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The Spire Issue #0

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Welcome to The Spire online magazine, which we hope will be your premier adventures periodical for the 5th edition of the world's most popular role-playing game!

Here are just a few of the reasons we'd like you to give The Spire your time and attention:

* A regular dose of 5th edition adventures! Currently, there is a dearth of adventures for 5E. While previous editions were supported by printed magazines, those days are over, leaving a void that many gamers feel. Although we're unable to resurrect dead magazines, we can offer something new that fills a similar niche. The adventures that fill the pages of The Spire will form campaigns that will unfold over time, though each adventure will also be designed to stand alone just as well, with little or no modification.

* At the helm, we have veteran game designer, Darrin Drader, co-author of the 3.5 Book of Exalted DeedsForgotten Realms: Serpent Kingdoms,Forgotten Realms: Mysteries of the MoonseaD20 Apocalypse, and many, many other titles for numerous RPG publishers. He brings with him fifteen years of professional game design experience, both in the tabletop RPG and MMO industries.

* The Spire is also produced by Robert Blezard, and Patric L. Rogers, both of whom have produced thousands of pages of high quality RPG material, much of it freely available over the internet.

We hope you like what you see! For more information and to do your part to make sure issues of The Spire appear often, please go here:

About Our Team:
Darrin Drader just hit the thirtieth year of gaming milestone, having started playing with the red box back in 1984, quickly to Advanced, and then on to every edition that has been released in between. Back in 2000, he was one of the founding members of Dark Portal Games, one of the first RPG companies to exist primarily in the electronic market. Through the years, he has designed countless rules and adventures, and helped breathe life into several gaming worlds including Oathbound,Reign of DiscordiaNuclear Sunset, and Interface Zero (both the originalSavage Worlds Edition and  the more recent 2.0). He has also added important pieces of lore to massive settings like The Forgotten Realmsand Paizo's Golarion through his contributions.

Patric L Rogers probably has dice that are older than you. He was first published by Steve Jackson Games in 1986 with Autoduel Quarterly, again in Pyramid, and was integral to the development of material for Dark Portal Games, where he helped produce all manner of crunchy rules bits and setting material. He is excited about the prospect of moving into this new era of RPG publishing.

Robert Blezard has been a gamer since the late 1980s and is the designer and gamemaster of his own longstanding setting called World of Kulan, which has existed online since the mid 1990s. An active member of the RPG community, Robert has produced gaming material in a freelance capacity for not only Dark Portal Games but also Silverthorne Games and several online fanzines. 

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