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Polyhedron

Average Rating: 6.60/10
RPG Periodical Rank: 35
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Polyhedron
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The Polyhedron
Polyhedron Newszine
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This long-running magazine was initially the house magazine for TSR, supporting the RPGA. It was then published by Wizards of the Coast when they purchased TSR. Later, it was printed in a combined form with Dungeon magazine printed by Paizo Publishing, although it retained its own issue numbering.

A list of D&D adventures published in Polyhedron can be found here: D&D Adventures in Polyhedron Newszine

A microbadge is available mb

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1981 1 2 3 1993 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
1982 4 5 6 7 8 9 1994 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102
1983 10 11 12 13 14 15 1995 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114
1984 16 17 18 19 20 1996 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125
1985 21 22 23 24 25 26 1997 126 127
1986 27 28 29 30 31 32 1998 128 129 130 131 132 133
1987 33 34 35 36 37 38 1999 134 135 136 137 GC 138 139
1988 39 40 41 42 43 44 2000 140 141 142 143 144
1989 45 A 46 47 48 49 50 2001 145 146 147 148
1990 51 52 53 54 55 56 2002 149 150 151 152 153 154
1991 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 2003 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164
1992 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 2004 165 166 167 168 169 170 171

The Introductory Issue was first published in 1989 (approximately February, between Issues 45 and 46) and was intended to be mailed to all new RPGA Network members when they joined. However, not all new members received it and existing members generally did not receive it. This issue sometimes is called "Issue A". The GenCon Issue was published in August 1999 (between Issues 137 and 138).

Issues 1-148 and 161 carried "Volume" and "Number" indications either on the cover or in the masthead. However, after Issue 24 these often were incorrect (for example: both Issues 24 and 25 indicate they are "Volume 5 Number 3"; Issue 36 is "Volume 7 Number 3" and Issue 37 is "Volume 7 Number 6"; Issue 61 is "Volume 12 Issue 5" and Issue 62 is "Volume 11 Number 6"; etc.). Additionally, the printed month of publication is erroneous for Issues 87 and 124. The Issue number itself is always reliable. Issue 119 curiously has a printed cover price. Issues 129 and onward usually featured paid advertisements.

The magazine was not actually titled Polyhedron until Issue 5 (in 1-4 it was simply "TSR RPGA"). From July 1998 through April 2000, eight issues of a related but distinct magazine Polyhedron (Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa) were published in the United Kingdom, with Issues 5-8 also being published in Australia. Too, there are four issues of the related but distinct Polyhedron (German) published in Germany.

In January, 2002, Polyhedron was "merged" with Dungeon, both periodicals being published under a shared cover (often having two "front", but no "back" covers). Thus, Issues 149-171 are combined with Dungeon 90-113 (Dungeon 112 did not include a Polyhedron).

Issues 13-86, 101-143 were generally mailed with an outer "mailing cover" composed of a white paper cover stapled with the magazine and covering the actual cover. Per Jean Rabe (editor for Issues 38, 40-105) this was done to conform with changing US Postal Service mailing regulations (to obtain better mailing rates and services). The covers had content call-outs and game convention news but occasionally had cartoons, maps, or text pertaining to the issue's interior content (the earlier covers more so than later ones).

From March 2005 through November 2005, Wizards of the Coast distributed an occasional e-mail subscription that was titled "Polyhedron Newsletter", with each e-mail being numbered 171-181. These never were published and contained principally URL links back to Wizards' web site. Content was almost entirely product announcements and product reviews for various Dungeons and Dragons hardback books. Wizards did not archive these e-mails and today they are apparently wholly unavailable.

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