Dragon (magazine)

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Title: The Dragon Magazine
Creator: TSR / WotC / Paizo
Date(s): 1976 – 2013
Medium: print, digital
Fandom: Dungeons & Dragons and RPG
Language: English
External Links: at Wikipedia
Official Website
Dragon Magazine Archive

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Dragon is one of the two official magazines for source material for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products, along with Dungeon.

Many of the staff and writers were recruited from wargamers, members of science fiction fandom and the Society for Creative Anachronism from the region of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Under the command of the TSR, the first issue is The Strategic Review published in March 1975 and The Dragon, June 1976.[note 1] And the final issue is Number published in September 2007 (#359 print).

Shortly after the last print issue shipped in mid-August 2007, Wizards of the Coast the publication's current copyright holder, relaunched Dragon as an online magazine, continuing on the numbering of the print edition. The last published issue was #430 in December 2013. A digital publication called Dragon+, which replaces the Dragon magazine, launched in 2015.[1] It is created by Dialect in collaboration with Wizards of the Coast, and its numbering system for issues started at No. 1.

Other medias

A collection of Dragon was released as the Dragon Magazine Archive in 1999. It was released as a CD-ROM with a Windows application and PDF files. The Dragon Magazine Archive was directed by Rob Voce, and published by TSR/Wizards of the Coast. Pyramid reviewed it, saying that the archive was "worth the price", but that its application's Windows-only format limits other platforms to read the PDFs manually.[2] It was reviewed in Backstab #19.[3]

Notes & References


  1. ^ originally TSR launched the monthly printed magazine in 1976 to succeed the company's earlier publication, The Strategic Review.


  1. ^ "DRAGON+ Let the Adventure Begin". Wizards of the Coast. 30 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2022-06-20. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Pyramid: Pyramid Pick: Dragon Magazine Archive CD-ROM". www.sjgames.com. Archived from the original on 2022-01-05. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  3. ^ "Backstab Magazine (French) Issue 19".