(December 2002)

Kenzer and Company, 1997 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Kenzer and Company
Brand:
Kenzer and Company
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Jolly R. Blackburn (editor-in-chief); Noah Kolman (assistant editor)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

ISSN: 1526-307X


Knight of the Living Dead (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Andrew Pepoy (signed)
Inks:
Andrew Pepoy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Every Good Adventurer Needs the Right Equipment] (Table of Contents)

Dungeons and Dragons / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cries from the Attic / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Jolly discusses the longevity of the Knights of the Dinner Table title and hints at plans for next issues celebration at reaching 75 issues.

Indexer Notes

Includes a Knights of the Dinner Table one-panel cartoon and credit information.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Table Talk / letters page / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from J.C. Matthews, Gary Barrett, Kerstan Szczepanski, Jeff, Chris Foley, Bob Blaser, David Johnston, Rick A. Dostie and Mike Czaplinski.

A Newbie's Guide to Knights of the Dinner Table (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An introduction to the characters in Knights of the Dinner Table.

Takin' Care of Business (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B.A. Felton; Bob Herzog; Dave Bozwell; Sarah Felton; Brian Vanhoose
Synopsis:
Bob Herzog's character is spending all this time working on his business and has no time for the rest of his adventuring buddies.

Ball Room Prancin' (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B.A. Felton; Bob Herzog; Dave Bozwell; Sarah Felton; Brian Vanhoose
Synopsis:
The role-playing group role-play their way thru a large dinner party that their characters have thrown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Grey Ghost gaming products.

Three Armed Bandit (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn; Steve Johansson
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B.A. Felton; Bob Herzog; Dave Bozwell; Sarah Felton; Brian Vanhoose
Synopsis:
Bob's character sucker punches a high priest which leads to a series of funny consequences for the role-playing group.

Fatigue Factor (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Johansson; David S. Kenzer
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Victor "Nitro" Fergueson; Newt Forager; Gordo Sheckberry; Stevil Van Hostle; "Weird" Pete Ashton
Synopsis:
The Black Hands adventuring group has a long night when Gordo has to fight his double, and neither character can score a hit.

Indexer Notes

Credit page at beginning of book lists Johansson and Kenzer as writers, and Jolly Blackburn as the artist on the Knights strips. This story has credits of just Johansson and Kenzer so unclear on who did what.

The Wait is Over! (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for the "Bundle of Trouble" which is a collection of early Knights of the Dinner Table magazines.

Book Learning (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Vince Santilli (story suggestion); Michelle Dean (story suggestion); Mike Bailey (story suggestion); Sam Swartz (story suggestion); Arther Swartz (story suggestion); Paulie Swartz (story suggestion); Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B.A. Felton; Bob Herzog; Dave Bozwell; Sarah Felton; Brian Vanhoose
Synopsis:
Players shouldn't be allowed to read the monster manuals.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Coffee Break / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as The Brothers Grinn]
Pencils:
? [as The Brothers Grinn]
Inks:
? [as The Brothers Grinn]
Letters:
? [as The Brothers Grinn]

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A player in a science fiction role playing group comes up with a novel solution to an attack on the party.

Lokensa's Gem of Accurate Tracking (Table of Contents)

All Things Magic / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Fraim]
Inks:
? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Information on a magical artifact.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Good... The Bad... ...And the Ugly / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Blackburn; Noah Kolman
Pencils:
? [as Fraim]
Inks:
? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Information on three non-player characters.

Rustlers of the Night (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Moscatello
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Monster stats for the Hackmaster role-playing game.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Inks:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B.A. Felton; Bob Herzog; Dave Bozwell; Sarah Felton; Brian Vanhoose
Synopsis:
Brian is forced to work with B.A. against the rest of the gaming group.

How the Unoriginal Can Be Original in the Right Hands (Table of Contents)

The Bob Herzog Factor / text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Noah J.D. Chinn
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
How to turn ordinary locations into role-playing settings.

Lose 60 Pounds in 60 Seconds! (Table of Contents)

Goodman Games / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for "The Complete Guide to Dopplegangers" by Goodman Games.

Making Gaming Enjoyable for Female Players (Table of Contents)

Not Just a Pretty Face / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Stacy Smith
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Integrating female players into your role-playing group.

