Two zines: SEWARS & Dragon Claw
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2022 7:21 pm 
 

Hello,
I've got photocopies of articles from two zines, and I'd like to figure out which issue they appeared in in order to cite them properly.
One is a review of "Fantasy Wargaming" in S.E.W.A.R.S., a zine or newsletter of the South Essex Wargames and Roleplaying Society. It has "December 1981" written across the top (by the person who copied it, I assume) and is signed Mike Oliver & Chris Baylis. I don't see a page number on my copy. I would guess it was originally issued on full size (A4?) letter paper. It looks typed on a typewriter with a problem with the lowercase "a".
QUESTION: Is there anyone here who either has a full or partial run of this zine, or at least has some documentation of the numbering/release schedule?

The other is more tentatively identified as this is the only time I've seen the title mentioned, even after looking over a lot of lists of zines and so on. It has "Dragon Claw" written on the top of the copy, in the same hand as the other. There seems to be a large page number (3) on the upper right hand side of the page, which appears to be from a digest-sized sheet (A5). The review, again of Fantasy Wargaming, uses a bit of art clipped from a White Dwarf advert for the book, and is signed Stephen Turnbull. My questions would be:
QUESTION: Was there a zine titles "Dragon Claw"? (or could that be a regular column title in a better known zine?)
QUESTION: If Dragon Claw was a zine, what issue am I looking at? I assume something released in the winter of 1981 or spring of 1982, as the book was published in the fall of 81.

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Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 9:31 pm 
 

There was a Wyrns Claw fanzine from the same period..

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Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 10:33 pm 
 

So, what did they think of Fantasy Wargaming? Best RPG ever, right?

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 2:03 am 
 

Again with the Fantasy Wargaming? Do you need someone to send you a copy? :-)


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I just need someone to explain it to me.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:07 am 
 

I would be very interested in reading those two reviews, given that i hold in high esteem Fantasy Wargaming.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:04 am 
 

vault keeper wrote in Two zines: SEWARS & Dragon Claw:I would be very interested in reading those two reviews, given that i hold in high esteem Fantasy Wargaming.


I'd say it's one of the great objets d'art of RPG book publishing, along with the Starblazer Adventures rulebook (2008). The writing seems a little too disorganized to be playable.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:00 am 
 

One is a review of "Fantasy Wargaming" in S.E.W.A.R.S., a zine or newsletter of the South Essex Wargames and Roleplaying Society. It has "December 1981" written across the top (by the person who copied it, I assume) and is signed Mike Oliver & Chris Baylis. I don't see a page number on my copy. I would guess it was originally issued on full size (A4?) letter paper. It looks typed on a typewriter with a problem with the lowercase "a".
QUESTION: Is there anyone here who either has a full or partial run of this zine, or at least has some documentation of the numbering/release schedule?


This appears in Issue 6 of SEWARS (I have a copy of this).. its two pages ..25-26 (not numbered, I just counted them for you in case you wanted to know that)

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:08 am 
 

Thank you! I forgot to check "Notify me of replies" so I'm just seeing this now. I will update my bibliography. Too late for the print version but I have not finalized the e-book yet.


beasterbrook wrote in Two zines: SEWARS & Dragon Claw:
This appears in Issue 6 of SEWARS (I have a copy of this).. its two pages ..25-26 (not numbered, I just counted them for you in case you wanted to know that)

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