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Not dated but probably published in the very late 1970s.

Contents:
Page 2: Editorial & contents
Page 3: The trickster (D&D class)
Page 6: Spells: use & misuse
Page 7: Viewpoint
Page 8: Monster Summoning (new D&D monsters)
Page 12: Thoughts on treasure
Page 14: Pyrus Complex (complete competition dungeon)
Page 24: Magic Jar (new magic items)

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Beholder

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Editorial
Editorial

Welcome; about the zine; plans for the future

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The Trickster
Article

New character class described as a "multiple subclass" - a fusion of thief with light spellcasting and

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Spells: Use and Misuse
Article

Comments for Dungeon Masters about "creative" spell use by players

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View Point
Article

Tips for maintaining the mystery of magic and magic items

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Monster Summoning
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New Monsters: Crois, Pigwidgeons, Gops, Snarmers, Deeps, Dalas, Malnutrites

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Thoughts on Treasure
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Comments on distributing treasure

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Pyrus Complex
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Center-fold map for following competition scenario

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The First Competition Scenario: The Pyrus Complex
Adventure

Intended for use as a one-off competition adventure; includes pre-generated characters

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Magic Jar
Article

New magic items - Gauntlets of Alignment, Monk Gloves, Rope of Tricks, Rope of Trickery, Rope of Residing, Magical

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Back Cover
Editorial

Advertising and subscription services; copyright information; call for competition scenarios

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From the Beholder periodical level entry:

Although there were no publication dates printed on the early editions of The Beholder, the first issues can be placed as being published in 1979 from references in other contemporary fanzines.

In Demonsblood issue 1, which was published in January or February 1979, there is an article by Michael Stoner. At the end of the article Brian Dolton, editor of Demonsblood, added the following Stop Press:

"Since I received and retyped this article I have heard from Michael that he is starting his own 'zine, of Underworld Oracle style. Called "The Beholder", it will be 28pp, 40p an issue, appearing monthly with the first due in April."

Mike and Guy were very reliable with the publication schedule of The Beholder, and although it can't be definitively stated it seems very likely that The Beholder Issue 1 was published in April 1979, with other issues appearing at monthly intervals thereafter.

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Year: 1979
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