Vol. XI No. 12 of Dragon Magazine.
Cover Art: Jim Holloway's sixth cover was one he particularly enjoyed doing. Samurai clash, wu jen hurl spells, and the earth trembles beneath the ferocity of the battle, bringing the essence of warfare in Kara-Tur to life. Looking down over the chaos, a general solemnly weighs the outcome, as his fate - and that of his fortress - hang in the balance. (from the contents page)
This issue featured
ORIENTAL ADVENTURING: The realms of Kara-Tur and Oriental Adventures - Five articles, plus a 3-D castle you can build!
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.
Features that have been added to Dragon Magazine, and a request for more feedback.
Getting started:I, Getting started:II, and More columns?
The Overseas Military Gamers Guide
Names for the World Gamers Guide, plus new lists of addresses for military gamers.
Opinions and observations from our readers.
The Game Wizards - Who Dies: Round II
Replies to letters about AD&D 2nd edition, and plans for the new edition.
"Whaddya Mean, Jack the Samurai?": Japanese names for Oriental Adventures campaigns
A roster of Japanese names for Oriental characters.
Q&A about Oriental Adventures for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
The Deadliest Perfume: The properties of lotus blossoms and dust in Oriental Adventures
The lotus blossom: a special sort of treasure.
The Life and Death of a Castle: The story of a Japanese hirayamajiro
A Japanese castle\'s tale, based on real-world history.
The Geisya: An Oriental Adventures class with subtle skills
Performer, poet, musician, magician -- a special NPC class for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
The Genin: A single-class ninja for Oriental Adventures campaigns
A single-class ninja PC class and master executioner in one package for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
Sun Dragon Castle
A fold-up project that\'s not for amateurs: an Oriental castle for any fantasy campaign!
Love and Ale
A special DRAGONLANCE tale about... uh, well, love and ale.
The MARVEL-Phile: The return of Ms. Marvel
The Role of Books: Samurai, anachronists, Merovingen, and Wild Cards
Reviews of: \'\'The Folk of the Air\'\' by Peter S. Beagle, \'\'The Maze of Peril\'\' by John Eric Holmes, \'\'The
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