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Decahedron Magazine #1

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Decahedron is a magazine designed to support the BareBones Fantasy RPG.  It contains articles written by gamers like you. Originally, this was intended to be a paid-for publication containing material DwD Studios produced, along with some fan-generated content in a profit-sharing model. However, due to the popularity of the game and the ever-growing community, we wanted to continue our roots of community development like we have done with our other fan-based products and sites.

This magazine is something we can all develop together and be proud of. Designed to be small, lite, but full of fun content, we hope you enjoy this issue, as we plan on many more to come. As long as gamers are contributing content they’ll have a place within the pages of Decahedron.

    Notice: DwD Studios is unassociated with the similarly-named product Bare Bones Multiverse. If you came here searching for that product, please click here.

    Within issue you'll find:

    • a great cover by Joe Calkins.
    • A spotlight on Jim Alcala Sales, an active member of the forums at dwdstudios.com.
    • The Gaming Table: we all love d100 tables, and this issue gives you 100 imaginative descriptors for when you're stumped during character creation.  Assembled by various authors in the forums at dwdstudios.com.
    • Grimoire: a regular article series containing more magical goodness for your game.  In this issue you'll read about the Commune spell, by Bill Logan.
    • Game Options: N. Harrison Ripps walks us step-by-step through the process he took to come up with a balanced approach at two-weapon fighting.  It's a great article to give YOU the tools to create more balanced game options.
    • Cavern of Kul'Thoru: Matt Jackson takes us on a tour of the lair of a hydra and his lizardman minions.  Complete with three different story hooks in case you're stumped how to drop it into your campaign.
    • Creature Corner: our own Larry Moore gives us the Drop Horror, a low-rank creature ready for you to... ahem... drop on your unsuspecting players.
    • Character Races: not all campaigns are based on Tolkein's works.  Mike Wikan gives us the Hriffani Nomads, a cat-like constructed race unloved by the gods but surviving despite all odds.
    • The Undertemple of Eleroth: one of our goals is to give you a new map on the back cover of every issue of the webzine, a ready tool for able GMs to stock and build a story around.  This issue's map by Bill Logan.


    Please join the site over at www.dwdstudios.com/barebones and get involved.  This magazine was written under a creative commons license, meaning YOU can write stuff too.  We already have several great promising submissions, and we're excited to see what you add to the mix.

    See you there!


     
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    May 31st, 2014
    For a free zine, and even for a zine in general, this is so good. It is obviously a labor of love. I plan to follow the series and keep on downloading as long as they let me. The concentration is on the BareBones Fantasy game, but I hope future issues [...]
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    February 4th, 2013
    For 16 pages, there sure is a lot of packed in here! I really enjoyed the two-weapon fighting article, in particular, which illustrates just how nicely tweakable BareBones Fantasy is. I also loved Matt Jackson's map and short adventure, both of which [...]
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    December 11th, 2012
    This is an excellent first offering of a Fanzine for a new game. It contains work by those working with the studio as well as fan-generated material. If you enjoy BareBones Fantasy or fantasy in general this is a great read! [...]
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    December 11th, 2012
    This the way to do a magazine for BBF - a new spell, race, monster and module as well as 100 descriptors, an unused map and more. Keep it up guys! [...]
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