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Polyhedron 011

Polyhedron 011

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Contents
CoverStory
10Encounters-
JastafuhrerLeutnantWalterBlumeinstructsyoutoescort
a
Rumplerthroughenemyterritory,byMikeCarr
SpecialReport
16EscalationandBlackmail-
ProblemareasinFantasyRolePlaying
Games,
byGaryGygax
Features
5TheKnight-Error-A
cartoon,byRonShirtz
6TheAllegoryoftheParty-
MeetProblemplayers,KayeAutic,LoyalJustin,AvidDyer,PrudenceCanny,MaxOdiusandMusbyMyin,byMaryKirchoff
7GettingStarted:ADAWNPATROlTMGameFeature
-byMikeCarr
8DispelConfusion-
byFrankMentzer,AllenHammack,MikeCarr,JamesWard,MarkandJaimeAcres,MerleRasmussen,andDaveCook
11NotesfortheDungeonMaster-
Deities
#2,
byFrankMentzer
12MappingfromSquareOne-
Mappingmadeeasy,byFrankMentzer
14UnderConstruction-
Discovertheremainsof
a
crashedescapeshuttle,byJames
M.
Ward
15SpellingBee-
DruidSpells,byFrankMentzer
22MATTElElECTRONICS®DUNGEONS
&
DRAGONSTMComputerlabyrinthandMATTElElECTRONICS®DUNGEONS
&
DRAGONS™ComputerFantasyPocketGames-
Reviews.
24RuneScry
Departments
3NotesfromHQ-What'snewatTSR?Here'swhat!4letters-
Tovaryornottovary-thatisthequestion,AD&DgamemerchandisediscountsforRPGA'MMembers,andmore
18TournamentScoringSystemPartII:
RatingJudgesandPlayers
23TSRRolePlayingGameModules-
Anupdateonmoduleinformation
24WhiteRabbits25JudgesandDM'sNeeded-
Areyou
a
goodOM-reallygood?ThenRPGAHQwantsyou!
26TreasureChest-
MorenewandexcitingmerchandisefromRPGAHQ
2Issue#11
POLYHEDRON™
Newszine
Volume3,Number2Issue#11
Publisher:E.GaryGygaxEditor:MaryKirchoffCoverCourtesyofSteveSt.MartinContributingArtists:KeithParkinson(pg.14)JimHolloway(pg.16)SteveSullivan(pg.24)OtherCredits:Photospages7and10courtesyofSteveSt.Martin.
ThePOLYHEDRON'"Newszine(theofficialnewsletterofTSR'sROLEPLAYINGGAMEASSOCIATION'·Network)ispublishedbi-monthlybyTSRHobbies,Inc.Themailingad-dressisPOB
509,
LakeGeneva,WI
53147,
tele-phonenumber
(414)248-3625.
ThePOLYHEDRONNewszinewelcomesunsol-icitedsubmissionsofwrittenmaterialandart-work.However,noresponsibilityforsuchsub-missionscanbeassumedbythepublisherinanyevent.Nosubmissionswillbereturnedunlessaccompaniedbyaself-addressedstampeden-velopeofsufficientsize.ThePOLYHEDRONNewszlneismailedfreetoallRPGAMembers.Membershiprates:1year
$10:2
years
$18;5
years
'$40.
Allpricesaresub-jecttochangewithoutnotice.Changesofad-dressforthedeliveryofsubscriptionsmustbereceivedatleast
30
dayspriortotheeffectivedateofthechangeinordertoinsureuninter-rupteddelivery.AllmaterialpublishedinThePOLYHEDRONNewszinebecomestheexclusivepropertyofthepublisheruponpublication,unlessspecialwrit-tenarrangementstothecontraryan;)madepriortopublication..DUNGEONS&DRAGONS®,D&D®,ADVANCEDDUNGEONS&DRAGONS®,ADVANCEDD&D®,BOOTHILL®,GAMMAWORLD®,andTOPSECRET®areregisteredtrademarksownedbyTSRHobbies,Inc."TM"designatesothertrademarksownedbyTSRHobbles,Inc.ROLEPLAYINGGAMEASSOCIATION'·,RPGA'·,andGENCON®areservicemarksownedbyTSRHobbies,Inc.
©
1983
TSRHobbies,Inc.AllRightsReserved.
 
