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Arcane
Issue #17
March 1997

Cover art by Malcolm Davies and Clint Langley.

Issue 17 also came with a free book; "The Great Magic The Gathering Guide" (UK price guide and example decks).

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How do you plead?
Editorial

Where was The Law when that NPC died? Legal systems in RPGs.

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Despatches
News

News from around the roleplaying industry brought to you by Arcane. Includes news of Babylon 5 RPG, Aeon, Heavy

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It's character building
Article

Who decides what character you play in a roleplaying game? The dice, the player, or the referee?

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Chaos rules
Article

According to Craig Cartmell, games companies have led roleplayers to rely too heavily on rules and accessories. He

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Retro: RuneQuest
Article

Runequest trampled the insipid medieval games that came before it beneath the hooves of a bison-riding praxian

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Looking for the Truth
Article

True roleplaying by mail is as rare as three-sided dice. This month Matthew Green explains why, and also takes a

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Lay Down the Law
Article

Fantasy barbarians cut bloody swathes through endless NPCs, investigators break-and-enter...And these are the good

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The Book of Celts
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Setting

There\'s a lot more to Celts than mistletoe-toting druids and hairy blokes in tartan. Here\'s how to run a decent

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Oyez! Oyez!
Article

Communication problems were rife in the medieval world. Messengers got ambushed, literacy rates were low. Plenty

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The Encounter: Alien Library
Adventure
Setting

Legend has it that the ancient library on the planet of Idoon holds the secret of eternal life. But the primitive

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Now that's Magic
Article

Whoever said \"it\'s only a game\" was seriously underestimating the competitive pull of tournament

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My Deck - Nigel Jefferson
Article

White weenie? Ernham and burn \'em? Everyone has their own favourite Magic deck. In the first of a new series, Cid

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Game Reviews
Review

A Cthulhu-tastic reviews section this month, with write-ups of the re-released Complete Masks of Nyarlathotep and

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The Source: Classic Horror
Article

In a new series of features designed to help you get the most out of your source material, Adam Tinworth looks at

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Arcane Scribblings
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A paper-and-ink anvil on which future magazines are brutally hammered out. Sometimes.

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