The Dragon #8 Vol 2.2

I dunno about you but I think that’s a pretty darn ugly cover. Apologies to the artist. The best part of the magazine is a very interesting article by Gygax about the Planes of existence. Although the planes have been mentioned in spells and items in the supplements, this is the first time the concept […]

The Dragon #7 Vol 2.1

It’s announced that (the artist) Tom Wham is now on the staff of TSR. An article that wouldn’t make any sense in our current world – What to do if you lose your dice and you have players coming over to play. No-one has any dice? How could that ever be possible?! Probably the most […]

The Dragon #6 Vol 1.6

An article about running trading ships with exciting things such as port taxes. Some minor extra rules about determining psionic abilities. Whatever. An article with suggested morale rules, where characters get new prime attributes, Bravery and Loyalty, and then there’s a ridiculous number of pluses and minuses depending on party make up, the monsters involved, […]

The Dragon #5 Vol 1.5

Editorial notes that The Dragon is expanding to 8 issues per year. There’s a very lengthy article on witches which I mostly skipped, not being official. Creature Feature – The Anhkheg! with a picture by Erol Otus. A bunch of tables for wizard researching. Lastly, there’s a fun article that goes through all the times […]

The Dragon #4 Vol 1.4

This issue is focussed heavily on Empire of the Petal Throne. The editorial predicts the milieu may become as big as Tolkien’s Middle earth – guess that didn’t happen! D&D related content: just some very lame jokey lists of monsters and spells. And a display of some figurines – I actually have some of those […]

The Dragon #3 Vol 1.3

Editorial – after vociferous emails, they agree to reduce the amount of fiction – hooray! Hey look – a table of contents for the first time. Oh my – a very politically incorrect article about women characters in D&D, where charisma is exchanged for beauty. Perhaps the less said about this, the better. An article […]

The Dragon #2 Vol 1.2

Ad for Gencon coming up August 20. Funny part in the editorial about how some thought fantasy gaming would be a fad. There’s an article about monkish combat (in order to level up) that made me think of the Apple II game Karateka because of the attacking – kick high, middle, low – and there […]

The Dragon #1 Vol 1.1

General introductions on the magazine and how it’s no longer the house organ like the Strategic Review. Article with a complicated system of using non prime requisites to determine chances of success at almost anything. An early attempt at what we now know in 5e as a DC check. Article about magic and science in […]