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 1990 and download this classic PDF for yourself!
Shadis #01 Table of Contents
Backroom Murmuring – Editorial by Jolly R. Blackburn
Under the Spotlight: Infinite Images by B.A. Felton
From the Scrolls of Greytar: Alderac history, glossary and area map by Jolly R. Blackburn
Shadis Interviews: Sandy Petersen, creator of Cthulhu RPG by Barbara Blackburn
News From Afar: New Products, Rumors, ….
Game Reviews: Compedium of Weapons, Armour and Castles by Palladium Books reviewed by Jolly R. Blackburn
Disks of Wondrous Power: Sword of Aragon, Star Command, Hillsfar by Lew Herring
The Market Platz
The World Beyond ‘HacknSlash’: Part One by John K. D’Amato
Pushing Your Luck: New Games of Chance for your Fantasy Role-Playing Campaigns by Jolly R. Blackburn
Bones of Ruin by Jolly R. Blackburn
Tales from the Parched Frog by Barbara Blackburn
Of Embers Born by Frank R. Vanhoose
Shriek of Soult Tet by Barbara Blackburn