Pyramid (magazine)

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Pyramid is a gaming magazine, publishing articles primarily on role-playing games, but including board games, card games, and other sorts of games. It began life in 1993 as a print publication of Steve Jackson Games for its first 30 issues, though it has been published on the Internet since March 1998. Print issues were bimonthly; the online edition publishes new articles each week.

Pyramid features general gaming articles by freelance authors, as well as Designer's Notes by Steve Jackson Games product developers, industry news, cartoons, and gaming product reviews. Although articles tend to concentrate on Steve Jackson Games products such as GURPS, it also publishes articles on other games such as d20 System, Talisman, Nobilis, Hero System, and features comic strips such as Dork Tower, Bruno, Murphy's Rules, and Irregular Webcomic! Steve Jackson Games also briefly published another online magazine, d20 Weekly for several months using a very similar model to that of Pyramid. However, the venture was not a success, and was eventually folded into a slightly Pyramid.

The online subscription system used for Pyramid also grants access to subscriber forums, a dedicated chat server, and occasional pre-publication playtest material for Steve Jackson Games and other company's products.

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Awards

  • 2001: Origins Award Best Professional Game Magazine of 2000
  • 2004: Origins Award Gamer's Choice: Best Electronic Product of 2003

External link

  • Pyramid (http://pyramid.sjgames.com/)
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