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Space Gamer #36 (cover-date February 1981) "fires up the retrorockets" in the way it does best - and the articles are fun to read, too!
In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue includes the short story "Pawn of the Fire Web," complete with stats for Traveller; an alternate damage system for Star Fleet Battles; a company report for Eon Products, original publishers of the classic game Cosmic Encounters; "Playing Paragon," insight for how to play someone who's as morally good as he can be (written by gaming legend Aaron Allston); the five sins of computer-game writing; and Part 10 in the series "Game Design: Theory and Practice," co-written by Steve Jackson. Of special interest to computer-gaming historians: Steve Jackson also has a featured review of Akalabeth, Lord British's spiritual predecessor to the Ultima series of computer games.
Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Space Gamer is the perfect passport to the past!