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.
Alea Iacta Est: Tainted Campaigns: The Dead, The Dying and the Undead. We take a look at horror in a game of Castles & Crusades.
Product Highlights: Jim Ward takes a look at his latest creation, the Tainted Lands, a rule set for playing games of horror!
Also we take a final peak at the long delayed, much belabored Castle Keeper’s Guide.
Look for new adventures, additives, and all manner of expansions for your table top role playing game. With guest authors such as Casey Cannfield, Mike Stewart, Christina Stiles, Kieth Hackwood and more.
Aihrdian Chronicles, Being the 19th Narrative: Wherein the Prince is reminded of his quest and the shame of his people. Flying into a rage he lays off the trail to the fortress of Uthlaz.
New Monsters or Treasure
Monsters of Aihrde: The Uthlaz Demons, winged creatures of Unklar’s design, traveling in great flocks and set to an evil purpose.
Also In This Issue
Dragon Grumbles: Each issue Tim Kask takes us on a behind the scenes look at the old world of TSR and the game’s beginnings.
Angry Gamer: An angry rant for the gamer in all of us.
Convention Blog: Gencon is just around the corner.
Game Review: More Games!
Troll Freebies: Maps for your adventuring needs.
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 and others.
Cartoons: Jason Walton, Tom Wham