Advanced Search >

Shadis magazine issue #8
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Shadis magazine issue #8

Watermarked PDF

Witness the beginning of a great adventure! Shadis: the Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine was started as a small press magazine in 1990 by Jolly R. Blackburn - the first step in what would eventually become the Knights of the Dinner Table magazine! We've made it available just as it originally appeared, now in a form unimagined at the time.

Shadis provides a myriad of articles to enhance your role-playing, along with fiction, reviews, and much more!

Fans of Knights of the Dinner Table, as well as HackMaster, will recognize familiar writers and creators, as well as early references to the lands of Alderac (eventually to be HackMaster's Aldrazar/Garweeze Wurld). Set your wayback machine to 1993 and download this classic PDF for yourself!


Shadis #08 Table of Contents



  • Cries from the Attic - Editorial of a Madman by Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Letters Page
  • From the Backroom of the Parched Frog: In-house news and doingsby Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Rustlers of the Night: Saw-Backed Lunger, Sturm-Wolf, and Dark Gouger {AD&D®-compatible} by Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Hook, Line and Sinker: Adventure hooks and elements for GMs on the fly by Eric Whyte, John Zinser, Brian Peters, Mark Bannister, George Highland, Ian "Zonkers" Trehume, J.r. Blackburn, and B.A. Felton
  • All Things Magic: Sentient Spell Creations {AD&D®-compatible} by Charles Caffrey
  • Closer Look: Psionics Handbook, TORG: the Possibility Wars, Mythus, Annals of Rome, and Creature of the Night reviewed by Michael Lampman, Brian Peters, Jimmie W. Pursell Jr., Jolly R. Blackburn, and B.A. Felton
  • Damage Control: The Evidence on Role-Playing Games by Paul Cardwell, Jr. (Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games)
  • Bits & Pieces: News and rumors in the gaming industryby B.A. Felton, and Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Market Platz: Classifieds, announcements, conventions, etc.
  • Knights of the Dinner Table: The group is back by popular demandby Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Parting Shots: cartoons and humor



  • Just Spoils for the Unjust: Criminal Justice in Role-Playing by Jolly R. Blackburn



  • Bones of Ruin: Part VIII - The Road Home by Jolly R. Blackburn


Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and AD&D are trademarks owned by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Use of these trademarks, or those of any other company, are not challenges to the trademark or copyright concerned.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Rule System(s)
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
5.33 MB
Scanned image
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Adobe DRM-protected PDF
These eBooks are protected by Adobe's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. To use them, you must activate your Adobe Reader software. Click here for more details.

Watermarked PDF

These eBooks are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the document containing your name and the order number of your eBook purchase.

Warning: If any books bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked book:

File Last Updated:
April 25, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on April 25, 2008.