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Space Gamer #39
For Space Gamer
Written by William Barton, Forrest Johnson, Mike Kelley, Lord British, Jon Mishcon, Bruce Webster, Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, Lawrence Person, Steve Winter, Nick Schuessler, Lewis Pulsipher and Steve Jackson
Published by Steve Jackson Games
45-page PDF (28.1 MB)
Stock Number SJG30-2339, $2.99
Space Gamer #39 (cover-date May 1981) is another heaping helping of history as it happened - and the articles are fun to read, too!
In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue includes "Fantasy World" (a short story by noted sci-fi novelist Timothy Zahn); a way to determine the reliability of rumors in Traveller; contest-winning magic items; simple-but-effective traps for beginning GMs; strategy tips for the wargame Ice War; a scenario for Triplanetary; and Part 13 in the series "Game Design: Theory and Practice," co-written by Steve Jackson.
This issue also has a number of pages devoted to its theme for the month: computers. These articles include designer's notes for Akalabeth (written by that game's creator and the Ultima series mastermind, Lord British); a featured review and strategy for the tactical computer game Warp Factor; a company report on Strategic Simulations by its founder, Joel Billings; and a look at the state of computer gaming (circa 1981).
Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Space Gamer is the perfect passport to the past!
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