Spectral Vision 1
By Marcus D Barnes
The first issue of my 1980s AD&D Fanzine
Copyright 2012 by Marcus D Barnes
I began playing and game-mastering AD&D (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons) in 1978.
By 1984 I had a fair collection of new material and came up with the idea of creating my own fanzine.
Pulling together issue 1 took a fair amount of effort, and cost. I had 250 issues printed locally and then managed to persuade a few game stores to sell a few copies for me. In the end I sold around 200 copies – mainly thanks to a good review in Imagine magazine (issue 24 if memory serves me well) – at a small overall loss.
The first issue was in A4 format and had 40 pages.