History Magazine / Dragon

24th Jun '17 6:54:30 PM nombretomado
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** The "Giants In The Earth" series of articles (running intermittently from issues 26 to 64) included 1st edition stats for [[IntercontinuityCrossover many heroes from literature and legend]] (such as [[TheEarthseaTrilogy Sparrowhawk/Ged]], [[TallTale John Henry]], [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Reepicheep]], Literature/ProfessorChallenger, and [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Umslopogaas]]). [[AprilFoolsDay Issue #48½]] included WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}, WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle, and DudleyDoRight.

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** The "Giants In The Earth" series of articles (running intermittently from issues 26 to 64) included 1st edition stats for [[IntercontinuityCrossover many heroes from literature and legend]] (such as [[TheEarthseaTrilogy Sparrowhawk/Ged]], [[TallTale John Henry]], [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Reepicheep]], Literature/ProfessorChallenger, and [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Umslopogaas]]). [[AprilFoolsDay Issue #48½]] included WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}, WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle, and DudleyDoRight.WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight.
18th Jun '17 11:34:05 PM erforce
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** In 'The Ecology of the Kraken, the example advanced kraken is called [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great K'thurall]]. His worshipers deliver his sacrifices via a ritual called 'the drowning man', which is basically a watery variant of Film/TheWickerMan

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** In 'The "The Ecology of the Kraken, Kraken", the example advanced kraken is called [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great K'thurall]]. His worshipers deliver his sacrifices via a ritual called 'the drowning man', which is basically a watery variant of Film/TheWickerMan[[Film/TheWickerMan1973 The Wicker Man]].
23rd Apr '17 9:57:43 AM Boson
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* OurMonstersAreWeirder: Zigzagged; the long-running "Ecology of the (X)" series was devoted to exploring the particular quirks, aspects and details of various monsters in greater detail, which is technically subverting the trope... only to then play it straight with how weird some of those aspects could be. For example, the Common and Noble Lamias are linked by BizarreAlienReproduction; the male and female [[SnakePeople serpent-taur]] Nobles can produce more of their own kind through InterspeciesRomance with humans, but mating with each other produces Common Lamias... which are [[OurCentaursAreDifferent lioness/she-goat/doe/female antelope-taurs]] who are {{hermaphrodite}}s, having the upper torsos of women and both sets of sexual organs. Common Lamias can then go on to either mate with humans (more Commoners) or mate with each other to produce the sterile sa'irs, which [[MixAndMatchCritters have the forequarters of a lion and the hindquarters & horns of a goat]] and are almost animalistic in intelligence.

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* OurMonstersAreWeirder: OurMonstersAreWeird: Zigzagged; the long-running "Ecology of the (X)" series was devoted to exploring the particular quirks, aspects and details of various monsters in greater detail, which is technically subverting the trope... only to then play it straight with how weird some of those aspects could be. For example, the Common and Noble Lamias are linked by BizarreAlienReproduction; the male and female [[SnakePeople serpent-taur]] Nobles can produce more of their own kind through InterspeciesRomance with humans, but mating with each other produces Common Lamias... which are [[OurCentaursAreDifferent lioness/she-goat/doe/female antelope-taurs]] who are {{hermaphrodite}}s, having the upper torsos of women and both sets of sexual organs. Common Lamias can then go on to either mate with humans (more Commoners) or mate with each other to produce the sterile sa'irs, which [[MixAndMatchCritters have the forequarters of a lion and the hindquarters & horns of a goat]] and are almost animalistic in intelligence.
9th Apr '17 8:52:15 AM nombretomado
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** The "Giants In The Earth" series of articles (running intermittently from issues 26 to 64) included 1st edition stats for [[IntercontinuityCrossover many heroes from literature and legend]] (such as [[TheEarthseaTrilogy Sparrowhawk/Ged]], [[TallTale John Henry]], [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Reepicheep]], Literature/ProfessorChallenger, and [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Umslopogaas]]). [[AprilFoolsDay Issue #48½]] included WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}, RockyAndBullwinkle, and DudleyDoRight.

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** The "Giants In The Earth" series of articles (running intermittently from issues 26 to 64) included 1st edition stats for [[IntercontinuityCrossover many heroes from literature and legend]] (such as [[TheEarthseaTrilogy Sparrowhawk/Ged]], [[TallTale John Henry]], [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Reepicheep]], Literature/ProfessorChallenger, and [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Umslopogaas]]). [[AprilFoolsDay Issue #48½]] included WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, {{WesternAnimation/Popeye}}, RockyAndBullwinkle, WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle, and DudleyDoRight.
6th Apr '17 11:53:56 AM Malady
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* [[ShoutOut/TabletopGames Shout Out]]: Issue #48 ''TabletopGame/TopSecret'' adventure "Dr. Yes: The Floating Island Mission"

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* [[ShoutOut/TabletopGames Shout Out]]: ShoutOut: Issue #48 ''TabletopGame/TopSecret'' adventure "Dr. Yes: The Floating Island Mission"
6th Apr '17 9:51:16 AM Willbyr
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Not to be confused with a Japanese magazine called ''Dragon'', which covers Japanese [=RPGs=] and includes manga, and was the original source of the manga for ''{{Manga/Slayers}}'', ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', ''RecordOfLodossWar'', and other series.

