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Crusader:The Journal of the Intrepid Adventurer
Crusader brings its readers a plethora of useful articles, game design notes and game tips from the best in the biz! More than just another gaming magazine, Crusader offers fiction, poetry and spotlights artists of great repute as well as those of little renown. Regular features include: â€œHow is All Happenedâ€? by Gary Gygax, here Mr. Gygax takes us back on the long journey of the history of TSR and his involvement in it. â€œHistorical Footnotes,â€? a column that explores the myths surrounding historical events, persons, places and things; â€œAuld Wyrmish,â€? where Mike Stewart opens pages to the nostalgic past; â€œHammer and Anvil,â€? gives room for Casey Canfield to bring you the hard earned tips of a veteran gamer.
About the cover The first issue's cover is a wonderful painting by the world famed artist Rowena. Called the Dragon Hacthling, it seems a fitting cover for our first issue. If your not familiar with Rowena take a moment and view her gallery on the web at: http://www.rowenaart.com/
What's Inside "The Poetry of Rowena." Rowena, well known for her beautiful, evocative paintings is no stranger to literary efforts. She has graced this issue with her art and poetry.
â€œAlea iacta estâ€? with these words Caesar crossed the Rubicon and conquered Rome. â€œThe die is castâ€? leads us into what Castles and Crusades is all about.
â€œThe Six Principles of Winging It.â€? Casey Canfield supplies some poignant tips on how to game master on the fly.
"Crossed Bows." A look at the longbow and crossbow.
â€œRobert E. Howard: From the Bizarre to the Bazaar.â€? An essay exploring the creator of Conanâ€™s unusual history and growth into an iconic fantasy writer.
â€œFrankenberry & the Crack Parade.â€? A compilation of the serial stories that follow the exploits of, well, good sir Frankenberry and his Crack Parade.
â€œThe Theurgistâ€™s Lethe.â€? Fiction by Dan Cross. â€œMost bards would begin their tale somewhere in the middle, to recount with contagious lyricism the brave deeds of some intrepid hero of yore....Alas our tale is about no hero.â€?