Old School Zines


ZineQuest zines are generally not included in this list, as they are one-offs. I try to focus on on-going zine titles, although there are a few older one-offs from the early 2010s still listed here because, hey, it's my list.

Here is a long non-comprehensive list of links to tabletop RPG fanzines, many of them free, published as PDFs and in print. Non-free zines are marked with three dollar sign symbols ($$$).

It's been a few years since I sorted the list and tried to weed out dead links. I made a first pass at it this week, but there is still work to do.

If you know of some zines that I haven't included here that you think should be listed here, please leave a comment with a link or email them to me at mwschmeer (atty-at) gmail (dotty-dot) com.

NEW Recently Released & Announced RPG Zines & Fanzines

Xboat @DriveThruRPG (generic SciFi, $$$)
Whispers of the Dead @itch.io (Delta Green)
d20age (Brazilian/Portuguese, OSR)
Deciphering @DriveThruRPG (Cypher System)
Never Mind the Dice Rolls @DriveThruRPG (Misc., $$$)
Wizard Funk @DriveThruRPG (OSR)
Crucible Magazine @DriveThruRPG (5e)
Dice Rangers Magazine
Torches Zine (OSR)
Mysteriously Missing & Merrily Met (OSE)

One-shot Zine-like Things
Black Sun Death Crawl ($$$)
Demon Drums (Crawljammer) @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
The Null Singularity ($$$)
Secret Party House of the Hill Giant Playboy
Something Stinks in Stilton @itch.io ($$$)
The Well of Souls @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Zogorion: Lord of the Hippogriffs ($$$)

1-Page Zines
Boarding Action ($1US+)
Dark Ruin ($1US+)
Outpost Owlbear ($1US+)
The Pillars of Pang ($ - Donation to support +Corey Brin)
The Scarlet Sorcerer's Sanctuary 
Tolling of the Great Black Bell ($1US+)

Actual, Lovingly Hand-crafted, Printed Old School Zines For Sale
AFS Zine ($$$)
Alarums & Excursions (35+ years of issues; order by snail mail) ($$$)
DELVE!  ($$$)
Dice Roll ($$$)
Dungeon Crawl ($$$)
Imperio for Thousand Suns ($$$)
A Letter from Los Angeles
The Manor
6 Iron Spikes & a Small Hammer ($$$)
The Stronghold ($$$)
The Twisting Stair ($$$ at select gaming cons)
Wizards Mutants Laser Pistols ($$$)

General Interest (mix-n-match of systems)
The Killing Fields @DriveThruRPG
Randomocity (first issue PWYW, others $$$)
RND @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
The Ten Foot Pole @DriveThruRPG&nsbp;($$$)
Worldbuilding Magazine

General Old School & Adjacent (0e, 1e, 2e, Classic & Retro-clones)
Aetherjack's Almanac @itch.io ($$$)
Alarms & Journeys @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Another Bunch of Content @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Aquilus @DriveThruRPG
Basic & Advanced Magazine ($$$)
Broken System @DriveThryRPG (PWYW)
Burgs & Bailiffs
Cavalier Attitudee @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Chromatic Soup (free PDF, $$$ for print)
Delver's Digest
Digital Ogre (scans of a 2e-era fanzine)
The Family Tabletop 
The Gazebo Gazette @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Gearing Guide to the Planes
The Glory Road (see sidebar at link)
Gygax Magazine ($$$)
The Hanging Garden (EPUB format)
Harrowings from the Rime @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Flipping & Turning @DriveThruRPG
Hobbs & Friends of the OSR @Patreon ($$$)
High Fructose Hyperspace @itch.io ($$$)
I Want to Live in Los Angeles Not the One in Los Angeles (BRP)
Iridia (PDF compendium of all issues) (my personal archive)
Lapsus Calumni
Lincoln Middle School D&D Club (my personal archive)
Low Down Dirty Skunk (announced; no issues yet)
MaximumHP ($$$)
Megadungeon ($$$) @DriveThruRPG
Monster Pamphlet ($$$ - Print / PDF) -- OH MY GOD CHECK THIS OUT!
Mystic Pangolin@ DriveThruRPG ($$$)
A Most Thoroughly Pernicious Pamphlet ($$$)
Nuggets @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Odd Duk (NEW - announced; no issues yet)
Old School Quarterly 
Pacesettings (teased; no issues yet)
Parasitic Magician @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
The Peridot ($$$)
The Pit Zine @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
The Plebeian  @DriveThruRPG
Psionic Platypus @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Psychedelic Fantasies ($$$)
Splintered Realms Magazine @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Sword & Board ($$$)
Tales from the Game Tavern ($$$)
Through Ultan's Door ($$$)
Travels: A Role Playing Guide Magazine 
Troll! (my personal archive)
TrollCrusher 1977-1985 UK fanzine (currently offline)
Troll Gods
The Ubix @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Underworld Lore
Unofficial OSR
The Wizard's Scroll @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
YNGARR ($$$)
Zine-O-Morph @DriveThruRPG ($$$)

