When Caesar stood upon the banks of the Rubicon looking south to Rome he hesitated. Before him stood the vast, complex mechanism of the past, glowing with a host of intricately woven stratagems. With him, he had but one legion, weary from 8 years of brutal war with the Gauls. But when called to surrender himself to the Senate and certain exile he did not hesitate. He called his legionaries to cross into Italy, to cross the Rubicon. And as he did so he said only this: Alea iacta est! The Die is Cast!
The Journal offers articles that range from the common and simple “How To” articles, to advice, adventures, free dungeon maps, new monsters, fiction, game review, humor, art and more.
How it All Happened Miscellaneous Make Believe: This is the final installment of Gary Gygax’s look at his early days. Filled with imagery you cannot forget.
Alea Iacta Est, A Peek Inside: We take a good look at what the Castle Keeper’s Guide is likely to offer us. Coming in the not distant future the book is filled with the coin of our trade. This is but a quick look of what’s to come.
Auld Wyrmish: Mike Stewart takes a look at his soon to be released Arms and Armor of the Early Medieval Period. A much valued resource coming soon in 2009.
A Message from the Troll Dens: Stephen Cheanult takes time to talk about what has happened with the work of Gary Gygax.
The Rogues Gallery: Joe Damiani takes another look at some amazing NPCs for Castles & Crusades.
Dweomercraefter’s Den: Constructing Castle Zagyg. Steve and Mark take a semi-humorous look at the last minute mayhem that came with the making of the actual physical product of Gary Gygax’s Upper Works
Aihrdian Chronicles, The 11th Narrative: Meltowg listens in awe as the Ineng Tree’s tale ends in disaster with a war with an ancient dragon.
Monsters of Aihrde: The Coblynau, creatures of fey, are small creatures, secretive but possessed of great wisdom.
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Game Review: Airship
Publisher: Stephen Chenault
Managing Editor: James M. Ward
Editor/Designer: Elizabeth Stewart
Artists: Peter Bradley, Jason Walton, Tom Wham and others
Contributors: Stephen Chenault, Davis Chenault, James M. Ward,Tim Kask, Casey Cannfield, Mike Stewart, John Wright, Joe Damiani & others.
Cartoons: Jason Walton, Tom Wham