Cover art: At the request of his lady, Ren Grakkan searches in the cold northlands for the
white cloak of enchanting. See page 6 for the article by James M. Ward; by Tim Truman (from the contents page)
This issue featured
Witchstone by Carl Smith - The RPGA Network tournament module used at GEN CON South 1983 Game Fair.
There was an error on the contents page:
The RPGA Network Scoring System was listed on page 29 instead of 27.
Ads from readers looking for players, DMs, gaming clubs, games, etc. (continued on page 31)
Notes From HQ
A happy holidays from Penny; Good News, Bad News, Correspondence, Catalogs, and Tournament Rankings.
Ren Grakkan searches for the \'\'white cloak of enchanting\'\'; a 1-page Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Observations From a Veteran Gamer
An original player of the AD&D game since 1977 gives some advice on gaming.
Why Gargoyles Don't Have Wings But Should
Gary\'s visit to GEN CON, and the ecology of the gargoyle for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
Take Command of a Titan!
A few notes about some popular spells in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Detect Magic, Unseen Servant, Minor
Witchstone: An AD&D adventure for 5-7 PCs, levels 8-12
After years of peace, the Hill Giants have started attacking the town of Bywater. Can you find out why, and stop
Five New NPCs
Personalities for your Advanced Dungeons & Dragons campaign from RPGA members.
Module Building From A to Z
Creating adventures for your campaigns (and for publication).
The RPGA Network Tournament Scoring System
The scoring system adopted by the RPGA Network in 1983 didn\'t work, so they now return to the original system,
Q&A about Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, TOP SECRET, and GAMMA WORLD.
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