Until yesterday I had several van-loads of belongings in storage, mainly due to a house move. Now I've emptied the unit, I've uncovered several boxes of old gaming materials. Mostly magazines, but a few other interesting bits and pieces, and hundreds of old miniatures.
On the top of the first box was a "Special Collector's" Issue 200 of Dragon magazine. I had a flip through it and was stunned with what I found halfway through. At the centre of this milestone, and at 170 pages, supersized issue what treat did TSR have for its loyal followers? A 15 page advertorial and a detachable 28" x 18" full colour AD&D product release schedule for 1994.
It features 100+ products spread across the various campaign settings. For me it's a perfect example of where marketing went wrong in gaming. Imagine how great it would have been if they'd included a pull-out game supplement with a fold-out map. As I go through my gaming boxes I'll add more items that catch my eye. I'll also include some of the gaming purchases I'd rather forget.