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Not to be confused with a Japanese magazine called ''Dragon'', which covers Japanese [=RPGs=] and includes manga, and was the original source of the manga for ''{{Manga/Slayers}}'', ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', ''RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', and other series.
19th Feb '17 7:37:07 PM jormis29
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''Dragon'' is the official ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' magazine. Published from from 1976 to 2002 by TSR / WizardsOfTheCoast, the magazine was outsourced to Paizo Publishing (a company founded by [=WotC=] alums, now known for publishing ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'') through September 2007 (issue 359). At this point Wizards took the license back from Paizo, and restarted it as an online-only version, in which format it continues to be published. In all incarnations, ''Dragon'' has been "100% official content", and much material that was first published in it has found its way into ''D&D'' gaming supplements; in this way, it has served as a proving ground for aspiring game designers. Three other publications were merged with it at various times--''Little Wars'' (TSR's wargaming publication), ''Ares'' (for science fiction games that TSR acquired from SPI), and ''Living TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}} Journal'' (for [=WotC=]'s organized play events).

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''Dragon'' is the official ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' magazine. Published from from 1976 to 2002 by TSR Creator/{{TSR}} / WizardsOfTheCoast, the magazine was outsourced to Paizo Publishing (a company founded by [=WotC=] alums, now known for publishing ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'') through September 2007 (issue 359). At this point Wizards took the license back from Paizo, and restarted it as an online-only version, in which format it continues to be published. In all incarnations, ''Dragon'' has been "100% official content", and much material that was first published in it has found its way into ''D&D'' gaming supplements; in this way, it has served as a proving ground for aspiring game designers. Three other publications were merged with it at various times--''Little Wars'' (TSR's wargaming publication), ''Ares'' (for science fiction games that TSR acquired from SPI), and ''Living TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}} Journal'' (for [=WotC=]'s organized play events).



* HonestAdvisor: As Shannon Appelcline put it in the first volume of ''Designers And Dragons'', at least at the start ''Dragon'' was intended to be more than just a "house organ". If TSR wanted to place ads in ''Dragon'' they had to buy space like any other company; conversely, if ''Dragon'' wanted to review a TSR product, they shelled out the dough to buy a copy. Issue #55 includes not one, but ''two'' decidedly mixed reviews of the 1e ''Fiend Folio'' (the long-awaited sequel to the classic ''Monster Manual'') that complained about many of the monsters being derivative or lacking detailed background information.

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* HonestAdvisor: As Shannon Appelcline put it in the first volume of ''Designers And Dragons'', at least at the start ''Dragon'' was intended to be more than just a "house organ". If TSR Creator/{{TSR}} wanted to place ads in ''Dragon'' they had to buy space like any other company; conversely, if ''Dragon'' wanted to review a TSR product, they shelled out the dough to buy a copy. Issue #55 includes not one, but ''two'' decidedly mixed reviews of the 1e ''Fiend Folio'' (the long-awaited sequel to the classic ''Monster Manual'') that complained about many of the monsters being derivative or lacking detailed background information.
26th Sep '16 5:57:19 PM WanderingBrowser
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* DependingOnTheWriter: Some of the article styles change depending on the author or when in the magazine's run they appear. For example, the earliest "Ecology" articles were stylized as stories of a character's encounter with a particular creature, with some details woven into the story and others reduced to FootnoteFever. Then it changed over to feature a core cast of characters, in the form of a greedy, ambitious and somewhat incompetent mage's guild who hunted monsters for profit. And then finally it changed to a more straightforward and scholarly dossier approach -- although not without some exceptions, like the gag "Ecology of the Adventurer" or the "Ecology of the Isle of Dread" (which was depicted as an InUniverse explorer's journal).


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* OurMonstersAreWeirder: Zigzagged; the long-running "Ecology of the (X)" series was devoted to exploring the particular quirks, aspects and details of various monsters in greater detail, which is technically subverting the trope... only to then play it straight with how weird some of those aspects could be. For example, the Common and Noble Lamias are linked by BizarreAlienReproduction; the male and female [[SnakePeople serpent-taur]] Nobles can produce more of their own kind through InterspeciesRomance with humans, but mating with each other produces Common Lamias... which are [[OurCentaursAreDifferent lioness/she-goat/doe/female antelope-taurs]] who are {{hermaphrodite}}s, having the upper torsos of women and both sets of sexual organs. Common Lamias can then go on to either mate with humans (more Commoners) or mate with each other to produce the sterile sa'irs, which [[MixAndMatchCritters have the forequarters of a lion and the hindquarters & horns of a goat]] and are almost animalistic in intelligence.
24th Jul '16 4:40:04 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with a Japanese magazine called ''Dragon'', which covers Japanese [=RPGs=] and includes manga, and was the original source of the manga for ''{{Manga/Slayers}}'', ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', ''ChronoCrusade'', ''RecordOfLodossWar'', and other series.

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Not to be confused with a Japanese magazine called ''Dragon'', which covers Japanese [=RPGs=] and includes manga, and was the original source of the manga for ''{{Manga/Slayers}}'', ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', ''ChronoCrusade'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', ''RecordOfLodossWar'', and other series.
8th May '16 4:43:45 PM EnigmusPrime
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** In 'The Ecology of the Kraken, the example advanced kraken is called [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great K'thurall]]. His worshipers deliver his sacrifices via a ritual called 'the drowning man', which is basically a watery variant of Film/TheWickerMan
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