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First we hear of new AD&D material being published, and now:

http://gygaxmagazine.com/

.

maybe it is just hackers collecting your info..

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Electric Wizard wrote:

First we hear of new AD&D material being published, and now:

http://gygaxmagazine.com/

.

maybe it is just hackers collecting your info..

No, this seems a genuine effort involving Luke and Ernie Gygax (although Gail Gygax has distanced herself from the project). ENWorld has a lively discussion about it, and I'm looking forward to the first issue.

Shadow Lodge

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I added my name to the email list. With the demise of Kobold Quarterly :( hopefully this magazine can fill the gap.

Sovereign Court

There are still magazines out there. Knights of the Dinner Table is going strong it seems, just picked up a surprising return.

I wish them well.


It's good to hear the return of the king Gygax.


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Electric Wizard wrote:

First we hear of new AD&D material being published, and now:

http://gygaxmagazine.com/

.

maybe it is just hackers collecting your info..

It's for real. Read more about it over on EN World.

Bonus bit of news: They'll be publishing Pathfinder-compatible material (alongside other material)!

Webstore Gninja Minion

Moved thread.

Liberty's Edge

Hey everyone, just a reminder - the first issue of Gygax magazine goes on sale tomorrow:

Gygax Magazine Launch Party

Watch live online: Gygax Magazine or attend in person if you live in NYC
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Apparently they'll be opening the first box of magazines, and doing a live + video Q&A with the crew: Ernie Gygax, Luke Gygax, Jayson Elliot, Tim Kask, Jim Wampler, and James Carpio.

Magazines go on sale online and in-store, as soon as the first box is opened.


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Still no word on the potential of Paizo distribution?

Grand Lodge

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WampaX wrote:
Still no word on the potential of Paizo distribution?

This, being able to add it to my sub will save a lot on shipping to NZ


Meanwhile, a terrible sound erupts from Dave Arneson's grave.


Marc Radle wrote:

Hey everyone, just a reminder - the first issue of Gygax magazine goes on sale tomorrow:

Gygax Magazine Launch Party

Watch live online: Gygax Magazine or attend in person if you live in NYC
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Apparently they'll be opening the first box of magazines, and doing a live + video Q&A with the crew: Ernie Gygax, Luke Gygax, Jayson Elliot, Tim Kask, Jim Wampler, and James Carpio.

Magazines go on sale online and in-store, as soon as the first box is opened.

That's cool, and I live in Brookyn, but need to be in Manhattan at 3PM! Bummer!


Marc Radle wrote:

Hey everyone, just a reminder - the first issue of Gygax magazine goes on sale tomorrow:

Gygax Magazine Launch Party

Watch live online: Gygax Magazine or attend in person if you live in NYC
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Apparently they'll be opening the first box of magazines, and doing a live + video Q&A with the crew: Ernie Gygax, Luke Gygax, Jayson Elliot, Tim Kask, Jim Wampler, and James Carpio.

Magazines go on sale online and in-store, as soon as the first box is opened.

That's cool, and I live in Brooklyn, but need to be in Manhattan at 3PM! Bummer!


I just ponied up for the first issue. If Paizo ends up carrying it I'll buy here. If not I'll buy there. Assuming that it looks good I'll probably subscribe if Paizo doesn't carry it.

Liberty's Edge

Paizo needs to publish it's own magazine, devoted completely to Pathfinder. Kobold Quarterly failed because it was too diluted- attempting to give coverage and support to too many different games; and not concentrating on in-depth support of one system. Dungeon and Dragon magazines succeeded; and now Pathfinder has taken the place of D&D, so why cant it have it's own magazine. I even have a suggestion for a name: "Golarion-world of roleplaying wonder"


Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
Paizo needs to publish it's own magazine, devoted completely to Pathfinder. Kobold Quarterly failed because it was too diluted- attempting to give coverage and support to too many different games; and not concentrating on in-depth support of one system. Dungeon and Dragon magazines succeeded; and now Pathfinder has taken the place of D&D, so why cant it have it's own magazine. I even have a suggestion for a name: "Golarion-world of roleplaying wonder"

Idk about that. The old dragon magazine used to have more than just dnd material in it and it sold. I miss kobold already though. :(

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I miss KQ, as well! I'd like to see a Paizo magazine, too, though. :)

I plan on supporting Gygax magazine, and I've forwarded some possible submissions.


What about the Wayfinder magazine? Isn't it Golarian/ Paizo specific?


Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:


Paizo needs to publish it's own magazine, devoted completely to Pathfinder. Kobold Quarterly failed because it was too diluted- attempting to give coverage and support to too many different games; and not concentrating on in-depth support of one system. Dungeon and Dragon magazines succeeded; and now Pathfinder has taken the place of D&D, so why cant it have it's own magazine. I even have a suggestion for a name: "Golarion-world of roleplaying wonder"

Iirc, KQ folded because of the workload involved on the publisher and his wife. It was always a labor of love.