System & Setting Specific Old School Zines

0e, 1e, & OSRIC
Echoes from Formalhaut ($$$) [HIGHLY Recommended!]
Fight On! ($$$; has announced end of run with issue #15)
The Guildsman (early 1990s fanzine)
Knights & Knaves Alehouse Magazine (in progress)
Oddities (archive @breeyark.org) (mirror @Alderon's Tower)
Old School Gazette @Paizo.com ($$$)
Zor Draxtau @DriveThruRPG

The Age of Shadow
'Neath the Shadows ($$$)

Bare Bones Fantasy
Decahedron Magazine @DriveThruRPG


The Black Hack
The Black Hackzetteer @RPGNow ($$$)

Blood & Treasure
NOD ($$$)

B/X, Labyrinth Lord, & Old School Essentials
Back to BasiX @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Back to the Dungeon
Brave the Labyrinth @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
The Dragon Horde
Dyson's Dodecahedron
Oubilette Magazine ($$$)
Scribe of Orcus @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Switching to Guns (alt link on Scribd)
Wizardzine ($$$)
Wormskin @DriveThruRPG ($$$)

Call of Cthulhu / Lovecraftian-themed
A Letter from Yuggoth @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
The Arkham Gazette
Bayt al Azif: A Magazine for Cthulhu Mythos Roleplaying Games @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
The Dark Times
The Unbound Book
The Unspeakable Oath ($$$)
Shudde M'ell Confidential 

Castles & Crusades
The Crusader Journal @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
The Domesday Book @ Castles & Crusades Society
The Domesday Book @Dragonsfoot.org (alt link for above)

Crypts & Things
From the Shroud @DriveThruRPG ($$$)

Creepy Comic Conversion for Cryptworld ($$$)

Delving Deeper

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Black Powder, Black Magic: A Zine of Six-Guns & Sorcery @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
The Cities Zorathi  ($$$)
CRAWL! ($$$)
Crawling Under a Broken Moon ($$$)
Crawljammer ($$$)
Crawl-thulhu @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Crepuscular @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
D.A.M.N! - DCC RPG Adventure Magazine and News @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Dan Dies in the End @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Dungeon Lord @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
The Gongfarmer's Almanac 2015 v.1-5
The Gongfarmer's Almanac
Low Country Crawl ($$$)
Meanderings @Patreon ($$$) & @DriveThruRPG
The Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
Sanctum Sectorum (sponsored by the Sanctum Sectorum podcast)

Dungeon Questing
Quester's Log @DriveThruRPG

Empire of the Petal Throne
The Book of Visitations of Glory
The Excellent Travelling Volume ($$$)

Encounter Critical
Phasic (my personal archive)

4C System
Ashcan Edition (my personal archive)
Threat Record ($$$)

Esoteric Underground @itch.io
The Neverending Drachenschwanz

Fighting Fantazine
Kai Grand Sentinel (for Lone Wolf)
Lone Wolf Club Newsletters
Mystic Punks (solo RPG ala Proteus magazine) (out of print - link is to collected edition - $$$)

Glorantha setting
Rule One


FEAR the DARK @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)

