Heroes Magazine (1984-1986)

Heroes was a short-lived magazine published by Avalon Hill beginning in 1984. At the time Avalon Hill was trying to expand into the role-playing industry through the publication of four games: James Bond 007, Lords of Creation, Powers & Perils, and RuneQuest. The tenth and final issue (labeled Volume II, Number 4) was published in 1986.

The information presented here is based on the Heroes Magazine Index by Shannon Appelcline.

Volume 1 Number 1 (issue 1)

  • RuneQuest III: New Face for an Old Friend, by Greg Stafford
  • History of the Lunar Empire: Zero Wane, by Greg Stafford

Volume 1 Number 2 (issue 2)

  • History of the Lunar Empire: First & Second Wanes, by Greg Stafford
  • War Fleets of Glorantha, by Greg Stafford

Volume 1 Number 3 (issue 3)

  • Insects for RQ, by Sandy Petersen
  • A Ship for RuneQuest, by Greg Stafford

Volume 1 Number 4 (issue 4)

  • Cult of Orlanth, by Chaosium
  • Cult of Telmor, by Chaosium
  • Pottery: First Wane, by Greg Stafford
  • Review Box 4: Vikings
  • The Wolfrunners, by Sandy Petersen
  • Cult of Hykim & Mikyh, by Chaosium

Volume 1 Number 5 (issue 5)

  • Testimony of a Tester, by Bruce Dresselhaus
  • What Happened to RQ, by the Chaosium Staff
  • History of the Lunar Empire: Third & Fourth Wanes, by Greg Stafford
  • A RuneQuest Gambling System, by Donna Selzer
  • RuneQuestions, by the Chaosium Staff

Volume 1 Number 6 (issue 6)

  • RuneQuestions, by the Chaosium Staff
  • New Skills, by Greg Stafford & Sandy Petersen
  • Reviews: Dragon Pass
  • Box 5: Gods of Glorantha
  • Official Questions & Answers: Dragon Pass
  • The Big Hit, by Sandy Petersen
  • The Land of Fonrit, by Greg Stafford & Sandy Petersen
  • History of the Lunar Empire: Fifth Wane, by Greg Stafford

Volume 2 Number 1 (issue 7)

  • Fatigue and Damage Changes, by Jonathan Tweet
  • RQ Hit Points, by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
  • Journey to Falderbash, by Bill Williamson
  • Gruug’s Cave, by Alan LaVergne
  • The Ostrich Clan, by Mike Dawson
  • A New Look at Sorcery, by B.L. Humphreys

Volume 2 Number 2 (issue 8)

  • Calendrics Record Sheet
  • Expanded RQ Character Sheet, by John T. Sapienza
  • Talents for RQ, by Andrew Scott MacKenzie
  • Shield Law, by Morgan Woodward

Volume 2 Number 3 (issue 9)

  • Black Sorcerer, by Mike Olson

Volume 2 Number 4 (issue 10)

  • Ship Data Sheet, by Tim Bailey
  • Tips for Shamans, by Forrest Johnson
  • Abstract Elementals, by James A. Holden
  • The Sail and the Sword, by Tim Bailey
  • New Spells for RQ3, by Martin Crim
  • RuneQuestions, by the Chaosium Staff

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