Having had a chance to read through the first issue of the new D-Infinity quarterly magazine I have to say that I am quite impressed with it.
There are several reasons for this. First and foremost, it’s a multi-platform, multi-genre publication. Unlike many current publications out there, this magazine isn’t delegated to covering a single game system such as 4th edition D&D, 3.5 or the like.
Not to say that this is a bad thing, as there are plenty of people who want a periodical that covers their favourite game.
No, in this case it covers a range of games, such as the juggernaut 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons, the still standing contender 3.5, old school gaming… even LARP! And to top it off, this first issue includes tips on creating props for your game (I never had the time for that, but when one of my GM’s made them up, it was very, very cool!) electronic game boards and last but not least, sample cardstock characters to use for your game.
There is, quite literally, something for everyone in this periodical.
I am very much looking forward to future publications because every issue will have an overall theme… so no matter what game system you use, there will be an article that deals with the issues theme. For example issue 2 due out in November will deal with ‘lost treasure’. So the reader can expect just that, treasure, relics, and other articles that deal with that particular subject.
This periodical is also a great way for new and upcoming independent RPG scribes to get their work noticed and hopefully help these same authors go onto bigger and better projects!
I have to say that one aspect of the periodical really caught my attention. I’m one of the old school gamers, having been around since the original red box edition Dungeons and Dragons. I still remember eagerly awaiting every month to pick up the latest edition of the Dragon magazine.
The nostalgia that I felt reading through this periodical was almost overpowering. It was like I stepped back in time and was picking up the first Dragon magazine I ever had! The lay out, the feel of it, very much like that original publication, but written for modern gamers.
I can’t recommend this publication enough. Get yourself a subscription or purchase them as they come out electronically.
Go as far as reading the forum on the Skirmisher website to see what people have planned for the upcoming issues!
It is my honest hope that you will enjoy this publication as much as I have.
[5 of 5 Stars!]