Dragon #91: How they did everything right, and then some!
In November 1984, Dragon Magazine #91 hit the shelves. To me, it never really seemed to jump out, probably because Dean Morrissey never really captured my attention like many of his contemporaries, probably because my mind is geared toward fantasy looking more unreal.
Looking back on the issue now, I find that incredibly sad as Issue #91 is a masterpiece. It is absolutely filled with incredible content from Gygax showing us a new demon [the goristro], to Ed Greenwood’s ‘Nine Hells revisited’, which is an astounding look at devils and where they live.
Ares gives us an incredible Star Frontiers Knight Hawks adventure as well as new Gamma World gear, while there is also a massive section on new magic items for D&D. Couple that with an article on spies for Top Secret and original fiction by Lawrence Watt-Evans and I really couldn’t be happier.
The artwork here is also top notch, with Morrissey’s cover being one of his that I do enjoy more than his realism pieces with human characters. The concept is inspiring, as is his use of motion and the color palette that utilizes white to a perfect degree.
TSR alum Jeff Butler does some great work on the Star Frontiers adventure, and Roger Raupp shows us his talents by making magic items worth going into a dragon’s lair for.
In all, I give Issue #91 two thumbs up, and encourage players and DMs alike to have a look if they can as you won’t be disappointed.
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Artistic Rating: 4.5 [out of 5]
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