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Gaming Resources: Magazines & Journals
Although there were a number in ages pass, nowadays here are very few
surviving "print" periodicals for roleplaying gamers. However, some of
the publications have survivied by going online. There are online
publications which have a regular (e.g. weekly, monthly) publication
schedule, and which might still be called "periodicals". Others post
new articles and colunms whenever they get them (either infrequently or
almost every day). The quality of these magazines and journals vary,
but a GM can find good, useful information in many of them.
Games Unplugged is a
full-color monthly magainze for the game fanatic. Features articles
about games, designers, and industry news.
Magazine is one of the most venerable magazines in the roleplaying
game business. Long published as the AD&D house organ of TSR and
then Wizards of the Coast, it is now published by Paizo Publishing as
the official D&D magazine.
Magazine, also published by Paizo Publishing, is a source of
adventures for D&D and D20.
Online Fee-Based Perodicals
Did you like Steven Marsh's "Treasure" article in Gamemastering Secrets? As the editor,
Steven has a weekly column in Pyramid Online. It's chock full of good
tips for gamemasters.
Pyramid Magazine is
the Origins-award wining online magazine published by Steve Jackson
Games, the publishers of GURPS, In Nomine, Ogre,
and other games. It is a weekly online magazine that features articles
about gaming, including roleplaying games. In addition, it has a set of
members-only discussion boards, and MOO/chat area which somtimes holds
discussions with featured guests. Playtesting for SJ Games products
(and for products of some other companies) occcurs on the discussion
boards of Pyramid.
Journal of the Travellers' Aid
Society is an online magazine much like Pyramid, that
provides supports for all things Traveller. It is also
published by Steve Jackson Games, the publishers of the licensed
GURPS Traveller line.
Each issue of d20 Weekly contains articles, columns, reviews,
news, and more for your d20 campaigns. Contributors include Steve
Perrin, Chris Pramas, Matt Forbeck, Steve Kenson, Steve Miller, Dennis
Detwiller, Mike Mearls, Andrew Hind, and Alan Kohler. The Editor is Dale
Donovan, former editor of DRAGON. Check out the four free issues at www.d20weekly.com.
Online Free Perodicals
Plaes to Go, People to Be is an
internet fanzine (based in Austrailia) devoted to roleplaying and
roleplaying gamers. Although it claims to publish on a
non-determininstic schedule, it is currently putting out a new issue
every 2-3 months.
RPG Times is a monthly RPG
online periodical which has been putting out issues since 1996.
The Guild Companion is a
free monthly online magazine which aims to provide quality articles, fiction, and reviews for all gamers.
Fudge Factor is an online
fanzine dedicated to the Fudge
RPG. While many of the articles here are Fudge-specific,
there are also many articles which will be of general use to any