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Alarums and Excursions (A&E) is an amateur press association started in June 1975 by Lee Gold (at the request of Bruce Pelz, who felt that discussion of Dungeons & Dragons was taking up too much space in APA-L). It was the first publication to focus solely on role-playing games.

Each issue is a collection of contributions from different authors, often featuring game design discussions, rules variants, write-ups of game sessions, reviews, and comments on others contributions. Although game reports and social reactions are common parts of many A&E contributions, it has also, over the years, become a testing ground for new ideas on the development of the RPG as a genre and an art form. The idea that role-playing games are an art form took strong root in this zine, and left a lasting impression on many of the RPG professionals who contributed.

Source: Wikipedia, "Alarums & Excursions", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Publisher's blurb:

A&E is a laser printed monthly roleplaying game APA (amateur press association) with contributors from across the US, UK, and Canada. A&E was begun back in 1975. Maximum length is 150 pages, no advertisements; issues usually run 60-80 pages. A&E is not affiliated with any gaming company. Contributors are interested in many different games. They are also interested in cultural and military history, fantasy and science fiction, rock music, military re-enactments, movies, martial arts, murder mysteries, filksongs, science fiction fandom, religion, physics, astronomy, and a number of other subjects, all of which can be easily tied into roleplaying games if you take a sufficiently creative approach.

More Information Edit | History

This APA is self-published by Lee Gold

Anyone is invited to contribute material to A&E in the form of a zine prepared for publication. Please review weblink for guidelines and costs.

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Alarums & Excursions has won these awards:

Charles S. Roberts Award

  • 1980 - Best Amateur Magazine
  • 1981 - Best Amateur Magazine
  • 1982 - Best Amateur Magazine
  • 1984 - Best Amateur Magazine

Origins Award

  • 1984 - Best Amateur Adventure Gaming Magazine
  • 1999 - Best Amateur Game Magazine
  • 2000 - Best Amateur Game Periodical
  • 2001 - Best Amateur Game Periodical

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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
1975 1 2 3 4 5 6 - 2000 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304
1976 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 - 15 16 17 2001 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316
1977 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2002 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328
1978 30 - 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 2003 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340
1979 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 2004 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352
1980 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 2005 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364
1981 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 2006 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 - 372 373 374 375
1982 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 2007 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387
1983 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 2008 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399
1984 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 2009 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411
1985 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 2010 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423
1986 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 2011 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435
1987 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 2012 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447
1988 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 2013 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459
1989 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 2014 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
1990 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 2015 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 - 480 481 482
1991 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 2016 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494
1992 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 2017 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 - - - -
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