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In case you haven’t heard, we are celebrating the premiere of the first issue of Ares Magazine by giving away a free copy of SPI’s vintage Ares signed by bestselling science-fiction author Timothy Zahn.
Mr. Zahn wrote a short story featured in the 1983 issue. Many of you who have shown support for our venture have fond memories of the SPI magazine, and this contest is a way of both honoring the past as well as celebrating our vision for the future.
The contest features issue #13 of the classic science fiction and gaming magazine, in which Zahn’s short story, “Damocles Mission,” appears. The contest runs through May 31, and we’ll draw the lucky winner of the autographed copy on June 1. You can increase your chance of winning through options like posting about the contest on social media and referring others to the contest. If you are a subscriber to Ares Magazine, you’ll get an additional chance to enter. Read the rules and enter here.
While we appreciate the nostalgia for SPI’s vintage publication, we’re looking forward to getting our magazine into your hands. The first issue features nine original science fiction and fantasy stories, an interview with game designer and author Bruce Cordell, and an article on The Technological Singularity written by best-selling science fiction author William H. Keith (who also writes under the pseudonyms Ian Douglas and H. Jay Ryker). The issue also includes Bill Banks’ War of the Worlds, a two-player game of conquest and survival that pits the military forces of Queen Victoria against Martian forces under the command of the evil Martian overlord. The game includes a rule book, die-cut playing pieces, and a large map.
All of that wrapped up and delivered to you next month! If you haven’t subscribed, now’s the time – http://ossgamescart.com.