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"The Role-playing Games Monthly"

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FEATURES

"The Name of the Game"
Part 2 of an introduction to Role-Playing - Marcus L Rowland

"Minas Tirith"
The famous siege from Lord of the Rings for Warhammer - Joe Dever

"The Moonbane"
Short Gothic Fiction - Chris Elliot and Richard Edwards

"The Naked Orc"
A study of the orc in D&D - Rufus Wedderburn

"The Castle of Lost Souls" - A solo programmed fantasy quest
Part 2: The Quest - Dave Morris

DEPARTMENTS

Open Box
A look at some new games by independent reviewers:
-"Caverns of the Dead - Dungeon Planner Set 1" reviewed by Richard Meadows
-"Deathtrap Dungeon and Island of the Lizard King" reviewed by Marcus L Rowland
-"Traveller Book 6: Scouts" reviewed by Andy Slack

Critical Mass
"Bonfire of Dragons"
Science Fiction and Fantasy books reviewed by David Langford

Thrud the Barbarian
"The Three Tasks of Thrud" Part 2 by Carl Critchlow

Lew's Views - advice and ideas for fantasy RPGs -
"Sign Here Please" - Devils and Wardpacts by Lew Pulsipher

Crash Course - Our new alternate-monthly Car Wars column by Steve Jackson
"Spare Parts"

Letters
Readers' views, questions and comments

"Gobbledigook" cartoon by Bil

Starbase edited by Bob McWiliams
"Three of a Kind" - Dangerous NPCs for Traveller by Michael Clarke

Runerites
Regular department for Runequest edited by Oliver Dickinson - "Runequest Economics" - Celtic mythos spells for Runequest by Robert Dale

The Travellers
Our intrepid heroes land on Regina starport by Mark Harrison

Tabletop Heroes - figure reviews and tabletop gaming by Joe Dever and Gary Chalk
"Under Siege" - Build your own tower

Fiend Factory edited by Albie Fiore
"The Slave Hunt" - An AD&D mini scenario
"Wood Skeleton" by Wayne Burchell
"Plentyn Nos" by Anonymous
"Zwergind" by F J Dolan
"Gremkin" by Trevor M French

Treasure Chest (D&D ideas) edited by Albie Fiore
"Bits and Pieces"
"The Wild Hunt Competition" and "Unusual Magical Armours"
"Hearing Aid and Silent Tongue" by Roger E Moore

The Newsboard edited by Jervis Johnson and Jon Sutherland
What's happening in science fiction and fantasy gaming

Small Ads
Clubs, Help! and Classifieds

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Editorial and Contents
Editorial

Ian Livingstone hopes that the content of White Dwarf will continue to appeal to seasoned gamers, while allowing

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The Name of the Game: Part Two
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A Beginner\'s Guide to Role-playing Games, by Marcus L Rowland.

A discussion of other Fantasy RPGs, for the

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Minas Tirith
Adventure
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The Battle of Pelennor Fields. A Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) Mega-Scenario

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Open Box
Review

The latest games and rulebooks, reviewed by independent authorities.
-Caverns of the Dead: Dungeon Planner Set 1,

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Critical Mass
Review

Dave Langford\'s monthly SF and Fantasy book review column.
\"Bonfire of the Dragons\"
-Moreta:

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Thrud the Barbarian
Comic

\"The Three Tasks of Thrud\"
Chapter Two: The Wizard\'s Lair
-Thrud is captured and sent to begin his

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The Moonbane
Fiction

A Short Tale of Gothic Horror, by Chris Elliott and Richard Edwards.

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Lew's Views
Article

An irregular column by Lew Pulsipher, discussing ideas and giving advice for the inexperienced fantasy

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The Naked Orc
Article

A study of Orcish society in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st Edition), by Rufus Wedderburn.

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Crash Course
Article

A new alternate-monthly Car Wars column, written by Steve Jackson (USA).
\"Spare Parts\" -News and

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The Castle of Lost Souls: Part Two
Adventure

A solo fantasy gamebook in four parts, by Dave Morris and Yve Newnham.
\"The Quest\" - The hero attempts

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Letters
Reader/Fan Mail

Readers\' mail, edited by Ian Livingstone.

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Gobbledigook
Comic

\'Gook lets the cat out of the bag.

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Starbase
Article

An alternate-monthly column for readers\' ideas for Traveller, edited by Bob McWilliams.
\"Three of a

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RuneRites
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A regular column for readers\' ideas for RuneQuest, edited by Dave Morris.
\"Of Oak, Ash and Mistletoe\"

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Issue: White Dwarf (Issue 53 - May 1984)
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Year: 1984
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56 pages
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