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Though dated November 1977, it didn't ship until January 1978 as Howard Thompson decided to wait until after Christmas to ship due to problems Metagaming was having with sending bulk mail. They were actually printed in 1977.

Table of Contents

Features
3 Nuts, Bolts, and Washers: an introduction to Rivets by Robert R. Taylor
8 On The Creation Of Star Maps by Christopher S. Spillman
14 Eldon Tannish & The War Of The Warp by Dana Holm
19 Creating A Consistent Universe by Norman S. Howe
21 Rational in SF Game Design by Tony Watson
23 Modifications in OGRE by Brian McCue

Reviews
39 Elric by Neil Shapiro
41 Star Empires by Norman S. Howe
42 All The Worlds Monsters by Clara Glowe
43 Down Styphon! by Tony Watson
45 Alpha Omega by Norman S. Howe
46 Space Quest by Robert C. Kirk

Fiction
32 The Master's Game by Bill Williams
38 Absolute Zero by Elrohir & Rahman

Columns
1 Where We're Going by Howard Thompson
24 News & Plugs
29 Designer's Notebook by Howard Thompson
31 Books (by C. Ben Ostrander)
47 Letters

This was the last issue in the tradeback format (5.5 by 8.5). All subsequent issues were 8.5 by 11.

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Where We're Going
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Editorial discussing the future direction of the magazine.

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Nuts, Bolts, and Washers: a Designer's Introduction to RIVETS
Article

Designer's notes and insights about working on the RIVETS wargame.

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On the Creation of Star Maps
Article

Discussion on creating realistic star maps for use in games.

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Eldon Tannish & The War Of The Warp
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Scenario for the WarpWar wargame.

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Creating a Consistent Universe
Article

Brief discussion on creating a consistent universe for game campaign settings.

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Rationale in SF Game Design
Article

Discussion on the rationale (ie: back-story) for SF wargames.

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Modifications in OGRE
Article

Brief article on mods for the OGRE wargame.

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News & Plugs
News

Various bits of gaming-related news and information.

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Designer's Notebook
Article

Discussion on borrowing things from CHITIN for use in fantasy-based wargames.

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Books
Article

A reading list of books released in 1977.

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The Master's Game
Fiction

Short story by Bill Williams.

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Absolute Zero
Comic

Two comic strips of Absolute Zero.

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Elric: a Review
Review

Review of Chaosium's game Elric.

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Star Empires: a Review
Review

Review of the game Star Empires.

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All the Worlds' Monsters: a Review
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Review of Chaosium's "All the Worlds' Monsters".

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