Formonthsnow,membershavebeenwritingtoRPGN"HeadquartersandaskingforinformationconcerningupcomingTSR'"products.Conse-quentlyI'mgoingtousethisspacetofillyouinonwhat'supcomingfromTSRHobbies.Inthemarginyou'llnoticeTSR'snewlogo.Whatisimportantaboutthisoneisitsduality.Althoughitresemblesamazeinstructure(whichcreditsTSR'sfirstlove-FRPG's),itdoesnotlimitustooneconcept.
It
providesroomforinterpretationandexpansionintootherareas.In1983,TSRHobbieswillbeexpandingintheToyandHobbyfields.Therewillnotonlybenumerousmodulereleases(moreonthatinaminute),butalsolargeplasticarticulatedfiguresforcollectors,alineofmetalminatures,andmore.ImmediatereleasesTSR'sfirsttranslation-aFrenchversionofD&BasicSetwillbeavailablethisyear.
StarspawnofVolturnus,
anovicelevelmodulefortheSTARFRONTIERST"gamebyMarkAcreswillbeavailablesoon.ThisisthethirdandfinalmoduleintheVolturnusseries.Markhasalsofinished
TomboftheLizardKing,
anAD&DT"moduleforlevels5-7.
BeyondtheCrystalCave-
anAD&DmodulefromourTSR-UnitedKingdombranch.
OasisoftheWhitePalm-
AmodulefortheAD&Dgamesystem,levels6-8,concerningtheabductionofashiek'sson,byPhilipMeyersandTracyHickman.
BlizzardPass-
Ourfirstinvisibleinkmodule,byDaveCook.ForusewiththeD&DBasicSet,anddesignedforbothgroupandsoloplay.We'realsoofferingthenewandimprovedGAMMAWORLgame.It'scleaner,clearer,deadlier,anddefinitelysuperiortopasteditions.I'vehadachancetoseegalleysofthisbeforeitwenttopressandtheDaveRitchierevisionoftheclassicJimWardandGaryJacquetgamewillreallyimpressbothnovicegamersandoldvets.Thisshouldbeavailablebysummer.TheSTARFRONTIERSgamewillalsofeatureacompaniongameforspaceshipcombatcalledKnighthawks,whichcanevenbeplayedseparatelyfromaSTARFRONTIERScampaign.Inaddition,around16newmoduleswillbe
com-
ingoutbeforetheendofsummer,whichshouldtellyouwhy'83willbetheyearforroleplayinggamers.PublicationsTheverypopularENDLESSQUESr"Booksarerollingrightalong.TwomorebooksbasedontheD&DgamehavebeenwrittenbyRoseEstes:"RevengeoftheRainbowDragons,"thesequelto"PillarsofPentegarn,"and"RevoltoftheDwarves."FuturereleasesthisyearwillbranchoutintotheTOPSECRET®,STARFRONTIERS,andGAMMAWORLDgames,inadditiontomoreintheD&Dgamegenre.InadditiontoproducingtheexcellentDRAGONT"Magazine,DragonPublishingisalsopublishingAMAZINGT"ScienceFictionStories,
NOTES
FROM
HQ
AREST"Magazine,andSTRATEGY&TACTICMagazineforthehistoricalsimulationsgamer.FiguresTSRHobbieswillbemakingtheirown25mmmetalfiguresinthefuture.OfficialsetsofAD&D,STARFRONTIERS,andGAMMAWORLDgameminiatureswillbereleasedthroughout'83,includ-ingsetstorepresentthepartyusedfortheAD&DOpenTournamentthisyearatGENCON®XVIGameFair.LargeplasticAD&DgamefigureswillalsobeavailablethisyearfrombothTSRHobbiesandLJNforthosewholike
big
encounters.LongawaitedgoodiesInIssue#10,FrankMentzermentionedthereleaseoftheD&DBasicSetrevisionasoccuringsometimein1984,andthenwentandcastalittlemagicofhisown.ItnowappearsasthoughtheBasicSetwillbeavailablebyGENCONXVIGameFair.Therevisionwillbeslantedtowardintroduc-toryandsoloplay.ThereallyexcitingnewsistheexpectedreleaseoftheAD&DMONSTERMANUAL"Book,sche-duledforreleaseatGENCONXVIGameFairinAugust.I'dlovetogiveyouhints,butIreallycan't-well,maybejustone:everheardofaPyroisk?Youknowwhatpyromeansandyouknowwhata
basil-isk
cando-letyourimaginationgofromthere.RPGA™NetworkitemsRPGANetworkMembershaveevenmoretolookforwardto.Ourmoduleschedulehasbeenrevisedtooffer5-6releasesthisyear.R4andRPGAModule1areinthecatalogsectionofthisissue.RPGAModule1:
Rahasia,
aD&gameModulefor6-8players,levels1-3.Rahasia'shername.Beauty'shercurse.TheRahib,anamulet,andfreedomareyourgoals.RPGAModule2:Thesequel,
BlackOpalEye,
shouldbeavailablethissummer.BotharebyTracyandLauraHickman.R-4:
Doc'sIsland,
anAD&DModulebyFrankMentzerfor5players,levels6-10.This32pagercontinuesFrank's"R"series,andevenhasalittlehistoryofthelandsyouareinforgoodmeasure.Anintriguingmodulewhichpresentsaquestwithinaquest.First,braveanoverland/waterjour-neytodeliverthefamedEggofthePhoenixtothemysterious"Doc."Butanotherquestawaits-ifthepartyliveslongenoughtolearnofit!WearecurrentlyhopingtoreleasepartofBobBlake'sAD&DOpeninlateAugust.Thismeansthatnotonlywillthe"party"beavailablefromTSRHobbiesin25mm.figures,buttheadventuresruntherewillbeavailableforyoutorunathome,evenifyoucan'tmaketheconvention.OtheritemsCollector'scases,gamingaccessories,morefan-tasyapparel,andindividualizeditemsareamongthecontinuedpremiumswewilloffertofur,/members.Andperhapsasurpriseortwo~
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