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Different Worlds #1

The Magazine of Game Role-Playing

Premier Issue!

1979

Cover price: $1.75

Cover: Steve Swenston

  • "Beginner's Brew: What is all this stuff?" by Charlie Krank
  • "D&D Variant: Specialty Mages - Part 1" by Mike Gunderloy
  • My Life and Role-Playing
    "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Leonard H. Kanterman, M.D.
    "Memories" by Niall Shapero
    "It Grows on You" by Ken St. Andre
    "The Long Lasting Effects of My Religion 231 Class" by Steve Marsh
    "My Life in Role Playing" by Marc W. Miller
    "Trapped Four Years in the Gilded Hole" by Mark A. Swanson
    "Future Fantasy" by Greg Costikyan
    "The Design and Solution of Puzzles" by B. Dennis Sustare
    "Alarums and Excursions" by Lee Gold
    "Fantasy Role Playing" by Ed Simbalist
    "Fun ... Heck no/I Do This for Money!" by Paul Jaquays
    "My Life and RPGs" by Stephen L. Lortz
    "Role Playing Games, Fantasy and Otherwise" by David A. Hargrave
  • "Different Worlds Presents the World of Archaeron" by Ed Simbalist
  • "RQ Cult: The Cult of Geo" by Greg Stafford
  • "Role-Playing" by Steve Lortz
  • "Authentic Thaumaturgy Special Feature: The Quest for the Sacred Melita" by P.E.I. Bonewits and Larry Press
Published by the CHAOSium
48 pages.
DW#01
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Different Worlds #2

The Magazine of Game Role-Playing

1979

Cover price: $1.75

Cover: William Church & Steve Oliff

  • "Beginner's Brew: ... and you say that this is a game?" by Charlie Krank
  • "Review of Legacy" by Steve Lortz
  • "D&D Variant: Specialty Mages - Part 2" by Mike Gunderloy
  • "Character Name Tables" by Elaine Normandy and John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • My Life and Role-Playing Continued!
    "Into the Labyrinth" by Steve Jackson
    "My Life and Role-Playing with Possibility" by David A. Feldt
  • "Starships & Spacemen Expansion Kit" by Leonard H. Kanterman, M.D.
  • "Lord of the Dice" by Greg Costikyan
  • "Different Worlds Presents: Arduin, Bloody Ardiun" by Dave Hargrave
  • "RuneQuest Special!: The Cacodemon Cult" by Steve Perrin
  • "The Way of the Gamer: Dramatic Structure of RPGs" by Steven L. Lortz
  • "A Letter From Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn (her very first column!)
Published by the CHAOSium
36 pages.
DW#02
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #3

June/July 1979

Cover price: $2

Cover: Tom Clark

  • "Bushido: A Review" by Steven L. Lortz
  • My Life and Role-Playing 3
    "Blackmoor ..." by Dave Arneson
    "My Life is Role Playing" by Steve Perrin
  • "Research And Rules" by Steve Marsh
  • "D&D Variant: Specialty Mages - Part 3" by Mike Gunderloy
  • "Role-Playing: How to Do It (An Immodest Proposal)" by Clint Bigglestone
  • "Different Worlds Present the World of Druid's Valley: A Bunnies & Burrows Campaign" by B. Dennis Sustare
  • "RQ Cult: The Three Feathered Rivals Cult" by Raymond Turney
  • "A Letter From Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
  • "D&D Variant: A New Cleric Cure System" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
Published by the Chaosium
40 pages.
DW#03
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #4

The Magazine of Game Role-Playing

Aug/Sept 1979

Cover price: $2

Cover: Paul Jaquays & Steve Oliff

  • "Selling Your Game Design: Games To Gold" by Rudy Kraft
  • "Beginner's Brew: Mastering Your First Adventure" by Charlie Krank
  • "A Star Trek Scenario Report: Kirk On Karit 2" by Emmet F. Milestone
  • "Enchanted Weapons Table" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • "The Way of the Gamer: A Perspective on Role-Play" by Stephen L. Lortz
  • "HeroQuest Sneak Preview: Waha's Quest" by Greg Stafford
  • "A Letter From Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by the Chaosium
40 pages.
DW#04
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #5

