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Post Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:01 pm 
 

ciao guys, few questions about D&D magazines:

* is there any difference between US and UK version of dragon? i.e. is the dragon #123 issued in US exactly the same as the UK version of dragon #123?

* how many imagine magazine have been issued in total?

* has anybody of you ever read "game master magazine"? is it easy to be found? is it rare (and therefore) expensive?

EDIT: just found a seller with all (i suppose) the game master issues! not expensive at all: 3 EUR per issue (anyway 11 issues makes them expesive...  :D ) ...the first question still remains: any of you read it? is it good?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:32 am 
 

Aia, the Acaeum has some TSR mag info (especially with regard to Imagine):

http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/periodicals.html

Afterglow2 has the GM mags:

http://www.afterglow2.com/Product/GameMaster.htm

Others here can answer to the quality...I've seen none of them!  :)

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:19 am 
 

zhowar wrote:Aia, the Acaeum has some TSR mag info (especially with regard to Imagine):

http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/periodicals.html


oupsss...  :oops: i didn't know that you listed even a non TSR magazine in periodical section... tnx!

zhowar wrote:Afterglow2 has the GM mags:

http://www.afterglow2.com/Product/GameMaster.htm


hold on!!! that's not exactly what i found a GM magazine!!! even the dates are mismatching...  :?
look at here, pls:

** expired eBay auction **


zhowar wrote:Others here can answer to the quality...I've seen none of them!  :)




ok! still waiting for someone who can answer to my question! :)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:33 am 
 

11 issues, late 80's uk magazine from memory, very average... I won't pay more thean 1 pound per issue, wait till  someone sells a lot of them..
(this one looks like a bit of spine wear on it as well)
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:54 am 
 

...and moreover they are *NOT* the Gm mag i was referring to!!!  :?


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:42 am 
 

aia wrote:
ok! still waiting for someone who can answer to my question! :)


i have some of them GM magazines. at best, like Brette says, they are pretty average and certainly not up to the quality of others imo.

values i would say VERY low, whichever way you look at it.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:44 am 
 

oh and you see them crop up on ebay all the time. most ppl tend not to notice them as they are not that worth noticing :D

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:57 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:... they are pretty average and certainly not up to the quality of others imo...


really???  8O
actually, i heard the exact opposite... the quality should be far higher than those of imagine, dragon and dungeon...  :? well, i'm a bit confused...


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aia wrote:
really???  8O
actually, i heard the exact opposite... the quality should be far higher than those of imagine, dragon and dungeon...  :? well, i'm a bit confused...


well go and buy some then :)

to each their own i think. i dont particularly like them and find Imagine and Dungeon much better - but that is my choice.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:55 pm 
 

aia wrote:
really???  8O
actually, i heard the exact opposite... the quality should be far higher than those of imagine, dragon and dungeon...  :? well, i'm a bit confused...


Quality is much lower than any of the ones you mentioned....All the GM mags I've read, I don't think I ever ran across a useful article.  I'd rank it almost useless for gaming purposes.

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Quality is much lower than any of the ones you mentioned....All the GM mags I've read, I don't think I ever ran across a useful article.  I'd rank it almost useless for gaming purposes.

Mike B.


finally someone agrees with me :)

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:24 am 
 

uhmmm... ok! tnx for the suggestion!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:06 am 
 

aia wrote:uhmmm... ok! tnx for the suggestion!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:47 am 
 

aia wrote:uhmmm... ok! tnx for the suggestion!

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ciao  :D


Besides Dungeon and Dragon mags, I love Imagine.  I still have a few to go to complete my collection. Looking to start collecting stuff like Tortured Souls, I found an issue or two and they look ok.
  If you are interested in branching out you might try Different Worlds mags also.  Some have pull-out modules in the middle for different game systems like Villians & Vigilantes, Call of Cthulhu, Runequest, etc. Two issues had a two part Blackmoor module written by Dave Arneson!  Plus the reviews of some of the products (remember, this is the mid 80s) are very informative.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:34 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
Aia

look into collecting fanzines. they are quite rare and are most definately a challenge to collect.

Al


oh no...Not another person to bid against Al... :twisted:

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oh no...Not another person to bid against Al... :twisted:

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hey i have most of what i want, just still need some of them beholders though.

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