In This IssueLetters
Enchantment 101: Mass-Producing Magic Items (Drew Bittner)
Wondrous Widgets: More Outtakes from GURPS Magic Items 2 (Drew Bittner)
New for GURPS
New Skill: Hiking
I Laugh At Your Puny Blasters! Ultra-Tech Armor (David L. Pulver)
Organic is for Wimps! Robots in GURPS Supers (J.C. Connors)
Playing With Your Mind: Secret Knowledge from GURPS Illuminati (Nigel Findley)
Primary Sources: Reviews of Gameable Fiction: John Varley's "Titan" Trilogy (Steve Jackson)
Bleeding Kansas: An Old West Campaign in the Civil War (Robert L. Collins)
Writing for GURPS: Getting Your Foot in the Door (Steve Jackson)
Fanzines Forever! Freedom of the Press Belongs to Those Who Own One (Steve Jackson)
Public Key Encryption: Cryptography for Everyone (Sean Barrett)
I very nearly skipped the editorial this month. There's no law that says I have to inflict Great Wisdom on you single issue. When I don't happen to have any Great Wisdom, I'd rather have an extra page for articles than make up 500 words of drivel. But I do have a few non-great (but maybe interesting) bits of news to pass along . . .
First – yes, this issue is late. Since I edit Roleplayer myself, it sometimes takes the hit when other work gets piled up. And between worldbook deadlines and income-tax returns, we put this issue off. The plan, though, is not to slip the whole magazine schedule a month, but to let the next two issues come out quickly, so the right number of issues will be released this year.
I hope you've already noticed the other new thing about the magazine itself. If not, close it and look at the cover. Doing this was surprisingly inexpensive, too!
Have I mentioned that we will be doing GURPS Difference Engine, based on the alternate-history Victorian England created by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling? We will.
Have I mentioned that we'll be doing GURPS Lensman, based on E.E. "Doc" Smith's classic stories of world-wrecking pulp SF? We will.
Have I mentioned that we'll be publishing GURPS Alvin Maker, based on the stories by Orson Scott Card . . . and that Card is writing the worldbook himself? Look for it in 1993.
Have I mentioned that . . . Well, it's not signed yet. But we've got another great one all but signed. Stay tuned.
– Steve Jackson
Editor: Steve Jackson
Managing Editor: Jeff Koke
Product Development Manager: Loyd Blankenship
Editorial Assistant: Monica Stephens
Production Manager: Carl Anderson
Cover Art: Ruth Thompson
Illustrations: Mike Barrett, Evan Dorkin, Kyle Miller, Michael Scott, Doug Shuler, Ruth Thompson, Charlie Weidman
Circulation Manager: Mike Hurst
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