Fantasy Gamer began in 1983, as a fantasy-themed counterpart to Space Gamer's sci-fi focus. Fantasy Gamer lasted for six bimonthly issues, from August/September 1983 to June/July 1984. Fantasy-related content folded back into Space Gamer after then. Fantasy Gamer covered all aspects of fantasy-themed hobby gaming: RPGs, wargames, card and strategy games, and more. It also featured industry news and reviews. Although Fantasy Gamer is still a great read in its own right, today it's also a fascinating look at an earlier era of hobby gaming.
Today's featured issue from the vault:
Fantasy Gamer #6 (June-July 1984)
Despite being beloved by all in the land, Fantasy Gamer #6 (cover date June-July 1984) reveals the mighty magazine facing one foe it cannot thwart: cancellation! However, its departure is your gain, as the final installment goes out with a bang!
In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue features "Lost Inheritance," an adventure for four to six RuneQuest characters. Can the heroes escape from the bizarre alien realm in which they find themselves trapped?
This issue also includes in-depth features on three RPGs from Avalon Hill – Powers & Perils, RuneQuest 3, and Lords of Creation; comparison reviews of Chivalry & Sorcery and Bushido; and more.
Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Fantasy Gamer is the perfect portal to the past!
See the sample!
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