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Post Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:28 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:So, if Jason's scan is from issue #12 and my list begins with #33, I'd say we're missing a publisher's statement from right around issue #23 or so. As soon as someone can confirm that (I sold off my low numbers three or so years ago; my earliest issue is #27), we'll have a pretty nice set of numbers showing the early growth of The Dragon.

From #22
Filed Sept 78
7120/8000
5782/6715
1173/1144
6955/7859
75/84
7030/7963

G'Day! Thirty years ago. Amazing, I have these mags sitting in my study that long.

SR #1-7
TD #1-30 plus others, some multiple inc. #1
Original D&D Set prt 5, GHawk prt 3, Blackmoor prt 2, EW prt 1, GD&H prt1 & S&S prt 1, AD&D MM prt 1 & PM prt 2.

Untold riches, not to mention the WD etc. Then I find acaeum?

Might just begin to take an interest again.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:55 am 
 

youngalexander wrote:From #22
Filed Sept 78
7120/8000
5782/6715
1173/1144
6955/7859
75/84
7030/7963

G'Day! Thirty years ago. Amazing, I have these mags sitting in my study that long.

SR #1-7
TD #1-30 plus others, some multiple inc. #1
Original D&D Set prt 5, GHawk prt 3, Blackmoor prt 2, EW prt 1, GD&H prt1 & S&S prt 1, AD&D MM prt 1 & PM prt 2.

Untold riches, not to mention the WD etc. Then I find acaeum?

Might just begin to take an interest again.


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Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 4:54 pm 
 

Pretty sure this was my first post here :)

Reading through some old Space Gamers today - back when Steve Jackson took over the publishing, the mag took a turn towards covering the business of the gaming industry, with representation across fantasy, sci-fi, and wargaming interests.  I found a magazine survey put out to the trade with their self-reported circulations.  I figured I'd share, makes for a pretty interesting snapshot of the hobby magazines at the time.

From TSG # 29, July 1980 (so the survey probably relates to operations a few months prior)

Ares Magazine - 9,000
Different Worlds - 2,500
The Dragon - 16,500
Dungeoneer/Judges Guild Journal - did not report
Flying Buffalo Quarterly - 2,000
The General - "Not allowed to divulge' :)
Gryphon - #1 just being released, not yet printed
Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society - 4,500
Pursue & Destroy - 1,350
Signal - 200
Sorcerer's Apprentice - 1,600
The Space Gamer - 6,000
White Dwarf - 10,500


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Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 6:14 pm 
 

Note how closely WD was following behind The Dragon. Over here, we also had the more general Games & Puzzles which still had a circulation of around 30,000 but was about to hit a brick wall...


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