Strategic Review
 Issue Val Month  Details
SR1 35 Spr 75  Strategic Review issue #1.  Quarterly.  Cover price $.50.
SR2 28 Sum 75

 Has a cartoon by Game Designer's Workshop CEO Loren K. Wiseman.

SR3 28 Fall 75  Binding is now stapled.  Has a cartoon by Game Designer's Workshop CEO Loren K. Wiseman.
SR4 28 Win 75  Cover price now $.75.  Tim Kask (1st Dragon Mag editor) joins.  Traveller's Marc Miller has a cartoon inside.
SR5 28 Dec 75  Newsletter goes bi-monthly, adopts graphic cover.
SR6 28 Feb 76  
SR7 30 Apr 76  Last Strategic Review.  Full-color cover.  Price raised to $1.00.
     
         Strategic Preview
 Issue Val Month  Details
SP3 80 May 76  Strategic Preview #3 (first issue).  Released approximately May 1976, regardless of the title.  Mentions release of Eldritch Wizardry
SP4 80 Jun 76  Strategic Preview #4.  Mentions hiring of David Sutherland, Rob Kuntz, and Ernie Gygax
SP5 80 Jul 76  Strategic Preview #5.  Mentions release of Gods, Demi-Gods, & Heroes
SP6 80 Aug 76  Strategic Preview #6 (last issue)
     
