Tuesday, February 21, 2012
One of the things that strikes me about Minotaur is the type of articles it contains. In my youth I eagerly snapped up every issue of Dragon at first sight. More often than not, I ended up wishing they would have had some more of some certain article. Like there would be a piece about some aspect of Greyhawk, maybe 12 pages and then on to Giants in the Earth or some crap I cared nothing for (sorry if you did, no offense intended).
I haven't read every issue of Minotaur, but from scanning the ToC I believe they maintain a certain focus on a featured idea, then add a few other bits for variety. Many of the issues have include adventures (something Dragon avoided like grim death, for some reason), and every issue (I think) includes part of a gazetteer series, fleshing out the game world, Mythika. These gazetteer pieces are meaty, too, and delve quite deep into the highlighted area.
Like everything else related to M&M, Minotaur Quarterly is a free pdf download. Speaking of everything else, I may just have to post about a couple of more M&M things that deserve individual mention: Vikings and Valkyries, and Tomb of the Bull King. So, stay tuned . . .