KODT's issue #251 is a great entry point for first time readers. You'll get hooked in to the fun characters, all arch types of players you know, but with a complete history and actual development. Plus, the articles in this issue are particularly good: A gamer's breakdown of the film "Lucy", an article about real Guilds and how to apply them to your fantasy setting, an insightful review of the novel Ready Player one, and recurring articles on bait-and-switch gaming ideas, traps, magic items, and what's out there on the web.