Dragon // Monthly Adventure Role-Playing Aid [Small Collection of 30 Issues].
Lake Geneva: TSR Hobbies, Inc, 1983-1986. First Printings. Original Wraps. "When I decided that The Strategic Review was not the right vehicle, hired Tim Kask as a magazine editor for Tactical Studies Rules, and named the new publication he was to produce The Dragon, I thought we would eventually have a great periodical to serve gaming enthusiasts worldwide... At no time did I ever contemplate so great a success or so long a lifespan." [Varney, Allen , "Profiles: Gary Gygax". Dragon]
Dragon was one of two official magazines for source material and reference for Dungeons & Dragons, the role-playing game, the other one being, Dungeon.
TSR, Inc. launched the monthly magazine in 1976, replacing the company's earlier publication, The Strategic Review. The last printed issue was #359 (September, 2007). Shortly thereafter, Wizards of the Coast (which had acquired TSR), relaunched Dragon as an online magazine, continuing on the numbering of the print edition through 2013 and Issue No. 430.
While issues circulate, finding long runs...especially of early issues, is challenging. A very nice set.
Includes issues: 74, 78-106. Very Good to Near Fine. Minor to light shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed color pictorial wraps. Small 4to. Var. pag. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Includes various inserts, fold-outs, etc [all present]. Item #10874