Heroes & Other Worlds
Cauldron ($$$)

Hideouts & Hoodlums
The Trophy Case @DriveThruRPG
(H&H is a mod of the Swords & Wizardry rules)

Holmes D&D
Fantastic! Exciting! Imaginative! @DriveThruRPG

Quest Fronts @itch.io

Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Black Dog 'zine @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Green Devil Face ($$$)
Flame Princess Cult @Google Drive
The Undercroft @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Vacant Ritual Assembly @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)

Lejendary Adventures
The Portal

Marvel Super Hero RPG (MSHRPG)
The New Marvel-Phile

Mazes & Minotaurs
Minotaur Quarterly

Maze Rats (& its offshoots)
Caers & Crannogs (Cairn) @itch.io

Middle Earth setting
Other Hands (site is slooooooow)
Other Minds (another slow site; a continuation of Other Hands)

The Aether Magazine

Mork Borg
The Dungeonscape ($$$) @DriveThruRPG
Ravaging Plague

Mothership: Hivemind @DriveThruRPG

Open D6 System
d6 Magazine @DriveThruRPG

Pits & Perils
Into the Mists (for Pits & Perils, Blood of Pangea & Retrospace) @RPGNow ($$$)

Post-Apocalyptic (including Gamma World)
After World
Apocalyptic Post <-- this link acts weird sometimes (personal archive)
Project: Stone Jambalaya (Gamma World 1e/2e) (alt link)
Wisdom from the Wastelands @DriveThruRPG ($$$)

Rogue Space
Rogue Transmission

Hearts in Glorantha ($$$)
Rack & Rune
The Log That Flies

Shadow of the Demon Lord
Apocryphal Writings

SkyRealms of Jorune
Borkelby's Folly
Danstead Traveller
Journal of the Tan Soor Historical Society
Segment Jorune
(all of the above Jorune zines require an account to download)

Star Frontiers
Star Frontiersman
Frontier Explorer @RPGNow (alt link for no-account download)

Star Wars d6
The Adventurer's Journal
Wild Space Magazine

Stars Without Number
Infinite Stars (switched to blog format; my personal archive of PDF issues)
The Sandbox (for Sine Nomine's retro-influenced games) @DriveThruRPG

Swords & Wizardry
The Archmage's Octavo
Knockspell ($$$)
Secrets (now in print & PDF) ($$$)

Tamar (via archive.org)
The Crucible
Shan-Ya – The Madness Known as Talislanta

Traveller/Cephus Engine
AAB Proceedings
Cephus Journal
Freelance Traveller
Frontier Report
Imperium Staple
Into the Deep
Kfan Uzangou
Signal-GK (alt link)
Stellar Reaches
Third Imperium
Tidewater Traveller TIMES / Terra Traveller TIMES
Tiffany Star

Tunnels & Trolls
Elder Tunnels ($$$)
Pocket Troll: A T&T Microzine ($$$)
The Snollygoster @DriveThruRPG
TrollZine @DriveThruRPG (if anyone knows of a mirror site, let me know)

White Star
Radiotapes Intercept for White Star
Nova Scream (announced; no issues yet)
Planetary Transmission @DriveThruRPG ($$$)

TSR World Settings


Forgotten Realms
The Candlekeep Compendium
Forgotten Realms Alternate Dimensions (NEW!)

Canonfire! Chronicles
The Oerth Journal (new hosting site) (old hosting site)

Threshold: The Mystara Magazine

Pelinore Adventure Fanzine (announced; no issues yet)

Bone-Box Rattler (my personal archive)
Eye of Xaos
The Lady's Sharper Eye
Planewalker's Codex

Quoth the Raven
Strahd Loves, Man Kills ($$$)
Stygian (my personal archive)
Undead Sea Scrolls

New Schoolish, But Worth Mining for Ideas 5e D&D
d12 Monthly
Adventure Chronicle
Arcadia ($$$)
Azurth Adventures Digest ($$$)
Behold!&nsbp;@RPGNow ($$$)
Enworld En5ider ($$$)
FivE Magazine @DriveThruRPG
Knucklebone Magazine&nsbp;@itch.io ($$$)
Mastery Monthly&nsbp;@DriveThruRPG
Skeleton Wizard&nsbp;@itch.io ($$$)
The Spire ($$$)
The Twisted Stave @DriveThruRPG

