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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:41 am 
 

I have been looking back through some of the old Fanzine discussion threads. There hasn't been a general one for a while, so I thought I would start a new one and link the old ones here.

Here are three oldies: D&D Fanzines, Fanzines and Obscure but rare RPG magazines

In addition there are threads discussing:

The Apprentice
The Oracle
The Beholder
The Beholder: History
The Wanderer
Encounter
Imazine
Alarums and Excursions
The Wizard


So just thought I would start a new general one rather than creating a string of obscurely named threads.

I have a couple of questions:

Does anyone know many issues of 'News from Bree' were there?
I asked this question before but can't find the answer anymore
How many issues of 'The Adventurer'? and 'Fantasy Chronicles'?

Has anyone heard of an RPG mag called Aslan?

Edit: I took off the link to the Imagine thread as per the comment below, I think a link to the two main fanzine research / collation efforts will also be useful here at the top of the thread:

http://www.arielarchives.com/Brett/Magazines/index.html
http://www.tomeoftreasures.com/forum/index.php?c=17


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:38 am 
 

I believe there were 11 Adventurers, purely based on the fact I havent seen one from12 onwards.
I have 3 to 11 myself which should be off to ebay soon unless anyone would want them here?
I recently received a couple of Alarums but I'd have to check the copies as they are at home, again up for sale soon.
Would Imagine qualify as a fanzine? If so, dont forget GMPublications, by many of the same people. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:25 am 
 

Imagine is not a fanzine, neither are the GMPs or Tortured Souls!
Inazine is a fanzine though (with a 'z') and so is Tortured Souls (Without the exclamation mark at the end). Tortured Souls (as opposed to Tortured Souls! the magazine) fan for only two issues. There is also a copy of Imazine that is also an issue of Dragonlords, a collaboration of one issue. Don't forget Players Assocaistion News, Players Association Broadsheet, Bohenian Earspoon, Owl & Weasel, Dragonloerds, to name but a few of the UK D&D fanzines.

Brette is the resident Guru in this area, although I suspect other quieter members have sizeable inventory and knowledge should they choose to share.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:08 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:How many issues of 'The Adventurer'? and 'Fantasy Chronicles'?

Has anyone heard of an RPG mag called Aslan?


One good resource to check these things is Brett's Ariel Archives website:

http://www.arielarchives.com/Brett/Magazines/index.html

Or if it isn't listed there, download Brett's collection Excel file:

http://www.arielarchives.com/brett/Brett.xls

Then check the Magazines tab of the Excel file and he has some comments about the fanzines,etc.

For New from Bree, Brett has issue #23 so at least that many and it looks like they had a size change between issues 20-21.  

Fantasy Chronicles was only 9 issues and Adventurer was 11.

Yes, I have heard of Aslan and remember seeing an issue or two sold around last August.  A quick check of the Brett.xls file shows at least 13 issues with also an issue 13.1 and 13.2.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:20 am 
 

Cool. Thanks. I know your ToT and I see Brette's site are probably the best resources on Magazines / Fanzines.  I know quite little actually. Just thought I would try to collate some of the info. here - tends to get lost in the threads.

That's a really nice list Brett has put together!

  


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:27 am 
 

ashmire13 wrote:I believe there were 11 Adventurers, purely based on the fact I havent seen one from12 onwards.
I have 3 to 11 myself which should be off to ebay soon unless anyone would want them here?
I recently received a couple of Alarums but I'd have to check the copies as they are at home, again up for sale soon.
Would Imagine qualify as a fanzine? If so, dont forget GMPublications, by many of the same people. :)


I have Adventurer #1 to 7, so I would be most interested in #8 to 11! - that would complete my set.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:58 pm 
 

How many issues of The Scroll were there? (I see you list 13 with a question mark Brett). Were these all in the same format?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:21 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:How many issues of The Scroll were there? (I see you list 13 with a question mark Brett). Were these all in the same format?


