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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gygax Magazine Issue #2 in Hand - Deja Vu All Over Again!


Listen Cat! You are too young to remember Dragon Magazine. I don't care how old you are in cat years either...
I reviewed Gygax #2 last week based on the PDF version. Now that I have the print version in hand, I want to make some further observations:

- this sucker feels like a Dragon Magazine from the mid 80's. I fully expect the cover to pull away from the staples after a few more flips thru the mag.

- I used to read Dragon as much for the ads as I did the articles. While I have no problem skipping the ads in the PDF version, I want to read the ads in the print version. I found myself looking for an ad for the Dragon Bones Electronic Dice Roller and Cyborg Commando.

- City-State of the Sea Kings - It's just a small ad but I'm so in. See, those damn ads work.

Again, issue #2 of Gygax is a marked improvement over the first issue's "hey! I'm cool! Let me tell you why!" self congratulatory back slapping. There were parts of the first issue that were really good - I just got turned off by all the "look at me" bs.

1 comment:

  1. I got mine too, but I have not read through it all yet. But yeah it's like having a Dragon subscription from the 80s again.

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