One day, you wake up, and Dragon Magazine is no longer in print (at least not in its traditional form). You wake up again, and there seems to be a proliferation of gaming magazines.
Not only do we have Pathfinder doing their periodical style-Pathfinder monthly, but we have Troll Lords' The Crusader going monthly. There's Polymancer (which has been around a couple of years now), and of course Kobold Quarterly, which by all accounts has been doing quite well.
There's also Fight On!, which is one of my absolute favorite things to happen in the hobby. Alarums & Excursions is still out there. And of course, old standbys The Rifter and Knights of the Dinner Table are still going strong. There's Dragon Roots, and the upcoming old-school Knockspell (which I am quite looking forward to).
So we have this mix of old and new gaming periodical ventures, with some relatively new entrants on the scene, including several taking advantage of pdf and print-on-demand publishing. Perhaps this is the reason for this apparent surge we've seen lately, but perhaps its just that there's still a market for periodical gaming products, and folks are finding new ways to make it happen.
I'm curious, how many folks out there still follow Dragon via D&D Insider? How many subscribe or check out other gaming magazines now and then such as Fight On! or Kobold Quarterly? Will we see more magazines for gaming out there, and will they be a success? Would you like to see anything new or different for a gaming periodical?