Graz'zt. Or someone similar. The artist is Mark Bromley.
Ian Livingstone discusses Games Day. Here in reality Origins just completed. I had heard from friends that it was great fun but really small this year.
We start of with an article on Golden Heroes. Man, I really should dig this game up sometime.
Part 2 of Beneath the Waves is next. I am missing page 1 of this. I think it was due to the fact that we were gearing up an ocean based game. But I could be wrong, 85 sounds too early for that.
Open Box has some reviews that I can relate to. First are some Marvel titles. MH-4: Lone Wolves, MH-5: Cat's Paw and MHSP1: Secret Wars. I will be honest with you. I didn't like Secret Wars. I thought it was a pale attempt to get at the same epicness of DC Crisis on Infinite Earths. I was even just telling my kids this yesterday morning. I was getting out of Marvel at this point and out of the Marvel game. Marcus Rowland gives them 6, 6 and 7/10 respectively.
Next up is the Conan RPG. Unlike my peers I never liked Conan. It wasn't even till recently that I actually read some. I liked it because yes it is good stuff, but in 85? No way. I was an Elric (the anti-Conan) fan. Pete Tamblyn gives it 7/10.
We get a review of Toon Strikes Again, a completely silly game that I loved. So did Stephen Kyle who gave it 8/10. Lastly we have the Chill-influenced board game Black Morn Manor. I had always wanted to play this game but never could get my hands on a copy. It got an 8/10 from Paul Mason.
Letters and RuneRites are gone according to my table of contents.
The Surrey Egnigma is an adventure for Call of Cthulhu that looks fun.
Followed by an AD&D adventure Plague from the Past that also looks like it could be fun.
Starbase has ship battle damage for Traveller and Travellers has stats for more of its characters.
Fiend Facotry is back this month but the "monsters" are Golden Hero characters. Yeah, it's not as fun anymore.
First page of Table top heroes is gone, but there are pictures.
Treasure chest has some poisons for AD&D. Not quite as good as the article from Best of Dragon Vol. 2, but still worth the read if poisons are your thing.
Gobilidgook, small ads and ads.
The 60s end in a whimper though I do think both adventures are good.