         Dragon
 Issue Val Month  Details
1 290 Jun 76  The Dragon issue #1.  Bi-monthly; price $1.50.  Tim Kask editor.  Fritz Leiber story.
2 110 Aug 76  Gardner Fox story.  Monkish combat.  Alchemist class.
3 58 Oct 76  "Finieous Fingers" comic strip first appears.
4 56 Dec 76  Empire of the Petal Throne issue.
5 57 Mar 77  Gardner Fox story.  Witchcraft supplement.
6 58 Apr 77  Metamorphosis Alpha expansion rules.
7 46 Jun 77  First anniversary issue.  Magazine now published 8 times/year.  Origins of D&D article.  Interior pages state Vol 1 #7
8 42 Jul 77  Outer Planes.  Last confirmed issue with a mailing label.
9 41 Sep 77  "Wormy" comic first appears.
10 35 Oct 77  "Snit Smasher" game.
11 28 Dec 77  "Snit's Revenge" game.  Fritz Leiber story.  1st "Sorcerer's Scroll" column.  1st confirmed mailing cover (w/drawing of Dragon #1 cover)
12 28 Feb 78  "Quag Keep" novel preview (first D&D-based novel?)
13 28 Apr 78  Gardner Fox story.  Magazine goes monthly.
14 28 May 78  
15 28 Jun 78  Second anniversary issue.  Backgammon game.  L. Sprague deCamp story.  "Wormy" insert.
16 28 Jul 78  Second half of L. Sprague deCamp story.  Ninja class.
17 28 Aug 78  Will McLean, cartoonist for "Dragon Mirth", joins staff.
18 28 Sep 78  Fritz Leiber short story.
19 28 Oct 78  
20 35 Nov 78  Witchcraft and Demonology.  Says Vol III #5 inside (which is incorrect).  Rarer than other contemporary issues.
21 25 Dec 78  Says Vol III #6 both inside and outside (which is incorrect... this is Vol III #7).
22 30 Feb 79  One-month lapse since last issue.  Little Wars / Dragon split issue.  Assassin class.
23 25 Mar 79  Gardner Fox story.
24 25 Apr 79  Lost Civilizations, Chinese Dragons, Lycanthropy, Psionics
25 25 May 79  Gamma World issue.
26 25 Jun 79  Jake Jacquet joins staff as assistant editor.
27 30 Jul 79  Third anniversary issue (Vol IV, #1), though it should have been last month.  GenCon insert.  1st (and only) nudity in Dragon comics.
28 25 Aug 79  "Awful Green Things From Outer Space" game.
29 25 Sep 79  Kim Mohan joins staff.  Rear cover is printed upside-down.
30 20 Oct 79  Famous missing-D&D-player (James Egbert) news item.  Ninja class variants.
31 20 Nov 79  James Egbert found.  Beginning of reader fiction. Year removed from the cover.
32 20 Dec 79  "The Fell Pass" D&D module.  Month removed from the cover.
33 20 Jan 80  Then-unknown Ed Greenwood submits a letter-to-the-editor.
34 20 Feb 80  AD&D Masters tournament module.  1st Ed Greenwood article?  Divine Rights variants, cards.
35 20 Mar 80  Jake Jacquet becomes new editor.  Traveller section.  Errata article for Monster Manual, PHB, and DMG.
36 20 Apr 80  Gardner Fox story.  April Fool's issue.
37 20 May 80  Tim Kask leaves magazine.  "Pit of the Oracle" module.
38 20 Jun 80  "Ringside" game.  Gardner Fox story.
39 25 Jul 80  Name-change from "The Dragon" to "Dragon"; separation from TSR.  Fourth anniversary issue (a month late). Anti-paladin NPC.
40 15 Aug 80  First comprehensive article index.  "Outside the Znutar" game.
41 15 Sep 80  "Halls of Beoll-Dur" module.
42 15 Oct 80  "Mansion of Mad Professor Ludlow" AD&D module.
43 15 Nov 80   The Witch PC class, How to Evaluate Your DM
44 15 Dec 80  "Food Fight" game.  Gardner Fox story.  New NPC classes.
45 15 Jan 81  "Dungeon Design Kit" insert.  New NPC classes.  Squad Leader scenario.
46 15 Feb 81  AD&D Exam.  "Temple of Poseidon" AD&D module.
47 15 Mar 81  "Crimefighters" game and scenario.  Squad Leader scenario.  Other planes section.
48 15 Apr 81  Underwater Adventuring section.  Top Secret module.
49 15 May 81  Gencon (and Gencon East) insert
50 20 Jun 81  Fifth anniversary issue.  "Chapel of Silence" 1st place AD&D module from contest.
51 12 Jul 81  "Emperor's Treasure" game.
52 20 Aug 81  Boris Vallejo cover, his first (only?)
53 12 Sep 81   Monks
54 12 Oct 81  "Cavern Quest" AD&D module.
55 12 Nov 81  Gardner Fox story.  "Creature of Rhyl" AD&D module.
56 12 Dec 81  Top Secret module.
57 12 Jan 82  "The Wandering Trees" AD&D module.
58 12 Feb 82  "Spellminders" spell counters.  Special Dwarves section.
59 12 Mar 82  "Exonidas Spaceport" Traveller module.
60 10 Apr 82  "Flight of the Boodles" game.  Special Elves section.
61 10 May 82  "Quest for the Midas Orb" AD&D module.
