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Post#1 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:05 pm

& Magazine Issue 7 Is Now Available!

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The & Publishing Group announces their seventh issue, an issue focused on the Inner Planes. Read an article offering DMs and players tips on surviving the elemental planes, read about expanded elementals including the true elementals, and visit a parallel prime material plane where the creatures of Doom and Doom ][ reside. We’ve also got a revision of the archer and archer/ranger classes from Len Lakofka, a new look at saving throws, and an interview with Vince Florio of the Roll for Initiative podcast and the OSR Gaming forum, along with other articles and our regular columns.

There’s also adventures, creatures, foes, maps, and other useful materials we feel you’d enjoy, along with the usual things you’ve come to expect from &, so download it today and feast your eyes on 92 pages of new material for your OSR game!

Available now at http://www.and-mag.com

And if you’re interested in OSR gaming, check out our mailing lists – and_chat is a list for general discussion of things First Edition, while andart is a list for artists interested in submitting artwork, and and_writers is for those who’d like to submit articles to us or discuss the running of a fanzine or the craft of article and column writing. To subscribe, send the word "subscribe" and a password in the subject or body of a message to the correct mailing list:

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Post#2 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:40 pm

Check out Smoldering Wizard's review of & Magazine here: http://smolderingwizard.com/2014/01/02/magazine-a-review/

Remember to check out our free downloads for your old school game here: http://www.and-mag.com/

Be well everyone and happy gaming!

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Post#3 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:06 pm

What is this monster???

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An & editor saw and really liked a picture the artist, John Fredericks, drew and posted on his web site. When asked if we could use it for & Magazine, John indicated it was an iconic monster from Star Frontiers and he was concerned there would be a trademark violation if we used it.

Fair enough.

The & Publishing Group strives to observe both the letter and the spirit of the law, so we switched to Plan B. What is Plan B you ask?
The picture above is Plan B. John drew this, not the same as, but inspired by his original drawing. He calls it the harpoonapus. Is it a malevolent intelligence? Is it a benign animal?
Is it an organic dust mop? What is it???

THAT is the question we ask of our dear supporters – what is this thing?
YOU decide what this creature is. Good, evil, in between? Huge (10' across), tiny (3"), or in between?
Intelligent or non-intelligent? Is it from the Prime Material Plane? Is it from an Alternate Prime Material Plane? Is it from an elemental plane, or from an outer plane?
Tell us what you think!
Name the monster and provide its statistics and a basic description (one to two pages). Send your result to submissions@and-mag.com

The staff will vote for their favorite, and we will publish the favorite two or three in a future issue of & Magazine!

Many thanks to our fine readers, and we hope you find this enjoyable!

Be well and happy gaming,

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Post#4 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Speaking of monsters if you haven't read it check out my thread about peaoxen I would love to see it come to life and you are more than welcome to use it provided I get a tiny bit of credit :D you can pm me if you'd like to talk

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Post#5 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:56 am

Cool, you can have all the credit. :)
We usually sprinkle the magazine with things like that, if not use it as part of an article.

I'm going to PM you my email, if you have any questions. But your best bet is to hit Scott up at the submissions email up above. He knows all the details for submissions better than I.

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Post#6 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:59 am

& Magazine news:

Issue 8 is due to come out this Saturday, February 15th no matter rain, nor sleet, nor even more snow!
The focus of this issue is Urban Adventures!
What could be more urban than druids trekking around in town, or monster hirelings… someone’s gotta do the dirty work. But then again, the name of the game is Dungeons & Dragons; nothing can do more damage in town than a dragon. Here’s Del Teigeler’s awesome rendition of a dragon visiting a town near you. Enjoy and read & Magazine! Thank you.

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Post#7 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:07 pm

& Magazine Issue 8 Now Available!

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The & Publishing Group announces their eight issue, an issue focused on the urban adventures! This issue's features include articles about monsters in the city, adventuring as a business, druids in the city (and dungeons), games of chance for adventurers, a mini-campaign setting, a new PC class, and all of the new monsters, NPCs, spells, and adventures our readers have come to expect.

We also announce a new column, Tactical Magic, that examines facets of spell casting to find better and more interesting ways to use things we already have.

Download Issue 8 today and feast your eyes on 96 pages of new material for your OSR game! Available now at http://www.and-mag.com

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Post#8 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:38 am

The hosts of the Roll for Initiative Podcast, the original AD&D podcast, spent a show reviewing our latest issue - Urban Adventuring!

I think they liked it, but listen for yourself: http://osrgaming.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5439
Then check out Issue 8 to see if you agree or not: www.and-mag.com

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Post#9 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:59 pm

Are you going to Gary Con? Sadly I am not, but & Magazine is!!!

At the Black Blade Publishing booth is where you'll be able to find & .

BBP has put together hard copies of recent issues of & Magazine for all to peruse and to be given away for FREE! There are also promotional cards available showing off the intensely high quality that the Art Team brings to & Magazine.

