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Dragon Magazine #97 May 1985, Fantasy Role-Playing Game Materials Mostly for Dungeons & Dragons and AD&D 1st Edition Good/Very Good Condition

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This listing is for a vintage copy of Dragon Magazine #95 published in March 1985 by TSR.

Dragon Magazine was the premier magazine for role-playing games. It ceased print publication in 2007 but lives on in a digital format. I always looked forward to getting Dragon Magazine in the mail or at my local hobby shop. It was always packed full of fun stuff to expand your Dungeons and Dragons game. Sometimes it even had information on other TSR games and occasional articles on other companies' games. It also had short stories, comics, and reviews.

In the early days, some of the luminaries of the game, like Gary Gygax, would contribute an article or two. A good time was always had by all!


This 96-page issue includes the following content:


GEN CON® 18 Convention Pre-registration brochure
Everything you need to know before you come to Mecca


8 Deities and their faithful — Gary Gygax
Guidelines for role-playing those who give homage and those who receive it
10 Sticks, stones, and bones — Stephen Inniss
A system for using non-standard weapons - not including the kitchen sink
19 A tale of three talents — Photos by Mike Sitkiewicz
If Great Stoney had a mother, we're sure she would be proud
21 Only train when you gain — David B. Reeder
Suggestions for the between-levels payment problem
25 The ecology of the gorgon — Ed Greenwood
When this critter has bad breath, it’s BAD breath
28 For a fuller background — Paul Montgomery Crabaugh
Determining heritage for DRAGONQUEST™ characters
30 Pages from the Mages IV — Ed Greenwood
More magical books from Elminster's memory
36 The only good captive is . . . — Lew Pulsipher
Things DMs can do to keep cooped-up characters alive
44 Blueprint for a big game -Jim Dutton
The planning that went into the AD&D™ play-by-mail campaign
49 It's elementary, to be sure — Element Masters review
50 Design + detail = excellence — Starstone review
51 More pieces for the puzzle — Thieves’ Guild 10 review
52 Authentic agencies, part I — Merle Rasmussen
Real-world information for TOP SECRET® game play
56 Catacomb — Henry Melton
Is this where computer games are headed?
Letters 69 The ARES Section 93 Dragonmirth
World Gamers Guide 86 Convention calendar 94 Snarfquest
The forum 91 Wormy

"Music Lover" is Robin Wood's first cover painting for DRAGON® Magazine, an enchanting depiction of a kindly old silver dragon being swept off his, er, claws by a bard who apparently knows just which strings to pull. Sorry it took so long, wrote Robin when she turned in the finished piece. "It usually doesn't, but there were all these scales, see."


This vintage magazine is in Good to Very Good condition. The cover shows moderate corner rounding, edge wear, creasing, and wear at the fold. The cover is just starting to pull free from the staples. The interior is in Very Good condition. It is nice, clean, and moderately worn. A few page corners are folded.

Please note, that I have only graded the magazine for any major flaws. If you are concerned about the specific condition or want to make sure it has a specific article or module, please contact me and I will go over the magazine with a fine-tooth comb!

Please Note:

Please look at the pictures and contact me if you have any questions.

Most of my packing supplies are reused, so don't be too surprised if you have a combination of paper, airbags, and whatever else I have laying around.

I would be happy to wrap your gift purchase at no charge and write a personal note on the packing slip. Just add a note to the shopping cart at check-out. 

  • Item Info/Title: Dragon Magazine #97
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Game System: Various
  • Author: Various
  • No. of Pages: 96
  • Format: Magazine
  • Year Published: 1985
  • Dimensions: 8.5x11x0.2"
  • Weight: 8 oz