bazaar of the Bizarre: Three that ring true
Three new magic items for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Ring of Rapid Regeneration, Ring of Para-Elemental
The Ecology of the Gas Spore: Not a beholder, but bad nonetheless
All about the dangerous plant that has fooled, and destroyed, many an adventurer in Advanced Dungeons &
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