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In this issue:

The theme of this issue is Game Design. First off, we talk to a designer himself, Luke Payne, about his new game. Next, Simon Dennis shows us how psychology can help us to better model human abilities in RPGs. Then M. Joseph Young talks about how to develop a logical legal system for your fantasy world. And the History finally reaches its conclusion, with a look at modern trends in design. On top of this, the Highlights sections looks at the Origins Awards for game design, and much more besides. So enjoy! Ed.

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  • Highlights - And the winner is...
  • Once Upon a Time - Dungeons and denigrations - Eric Edwards
  • Readers' Forum - Well, let me just say this...

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  • At the Helm: An Interview With Luke Payne - We ask the hard questions
  • Modelling Reality in Role-Playing Games - A psychological dissertation - Simon Dennis
  • Law and Enforcement in Imaginary Realms, Part I: The Source of Law - Legal implications for fantasy worlds - M. Joseph Young
  • The History of Role-Playing, Part IX: "The End and the Beginning" - Darkness and new dawns - Steve Darlington
  • The History of Role-Playing: Author's Addendum - A look back at the history - Steve Darlington

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Interview with Luke Payne.

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How a century of scientific research can finally prove useful to roleplayers.

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The origins of our laws define our societies, whether fictional or real.

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