I think there are only 12 issues.  I am missing the first two but the rest are all the same format (letter sized).

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:46 pm 
 

I think the confusion on number of issues (12 or 13) comes from the magazine posted here:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/tot_fanzines/scroll.htm

I remember the auction for the magazine but don't remember who bought it.  But in any case, I don't think "Scroll" by "Wonderworld Press" is related to "The Scroll" by "Sage Lore".  I haven't been able to find out much about this other magazine though.  I thought they might be related to Wonderworld of Synnibarr fame but it doesn't seem so.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:48 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:That's a really nice list Brett has put together!


And other people;)

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:49 am 
 

Mars wrote:I think the confusion on number of issues (12 or 13) comes from the magazine posted here:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/tot_fanzines/scroll.htm

I remember the auction for the magazine but don't remember who bought it.  But in any case, I don't think "Scroll" by "Wonderworld Press" is related to "The Scroll" by "Sage Lore".  I haven't been able to find out much about this other magazine though.  I thought they might be related to Wonderworld of Synnibarr fame but it doesn't seem so.


I think that it changed who was putting it out, I do believe the first 12 were done by one company and issue 13 by another.. I think they are related though... I do have the issue 13..

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:00 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:I Does anyone know many issues of 'News from Bree' were there?
I asked this question before but can't find the answer anymore
How many issues of 'The Adventurer'? and 'Fantasy Chronicles'?

Has anyone heard of an RPG mag called Aslan?




sorry all from memory..

I think there were only issues 18-23 of News from Bree.. I have the feeling it was called something else before that..



Adventurer.. I had believed there was 11 issues, but I do thik that recently there was an issue 13 sold on ebay.. after I think I have the set I don't tend to follow the auctions much, just skim over them .. so this one my be back to a question mark until I can confirm what it was that sold...



Fantasy Chronicles was 9 issues, just be aware that (I think) most of them come with a poster in the middle of the magazine and a lot of the time these are missing...



I take it the Aslan comment was because of the one for sale in ebay.au? from memory I bought my coppies from the editor..



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Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:47 am 
 

Thanks for all that info.



Yes, I snapped up the Aslan on ebay.au. It came with that other mag "Real Life Role-playing". Interesting little fanzine. Do you know much about it?

  

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:09 am 
 

no more than usual.. I think I have Andrew Rilstone contact details around somewhere..

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:46 am 
 

It would be interesting to contact him to ask about it, but I would not want to do that if you have done so already.

  


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Mars wrote:I think the confusion on number of issues (12 or 13) comes from the magazine posted here:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/tot_fanzines/scroll.htm

I remember the auction for the magazine but don't remember who bought it.  But in any case, I don't think "Scroll" by "Wonderworld Press" is related to "The Scroll" by "Sage Lore".  I haven't been able to find out much about this other magazine though.  I thought they might be related to Wonderworld of Synnibarr fame but it doesn't seem so.


Thanks for that info. I must admit to having trouble navigating on ToT. I do always check there prior to asking questions here as I don't want to waste people's time with obvious questions. I checked up your thread on The Scroll here:

http://www.tomeoftreasures.com/forum/vi ... 356052791b

but found it empty. Am I going to the wrong part of the site?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:25 am 
 

I just started zipping around on T&T and noticed that I must be a moron (not for the first time) as I seem to have a navigation issue also.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:13 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote: Am I going to the wrong part of the site?


No, you are at the right part.  The trouble we are at (and have stalled at for a while now) is that ToT had a bunch of webpages created before the it was decided to create a giant forum.

Each section had its own index page such as this:

http://tomeoftreasures.com/tot_fanzines ... e_home.htm

Then you could go to the specific company, etc.  The page I pointed to is from that version.  They were probably all created by hand which was too labour intensive to continue with.  So, the forums were created to allow data entry, then to be put into a database, etc.  Some of the original webpages aren't linked to the main site anymore (the main site links to the forums) but you can still find them.  Some of them also contain info that was not transferred to the forum model.

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