A Word from the Editor
The More Things Change…
Welcome to the second issue of the official
As you have probably noticed, it is no longer calledthe
which was a nice title butalso implied that we would be able to produce a newissue every three months (yeah,
means just that). After the wild celebrations that followedthe release of our grand first issue, we eventuallycame back to our senses and realized that wewould not be able to meet this deadline and thatissue 2 would probably be at least one month late – not
late as far as jam-packed, 100% free RPGwebzines go but too late still to be called aQuarterly. So, in order to save face, we just had tochange the name of the webzine. We contemplatedvarious alternatives, such as the Minotaur Journal,the Minotaur Gazette, the Minotaur Irregular andeven the Minotaur-not-so-Quarterly… A few daysbefore publication, we finally cut the Gordian knot ofindecision and chose the simplest solution.
is dead, long live
So, okay, new title… but what about the contents ?Well, to begin with, we’ve made it as long as the firstissue (46 pages !), which was supposed to be adouble-sized issue – yes, that’s right 46 pages of
goodness, including an extended adventureby Andrew Trent, a short introductory scenario byyours truly, special
about theThree Cities, a variant version of the Noble classand all the regular columns that give the
– oops, sorry, the
– its unique,old-school-revival flavor :
and, of course, the
. We even have a Letters Column ! The onlycolumn missing from this 2nd issue is
, which has gone ‘semi-regular’ (yes, more orless like the zine itself) and will return in issue 3.The one thing we
abandon was the idea to giveeach issue a specific theme – an idea whichseemed pretty nifty at first but quickly proved toorestrictive for us big-time creative people. Sure, wecould have decided to dub this second issue a“warrior semi-special” or something like that but wesimply found it more interesting to favor variety overthematic obsession. Now, this does NOT mean thatwe won’t have a special theme issue once in a while(such as, say, a “city special”).This, like the periodicity (or is it aperiodicity ?) of thezine, depends on Fortune and the Muses. See youin… a few months, for our third issue ! Meanwhile,enjoy your reading, enjoy your gaming and bewareof strange bull-headed guys lurking in labyrinths.Long live the Minotaur !
- So, I guess you weren’t really a Quarterly, after all…
Directed & Produced by :
Assistant Director :
Additional Writers :
John Coleman, Darren Peech,Emmanuel “Croquefer” Roudier, Dorian Greville.
Set Decorator :
Uncredited Ghostwriter :
Luke G. Reynard.
Visual Effects :
Unknown Stuntman :
Some illustrations © copyright Clipart.com
All game material included in
rules (1987 edition).
This issue of
is humbly dedicatedto the memory of
(1938-2008),the first maze builder.