D&D magazines from the 70's and 80's
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:22 am 
 

Is there a list anywhere of all the different magazines from the 70's and 80's that published articles on D&D?  I am talking about third party magazines like White Dwarf, Different Worlds, etc.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:47 pm 
 

Here's Shannon Appelcline's excellent index of several mags:



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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 3:27 pm 
 

Thanks for the info!  



Does anyone know anything about a magazine called The Familiar?  Did it have D&D articles?  Who made it?  etc....


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:53 pm 
 

I can ping some industry lists I'm on, if you want me to, but everyone's away this week for Origins right now, so there wouldn't be any replies until afterward.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:17 pm 
 

I would appreciate any information that I can get.  Thanks.  :)



The little that I have found on the net about it is confusing.  I am looking for an article that was published sometime in the early eighties by a gaming magazine other than the Dragon. I don't recall the title, but it was all about making your game high fantasy. The cool part was that there was a system for tracking how your players actions would affect the balance of the world. Evil acts and lots of magic made the world worse- diseases increases, crops failed, the sun is eclipsed, etc.  



Anyway, I didn't see this article mentioned in the index for Different Worlds (although titles can be misleading) which was my first guess for where it came from.  Then I saw some lists showing a mag called The Familiar which kind of rings a bell with me.  But after further searching, this mag doesn't look like it came out until 1988 which is too late.  The confusing part is that some lists show a mag that is just called Familiar.  Are these two different publications?  Any help would be appreciated.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:42 pm 
 

mshensley wrote:I Then I saw some lists showing a mag called The Familiar which kind of rings a bell with me.  But after further searching, this mag doesn't look like it came out until 1988 which is too late.  The confusing part is that some lists show a mag that is just called Familiar.  Are these two different publications?  Any help would be appreciated.




all from memory;)



There were 2 different mags both printed by the same people, one printed in the late 70's/early 80's and the other printed at the end of the 80's. The confusing this is that they both started from 1, ie 1-10? in the 70's and the 1-10? in the late 80's



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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 9:59 pm 
 

Thanks, that explains a lot.   Now to find the right one.


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