Friday, December 5, 2008

Vintage Dragon Magazine Adverts: Cooldown Edition

This week has been pretty wild in our hobby, from the State of the Mongoose to the WotC job layoffs, and the chatter has been at a tempo to match. Let's take a break from all that now and enjoy some old gaming ads from the pages of Dragon #39 (July 1980). In this issue, you also have the infamous Anti-Paladin NPC, Morality in Fantasy, a comparison between Chainmail, Basic D&D, and AD&D, and as a bonus, the Top Secret module The Missile Mission.

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Iron Crown was going "Trademark applied for". Glad to see they got it:

What, Delilah doesn't get any say in all of this?:

1980--right on time!:

Not sure what to get the Admiral Ackbar on your list? Never fear!:

Seriously, don't you wish you could go back and get mint copies of this stuff cheap?:

I know I do.


Olman Feelyus said...

You actually pose an interesting question. How much of this stuff still exists? It would be cool to get people to scan that stuff and save it as a pdf to preserve the contents for future generations of gamers.

Zachary The First said...

I too, wonder how much of the minor stuff from back then is just sitting around in someone's attic; it'd be cool to see some of the Encounter Critical-esque stuff from back then be rediscovered.

John Fiala said...

Heh. "I have been sent back in time to buy everything ever advertised in Dragon Magazine."

Zachary The First said...

I hereby volunteer for this mission.