13th Age

Colonial Times @DriveThruRPG ($$$)(alt link)

Action Check
Action Check + Supplements
Last Resort

Ars Magica
Hermes' Portal (link to my personal archive)

Basic Action Super Heroes
BAM! Basic Action Magazine @DriveThruRPG (alt link)

Basic RolePlaying
BaZAR (French)
Uncounted Worlds

Battlefleet Gothic
Warp Rift

Argent Fire (my personal archive)
Commando Quarterly

Campaign Cartographer's Guild
Campaign Builder's Guide (my personal archive)


d20 (3e/3.5e) & GSL (4e)
Almanac (my personal archive)
Asgard Magazine (my personal archive)
Combat Advantage@RPGNow
d20Zine! @RPGNow
Explosive Runes
Free Hack (site is slow, requires registration)
4e Forever!
Game Geek @DriveThruRPG ($$$ - used to be free . . .)
Houserule (for 3.5e, 4e, & 5e) @DriveThruRPG
Journal of American Paranormal Research
Kobold Quarterly (new school, but damn!) ($$$)
Knowledge Arcana (**highly recommended**)
Knowledge (Current Events) (my personal archive)
Open Game Bazaar
Phoenix Lore
Poor Gamer's Almanac @DriveThruRPG
Portable Hole Full of Beer
Shadows of the Tower @DriveThruRPG
Silven Trumpeter (link coming soon)

Dark Conspiracy
Demonground (requires registration)

Dr. Who
Diary of DWRPG

Dungeon World
Grim Portents
Plundergrounds @Patreon ($$$)
Session Zero @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Sword Breaker  @DriveThruRPG

Book of Tomorrow
Tableau Infractus

Eclipse Phase
The Eye

Ink Monkeys

The FATE Codex ($$$)

Generic (reviews, talk, theory, etc.)
A Random Encounter ($$$)
Call to Assembly @DriveThruRPG
Daedalus (my personal archive)
Flagship Magazine
G.A.M.E.R.S. Newspaper @DriveThruRPG
The Gazebo @issuu.com
Imazine (pdfs via Google)
International Journal of Role-Playing (academic/scholarly research)
Roleplaying Tips (**highly recommended**)
The Way, The Truth, and the Dice (zine for Christian gamers)

Generic Sci-Fi
Infinite Horizons @DriveThruRPG

The Rap Sheet (my personal archive)

Heavy Gear
Gear Up! Magazine

Clix Addict
Critical Hit (my personal archive)

HS Codex (alternate link coming soon!)

Hero System
EZ Hero free samples

Hollow Earth Expedition (Ubiquity engine)
Danger Magnet!

Protodimension Magazine (ceased publication 2017-03)

Bite Mark

Steel Heart

Layonara (Neverwinter Nights fan setting)
Dragon's Whisper @DriveThruRPG

Legend of the Five Rings
Musha Shugyo

Lord of the Rings
Hall of Fire

Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game
Grey Havens

Midnight (d20 fantasy campaign)
The Tome of Sorrows

Modern d20

Following Fire

Mutants & Masterminds
Sinners & Saints (my personal archive)
Super Samurai (my personal archive)

Mutant Epoch
Excavator Monthly ($$$)

CypherCast (@RPGNow $$$)


Adventure Quarterly ($$$)
Bexim's Bazaar @DriveThruRPG ($$$)
Enworld Trailblazer ($$$)
Pathways @DriveThruRPG (**highly recommended**)
The Rite Review @DriveThruRPG (became Pathways)
Tattlebox @Paizo.com
Wayfinder @Paizo.com (**highly recommended**)
Yggdrasil @Paizo.com

Dragons of Britain @DriveThruRPG

The Gifter (link to my personal archive)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Revisiting the Three Kingdoms (my personal archive)

