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The Dragon #1, June 1976
Dragon
Publisher TSR, Inc. (1976-1990)
Wizards of the Coast (1990-2002; 2008-present)
Paizo Publishing (2002-2007)
First Issue June 1976
Frequency Monthly (currently)
Website www.wizards.com

Dragon magazine, and later its sister publication Dungeon magazine, is a magazine focused on role-playing games, particularly Dungeons & Dragons. It was first published by TSR, Inc. in 1976. Since then, Dragon has regularly produced various supplemental materials for Dungeons & Dragons and other role-playing games.

HistoryEdit

After a failed launch of magazine The Strategic Review, gaming company TSR, Inc. tried again, launching a new magazine under new editor Tim Kask. Dragon magazine became a success, and published a number of supplemental articles over the course of the next few decades, including introducing new campaign material, such as the Forgotten Realms campaign by Ed Greenwood.

TSR, Inc. was purchased in whole by gaming company Wizards of the Coast in 1990, and Wizards of the Coast acquired the rights to all Dungeons & Dragons materials, including Dragon magazine. Wizards of the Coast continued to publish Dragon magazine until late 2002, when Paizo Publishing acquired publishing rights to both Dungeon and Dragon as part of a move by Wizards of the Coast to divest business ventures not related to its core business.

Paizo Publishing continued to release the monthly Dragon magazine until September 2007, when Wizards of the Coast announced it would not renew Paizo's publishing rights to Dungeons & Dragons materials. Dragon magazine was on hiatus until June of 2008, when Wizards of the Coast relaunched Dragon as online content to coincide with the launch of the 4th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Dragon magazine continues to be released online monthly.

Eberron main contentEdit

Dragon magazine has published a wide number of content for the Eberron campaign setting, both as a periodical published by Paizo Publishing and as a PDF released by Wizards of the Coast. A number of writers have written articles for Dragon, including Eberron creator Keith Baker.

As a Paizo publicationEdit

As a Wizards of the Coast PDFEdit

Eberron support contentEdit

In addition to articles specifically geared towards Eberron, there have been a number of Dragon articles that have focused on D&D mechanics that have originated in Eberron, or articles that have touched upon Eberron content as part of a greater article. Those articles are included below.

As a Paizo publicationEdit

As a Wizards of the Coast PDFEdit

  • Playing Warforged (game mechanics) - Issue #364
  • Origin Stories (backdrop) - Issue #371
  • The Warrior Forge Artificer (game mechanics) - Issue #381

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