& magazine is working on an extension of the Dragondex concept.
We publish a column in each issue titled "For Further Reading." This is
because there are so many magazines out there folks may not know what other
articles are out there on a given topic. Of course, this means we need to go
ahead and index issues so we have the information at our fingertips.
I spent about the last two days indexing the 17 issues of Footprints,
Dragonsfoot's magazine. I'm moving on to other stuff on the list now,
starting with Dungeoneer magazine. I'll work my way around to other
publications as time permits.
First, I'm wondering if anyone knows how many issues of Dungeoneer were
published? I have the compendium of the first six which I downloaded from
Judges Guild, but none after that. I've seen mention of an issue 25, so I
know I'm missing some things. It'd be good to know how many issues there
were, and if anyone knows where I can find the issues in a digital format,
preferably for free, I'd appreciate it.
My goal is to start out doing several of the smaller magazines, then go
after one of the big ones, like, for instance, the first 100 issues of White
Dwarf. My interest is mostly for magazines that have some D&D or AD&D
content first, then going to others as time progresses. The eventual goal is
to have every magazine in the entire RPG community in the database.
I can also use some help on this -- I'm blind, so I suspect I miss a few
things from time to time. If indexing even a single issue from time to time
is something you think you could help out with, I'd appreciate it, and your
name will land on the contributors list. Indexing is simple -- it starts
with copying the table of contents, making a note of the title, author, page
number where it starts, issue, system it deals with, and then the magazine
title. Then I need a few keywords to let me know what it's about -- things
like Ability Scores, Character class, Vampirism, Monster, Spell, Magic Item,
Money, Trap, etc. That's it. Reading the editorial and looking at the TOC
will often give most of that information.
Getting me issues is also a good thing, so I can tackle them when I have
If you're interested in helping out, email me at nyyki at gypsyheir dot com.
And I appreciate any assistance anyone can provide.