Monday, August 31, 2009

Fight On #6 Now Available!

Fight On! #6 has been released, with yours truly heading up the Reviews section (which includes a look at Michael Shorten/Chgowiz’s Swords & Wizardry Quick Start). If you’re a fan of classical gaming, or even if you aren’t and want a magazine that is filled with esoteric, eclectic fan-driven RPG goodness, I think you’ll find Fight On! an inspiration and an idea mill. It’s also ideally situated for bathroom reading, in that browsing, pick-a-page style. Make sure to check it out!

8 comments:

Stuart said...

The table of contents should include a one line synopsis of what each article is about. (Sort of like how Dragon and other magazines do things) For example "Blocks of Quox" or "Merlins Mystical Mirror" means very little without knowing more about what the article is about. More info about the contents would get more "maybe" sales turned into purchases.

WalkerP said...

Ron Edwards has an article. Intriguing.

Zachary The First said...

@Stuart: I agree on this point.

@walkerp: So I saw. I haven’t read it yet, though someone said it’s potentially controversial or somesuch. I’ll read it, but judging from past writing of his, I can think of few people who seem to get classic D&D less than the Goodly Professor. But I could be wrong—in any case, more power to him for submitting.

jcosmon said...

Woohoo! What great news. Congrats on the magazine.

I think you might be right about Edwards. He's a very smart and interesting writer, but his work -- and his vision of gaming and the game experience -- seems so different from the OSR. But, who knows, I'll read the article and maybe be surprised.

Tim Shorts said...

Very good. I have yet to get issue 5 because of the shipping costs. I may load up and get both Fight On! issues and a knock spell.

WalkerP said...

Hey, I'm all for diversity and cross-pollination. I'm not a big D&D or fantasy player, but more and more I think I need to get on this Fight On! scene for pure gaming goodness alone.

Sean said...

Thanks for the shout out, Zachary!

Stuart, that's a great idea. We have trouble fitting the TOC onto the page already is the only problem. But I'll think it over.

Calithena

Stuart said...

@Calithena: You also devote most of the description page on Lulu telling us the names of all the writers, and little of substance about what's actually inside the issue.

That's a good approach for getting people to buy a book to support their friends / the scene, but if you're an outsider or otherwise uninterested in the scene then it's more or less wasted space.

From a web marketing point of view, people's names don't hold much value for showing up in search engine results when people are doing searches for things relating to their favourite hobby... ;-)