From the Magazine's Website:
"Places to Go, People to Be" is an internet fanzine devoted to role-playing and role-playing games. It is put together by gamers, for gamers and contains what we believe to be the highest quality material about our games available. It is dedicated to gamers everywhere, and in particular to those in Australia and Brisbane.
In designing the magazine, we realised that RPG magazines are generally made up of seven things: News, Gaming Resources, Reviews, Fiction, Articles, Columns and Forums. After surfing the net, it became apparent that the first four were present in large numbers, right across the net. Whereas the amount of intelligent analysis, informed discussion and poignant investigation into our hobby was quite small. Hence we decided to concentrate on providing the last three categories. Of course, we still publish important news, information about exciting new games, the occasional review, the odd campaign setting and maybe a bit of fiction occasionally, but these are not our chief focus. So it may happen that our news is out of date, or our reviews inadequate or our resources unuseful, because we have sacrificed some quality here to ensure better quality in our articles and columns. If you are more concerned with when the latest Rifts supplement will come out, or getting rules tips for adding uzis to a Steampunk campaign, we suggest you look elsewhere.
The idea of the magazine's inception came about after last years' demise of the British print RPG magazine, "arcane". Our editor, Steve, having a few articles and ideas published in arcane and having many more unfinished, felt the loss of arcane was cutting off an artistic outlet in his life. This outlet has thus been filled by channeling his efforts into creating the magazine. Gary Pellino quickly added his enthusiasm, and others were then cajoled into joining the project.
Originally, the idea was to do a print version, but many argued vociferously against that, especially Brett, and history must tip its hat to him for doing so. On the net we have far greater production values and far greater distribution, for much less cost. History must also tip its hat to Ray for his HTML know-how allowed us to implement our dream.
Places to Go, People to Be features content on a variety of topics, not tied to any one game system. The magazine itself is published on-line for free, but in an HTML format (with each article being a separate webpage). Nevertheless it is presented in the form of a magazine, with collections of articles published together at discrete intervals, and including regular columns and indeed a magazine cover.
The magazine launched with its first issue in February 1998 and ran for 29 issues. Its last issue was published in March 2008, at which time the magazine went on an indefinite hiatus.