Space Gamer began life as a paper magazine published by Metagaming Concepts in 1975. Steve Jackson Games took over publication with issue #27 (dated March/April 1980), and ultimately published 50 issues (plus six issues of spin-off magazine Fantasy Gamer). Issue #76, September/October 1985, became Steve Jackson Games' last issue before the rights to the name went elsewhere. Space Gamer covered all aspects of hobby gaming: RPGs, wargames, card and strategy games, and more. It also featured industry news and reviews. Although Space Gamer is still a great read in its own right, today it's also a fascinating look at an earlier era of hobby gaming.

All the issues of Space Gamer that were published by Steve Jackson Games are available digitally at Warehouse 23, including a bundle of all 50 issues.

Today's featured issue from the vault:

Space Gamer #68

Space Gamer #68 (March-April 1984)

Two-four-six-eight: read Space Gamer #68! The cover may be dated March-April 1984, but its treasures are timeless.

In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue features a complete adventure: "Island of Entellope," a post-apocalyptic tale where the heroes try to track down the source of a mysterious signal. Designed for Aftermath!, this scenario is generic enough for just about any system that can handle a world rebuilding from the wreckage.

The zine also includes "Icepick," an amphibious scenario for Ogre (including a guide for how to make your own expansion maps for that game); variant rules to introduce hackers, plumbers, and moles in Illuminati; and more.

Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Space Gamer is the perfect passport to the past!

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The Vault

Space Gamer #27 - #36
#27 - #36
Space Gamer #37 - #46
#37 - #46
Space Gamer #47 - #56
#47 - #56
Space Gamer #57 - #66
#57 - #66
Space Gamer #67 - #76
#67 - #76