It's still Wednesday!
First off, is that a spacesuit she is wearing? I am not sure, but I know this is not Dragon.
Getting right in to the articles, we have some new firearms for Traveller. I think I had a bad photo copy of this article cause I remember trying to convert it to Star Frontiers some years later. I remembered it because of the Stormtrooper on page 7. Try doing that these days!
The Fiend Factory introduces us to some familiar to us now; the Witherstench, Sheet Phantom, and the Berbalang. The others were also interesting and I am getting more curious on how the monsters were chosen.
What might be the highlight of the issue is the one page rules (and 2 page map) on the D&D bar fight. I wonder if Lew Pulsipher has updated this at all? Challenge to the OSR: Come up with rules for a bar fight, accounting for all the things found in a bar and make it easy and fun to use! Right now I could print thi sout and use it in 3.x or 4e without much work.
Open Box gives us a review on Runequest (9/10) and SPI's Middle-Earth (5/10).
Also we are treated to a review of D1, D2 and D3 in their original format. Don Turnbull gives it a rare 10/10. But this is a classic, reading the review gives you the sense of when this was all new. AD&D has arrived and the RPG hobby will never be the same.
We are treated(?) to an April Fools class, the Weakling. We will see something similar in a future Dragon article, the Hopeless Character.
More of Four Winds and ads.
Speaking of which this the first issue where we are treated to this ad:
I have heard that this is Gary Gygax's daughter. This ad is so 70s. The future is silver hot pants and big laser guns.