Ooh I'm going to have to check this out. Tabletop isn't my main thing but the wyrd name coincidence caught my eye. Beautiful zine design - I haven't read the content yet, but if it's anywhere close to matching the quality of the visual design, I'm sure it will be interesting and educational. Nice work!
Wyrd Science - Vol. 1 / Issue 2 - Expert Rules
A downloadable magazine
Wyrd Science returns with an even bigger and better second issue. 112 pages of interviews, news, features and reviews covering everything from the history of D&D B/X through to the best tabletop games of today.
In this issue you'll find...
Quickstart - get up to speed with what's happening with interviews with & features on: What Would the Smart Party Do?, Coyote & Crow, Jon Peterson on his new book The Elusive Shift, the latest gaming design trends, game inspired art and much more
- A celebration of D&D B/X's 40th Anniversary including interviews with game designers Stephen Marsh & David 'Zeb' Cook, Peter Bebergal on the books that inspired B/X & a look at the OSR scene and the best games of today inspired by it.
- An interview with April Kit Walsh about her new RPG Thirsty Sword Lesbians
- An interview with Cubicle 7's Emmet Byrne about Age of Sigmar Soulbound
- An interview with games designer Jay Dragon about their game of pastoral exploration and healing, Wanderhome
- An interview with Gavriel Quiroga about his new RPG Warpland
- A introduction to the Latin American RPG scene by games designer Diogo Nogueira
- A look at the new generation of model agnostic indie wargames from the likes of Space Weirdos to Reign in Hell
- An interview with Pontus Bjorlin about his new RPG ALTNYC88
- Interviews with pro-model painters Dana Howl, Brent Amberger, Amy Snuggs and Scott Walker and a look at how social media is changing that cene
- An interview with best selling Black Library author Guy Haley
- A look at the representation of women in the tabletop world today including interviews with the likes of Wingspan's Elizabeth Hargrave, 1minuteboardgames' Raina Medina, Dark Imp Game's Ellie Dix and Patricia Willenborg of Kismet Rose's D&D
Reviews: Age of Sigmar (3rd Edition), RPGs including Dune, Fallout, Achtung! Cthulhu, Inspirisles, Soulbound, Word Wide Wrestling, Whitehack, Caer Mundas, Old School Essentials, Animal Adventures and many more, and board games such as Oath and Uk'Otoa.
All this plus lots more...
If you'd like to just try us you can now download the 'Quickstart' Edition for free. This is a slimmed down version featuring our regular features and Rob Wieland's interview with April Kit Walsh.
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thank you. I'd be fascinated to know what you, as someone not into TT, thinks when you've had a chance to read as we'd love to not just be preaching to the choir
Bought the copy right after viewing the Quickstart Edition. Really glad I jumped into this. The writing feels familiar and yet opens up many doors into the industry. Building upon the success of the inaugural issue, this 2nd one is markedly improved in its design and also much more varied in its content. Making an already good mag to be even greater!
Of course the B/X 40th Anniversary feature piece is an amazing coverage for a relatively new ttrpg entrant. My favourite aspect of the mag is 'Hit Points', where it covers what they're reading, playing and pushing around the table and watching at the moment. It's a great overview of what's cool out there!
Love the work!