Covering multiple RPGs is a plus for some of us. Dragon had always covered a wide variety of RPGs until later in it's existence (I have every issue of "The Strategic Review", "The Dragon" and "Dragon" magazines published except the current digital WotC version). When a magazine becomes restricted to a single RPG it is restricting it's readership to those that play one game. If that game was D&D when it overwhelmingly dominated the market, that worked. No single RPG (including Pathfinder) dominates the market today. The market is more divided than ever and still not significantly larger than it was. As for Paizo, I beleive they have expressed their desire to not reenter the magazine business (although I guess this could change).


Randomdays wrote:


What about the Wayfinder magazine? Isn't it Golarian/ Paizo specific?

Wayfinder is really well done. It is fan produced by Pathfinder players and free. Every issue is a plus for the community of PF players. It does not however, have the frequency or coverage of a professional magazine.

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I must admit, I am hoping for Paizo to pick this up. I was going to do a year subscription, but it was $35 for the 4 magazines, and $72 postage to Australia....I don't think so.


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sanwah68 wrote:
I must admit, I am hoping for Paizo to pick this up. I was going to do a year subscription, but it was $35 for the 4 magazines, and $72 postage to Australia....I don't think so.

Me too. Although I live in the country that sounds similar but has no Kangaroos (except in the Zoo) it is $63 shipping.

Liberty's Edge

R_Chance wrote:
Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:


Paizo needs to publish it's own magazine, devoted completely to Pathfinder. Kobold Quarterly failed because it was too diluted- attempting to give coverage and support to too many different games; and not concentrating on in-depth support of one system. Dungeon and Dragon magazines succeeded; and now Pathfinder has taken the place of D&D, so why cant it have it's own magazine. I even have a suggestion for a name: "Golarion-world of roleplaying wonder"

Iirc, KQ folded because of the workload involved on the publisher and his wife. It was always a labor of love.

Covering multiple RPGs is a plus for some of us. Dragon had always covered a wide variety of RPGs until later in it's existence (I have every issue of "The Strategic Review", "The Dragon" and "Dragon" magazines published except the current digital WotC version). When a magazine becomes restricted to a single RPG it is restricting it's readership to those that play one game. If that game was D&D when it overwhelmingly dominated the market, that worked. No single RPG (including Pathfinder) dominates the market today. The market is more divided than ever and still not significantly larger than it was. As for Paizo, I beleive they have expressed their desire to not reenter the magazine business (although I guess this could change).

Pretty much spot on on every account.

KQ didn't fail by any means - the publisher decided to cease publication due to the workload involved in order to focus on Kobold Press.

And Paizo has said on many occasions that they have no plans or desire to go back into magazine publishing.

Wayfinder is a great, very well done fan pub but it can never, by its very nature, become a true professional magazine.

I certainly wish Gygax all the best and look forward to checking out the first issue when it arrives :)


Subscribed! I'm in for the retro-ness alone. I mean, look at that cover!


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JoeCargo wrote:
Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
Paizo needs to publish it's own magazine, devoted completely to Pathfinder. Kobold Quarterly failed because it was too diluted- attempting to give coverage and support to too many different games; and not concentrating on in-depth support of one system. Dungeon and Dragon magazines succeeded; and now Pathfinder has taken the place of D&D, so why cant it have it's own magazine. I even have a suggestion for a name: "Golarion-world of roleplaying wonder"
Idk about that. The old dragon magazine used to have more than just dnd material in it and it sold. I miss kobold already though. :(

The issue with Dragon formerly catering to more than one game system was different, because the world was different then. There wasn't really any other venue for fans of those other systems to get new, official material for them.

Today, by contrast, you have third-party publishers, fan-sites, and numerous other ways to get additional content for the system of your choice without having to write it yourself. There's a reason Dragon stopped publishing non-D&D content a long time before it folded.


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Alzrius wrote:
JoeCargo wrote:
Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
Paizo needs to publish it's own magazine, devoted completely to Pathfinder. Kobold Quarterly failed because it was too diluted- attempting to give coverage and support to too many different games; and not concentrating on in-depth support of one system. Dungeon and Dragon magazines succeeded; and now Pathfinder has taken the place of D&D, so why cant it have it's own magazine. I even have a suggestion for a name: "Golarion-world of roleplaying wonder"
Idk about that. The old dragon magazine used to have more than just dnd material in it and it sold. I miss kobold already though. :(

The issue with Dragon formerly catering to more than one game system was different, because the world was different then. There wasn't really any other venue for fans of those other systems to get new, official material for them.

Today, by contrast, you have third-party publishers, fan-sites, and numerous other ways to get additional content for the system of your choice without having to write it yourself. There's a reason Dragon stopped publishing non-D&D content a long time before it folded.

There were several other venues for fans of those other systems. of the top of my head I can think of Journal of the traveller's Aid Society, White Dwarf, Space Gamer, Fantasy gamer, Different Worlds, and Imagine. That list is by no means complete, and hasn't even touched fanzines.

Personally, given the number of systems I'm familiar with, I prefer a magazine that features materiel for more than one.


