With the recent release of the first issue of Gygax Magazine I got to thinking. There are very few "In Print" options (PDF doesn't really expand that much) for RPG mags. We recently had the ending of Kobold Quarterly (not OSR but a very well put together RPG mag) and well over a year since the last issues of Knockspell and Fight On!
Which is a shame. Gygax is not by any means a bad magazine but the first issue was a tad lacking and it is not focused on Old School Gaming (old school reminiscing? sure). I'm sure it will get better in time.
Still it leaves us, the old School gamers, without a true magazine to call our own at the moment. Which led me to think about the type of articles my "Old School Magazine" would have.
It would ideally consist of a variation of the following regular features:
A section on new spells.
A dungeon adventure and an outdoor setting / encounter / adventure.
A section with a new monster, monsters, races, etc.
Game theory, balancing, ideas, tangents - this part would be very open to interpretation and would probably have more than one article an issue.
A gamer's blog highlight section - highlighting some of the best plog posts and ideas in the OSR and pointing out overlooked blogs that really deserve more attention.
Artist highlight - there are some amazing artists that could use some exposure - this could be such a vehicle.
Anyway, that would be my idea of an OSR Styled Gaming Mag. I'll think about it in my dreams tonight ;)
So, any ideas what you'd want in your ideal OSR Styled Gaming Mag?