Thursday, August 28, 2014

Draconic Magazine launch!

I'm pleased to finally announce that Draconic Magazine is live (be sure to bookmark it or whatever those tech-savvy kids are doing these days).  It's my way of celebrating 40 years of the world's original fantasy roleplaying game.

However, just because the site's up and running doesn't mean everything is in its place.  There are plenty of gaps in content, the subscription + bonus content / paypal thing isn't finished, and you might notice a glitch or two.  Hey, it's a brand new website.  With your input (and contributions, hopefully), Draconic Magazine will keep evolving.

Even though I'm calling it a "magazine", content won't come monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or yearly, and there are no "issues".  Eventually, my goal is to have something new up on the site at least 3 times a week.  Speaking of content - Draconic is focused on tabletop fantasy RPGs, but that won't stop us from publishing articles about space opera, post-apocalyptic wastelands, and supernatural horror.  Want to see something in particular?  Tell us what you want!

Here's what we have for you at the moment (with more to come)...

  • A review of the D&D Player's Handbook.
  • A reaction table for when the party encounters humanoids.
  • The Backbreaker - a new monster.
  • A pre-campaign checklist of important questions to ask yourself and players.
  • An article about last minute world creation.
  • Weird plants of the Nether-Realms.
  • An overview of Torth - a shared campaign setting for organized play
  • And the obligatory poll about your favorite edition (go to war!).

Before I forget, I'd like to thank the following individuals who helped shape this project:  Tod Foley from As If Productions for website design, Caio Monteiro who did the main illustration for the site, Terry Pavlet for the logo and lettering, as well as, all the Draconians who've bounced ideas around, written articles, and provided valuable feedback.  Thanks, guys!


p.s.  Promotional spots advertising my own RPG products on the right-hand sidebar are just placeholders until I've worked out deals with suitable RPG publishers.

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