62 15 Jun 82  Sixth anniversary issue.  First Larry Elmore cover.  Top Secret module.
63 10 Jul 82  "Chagmat" AD&D module.
64 10 Aug 82  Special Assassin section.  "Planet Busters" game.
65 10 Sep 82  "Monsters of the Midway" game.  Celtic mythos.
66 10 Oct 82  "Thieves' Cant" dictionary.
67 10 Nov 82  Jake Jacquet, publisher, leaves.  "Fedifensor" Astral Plane module, Astral Plane rules.
68 10 Dec 82  Weather system insert.
69 10 Jan 83  "Arrakhar's Wand" game.
70 8 Feb 83  "Mechica" AD&D module (Aztec theme).
71 8 Mar 83  Boot Hill module.
72 8 Apr 83  "File 13" game.  Cavalier subclass.
73 8 May 83  Inner Plane cube insert.  "Forest of Doom" AD&D module.
74 10 Jun 83  Seventh anniversary issue.  Special dragon & swords sections.  "Combat Computer" insert.
75 12 Jul 83  "SnarfQuest" comic first appears.  "Nine Hells Part 1" article.  "Can Seapoint Be Saved?" AD&D module.
76 10 Aug 83  Article Index.  "Nine Hells Part 2" article.
77 8 Sep 83  "King of the Tabletop" game.
78 8 Oct 83  Special Psionics section.  "Citadel by the Sea" AD&D module.   First Denis Beauvais cover.
79 8 Nov 83  "Wacko World" game.  Top Secret module.
80 6 Dec 83  "Barnacus: City in Peril" AD&D module.
81 6 Jan 84  Special poison section.  "Ruins of Andril" AD&D high-level module.
82 6 Feb 84  "Baton Races of Yaz" game.
83 10 Mar 84  "Dancing Hut" high-level AD&D module.  Denis Beauvais cover (first in chess-series).
84 8 Apr 84  "Twofold Talisman" AD&D module.  First appearance of ARES sci-fi section.  Last "What's New?" comic.
85 6 May 84  Part 2 of "Twofold Talisman" AD&D tournament module.
86 10 Jun 84  Eighth anniversary issue.  Second Denis Beauvais chess-series cover.  "Great Stoney Castle" insert.
87 6 Jul 84  Top Secret module.
88 6 Aug 84  "Elefant Hunt" game.
89 10 Sep 84  Special shield section.  "Creature Catalog" article.  Third Denis Beauvais chess-series cover.
90 5 Oct 84  "Aesirhamar" AD&D module (Norse theme).
91 5 Nov 84  "Nine Hells Revisited" article.  Special "Treasure Trove" section.  Traveller language skills.
92 5 Dec 84  "Sword of Justice" D&D adventure.   "Pages from the Mages III" article.
93 5 Jan 85  "Gypsy Train" AD&D module.  High-level Druids article.
94 5 Feb 85  "Creature Catalog II" article.  Official Changes for Rangers article.  Incorrectly states it's Vol #9 issue #8 (should be Vol #9 issue #9).
95 5 Mar 85  "Into the Forgotten Realms" AD&D tournament module.
96 5 Apr 85  April Fool's issue.
97 5 May 85  First cover by Robin Wood.  "Pages from the Mages IV" article.
98 5 Jun 85  Ninth anniversary issue.  Special dragonlore section.
99 5 Jul 85  "Treasure Trove II" article.
100 10 Aug 85  Raised cover.  "Saga of Old City" poster.  Full-length AD&D module.  "Pages from the Mages V".
101 5 Sep 85  "Creature Catalog III" article.  Kender race article.
102 5 Oct 85  "Valley of the Earth Mother" AD&D module.
103 5 Nov 85  Unearthed Arcana additions & corrections.  First mention of AD&D Second Edition plans.
104 5 Dec 85  "Sudden Dawn" Marvel Superheroes module.  Special Thieves section.
105 5 Jan 86  AD&D module.
106 5 Feb 86  Price increase to $3.50 - remains until issue #201.
107 8 Mar 86  DL11 Dragons of Glory scenario and advanced rules.  Mariner NPC.
108 8 Apr 86  Second Larry Elmore cover.  Gamma World creatures.
109 5 May 86  Customized character classes article.
110 4 Jun 86  "House in the Frozen Lands" AD&D module.  10th anniversary issue.
111 4 Jul 86  "Death of an Arch-Mage" AD&D module.
112 5 Aug 86  "Ultimate" Article Index.
113 5 Sep 86  Parallel-publication DUNGEON magazine begins.  3D dragon cardboard-cutout model.  Adventuring in Hades.
114 4 Oct 86  Return of the Witch class.
115 4 Nov 86  All About Thieves, Weapons for Clerics, Denis Beauvais Cover
116 5 Dec 86  3-D sailing ship insert. First photo cover.
117 4 Jan 87  Creative campaigns, AD&D trivia.  Incorrectly marked as Jan 1986 throughout.
118 4 Feb 87  Gladiator, archery and jousting articles, Denis Beauvais Cover
119 4 Mar 87  Six special articles on Druids
120 4 Apr 87  Players Handbook II
121 5 May 87  Oriental Adventures fold-up castle insert.
122 4 Jun 87  Last Gary Gygax article.  11th anniversary issue.
123 4 Jul 87  Wizardry College, Herald of Galactus game.
124 4 Aug 87  Anauroch promotional map (Forgotten Realms)
