The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
Tomb of Annihilation
Dread
The Streets of Marienburg
Tales from the Loop
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Eternal Lies
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Planet Mercenary
Player's Handbook (AD&D 2e)
More Adventures in Arkham Country
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Golden Sky Stories: Heart-Warming Role-Playing
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Blades in the Dark
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia
Borg Cube Collector's Edition Box
James Bond 007
Polaris: Chivalric Tragedy at Utmost North
AM1: Amazing System Guide
Mythic
AM3: Bughunters
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Heroes of Battle
A Spy in Isengard
Twilight Imperium: The Role-Playing Game
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Superbabes: The Femforce Role-Playing Game
All the Damn Time
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Preview
Tome of Adventure Design
The Yellow Submarine
Demonspore: The Secret of the Shrooms
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
Wilderland Adventures
Bree
White Star: Galaxy Edition
Forbidden Lands Core Book
Forbidden Lands Campaign
Raven's Purge
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Unearthed Arcana
The World of Greyhawk
The Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System (Revised)
Dogs in the Vineyard
Information
Description Edit | History

Vol. VII No. 10 of Dragon Magazine.

Cover Art by Clyde Caldwell.

This issue contained File 13 - the game of games - by Tom Wham, and a special section:

April comes and April goes...
...but fools live on forever

Articles Relationship: Articles
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Pg. 2
A new direction
Editorial

\"April Fool\'s\" editorial, discussing how Dragon will now be 32 pages and have articles

Edit
Pg. 3
Contents
News

The editor-in-chief\'s summary of this issue (see More Information for complete text).

Edit
Pg. 3
Out on a Limb
Reader/Fan Mail

Letters: Chess compliment, Falling followup, Holes in the hull, Pros and cons, Someone cares, and The last

Edit
Pg. 6
From the Sorceror's Scroll: The chivalrous cavalier
Article

A new character sub-class for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the cavalier, later published in Imagine (Issue 11

Edit
Pg. 12
The Ecology of the Piercer
Article

A scholarly treatise on the monstrous Piercer for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. (originally published in

Edit
Pg. 14
Gems Galore
Article

An exhaustive listing of various gemstones, their properties and value.

Edit
Pg. 24
The Real Barbarians
Article

A look at three European cultures that have been called \"barbarians\" in history: the Celts, the early

Edit
Pg. 30
The PBM scene: Facts you can use when YOU choose what game to play
Review

Reviews of 13 major play-by-mail games being offered as of 1983, with in-depth descriptions of four of them:

Edit
Pg. 39
FILE 13: The Game Inventor's Game
Game

File 13 - boardgame for 2-4 players where you play a game designer struggling to get your games into print.

Edit
Pg. 44
Figure Feature: Dragons
Review

A look at miniature figurines for role-playing. Photos by Schiebe Studio.

Edit
Pg. 47
The true story of FILE 13
Article

\'\'April Fool\'s article\'\' - The complete and honest-to-gosh truth about how Tom Wham\'s new game came to be

Edit
Pg. 48
Tasteless Song of the Month: Valley Elf
Article

\'\'April Fool\'s article\'\' - An incredibly stirring soon-to-be top hit song, sung to the tune of \"Valley

Edit
Pg. 50
Duh Jock
Article

\'\'April Fool\'s article\'\' - A new fighter subclass with no class.

Edit
Pg. 51
Spells for everyone
Article

\'\'April Fool\'s article\'\' - 12 new spells \'\'anyone\'\' can use (even \'\'\'you\'\'\'!)

Edit
Pg. 52
Everything we think you need to know about sex in the AD&D world
Article

\'\'April Fool\'s article\'\' - C\'mon, haven\'t you \'\'ever\'\' wondered what goes on between the covers of the

Edit
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
More Information Edit | History

From the editor-in-chief's description of the issue:

How many of you out there have always wondered how a game company works? Okay, how many of you out there have sometimes wondered how a game company works? When you play FILE 12, the latest game to come out of Tom Wham's creative cranium, you may not learn an awful lot about how a real game company operates, but you'll be having so much fun you won't care any more.

For something in a less lighthearted vein, check out Gary Gygax's official presentation of the new cavalier sub-class for the AD&D game; just like paladins are inclined to do, cavaliers take themselves very seriously.

All that glitters is not a gold piece - a point that's made emphatically in "Gems Galore" by Ed Greenwood. You'll find dozens of gemstones and other goodies described in the space of a few pages - and you don't even need a hammer or a chisel to dig 'em out.

The barbarian, as a character class for use in AD&D play, has been the topic of much discussion on these pages in recent months. Now, Katharine Kerr has come up with a new twist on an old subject: "The Real Barbarians," an account of what the folks who originally earned that name were like.

It had been our policy, for lo these many issues, to not publish an article that had previously appeared in another publication. But when "The Ecology of the Piercer" showed up on our doorstep, we suddenly decided that policies are made to be changed. Why? Because it was too good to pass up.

As a followup to his essay on play-by-mail games in issue #68, Mike Gray has put together an overview of "The PBM scene." If you've been agonizing over which game to spend your hard-earned turn fees on, this article won't make that choice for you, but at least you'll get a good idea of what to choose from.

Names, of one sort or another, are the topic at hand in two short pieces: John Sapienza's Up On a Soapbox essay, concerning his low opinion of the level titles used in the D&D and AD&D rules, and Jay Treat's description of how to combine elements of Old English into names for FRP characters that are both authentic and meaningful.

Agents and administrators alike may find their missions in life a little less confusing after perusing the latest installment of "Spy's Advice," wherein master spies Merle Rasmussen and Allen Hammack unravel some of the more mysterious parts of the TOP SECRET rules.

Finally, in case you were wondering if we let our favorite time of year slip past unnoticed - well, we didn't. It just wouldn't be April without a little foolishness, now, would it? - KM

Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Softcover Magazine
Publisher: 
Year: 1983
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
80 pages
Size: Letter
View
Corrections
Link Image
Linked Items Relationship: RPGs
Sort: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
Rank 80
Num Ratings 401
Average Rating 7.17
Num Owned 543
Prev. Owned 60
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 7
Comments 85
Rank 448
Num Ratings 81
Average Rating 6.16
Num Owned 124
Prev. Owned 37
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 2
Comments 25
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Issue Rank: 120
Num Ratings: 6
Average Rating: 6.75
Standard Deviation: 1.07
Num Views: 815
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 5
Users Owning: 47
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.