Tales From the Magician's Skull is a fantasy magazine from Goodman Games dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters of the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, tales of dread, and ferocious monsters hurtling forward at a headlong pace.
Filled with original, never-before-seen stories and artwork guaranteed to thrill all readers.
The Face That Fits His Mask By William King
He could change in mid-spring, tear out the man's throat, feast on his bones, and drink his blood. The beast of the change gibbered in the back of his mind, begging to be unleashed. His fingers splayed as his nails began to lengthen.
By That Much By Joseph A. McCullough
"You claim not to know me, and that is probably best for you, but do me a last service. If you can, gather what remains of my body and give it a suitable place to rest."
Tyrant's Bane By John C. Hocking
Someone in the garb of a royal guardsman came out of the stairwell. His blue armor was covered with blood and there was a fist-sized hole in his cuirass through which Benhus could see the wall behind him. There was a sword in each hand and, as he advanced, the dead man lifted both weapons.
Five Deaths By James Enge
The heavy stone door moved easily upon its hinges; Morlock pulled it open and stepped through cautiously. Lernaion was about to follow when there was a sudden bodiless screaming and the door slammed shut.
The Forger's Art By Violette Malan
His head wore a surprised look when it landed a few feet away. The body slumped to the ground, pumping out blood onto the grass. "Why do people always talk too much?" Parno wiped his sword clean on the dead stranger's tunic.
The Second Death of Hanuvar By Howard Andrew Jones
Hanuvar twisted, parried a blow that would have caved in his skull, and lost his balance. He saw the pit yawning, and the flame more than twenty feet below.
The Wizard of Remembrance By Sarah Newton
The memnovore towered over him, its mouth distending into a translucent sleeve of slime. Acid burned Suven's flesh, and he screamed. In the demon's larval embrace, he prayed for oblivion.
The Monster Pit by Terry Olson
In each issue, we present an appendix of game statistics for the various creatures, spells, and items described in each issue. All of these stats are for the DCC RPG system.