Dragon magazine is one of my most precious childhood treasures, a then treasure trove of inspiration for tabeltop roleplaying games, especially Dungeons & Dragons. I have not read it in years, the last issue I bought was released around the time Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition launched in 2000. It does move me a bit to hear that they have decided to cancel it after issue 359 (via GayGamer). It’s been a respectable 31 years.
Dragon’s sister magazine Dungeon is also being cancelled. I think I only ever bought one issue of that. The new magazine they’re going to release, Pathfinder, is a successor to Dungeon more than Dragon, I think. I do wonder why this is the case. In Finland, the roleplaying magazine Roolipelaaja (“Roleplayer”) is something I’d love to see in an international format. They’re going the way of a periodical, focusing much more on the culture of roleplaying and almost entirely bypassing the traditional “gamemaster’s aid” approach – which is just sensible, considering that a fraction of roleplayers are actually gamemasters.