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Better Gamemastering: Teaching Role-Playing by Robert Harder
D&D Variant: Sleep vs. Mixed Parties by John T. Sapienza Jr.
Review/Scenario: Alien and Starships & Spacemen by Leonard H. Kanterman, M.D.
Talent Tables by John T. Sapienza Jr.
Review: Bearhug Game Accessories by John T. Sapienza Jr.
Defining the Campaign: Game Master Styles by Lewis Pulsipher
Sourcebook: Composite Bows by Simon Magister
Scenario Review: The Keep on the Borderland (sic) by Anders Swenson
RQ/Gateway Cult: Zelan The Beast by Ron Weaver
Review: Tradition of Victory by Dave Arneson and Steve Perrin
Designer Notes: How I Designed Land of The Rising Sun by Lee Gold
Analysis: Alignment on Trial by David R. Dunham
Review: Advanced Melee & Wizard by Steve Perrin

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Subscription Information/Recruiting Board
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Metal Marvels
Hot Off The Mold
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Letter From Gigi

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Editorial
Editorial

Introduction to this issue of Different Worlds.

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Teaching Role-Playing
Article

Describes how to GM a game for beginning players. Includes a table.

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Sleep Vs. Mixed Parties
Article

A D&D variant. Describes how to apply the D&D Sleep spell to parties of mixed levels, and suggests

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Alien and Starships & Spacemen
Adventure
Review

Provides a brief review of the 20th Century Fox production of Alien, and provides a scenario based on the

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Talent Tables
Article

Describes a “system for supplying distinguishing features for fantasy characters, to be used in conjunction

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Bearhug Game Accessories
Review

Reviews “four sets of die-cut counters printed with pictures representing the most commonly carried pieces

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Gamemaster Styles
Article

Describes “a set of categories and terms to help describe FRP playing style”, including basic style,

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Composite Bows
Article

Describes the composite bow, which is “much less well-known to westerners than the traditional simple bow

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Heritage's Dungeon Dwellers
Article
Review

Describes and reviews the Dungeon Dwellers line of miniature figures designed for RPG use available from Heritage

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The Keep on the Borderland
Review

Reviews the D&D supplement B2: The Keep on the Borderlands available from TSR.

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Zelan the Beast
Article

Describes the RuneQuest Gateway cult of Zelan the Beast, child of Storm Bull and Zelana Litor (emissary of Kygor

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New from Citadel
News

Describes new releases from Citadel Miniatures, Ltd.

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Walter William's Tradition of Victory
Review

A review of two supplements for the Tradition of Victory, an “Age of Fighting Sail naval game and a

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Origins Awards Nominees for the year 1979 to be presented at Origins ‘80
Zine

Lists the nominees for the H.G. Wells Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Miniatures and Role Playing Games and

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Sixth Annual Strategists Club Awards for “Creativity in Gaming”
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Lists the nominees for the SC Awards for 1979.

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Issue: Different Worlds (Issue 8 - Jun 1980)
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