125 4 Sep 87  Chivalry, quasi-elementals.
126 4 Oct 87  Undead, mutant monsters.
127 4 Nov 87  Fiefdom.
128 4 Dec 87  Vikings, Environs of Waterdeep.
129 4 Jan 88  
130 4 Feb 88  
131 4 Mar 88  Underdark special.
132 12 Apr 88  SnarfQuest cover by Larry Elmore.  Last "Wormy" by Dave Trampier (who has never been seen since...).
133 4 May 88  
134 4 Jun 88  
135 4 Jul 88  
136 4 Aug 88  
137 4 Sep 88  Keith Parkinson cover
138 4 Oct 88  
139 4 Nov 88  
140 4 Dec 88  
141 4 Jan 89  
142 4 Feb 89  AD&D 2nd Edition Preview
143 4 Mar 89  
144 4 Apr 89  
145 10 May 89  Last "SnarfQuest" comic.
146 4 Jun 89  Dragon section.  Buck Rogers poster.  13th anniversary issue.
147 4 Jul 89  
148 20 Aug 89  "Deck of Many Things" insert.
149 4 Sep 89  
150 4 Oct 89  
151 4 Nov 89  
152 4 Dec 89  Underdark special.  Poster.
153 4 Jan 90  
154 4 Feb 90  DragonLance story.  Steve Jackson poster.
155 4 Mar 90  "Crypt of Istaris" AD&D module.
156 4 Apr 90  
157 4 May 90  
158 4 Jun 90  14th anniversary issue.  Dragon special.
159 4 Jul 90  Spelljammer section.  Poster.  Last 1st Edition AD&D issue.
160 8 Aug 90  Trading cards insert.   First 2nd Edition AD&D issue.
161 4 Sep 90  
162 4 Oct 90  Halloween special.  Poster.
163 4 Nov 90  
164 4 Dec 90  
165 4 Jan 91  Naval rules for BattleSystem.
166 4 Feb 91  
167 4 Mar 91  
168 4 Apr 91  
169 4 May 91  
170 4 Jun 91  15th anniversary issue.  "Dragon Kings" game.
171 8 Jul 91  Trading cards insert.  Poster.
172 4 Aug 91  Underdark special.
173 4 Sep 91  Dark Sun issue.
174 4 Oct 91  
175 4 Nov 91  
176 4 Dec 91  
177 4 Jan 92  
178 4 Feb 92  
179 4 Mar 92  
180 8 Apr 92  Trading cards insert.
181 4 May 92  
182 4 Jun 92  16th anniversary issue.
183 4 Jul 92  
184 4 Aug 92  
185 4 Sep 92  Dark Sun monsters.
186 4 Oct 92  
187 4 Nov 92  
188 6 Dec 92  Larry Elmore cover.
189 4 Jan 93  
190 4 Feb 93  
191 4 Mar 93  
192 4 Apr 93  
193 4 May 93  
194 4 Jun 93  Rules for aerial dragonfighting.  17th anniversary issue.
195 4 Jul 93  
196 4 Aug 93  
197 4 Sep 93  
198 4 Oct 93  
199 4 Nov 93  
200 8 Dec 93  Hologram cover.  Spine-bound.  Largest issue ever.
201 4 Jan 94  Price increase to $3.95.
202 4 Feb 94  
203 4 Mar 94  
204 4 Apr 94  
205 4 May 94  
206 4 Jun 94  18th anniversary issue.
207 4 Jul 94  
208 4 Aug 94  
209 4 Sep 94  
210 4 Oct 94  
211 4 Nov 94  
212 4 Dec 94  
213 4 Jan 95  
214 4 Feb 95  
215 4 Mar 95  
216 4 Apr 95  
217 4 May 95  
218 4 Jun 95  19th anniversary issue.
219 4 Jul 95  
230 4 Jun 96  20th anniversary issue.
236 4 Dec 96  Last issue under TSR auspices -- Wizards of the Coast takes over.
273 4 Jul 00   Last 2nd Edition AD&D issue.
300 5 Oct 02  Features an Acaeum ad!  Halloween special - evil-related articles.
344 4 Jun 06  30th anniverary issue.
359 5 Sep 07  Last printed issue; switched to electronic-only publication (PDF)
B1 15    Best of the Dragon vol 1.  Cover price $3.00.  No ISBN.
B1R 12    Best of the Dragon vol 1, revised.  Cover price $3.95.  ISBN.
B2 15    Best of the Dragon vol 2.  Cover price $3.00.  No ISBN.
B2R 12    Best of the Dragon vol 2, revised.  Cover price $3.95.  ISBN.
B3 10    Best of the Dragon vol 3.
B4 10    Best of the Dragon vol 4.
B5 10    Best of the Dragon vol 5.
SQ 15    SnarfQuest comic compilation.
FF 20    Finieous Fingers comic compilation.
DT 12    DragonTales short-fiction compilation.
AD 12    The Art of Dragon Magazine.

Value (Val) listed above is for that issue in Very Fine (VF) condition. 
The value for conditions differing from that should be adjusted accordingly.

Thanks to:
Cory Cohen for scans of Dragon 103 & 105.
Jack Coleman for scans of Dragon 123, 125-128.
Matthew Foster for the scan of Dragon 141.
Sean Foster for the scans of Dragon 168-199, 201-219.
Bob Frantz for the scan of Strategic Preview 4.
Devon & Shawn Hibbs for scans of Strategic Preview 3 and 5, and for all info on Strategic Preview.
Jason Kolb for scans of Dragon 69, 71, 72, 74, 79-84, 88.
Michael Mifsud for the scan of Dragon 37.
Mike O'Connor for the scan of Best of the Dragon vol 1, revised.
Carl Saffer for scans of Dragon 101,102,104,106-112,114-120, and info for issues 115-120.
Bill Willet for scans of Best of the Dragon vol 4, and issues 70, 75, 76, 78, 85, 86, 87, 90, and 92.

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