Cover art: Artist Larry Elmore portrays Darra Winn, the proprietor of Ravens Bluff's Ice House, and employees.
This issue featured
Torrand's Tribulations - An AD&D adventure for 6 level 0 hirelings.
A ballot for the Origins Awards 1989 was on the inside of the front mailing cover, and a ballot for the GAMERS' CHOICE Awards of 1990 was on both sides of the back mailing cover.
There were numerous errors on the contents page: 'The New Rogues Gallery' was not listed, 'The Living City' was listed on page 27 instead of 28, 'A Magical Contest' was listed on page 31 instead of 27, and 'Fantasy Photos' was listed on page 30 instead of 31.
A list of conventions held from Jun. to Aug. \'90.
Ads from readers looking for players, DMs, gaming clubs, games, etc.
Notes From HQ: A Call to Typewriters and Word Processors
See your work in print! The Network Coordinator discusses writing for the Newszine and reminisces about the decor
Newszines and Network Tournaments.
The Bard's Corner: Max, the Dragon
(humor) It pays to be pure of heart when dealing with Max, the wily dragon.
Torrand's Tribulations: An AD&D adventure for 6 level 0 characters
Six merchants and craftsmen, hirelings to a band of adventurers, find themselves on a dangerous quest to aid a
American Steel: The Dreadbot Comes to Life in the GAMMA WORLD Game
The colossal dreadbot is ready to thunder into your
GAMMA WORLD game campaigns.
The New Rogues Gallery: Phoenix Roses
A short story of Fairfern the Necromancer, and Garth the Homonculous(now human), plus their stats for Advanced
The Living Galaxy: No Two Urban Jungles Should Be Alike
Urban jungles differ from planet to planet, and many are filled with danger and adventure.
The Skorpio: This New Monster is Tough in the Clinch
A lethal desert scavenger crawls into your Advanced Dungeons & Dragons campaign.
Character Adjustment: Unflatten Your Cardboard Characters
Breathing life into flat characters is easy if you follow the advice of this game author and editor; a quick look
The ABCs of Acronyms: FIling Out the Initials in Superhero and Spy Games
What\'s in a name? Or, rather, what does a name stand for? With a little effort Game Masters can put a meaning
A Magical Contest
May the Best Enchanted Items Win: a contest to design magic items for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: deadline
The Living City: The Ice House
The business climate is cool at the Ice House, but the establishment should send pleasant chills up your player
Winter Fantasy attendees weren\'t left out in the cold at the first gaming convention sponsored by the
Want in Trade
Action Table (table determines action outcomes)
Attribute/Stat Based (STR, CON, PER, etc)
Cards (cards drive the action)
Class Based (Pilot, Wizard, Scientist, etc)
Competitive (players compete against each other to win)
Description Based (Narrative more so than Dice)
Dice (Primarily d10)
Dice (Primarily d12)
Dice (Primarily d2/coin)
Dice (Primarily d20)
Dice (Primarily d4)
Dice (Primarily d6)
Dice (Primarily d8)
Dice (Primarily Fudge/dF)
Dice Pool (Roll multiple dice vs target)
Dice Step (variable dice vs. static target)
'Diceless' (does not use dice or other randomizer)
Exploding Dice (Die may 'explode' into a second roll)
Free-form (minimal or no rules - think improv theatre)
GM-less (No gamemaster needed to play)
Grid-based (uses square terrain for move/combat)
Hex-based (uses hex terrain for move/combat)
Level Based (Earn XP and level up)
Lifepath Character Generation (Character starts at birth)
Point Based (allocate points to get skills, powers, etc)
Progression Tree (Skills, professions, magic abilities, etc.)
Race Based (Player Race/Species affects gameplay)
Random Attribute Generation (during Character Creation)
Reading (for Periodicals, Adventure Books, etc)
Roll and keep (4k2 means roll 4 and keep 2)
Skill Based (buy or gain skills)
Trait / Aspect Based (personality affects gameplay)
Unusual Randomizer (not using dice or cards)
Wagering / Betting (wagering during play)
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