The second part of the Lustria special (the first part was in Issue 28) is now available with plenty of notes on playing characters from the Slann Empire, the creatures of the jungles, the beliefs of the Lizardmen. There are also a few suggestions for setting games in Lustria and Robin Low has some details on the first appearance of the Amazons in the Citadel Compendium.
Make a note in your diaries, it looks like the third TimCon is going to be held on the 26th of March. There is likely to be a notice of the final list of games that are being run and details of how to book a place soon.
New issues of carnel are going to be available at Dragonmeet 2004. Issue 28 and issue 29, 28 is dedicated to the WFRP setting of Lustria while 29 is a setting for the World of Darkness set in rural Britain and drawing some inspiration from the Call of Cthulhu setting "Goatswood and other less pleasant places". Hopefully the result will be interesting to players of both games as well as horror gamers in general.
Full details (including cover scans) are available on the carnel webpage as normal. UK subscribers should already have their copies of the issues, international subs as depending on the international post service.
The first volume of the Fluxus Collection collects together a variety of articles, thoughts and comments from Paul Mason's Fluxus zine. Fluxus appears in the monthly APA zine Alarums and Excursions and continues the wit, erudition and insight of Paul's earlier (and more famous) Imazine but combines it with Paul's love of typography and graphic design.
The first Fluxus Collection is a fascinating and beautiful zine and a joy to read. Find out more at the Fluxus mini-site on the Metazine website.
This issue is completely devoted to my latest FRP campaign setting "Mursuiva: The land of the floating island". Mursuiva is a setting strongly influenced by Arabian and Indian stories and rich in magic and high adventure. The first third of the zine is all "in-character" while the middle third is a crash course on the setting for GMs and players a like while the remaining third is given over to an example setting and scenario outline.
The editors of The Black Seal, Carnel and Warpstone will again be hosting a tale at Dragonmeet 2003. In addition to selling issues of their publications, they are hoping to promote the essential role that fanzines pay. Other fanzines editors are welcome to join them at Dragonmeet. Whether this is by selling their own zine, or leaving leaflets on the table. They should get in touch with me directly. The following will be available on the day:
The Black Seal - The Magazine of Modern Horror Gaming
http://www.theblackseal.org/ Issue 2 will be available to buy, and the forthcoming issue 3 can be previewed at DM and pre-orders for issue 3 placed.