We are so proud to be working with Black Blade Publishing who are honoring our commitment to being a free resource for AD&D (and earlier) gamers and immensely proud to be a small part of Gary Con this year. We know everyone attending will have a wonderful time, and we want to thank Gary Con for helping to keep the wonder and enjoyment of the games we all play together alive.

Some pictures I wanted to share of the items being given away and, with regards to the hard copies of the magazine, raffled off. Click on thumbs for the bigger picture:
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Post#10 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:16 pm

Ron is there any way someone not attending can get a hard copy of the magazines?

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Post#11 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Great question. Other than printing it out yourself, or using something like Lulu for personal printing, the answer is unfortunately no. We haven't figured a way to do it in a cost effective or nonprofit manner.

I'll take suggestions to bring back to the editorial board though. But sorry that there isn't a good answer to this. We have definitely been looking into it though. Hoping to have a better answer soon.

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Post#12 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:07 am

There's still no good answer for hard copies... definitely still looking into that, but:

& Magazine Issue 9 Now Available!

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The & Publishing Group announces their ninth issue, an issue focused on spells and spell casters! This issue's features include articles about spontaneous spell casting, an alternative memorization system, an introduction to Vancian magic, new monsters, and new spells. We also feature an interview with Ernie Gygax, new weapons, new NPCs, and of course -- new magic items!

We also announce two new columns! BrewMaster examines building your own campaign, while The Gaming Gourmet is all about feeding hungry gamers.

Download Issue 9 today and feast your eyes on 96 pages of new material for your OSR game! Available now at http://www.and-mag.com

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Please, please, share this news wherever you think would be good. Just trying to get the word out to other players and DMs of our game.

Thanks all! Be well,
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Post#13 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:25 am

The first segment of the Castle Triskelion Mega-Dungeon has published!

The Castle Triskelion is a sprawling multi-level castle/dungeon that has numerous levels above and below ground! This free supplement for Old School role-playing games is being published in segments. The first two segments are the Introduction and the Ground Level. Click either image to navigate to the & Magazine web site:

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The Introduction provides background on the Castle, including new monsters and items.

The Ground Level is the first module in this exciting series — it details the ground level (1st floor) of the Castle in 20 stimulating pages. This first segment is designed for low level adventurers. As with all mega-dungeons, the level of future segments will ramp up along side of the character’s level.

Stay tuned for more segments!


The Castle Triskelion mega-dungeon is written by Tim Stypinski, and is published through the & Publishing Group web site.
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Post#14 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:24 am

& Magazine Issue 10 Is On It’s Way!

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Art by & Magazine artist Chris Letzelter

It’s August, and that means that & Publishing Group is putting the finishing touches on its tenth issue, an issue focused on the Shape Changers. How’s a shape changer to survive in a world where ‘solids’ are always looking to kill you? Len Lakofka explores whatever happens to the clothes and possessions of those who shapeshift, polymorph and the like. And Issue 10 would not be complete without an analysis of the etiology of lycanthropy. Andrew Hamilton continues his exploration of the Otherworld; a fairie realm inspired in part by John “Gnarley Bones” Turcotte’s Red Tam’s Bones modules. As well as an intriguing NWP for “Monster Lore” by Vince Lethal – to handle some of those metagaming difficulties when your players have memorized the Monster Manual.

There’s also adventures, creatures, foes, maps, and other useful materials we feel you’d enjoy, along with the usual things you’ve come to expect from & Magazine. As well as more on missile fire from Len Lakofka, more spell lists from Tim Moore, text-based gaming by Thomas W. Thornberry, and magic items and spells from Stuart Marshall with that OSRIC flavor of course. Tim Connolly continues a favorite from last issue, his BrewMaster column, this issue’s topic - “For Crits and Giggles”. As well as much, much more from all our fantastic regular authors, artists, and cartographers that our readers come to expect!

Check this space for when the issue hits the eStands and download it, as always, for free. Or you can check us out at our regular base camps:
http://www.and-mag.com
https://plus.google.com/+And-mag/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/&-publishing-group
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And there’s always our mailing lists – and_chat is a list for general discussion of things First Edition, while andart is a list for artists interested in submitting artwork, and and_writers is for those who’d like to submit articles to us or discuss the running of a fanzine or the craft of article and column writing. To subscribe, send the word "subscribe" and a password in the subject or body of a message to the correct mailing list:
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Post#15 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:17 am

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know:

& Magazine Issue 10 Now Available!

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The & Publishing Group announces our tenth issue, an issue focused on shape changers! This issue's features include articles about the shape changer's point of view, a question on where your pants go when you change form, a new take on druids vs. lycanthropes, and a question about what lycanthropy is.

Bonus articles include more about the Fae Otherworld, an expansion of the rules on missile fire, and thoughts on text based gaming in the OSR. Our regular columns? We will not disappoint with four new shape changing monsters, a couple of unique NPCs, new spells, new food (real gamers need to eat!), new hex crawls and a mini-adventure, and – of course – new magic items!

Download Issue 10 today and feast your eyes on 106 pages of new material for your OSR game! Available now at http://www.and-mag.com

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