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Good news for international gamers: I just got an answer from the Community Manager of Gygax magazine:

"Yes, We are currently working to bring the magazine to our international readers at an affordable price. We recognize that the shipping rates are excessive and we are doing our best to find an alternative to USPS. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue."

...the waiting begins...

Liberty's Edge

TrickyOwlbear wrote:
Subscribed! I'm in for the retro-ness alone. I mean, look at that cover!

Huh?!? Where'd you see the cover?

Sovereign Court Contributor

Here's the cover.


WOOOOOT!!!! That cover is tiz-ight! Haha :

Edit: reminds of the brothers hildebrandt artwork i grew up loving


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I kicked in for a subscription. Anxious to see the contents.


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dafaddu wrote:

Good news for international gamers: I just got an answer from the Community Manager of Gygax magazine:

"Yes, We are currently working to bring the magazine to our international readers at an affordable price. We recognize that the shipping rates are excessive and we are doing our best to find an alternative to USPS. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue."

...the waiting begins...

It's pretty good that they have a "hold my international subscription while we sort out postage issues" option. Looks like it's free, but you can guarantee yourself the first few issues in case it takes a while to sort out.

Contributor

Nice cover, indeed!

Grand Lodge

For $9 an issue, I'll wait for the pdf's.

The cover is awesome, but after seeing an unveiling of #1, I'm not sure it holds enough value for me to bother.

The age of print periodicals is dead.
Sad, but true.


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Azmyth wrote:

For $9 an issue, I'll wait for the pdf's.

The cover is awesome, but after seeing an unveiling of #1, I'm not sure it holds enough value for me to bother.

The age of print periodicals is dead.
Sad, but true.

It is sad. Its a generational gap i guess. I like thumbing through a book and the heft and heck even the smell of books. I love walking into a barnes and noble and wander around for a few hours enjoying the environment. I guess im a 38 yr old grognard lol :p


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Steve Geddes wrote:
It's pretty good that they have a "hold my international subscription while we sort out postage issues" option. Looks like it's free, but you can guarantee yourself the first few issues in case it takes a while to sort out.

They really have an excellent customer service – I actually commented on this in my mail to their Community Manager and *flash* the option is available.

I am glad that they also want to do business with the rest of the world :).


Waiting on PDF too...

Liberty's Edge

Gerald wrote:
I kicked in for a subscription. Anxious to see the contents.

You can see the contents page on a number of web sites ...

Like HERE for example :)

Sovereign Court Contributor

Marc Radle wrote:
Gerald wrote:
I kicked in for a subscription. Anxious to see the contents.

You can see the contents page on a number of web sites ...

Like HERE for example :)

Hey, look, Cory Doctorow.

And some guy named Marc Radle.
Lots of good writers there.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ordered up a full year sub. It is too bad it doesn't have PDF/Print combo like Kobold Quarterly did. I do like having a print copy in my hands though. Looks like it is going to have a lot of good stuff!


I'm tempted to order for OotS & What's New alone.


I'll tell you Jeff, I went ahead and bought a year's subscription sight unseen. The comics weren't the only reason, but they were certainly one of the factors.

Of course, I'm in the US, so shipping wasn't a problem.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

They've very nicely honoured my sub with free shipping to NZ, which was due to a web store glitch. Nice!


Just an update on this.

All those who have ordered a print copy will get a free version of the PDF! Sorry that it took us a while to get that info to you. We are all working very hard behind the scenes to make issue #2 awesome and to work out the hiccups with our first shipments.

The PDF is available from Drive Thru RPG.
http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/111516/Gygax-magazine-issue-%231

We are hearing in the forums that you would like to see Gygax Magazine in stock here at Paizo. I will let everyone know.

If any brick and mortar stores would like to stock copies they can send us a line at djinn@gygaxmagazine.com and I can give them our distributor information. That should also reduce the price (and wait time) for international readers.

Susan Silver
Community Manager


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dafaddu wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
It's pretty good that they have a "hold my international subscription while we sort out postage issues" option. Looks like it's free, but you can guarantee yourself the first few issues in case it takes a while to sort out.

They really have an excellent customer service – I actually commented on this in my mail to their Community Manager and *flash* the option is available.

I am glad that they also want to do business with the rest of the world :).

As a counterpoint, I've now sent them two emails that nobody has responded to. Perhaps they're just swamped, but that's not terribly good customer service.

Webstore Gninja Minion

They are very swamped with the response to issue #1, but look for Gygax Magazine here on Paizo.com soon!


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Liz Courts wrote:
look for Gygax Magazine here on Paizo.com soon!

That is good to hear!

Liberty's Edge

Elorebaen wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
look for Gygax Magazine here on Paizo.com soon!
That is good to hear!

Agreed! Really great to hear!

Now the question is ... how soon? :)

Webstore Gninja Minion

Marc Radle wrote:
Elorebaen wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
look for Gygax Magazine here on Paizo.com soon!
That is good to hear!

Agreed! Really great to hear!

Now the question is ... how soon? :)

Is now good enough for you? :D

Liberty's Edge

It is indeed! :)

Gygax Magazine #1

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