Savage Worlds
Savage Insider
Shark Bytes (**highly recommended**)

Dumpshock Datahaven
Neo-Anarchists Guide to Everything Else (NAGEE) issues 1-6
NAGEE issues 1-6, collected & edited
NAGEE issues 1-9 (my personal archive)
Shadowrun Supplemental (my personal archive)


SLA Industries
SLAIndustries.net Monthly Collection
The Big Picture (TBP)

The Arsonist's Almanac @itch.io

Star Trek (CODA engine)
Beyond the Final Frontier

Swords Without Master
Words Without Master ($$$)

Outre Realms (my personal archive)

Twilight 2000
Good Luck, You're On Your Own @DriveThruRPG

Go Wherever! @DriveThru ($$$)

Astro Mag
The Bellower
The Chapter Standard (my personal archive)
The Citizen Levy (list is on lower left side)
Dark Magenta
The Doom Seeker (must register to download)
Firebase (Issue 1-6) (via archive.org - filter by pdf)
Firebase (Issues 7 & 8) (via archive.org - filter by pdf)
(I'll have a personal archive link for the Firebase issues soon)
The Invocation
Irresistible Force
Liber Fanatica
The Portent Oracle (my personal archive)
Skavenblight Gazette
Strike to Stun (bottom of page)
The Invocation
The Watchman (via archive.org - filter by pdf; my archive link coming soon)
The Word of Hashut

The Remnants (my personal archive)

World of Darkness
Apocryphus Woods
Inner Voice

Forever Folio

Miniatures & Wargaming
28-Mag [incredibly slow download speed at present]
The Ancible
CH Online Magazine (buried in link list)
Fictional Reality(links to zines disappeared)
Irregular Magazine
No Turkeys (bilingual - Italian/English)
Portal (dedicated to painting)
Wargames Bloggers Quarterly (@Google+ Community)
Wargames Journal (Issues 1-6 only)
Warning Order (historical military)

Anduin (German)
Badlandszine (Russian OSR)
DM Magazine (Italian)
Den Sorte Dværg (Danish; a continuation of Psuedo-Dragen, below)
Eastenwest (French) (direct link to pdf directory)
Éditions La Saltarelle (French)
Grottzine (Swedish; some content in English) ($$$/free pdf when print run sells out)
Mjolnir (Swedish/English[from issue 7>])
O Povo do Buraco @DriveThruRPG (Brazilian)
Petit Dragon (French; 4e)
Pseudo-Dragen (Danish)
Rebel Times (Polish)
Reduto do Bucaneiro (Brazilian/Portuguese)
RolePunkers @DriveThruRPG (Brazilian/Portuguese)
Rollespilsmagasinet ÆRA (Danish)
SLV Zine (Finnish)
SpielxPress (German)
Spotkania Losowe (Polish)
Weltenbote (German)
WunderWerk Online (German)
Vieja Escuela (Spanish)
Zunftblatt (German)

Play-by-Mail (PBM)
Suspense & Decision

Publisher Newsletters
Addiktion Monthly - GameAddikts - @RPGNow
The Circular - Contested Ground Studios
Duty & Honor Almanac - @DriveThruRPG - Omnihedron Games
Epitaph - @RPGNow - White Wolf
Mire End Tribune - Contested Ground Studios
RPGNow Downloader Monthly @DriveThruRPG
Signs & Portents - Mongoose Publishing
Silver Gryphyon Monthly @RPGNow
Skirmisher Update @RPGNow - Skirmisher Publishing
Skulls and Crosses - Scaldcrow Games
Troll's Tusk - Troll Lord Games
White Wolf Quarterly / Sword & Sorcery Insider (via archive.org)

Story Games (a bit off the mark for this list, but so what)
Codex (sponsored by The Gauntlet RPG podcast) @Patreon ($$$)
Gruechute @DriveThruRPG (PWYW)
ME&R Zine @Gumroad (PWYW)
San Diablo @DriveThruRPG
Worlds Without Master @itch.io ($$$)

Tabletop & Boardgames
Parallel Worlds @DriveThruRPG (PWYW) (alt link - $$$)