I loved that story, and haven't even thought of it in ages.There was a short story called Ivory in the Blood by Brian A. Hopkins in Dragon #158. It’s about the last dragon slayer, who’s called back into service to kill the last dragon, long after everyone thought they were extinct. For some reason it’s managed to stay stuck in my head, even 32 years later.
They were called the Monster Hunters Association and the first one ("The Ecology of the Osquip") was published in issue #227. And yes, those started back in the AD&D 2E days and continued on into 3E. The MHA articles were just regular "Ecology of" articles using a recurring cast of characters, interspersed among other "Ecology of" articles written by other contributors.I quite liked the monster association articles, not sure of that was the name of their group but they were a bunch of wizards trying to catch and study monsters. Can't recall if they started in 2e, but they did get 3e stats and they were fun to read. I can't remember if they were just an ongoing part of the monster ecology articles in if they were an evolution of them, being their own thing, but they were great reads. I remember one where they were hunting a pseudodragon and getting paralysed by its sting.
The Deck of Many Things cardstock insert.
me too! I lucked out in that I was one of the authors in that issue, so I got two contributor copies along with my subscription copy, so I removed one set and cut it up, removed one set but didn't cut it up, and kept one issue pristine. Alas, I lost the cut out deck somewhere years ago, but still have the others...I still have those!
probably the most memorable thing about Dragon that I recall, weirdly enough, didn't involve D&D, but were the short and goofy games in the early issues.... Elefant Hunt (no, I didn't misspell that), File 13, Food Fight, Flight of the Boodles, etc.
@aco175 I'm not certain the moderators here would appreciate this being linked here, especially since the magazines are still available for purchase on sources like DMsGuild.Says it is a free library online, but judge for yourself. I was able to find collections of every Dungeon and Dragon Magazine to open and look at. There is even other RPG magazines like Ares and something in German.
My brother cut them out. He’s very precise so I let him. He also kept them! No big deal since we were in the same house.me too! I lucked out in that I was one of the authors in that issue, so I got two contributor copies along with my subscription copy, so I removed one set and cut it up, removed one set but didn't cut it up, and kept one issue pristine. Alas, I lost the cut out deck somewhere years ago, but still have the others...
After meeting with representatives of Kord and Bahamut, the characters must make their way to Azzagrat, possibly seeking out the Witch Queen Iggwilv for assistance. In Graz’zt’s realm, they must track down an unusual rumormonger known as the Whittler, or else devise some other scheme for gaining access to the Argent Palace. After entering the palace, the adventurers must avoid running afoul of Graz’zt’s guards and other guests, or of becoming corrupted by the Dark Prince as they seek access to the Whispering Library. There, they attempt to convince Galewing to return to Celestia. Graz’zt is not particularly worried about the situation because he knows that the power of the library will not let the angel go so easily.