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 #02 Table of Contents
Backroom Murmuring – Editorial of a Madman by Jolly R. Blackburn
Shadis Interviews: I.F.G.S. president Paul Hayes by Barbara Blackburn
From the Scrolls of Greytar: Alderac scrolls, the Soult Tet Shriek, and area map by Jolly R. Blackburn
Under the Spotlight: I.F.G.S. Fantasy Rules by B.A. Felton
News From Afar: New Products, Rumors, ….
Disks of Wondrous Power: Starflight II, Champions of Krynn by Lew Herring
The Market Platz
The World Beyond ‘HacknSlash’: Part Two: the Magic-user by John K. D’Amato
The Equalizer: a new character class for your AD&D campaign by Lew Herring
The Pitfalls of Playing an Evil Character by Frank R. Vanhoose
Just Spoils for the Unjust: Criminal Justice in Fantasy Role-Playing by Jolly R. Blackburn
Bones of Ruin: Part II – Wolves and Old Men by Jolly R. Blackburn
Shriek of Soult Tet: Part II – Men or Monsters by Barbara Blackburn
Of Embers Born: Part II by Frank R. Vanhoose
Knights of the Dinner Table
unnamed strip (very first KoDT strip!) by Jolly R. Blackburn