The Magazine of Game Role-Playing

Oct/Nov 1979

Cover price: $2

Cover: Tom Clark

  • "Review: Arduin for the masses" by Mike Gunderloy
  • "Games To Gold: Update" by Rudy Kraft
  • "Developing a Character's Appearance" by John Sapienza, Jr.
  • "RQ/Gateway Cult: Some Greek Gods - The Cult of Apollo" by Geoffrey Dalcher
  • My Life and Role-Playing Cont ...
    "Me and Bozero" by John Snider
    "My Life in Role-Playing (If you are really interested)" by Scott Bizar
  • "Way of the Gamer: Encounter Systems" by Stephen L. Lortz
  • "Gamma World Variant: To be or not to be a Pure Strain Human that is the question!" by James M. Ward
  • Clippings
    "Fantasy cult angle probed in search for computer whiz" S.F. Sunday Examiner & Chronicle - Sept 9, 1979 (UPI)
    "College fantasy game victim recovered alive" The (Oakland) Tribune - Sept 14, 1979 (Associated Press)
  • "A Letter From Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by the Chaosium
40 pages.
DW#05
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #6

Dec/Jan 1980

Cover price: $2

Cover: Rick Becker

  • "Gangster! An Overview" by Leonard H. Kanterman, M.D.
  • "Game Variant: Super Rules for Superhero: 44" by Brian Wagner
  • "RQ and D&D: Finding Level in RuneQuest" by Ray Turney
  • "How to Make Monsters Interesting" by Lee Gold
  • "D&D Variant: Vardy Combat System - Part 1" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • "The World of Crane" by George V. Schubel
  • "Insanity Table" by Lewis Pulsipher
  • "RQ/Gateway Cult: The Cult of Gestetner" by Greg Costikyan
  • "A Letter From Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by the Chaosium
40 pages.
DW#06
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #7

Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games

Apr/May 1980

Cover price: $2.50

Cover: Cora L. Healy

  • "Beginner's Brew: The Compleat Adventurer"
  • "Ten Days in the Arena of Khazan: A Tunnels & Trolls Campaign" by Ken St. Andre
  • "Sourcebook Review: Cults of Prax" by Richard L. Snider
  • "RQ/Glorantha: Gloranthan Birthday Tables" by Morgan O. Woodward III
  • "D&D Variant: Vardy Combat System - Part 2" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • "RQ/Glorantha: Foundchild Cult" by Sandy Petersen
  • "Game Review: In The Labyrinth" by Steve Perrin
  • "Better Game Mastering: Power Groups and Player Characters in RPGs" by James M. Ward
  • "Commentary: System Snobbery" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Letter From Gigi: Gossip" by Gigi D'Arn
  • "RuneQuest/Gateway: Oriental Weapons for RuneQuest" by Sean Summers
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages.
DW#07
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #8

Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games

Jun/Jul 1980

Cover price: $2.50

Cover: Steve Oliff

  • "Better Game Mastering: Teaching Role-Playing" by Robert Harder
  • "D&D Variant: Sleep vs. Mixed Parties" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • "Review/Scenario: Alien and Starships & Spacemen" by Leonard H. Kanterman, M.D.
  • "Game Aid: Talent Tables" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • "Defining The Campaign: Gamemaster Styles" by Lewis Pulsipher
  • "Sourcebook: Composite Bows" by Simon Magister
  • "Scenario Review: TSR's The Keep on the Borderland" by Anders Swenson
  • "RQ/Gateway Cult: Zelan The Beast" by Ron Weaver
  • "Review: Walter William's Tradition Of Victory" by Dave Arneson & Steve Perrin
  • "Designer Notes: How I Designed Land of the Rising Sun" by Lee Gold
  • "Analysis: Alignment On Trial" by David R. Dunham
  • "Review: Advanced Melee & Wizard" by Steve Perrin
  • "Letter From Gigi: Gossip" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages.
DW#08
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #9

Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games

Aug/Sep 1980

Cover price: $2.50

Cover: Luise Perrine

  • "Better Role-Playing: Flippancy in FRP" by Greg Costikyan
  • "Ogre Variant: Boardgames to RPGs" by Glenn L. Williams
  • "Ogre Role-Playing Rules"
  • "Different Worlds Presents: The Imperium - A Traveller Campaign" by Marc W. Miller and Frank Chadwick
  • "Scenario Review: Verbosh" by Anders Swenson
  • "Origins 80 Scrapbook" by John T. Sapienza, Jr., Tadashi Ehara, and Dan Pierson
  • "RPG Variant: Variable Alignment System" by David F. Nalle
  • "RQ/Glorantha Cult: Cult of the Tiger" by Steve Perrin
  • Book Reviews
    The Complete Wargames Handbook: How to Play, Design and Find Them by James F. Dunnigan (William Morrow)
    An Atlas of Fantasy by J.B. Post (Ballantine)
  • "Ideas: Place For Adventure" by Lewis Pulsipher
  • "Review: Gateway Bestiary" by Anders Swenson
  • "Letter From Gigi: Gossip" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages.
DW#09
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #10

Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games

Oct/Nov 1980

Cover price: $2.50

Cover: Rick Becker

  • "Better Gamemastering: You Gotta Be Fiendish" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Traveller Variant: Traveller Mutations" by Iain Delaney
  • "Beginning Scenario: Dungeon of Pelius Mright - An Adventure for Novices" by Ken Rolston
  • "Miniatures: Fantasy Gaming and Scale" by John McEwan
  • "Analysis: The Usefulness of FRP Games" by Steven Horst
  • "RQ Variant: Another look at RuneQuest movement" by Morgan O. Woodward III
  • "Gems & Gaming - Part One: Gem Types & Values" by Kathryn E. Shapero
  • "Role-Playing Style: Aspects of Adventure Gaming" by Glenn F. Blacow
  • "Scenario Review: Dimension Six' The Temple To Athena" by Anders Swenson
  • "Letter From Gigi: Gossip" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages.
DW#10
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #11

Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games

Feb/Mar 1981

Cover price: $2.50

Cover: Paul Jaquays

  • "Better Gamemastering: Running Low Level Dungeons" by Robert Plamondon
  • "Better Role-Playing: A Change of Hobbit" by Ronald Mark Pehr
  • "Gems & Gaming: Part Two - Gems & Magic" by Stephen R. Marsh & Margaret R. Gemignani
  • "A New Computer System for Traveller" by Martin Connell
  • "The Fourfold Way of FRP" by Jeffrey A. Johnson
  • Reviews
    Azhanti High Lightning (Game Designers Workshop)
    Odysseus (Fantasy Games Unlimited)
    The Tombs Of Valla
    High Fantasy (Fantasy Productions)
    Fortress Ellendar (Fantasy Productions)
    Moorguard (Fantasy Productions)
    Tunnels & Trolls (Flying Buffalo)
    Duck Tower (Judges Guild)
    Research Station Gamma (Game Designers Workshop)
    Across the Bright Face/Mission On Mithril (Game Designers Workshop)
    Skull & Crossbones (Fantasy Games Unlimited)
    Datestones of Ryn (Automated Simulations)
    Temple Of Apshai (Automated Simulations)
    DragonQuest (Simulations Publications, Inc.)
    City of Lei Tabor (Judges Guild)
  • "Books & Gaming: Scorpio Rising" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • "RQ/Gateway Cult: Cult Of Kali" by Greg Costikyan
  • "The Sword Of Hollywood" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Personalities of Role-Playing Gamers" by Lewis Pulsipher
  • "A Letter From Gigi: Gossip" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages.
DW#11
Price: $11.99

Different Worlds #12

Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games

July 1981

Cover price: $2.50

Cover: William Church

  • "What's in a name?: Meaningful Names for Characters" by Jane Woodward
  • "The Full Circle: A Preview to the Thieves' World Game" by Robert Lynn Asprin
  • "Berserkers" by Laurence J.P. Gillespie
  • "Zargonians: Add the Big Guys" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • Reviews
    The Isle Of Dread (TSR)
    Plunder (Chaosium)
    Rune Masters (Chaosium)
    City Of Valla
    Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (TSR)
    Dungeons & Dragons Expert Set (TSR)
    The Toughest Dungeon in the World (Judges Guild)
    Thieves' Guild (Gamelords)
    Thieves' Guild II (Gamelords)
    Thieves' Guild III (Gamelords)
    Slaves Pits of the Undercity (TSR)
    Sewers Of Oblivion (Flying Buffalo)
  • "The Sword of Hollywood" by Larry DiTillio
  • "Letter From Gigi: Gossip" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages.
DW#12
Price: $11.99
 

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