Gygax Magazine launched earlier this year — named for one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, and featuring the involvement of Gary Gygax's sons. Now TSR's given us a sneak preview of their second issue, due next week, featuring a cover by Jeff Easley.
Wizards of the Coast still owns Dungeons & Dragons - and Hasbro still owns Wizards of the Coast - but the legendary company that created the role-playing game, TSR, has returned to the material plane and summoned its first product, a gaming magazine appropriately named Gygax.
In the early 1970s, starting a role playing campaign required considerably more effort than it does today. Manuals had to be ordered by snail mail, gamers made their own miniatures instead of buying them off the shelf, and players often tinkered with rules to create ingenious variations.