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Space Gamer #49
For Space Gamer
Written by W.G. Armintrout, Jack B. Everitt, Robert Cook, Chad Irby, Phil Rennert, Lewis Pulsipher, Arnold Hendrick, Greg Costikyan and William Barton
Published by Steve Jackson Games
45-page PDF (17.9 MB)
Stock Number SJG30-2349, $2.99
Space Gamer #49 (cover date March 1982) takes the first star to the right and heads straight on to the gaming hobby's past -- and the articles are fun to read, too!
In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue has a mini-theme of Traveller. It includes "Tools for Terrorists" in the Traveller universe, plus an essay by noted game designer Greg Costikyan that -- based on conclusions derived from energy calculations -- Traveller is science fantasy.
It also includes an armored war machine for Car Wars that's disguised as a recreational vehicle; an essay that examines what Dungeons & Dragons is like without magic; TFT write-ups for the boomerang-throwing Flinger and the damage-sucking Blob (two effective characters that make a powerful team); and designer's notes for the Star Viking strategy game and the Beyond the Stellar Empire play-by-mail game. For fans of the classics, it also includes an in-depth review of Call of Cthulhu. (Spoiler alert: It's a good game!)
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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