28 Days: Day #10

d20 Dark Ages has issued a 28 day blogging challenge to celebrate D&D’s 40th birthday. I’ve taken up the challenge. You can find the image with the questions here.

Today’s question is:

  • What is the first DragonDungeon, or some other gaming magazine you bought?

beauty_beholderAgain, I can’t remember, but I have a legitimate reason beyond “that was a long time ago” for this one.

Sometime in my senior year of high school (1990-1991), I came across a twine-bound stack of Dragon magazines at a garage sale. I think they wanted a buck for them. Maybe two. Either way, I bought the bundle and took it home. The first issue I cracked the cover on was the one where a man presents a bundle of flowers to an obviously female beholder. I picked that one because I immediate got the joke of, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Hah! What little I knew about that issue, though. It was an April issue, which is packed full of goofy stuff. I had no idea. I thought all issues of Dragon magazine must be like this, and I almost stopped reading the rest of the purchased issues. I changed my mind and went back to the well. I’m glad I did. There was some great stuff in those issues.