Hello long time reader, first time poster. Did anyone pick up Fanatic Magazine? It was everything White Dwarf should be, the sad thing was it was only about the (cool) specialist games. It was a bit smaller and a little bit more expensive, but you got rules, bat reps, panting.
The run down of a random issue (#4) that I grabbed was...
New cover art work
3 pages of new stuff
a page telling the reader how to submit articles! They wanted player help!?
8 pages telling players how to ally Warmaster armies (with rules)
4 pages of gothic Eldar fluff with rules for their new ship and fleet.
6 pages of Necromunda Nightfighting rules with new wargear, and 2 scenarios
10 pages of a new epic army (Baran Siegemasters Imperial Guard) complete with fluff and rules
8 pages of detailed instructions showing the reader how to build epic fortifications
2 pages of letters
4 pages telling players what J.J is <strong style="">thinking of changing[/b] in the mordheim rules
8 pages of Gothic tactics, with individual ships broken down.
Ask lord borak letter page (useless, but funny)
2 pages of bloodbowl fluff
6 more pages of necromunda rules for treacherous conditions.
4 pages of Mordheim fuff followed by 2 new sanarios.
Alternative rules for playing bloodbowl in a street.
15 page inquisitor battle report written in story format (its inquisitor so the story format makes sense.)
2 pages telling you that “you want to play nurgle in warmaster)
3 pages of ads
8 pages of current epic errata. (when the new version was only released a few months prior.)
1 page about modeling in general
back cover is a reference sheet for the new epic army list.
112 pages of content!
The staff at specialist games is still putting out better quality stuff than their parent co. What gives? Why can’t big GW listen to little GW? They were putting out this quality publication less than a year ago.