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Wizards 708Issue #708 (1983)

AD&D; Role Aids
For sheer power, orginality and cunning, no other group approaches Wizards. Collected here are original articles written by the creators of some of the most famous magicians in history.

In addition, four of early literature's most spectacular conjurors are presented in detail. Fantasy modules then provide the unique opportunity for gamers to join on a perilous quest with their favourite magic user:

  • Lythande of the Thieves' World by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Aahz and Skeeve from the Myth series by Robert Lynn Asprin
  • S. Carolinus from The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson
  • Shadowjack from Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny

Plus: Merlin of King Arthur's Court Circe, the Sorceress of Odysseus and Gilgamesh, the first of the great Sorcerers.

Each wizard is given a full work-up detailing his (her) powers, magic items and abilities. Also included are unique monsters, artifacts and civilizations that spring from the wizard's world. Adaptable to just about any game system or campaign setting.

Different Worlds

Issue #12, July 1981

Contains TW specifically:
The Full Circle*: An article by Robert Lynn Asprin on his Thieves' World series of novels (pg 14-15).

*This article is drawn from THIEVES' WORLD
(Chaosium 2007-X)

Issue #19

Contains TW specifically:
An an article on combining the Thieves' World city (a game pack based on the series of shared-world collections) with the Heroes of Olympus game - Thieves of Sparta, by B. Dennis Sustare (pg 32-35).

Different Worlds 12
Different Worlds 19

Different Worlds #12

Different Worlds #19

Issue #27 March 1983

Contains TW specifically:

Different Worlds 33
Different Worlds #33

Campaign Design, Cities:
The Empty Buildings of Sanctuary
by Anders Swenson

In Sanctuary, the featured town of Robert Asprin's Thieves' World series, the largest category of buildings is listed as "empty". This mystery is explored in this article (pg 15).

Issue #33 Mar/Apr 1984 - T1: Traitor (pg 38) review

Issue #34 T2: The Spirit Stones (pg 34) review

Issue #35 Thieves' World (pg 32) review

Issue #36 T3: Dark Assassin (pg 31-32) review

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Different Worlds 35
Different Worlds 36

Different Worlds #34

Different Worlds #35 Different Worlds #36

Gameplay 1Gameplay (Magazine of Games & Gaming)

Vol.1 #1 Feb 1983
Thieves' World review

White Dwarf 30
White Dwarf #30

White Dwarf

Issue #30 - April/May 1982
Thieves' World by Chaosium

Issue #38 - February 1983
Thieves' World (Reviewed in WD 30) Scenarios by FASA

  • Traitor
  • The Spirit Stones

Issue #46 - October 1983
Sanctuary boardgame based on Thieve's World by Mayfair Games review

Heroes of Olympus
by TFG (Task Force Games)

Heros of OlympusNow you can relive the adventures of the Argonauts! You, as Hercules, can slay the hydra! You, as Jason, can brave the crashing rocks with battered ship and crew! You, as the sorceress Medea, can tempt a Hero's heart! But be careful not to incur the wrath of the gods."

Heroes of Olympus by TFG (Task Force Games) in Amarillo Texas from 1982 is a Fantasy Role Playing game, as well as a stand-alone board game with solitaire rules and scenarios and scenarios and rules for 2 players. Created by veteran game-designer B. Dennis Sustaire, it recreates mythical Greece. The game system covers gods, humans, parentage, melee and noble combat, trickery, navigation and naval combat and campaign rules. Complexity is moderate and game time ranges from two hours for board-game scenarios to several evenings for campaign play.

Also included is a booklet describing how to combine Heroes of Olympus with the popular RPG "Thieves World" (a copy of a "Different Worlds" magazine article providing Heroes of Olympus data for Chaosim's "Thieves World" rpg supplement).

Wyrms Footnotes 13Wyrms Footnotes

Issue 13


Advice, Players:
Outworld Characters in TW, by Eric Goldberg #13 pg 29


Last Revised: November 2005.