It never ceases to amaze me that the spiritual successor to Dragon Magazine is NOT Gygax magazine, despite the trappings and look, but "&" Magazine
, a PDF magazine whose articles drip with the feel of Dragon Mag from the mid 1980s. (edit: forgot to mention - it's free)
Ecology articles, new classes, adventures, interviews, game theory - it's all there and more.
Did I mention the hyperlinked contents page? Sure, it's new fangled and I'm turning into the old guy that yells at the kids to "get off my lawn" but I think it's awesome.
even has an interview with +Vincent Florio
, which besides being interesting on it's own even includes a shout out to me. How the hell did I miss that before?
I have every issue of "&" Magazine on my hard drive, but I've never spent the proper amount of time doing more than a quick flip though and occasional article read. It appears I need to look closer.
Actually, I will be doing that. I'll highlight at least one article per issue that really stands out to me. Might take me a bit to get through all 7 issues, but I'll start from issue #1. If you are going to do something like this, you need to do it right ;)
"I have every issue of "&" Magazine on my hard drive, but I've never spent the proper amount of time doing more than a quick flip though and occasional article read."ReplyDelete
It must be the spiritual successor to Dragon then because I do the same damn thing with my Dragon Magazine CD archive.
Yup, it's a great magazine that never seems to get enough press. Full of useful content.ReplyDelete
Great zine. Issue #8 (Urban Adventures) comes out tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Dragon worked in its day but i look at now and think mostly adds with a few ok articles - i liked ares section better and i liked TSR ares mag better. I like one in 50 short stories in dragon. My favorite era was #50-130, Gygax magazine gives great feelings of nostalgia but but not much more than that. The blogosphere most days more useful.ReplyDelete
"Doom for AD&D?" kinda lept out at me from the cover. Sure, although I did use 3e.ReplyDelete
Wha... Gray men ecology? Sounds like Devilmount influence!ReplyDelete
Never heard of it, thanks for the pointer. I just read the nautical issue (3 I think) and was very impressed.ReplyDelete
& is providing a lot of the stuff a GM can actually use. I think its better than Dragon magazine. Not to be overly harsh because I loved Dragon in the day but the few pdfs I've found online and reread for nostalgia's sake are 90% worthless.ReplyDelete
Never even heard of this magazine. Huh. I love free stuff!ReplyDelete