Space Gamer #42

Steve Jackson Games SKU: SJG30-2342


45-page PDF


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Space Gamer #42 (cover date August 1981) boldly goes where few mags have gone before – and the articles are fun to read, too!

In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue features old-school sci-fi action, including a retrospective of Star Fleet Battles (by its creator, Steve Cole); ruminations about Metamorphosis Alpha; two new nonhuman races for Traveller; plus a computer-programming article about how to make those sci-fi battles feel a bit more like your favorite TV show. It also includes advice for why it's good to have mixed-monster adversaries in your fantasy gaming, as well as a tongue-in-cheek "glossary" of gaming-industry terms (did you know "The Game Master will determine . . ." means "Sorry, we couldn't think up a rule for this"?).

Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Space Gamer is the perfect passport to the past!

Written by Stefan Jones / W.G. Armintrout / Denis Loubet / Bruce Webster / Stephen Cole / Lewis Pulsipher / T.D. Graver / Serg Korem