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Shadis #07 (PDF) $3.50

Witness the beginning of a great adventure! Shadis: the Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine was started as a small press magazine in 1990 by Jolly R. Blackburn - the first step in what would eventually become the Knights of the Dinner Table magazine! Originally a photocopied publication, we've made it available just as it originally appeared, now in a form unimagined at the time.

Shadis provides a myriad of articles to enhance your role-playing, along with fiction, reviews, and much more!

Fans of Knights of the Dinner Table, as well as HackMaster, will recognize familiar writers and creators, as well as early references to the lands of Alderac (eventually to be HackMaster's Aldrazar/Garweeze Wurld). Set your wayback machine to 1992 and download this classic PDF for yourself!


Shadis #07 Table of Contents


  • Cries from the Attic - Editorial of a Madman by Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Letters Page
  • Hook, Line and Sinker: A new system for developing adventures off the cuff by Jolly R. Blackburn
  • From the Scrolls of Greytar: the rambling sage is back with details about Teron: Den of Thieves by Jolly R. Blackburn
  • From the Backroom of the Parched Frog: Updates on the Alerac PBM Campaignby Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Bits & Pieces: News and rumors in the gaming industryby B.A. Felton, and Jolly R. Blackburn
  • Market Platz: Classifieds, announcements, conventions, etc.
  • Parting Shots: cartoons and humor


  • The Whole Loon Catalogue: A thought-provoking look at Anti-RPG groups by Pierre Savoie
  • Dead Guild: A complete AD&DŽ-compatible adventure by John Zinser
  • Own Kind: The Lizard Man as a Player Character {AD&DŽ-compatible rules} by Charles R. Caffrey


  • Bones of Ruin: Part VII - Call of the Raven by Jolly R. Blackburn

    Special Inserts

  • Map Sheet: A bonus map of the Dead Guild and the town of Teron
    68 pages (8.5"x11") plus 4 pages for special insert


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