Polymancer Gets in Character for
The only general gaming magazine in print focuses its keen edge on
a radical departure from the standard content of GM/DM cenetered
gaming magazines, the eleventh issue of Polymancer® magazine features articles geared towards players as opposed to
The featured articles focus on character development and
This issue's Gauntlet feature, "Playing the
Role," has tips on
how players can roleplay characters that are unlike how the player is
in "real life." The Plot Fodder feature, entitled "Don't Quit
Your Day Job," introduces the idea of non-adventuring careers
characters to supplement their adventuring personas in any campaign
"This is something different, not only for Polymancer,
for game magazines in general," said a spokesman. "A lot of
people think all the onus for creativity and preparation is on the
gamemaster but that is just not true. These two articles prove it,
and that's why they are in our featured sections this month.
face it, there are more players than GMs out there and we have to
recognize that in our content, without diluting the quality of the
magazine one bit, I might add."
This month's issue of Polymancer
contains all the usual
features and more.
- Jousting With Words: Editorial
- The Lich's Niche: "I'm With Cupid." Keep the romantic
innuendos away from the gaming table
- Tech Talk: "Mapping: The
Concept." Flow charts, concept maps, and other useful visual
planning tools for campaigns.
- Quotable Quotes™ See funny
quotes from your games turned into a comic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spotlight On... "Cthulhu: Filming The Unspeakable (In MythoScope)." Polymancer interviews Sean Branney, producer of
a film adaptation of The Call Of Cthulhu that is
faithful to the period.
- Cheap Minis Guy™ Gets on Base. Feature for miniatures
collectors and wargamers alike. Make your minis' bases wider for nearly
no cost (with instructional photos).
- Gauntlet: "Playing the Role." How to roleplay a character who
is totally different from the player.
- Scenario: "Pathfinder." A complete hardcore science fiction adventure for use with your
favorite sci-fi RPG rules system. Earth embarks upon its first
interstellar mission and for the crew things are far from routine.
- Plot Fodder: "Don't Quit Your Day Job." There is no
such thing as a "professional adventurer" in many
genres. Adding a day job to your character sheet will not only make
your character more realistic, but can also enrich a campaign to the
delight of your gamemaster.
- Board Game Review: Venus Needs Men by Synelix Games
- Dice Quest™ (Comic)
Polymancer Studios, Inc.
Polymancer Studios is a publishing company, a printer, a graphic
design house, and a multimedia company. We specialize in different
areas of the publishing, game development and game entertainment
industries. As well we provide development, design, and print
services to new and existing games companies. Polymancer Studios
publishes Polymancer magazine, the only
multi-genre, general gaming magazine in print, the newsletter
Polyglotâ„¢, as well as several other
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of roleplaying games and supplements, several board games, a complete
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