The Hotness
Games|People|Company
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria, The Storytelling Game
Blades in the Dark
Mythic Game Master Emulator
Booty and the Beasts
CRGE: Conjectural Roleplaying GM Emulator
Shadowrun: Anarchy - Alternate Ruleset
Fate Core System
Vow of Honor
The Space Patrol
Crypts of Indormancy
Underground
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Microscope
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Fate Accelerated
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Adventurer's Companion
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
Dungeon (Issue 137 - Aug 2006)
The Strategic Review (Volume 1, Issue 1)
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
ÜNE
The Covetous Poet's Adventure Creator and Solo GM Guidebook
MurderHobos
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
The Trail of Stone and Sorrow
Princes of the Apocalypse
Fantasy AGE Basic Rulebook
Adventures in Middle-earth Player's Guide
Monsterhearts 2
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 500 - Jun 2017)
Space Rangers
Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e)
Player's Handbook (D&D 4e)
Heroes Unlimited
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Shadows over Bögenhafen
Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition
Faery's Tale Deluxe
Treasures of Middle-earth (1st Edition)
3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars
The Princes' Kingdom
A Penny for My Thoughts
Lacuna Part I. The Creation of the Mystery and the Girl from Blue City (Second Attempt)
Monsters and Other Childish Things: The Completely Monstrous Edition
Prince Valiant: The Storytelling Game
A Game of Thrones Deluxe Limited Edition (d20 & Tri-Stat)
Information
Primary Name
Dragon (Issue 60 - Apr 1982)
Alternate Names
Publication Date
1982-00-00
Issue Index
60
Periodical
Authors
Artists
Producers
Publishers
TSR
RPGs
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 64572
Description Edit | History

Vol. VI No. 10 of Dragon Magazine.

Cover Art by Dean Morrissey.

This issue included FLIGHT OF THE BOODLES - A simple game for players who aren’t, the yearly "April Fool's" section, and the third in a series on nonhumans - All about Elves: A Special Section.

Articles Relationship: Articles
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Pg. 2
Dragon Rumbles
Editorial

A tale of a mis-delivered Dragon magazine that made it\'s way to it\'s rightful owner from 4000 miles away.

Edit
Pg. 3
Cover to Cover
News

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

Edit
Pg. 4
Out on a Limb
Reader/Fan Mail

From the \'titles\' of the letters: Pulsipher on pelins, Gygax on archery, Moore on Moore, and Which is

Edit
Pg. 6
The Elven Point of View
Article

The background and society of elves in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

Edit
Pg. 9
The Gods of the Elves
Article

5 deities of the elves for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Aerdrie Faenya, Erevan Ilesere, Hanali Celanil,

Edit
Pg. 13
Sage Advice
Article

Q&A about elves in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

Edit
Pg. 14
The Half-Elven Point of View
Article

The background and society of half-elves in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

Edit
Pg. 16
From The Sorceror's Scroll
Article

More cantrips: Mini-spells for apprentice magic-users in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Second in a three-part

Edit
Pg. 24
Firearms: First guns were not much fun for triggermen or their targets
Article

\"Historical information on various firearms, with ideas for translating them into play\" in Advanced

Edit
Pg. 30
WearWolf
Fiction

A day at the office in a most unusual business...

Edit
Pg. 33
Q: How much do you know about science in a fantasy world? A: Take this quiz and see!
Article

A quiz to determine just how much a player/DM knows about how real physics would work in a fantasy game.

Edit
Pg. 35
Gaming Magazine
Article

April Fool\'s article: an introduction to a \"generic\" gaming magazine, that is so bland as to be

Edit
Pg. 37
Flight of the Boodles: A fun game for two humans
Game

A wacky boardgame where one player tries to get the \"Boodles\" from one valley to another while the

Edit
Pg. 45
The Jester: A comical, clever, charsmatic new NPC
Article

April Fool\'s article: A silly NPC to lighten up your Advanced Dungeons & Dragons games.

Edit
Pg. 48
Diarmuid's Last Jest: "He who laughs last..."
Article

April Fool\'s article: A way for bards to make their audience \'\'literally\'\' die laughing in Advanced Dungeons

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:

One day about a year ago, the mailman brought us this gaudy blue-and-white envelope with FLIGHT OF THE BOODLES plastered on it. "Aha," we said, "someone has labored long and hard in his basement to make this game, and now we're supposed to do a review of it, right?"

Wrong.

Chuck Stoll of Louisville, Ky., dreamed up the rules and produced the game board and counters as a project for a graphic arts class. He sent us one of the few copies he had, just to see what we thought of it, and to find out whether we'd be interested in publishing it.

Chuck surprised us: It was a good game, and good games don't get dropped on our doorstep all that often. So, in return, we surprised Chuck: We accepted his offer to let us develop and produce it. The game doesn't have a thing to do with fantasy role-playing, but has a lot to do with having fun. Enjoy it.

It's been a rough winter in this neck of the woods, so you'll have to excuse us for trying to rush the spring season with this issue's cover painting by Dean Morrissey. It's the first bit of greenery we've seen since somebody took down our plastic Christmas tree sometime around Valentine's Day.

The flagship of our fleet this month is "All About Elves," another in contributing editor Roger Moore's series of overviews of the character races in the AD&D game. Roger, who's been seeing a lot of his typewriter lately, also gets credit for "The Jester," a new version of the non-player character class first described 'way back in issue #3 of DRAGON Magazine.

Ed Greenwood, our other contributing editor, has been playing with guns. In "Firearms," he comes to the conclusion that medieval-era explosive weapons can be incorporated into an AD&D world without unbalancing the game, because most of them take forever to reload, and when they're fired, they can be more perilous to the shooter than the shootee. See if you agree.

As promised last month, Gary Gygax finishes the list of cantrips for magic-users in "From the Sorceror's Scroll." And in "Outfitting the new agent," the master of swords-and-sorcery gaming steps into the world of the spy with some guidelines for TOP SECRET players.

It's okay to use "It's magic!" to explain a lot of the happenings in an AD&D adventure, but when things have to make sense, you'd better know your facts. Mike Holthaus drew up a quiz to test players and DMs on their knowledge of physical science and the realities of the natural world - which, even in a fantasy game, have to be taken into account.

If you're in more of a philosophical mood, check out John Lees' essay offering new definitions for the AD&D alignments. Also for AD&D enthusiasts is Michael Fountain's description of the Pooka, a creature whose origins are somewhere in the middle ground between fact and fantasy.

When Glenn Rahman designed The Trojan War, he was instructed to stick to the events near the end of that 10-year conflict. Now players can recreate the early years of the war as well with four "early" scenarios and rules for a campaign game. If you have to fight Achilles, aim for his heel.

This month's fiction offering is WearWolf, in which putting on a "suit" takes on a whole new light. And if you get the idea that we're putting you on with some of the other articles you'll find inside...well, it wouldn't be right to let April pass without a little foolishness, would it? - KM

Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Vol. VI, No. 10
Publisher: 
Year: 1982
Saddle Stapled (modules/pamphlets)
82 pages
Size: Letter
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Linked Items Relationship: RPGs
Sort: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
Rank 79
Num Ratings 393
Average Rating 7.21
Num Owned 530
Prev. Owned 58
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 7
Comments 85
Rank 454
Num Ratings 80
Average Rating 6.16
Num Owned 123
Prev. Owned 36
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: N/A
Num Ratings: 1
Average Rating: 7.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 541
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 2
Users Owning: 42
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 2 [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.