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The Space Gamer (Issue 26 - Jan 1980)
Alternate Names
Space Gamer (Issue 26 - Jan 1980)
Publication Date
1980-00-00
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26
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The last issue produced by Metagaming. The sale to Steve Jackson was announced in this issue.

Table of Contents

In This Issue
5 The Psychopathology of Wargamers by J. Eric Holmes
7 Some Variations On Wizard by Philip Carpenter
9 One World by W.G. Armintrout
11 A Variety of Hobbits by Paul Wagner
12 Defensive Tactics and Strategy in G.E.V. by Tim Solis
15 Dune by Tony Watson
17 Deus Ex Machina by Bruse F. Webster
37 The Awful Green Things From Outer Space by Steve jackson
39 Wizard's Quest by Mark Brady
40 Rerum Novarum by John Steinhouse
43 Heroism and Happenstance in a World Gone Mad ... Sort Of by S. Stonatis
45 Operation Boltcutter by Glenn L. Williams

Departments
2 Where we're Going (by Howard Thompson)
3 Where We're Going II (by Steve Jackson)
47 News & Plugs
48 Sell Us Your Game Design!
50 Letters
55 1979 Game Survey

Also not listed but included is the Spring 1980 Metagaming Catalog (16 pages -- figured into the page numbers above).

Jeff Dee was retroactively credited for illustrations on pages 38 and 39 in a letter to the editor in issue 27.

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Where We're Going
Editorial

Editorial discussing the future direction of the magazine.

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The Psychopathology of Wargamers
Article

Musings on why people play wargames.

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Some Variations on Wizard
Article

Alternative rules for Wizard.

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One World: a Designer's Introduction
Article

Insights from the designer of the wargame One World.

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A Variety of Hobbits
Article

Discussion on the different "types" of hobbits.

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Defensive Tactics and Strategy in GEV
Article

Discussion on defensive tactics and strategy to use in the wargame GEV.

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Dune
Review

Review of the Avalon Hill wargame Dune.

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Deus ex Machina
Article

A discussion on using computers for playing games.

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The Awful Green Things from Outer Space
Review

Review of the wargame The Awful Green Things from Outer Space.

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Wizard's Quest
Review

Review of the Avalon Hill wargame Wizard's Quest.

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Rerum Novarum
Article

Article on "life-size Melee" (essentially LARPing the game Melee).

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Pg. 43
Heroism and Happenstance in a World Gone Mad... Sort of
Fiction

Short story.

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Pg. 45
Operation Boltcutter: Humanizing RIVETS
Article

Alternate rules for adding humans to the game RIVETS.

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Pg. 47
News & Plugs
News

Various bits of gaming-related news and information.

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Pg. 48
Sell Us Your Game Design!
News

Announcement/article on submitting game designs to Metagaming for potential publication.

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