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Crusader:The Journal of the Intrepid Adventurer

Crusader brings its readers a plethora of useful articles, game design notes and game tips from the best in the biz! More than just another gaming magazine, Crusader offers fiction, poetry and spotlights artists of great repute as well as those of little renown. Regular features include: “How is All Happened� by Gary Gygax, here Mr. Gygax takes us back on the long journey of the history of TSR and his involvement in it. “Historical Footnotes,� a column that explores the myths surrounding historical events, persons, places and things; “Auld Wyrmish,� where Mike Stewart opens pages to the nostalgic past; “Hammer and Anvil,� gives room for Casey Canfield to bring you the hard earned tips of a veteran gamer.

About the cover The first issue's cover is a wonderful painting by the world famed artist Rowena. Called the Dragon Hacthling, it seems a fitting cover for our first issue. If your not familiar with Rowena take a moment and view her gallery on the web at:

What's Inside "The Poetry of Rowena." Rowena, well known for her beautiful, evocative paintings is no stranger to literary efforts. She has graced this issue with her art and poetry.

“Alea iacta est� with these words Caesar crossed the Rubicon and conquered Rome. “The die is cast� leads us into what Castles and Crusades is all about.

“The Six Principles of Winging It.� Casey Canfield supplies some poignant tips on how to game master on the fly.

"Crossed Bows." A look at the longbow and crossbow.

“Robert E. Howard: From the Bizarre to the Bazaar.� An essay exploring the creator of Conan’s unusual history and growth into an iconic fantasy writer.

“Frankenberry & the Crack Parade.� A compilation of the serial stories that follow the exploits of, well, good sir Frankenberry and his Crack Parade.

“The Theurgist’s Lethe.� Fiction by Dan Cross. “Most bards would begin their tale somewhere in the middle, to recount with contagious lyricism the brave deeds of some intrepid hero of yore....Alas our tale is about no hero.�


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June 17th, 2008
Fun 1st issue of the magazine from Troll Lord Games. More of an industry piece and less useful if you're looking for C&C content (later issues have a lot more to offer for C&C players, though). [...]
September 27th, 2005
I love Castles & Crusades, and hoped this would have more C&C content to it. Overall, I didn't get much out of this magazine.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The layout was excellent.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: [...]
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