Dice with Attitude! (Table of Contents)

Rolled Bones / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for a dice game called Rolled Bones.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Dread Frog God Speaks! / text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Arden Lidberg
Pencils:
? [as Fraim]
Inks:
? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Discussion on how to publish your game ideas.

What is Best in Life? (Table of Contents)

The Paladin of Steelvaer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for The Paladin of Steelvaer game.

Dead Meat, Barry Ween, Concrete and More (Table of Contents)

Lookin' At Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tony DiGerolamo
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Reviews of various comic books.

Getting the Most out of your Hackmaster Character (Table of Contents)

Min/Max Theatre / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Moscatello
Pencils:
?; ? [as Fraim]
Inks:
?; ? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Tips on playing a thief in a role-playing game.

Field Report: Pentacon (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jolly R. Blackburn
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Jolly Blackburn discusses Pentacon, a role-playing convention held November 1-3, 2002.

One-Two Punches (Table of Contents)

Knights of the Dinner Table / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Patrick Post; Melissa Post; Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Pencils:
Patrick Post; Melissa Post; Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Inks:
Patrick Post; Melissa Post; Jolly R. Blackburn ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
B.A. Felton; Bob Herzog; Dave Bozwell; Sarah Felton; Brian Vanhoose

Indexer Notes

4 one-panel cartoons featuring the Knights of the Dinner Table characters. First three are probably by Jolly R. Blackburn. Last Cartoon was created by two readers and was used as their Christmas Card.

Lookin' For Any of These? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for other Kenzer Company titles.

Hey! Looking for Something? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of Kenzer Company back issues for sale from the publisher.

Historical Locations for your Favorite Campaign (Table of Contents)

Lands of Adventure / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Andrew Hind
Pencils:
Chuck Lukacs (illustration)
Inks:
Chuck Lukacs (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Incorporating a historical setting in your gaming sessions. Information based on the British Isles from the time of the arrival of the first Roman soldiers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Figuratively Speaking / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo); ? [as Fraim]
Inks:
? (photo); ? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Photos of various custom painted figures.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What We've Been Playing / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A listing of games recently played by the staff of Kenzer Company.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Children of the Sun / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Knight Gallery / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
James Dunn
Pencils:
James Dunn
Inks:
James Dunn
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Artist showcase.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lost Game Safari / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Noah Kolman
Pencils:
? [as Fraim]
Inks:
? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of the game Titan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

KODT Word Find / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Circle the Word puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shooting Your Way / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Other publications from Kenzer and Company, new this month.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Critical Mass / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steffan O'Sullivan
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of the game Tikal.

Mixed Signals (Table of Contents)

Spacehack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. Fredley; Doug Curtis
Pencils:
Doug Curtis
Inks:
Doug Curtis
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; humor
Synopsis:
Two warring races are united in an unusual way.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Game Trade Magazine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tales From the Table / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kenzer and Company / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ads fro Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated magazine and also Kenzer & Company T-Shirts.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Face Off! / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Holy Grail of Gaming? (Table of Contents)

The Philosopher's Stone / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Noah Kolman
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of various two-player games.

Hacking Back to AD&D's First Edition (Table of Contents)

Summon Webscryer / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Kenneth Newquist
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Discussion of first edition of AD&D.

Welcome to Epic Adventure! (Table of Contents)

Rolemaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Games Better Than They Have Any Right To Be (Table of Contents)

Disks of Wondrous Power / text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Moscatello
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Discussion of "budget-ware" software titles.

Graphic Classic #4: H.P. Lovecraft (Table of Contents)

Off the Shelf / text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
John O'Neill
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of the Graphic Classics magazine.

Industry News, Rumors, and More from the Games News Source, Gamingreport.com (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Industry news and rumors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gamevine / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Back Room at the Games Pit / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Fraim]
Inks:
? [as Fraim]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Reader submitted musings.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Weird Pete's Bulletin Board / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Classified ads.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Forgotten Realms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Origins International Gaming Expo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Brian's Small Press Picks / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Noah Kolman
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Review of three small-press games.

T'Was the Knights' Game on Christmas (Table of Contents)

Parting Shots / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

A Brand New Era (Table of Contents)

Mech Warrier Dark Age / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Live in a World of Adventure (Table of Contents)

d20 Modern / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for d20 Modern role-playing books

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Knight of the Living Dead
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. [Every Good Adventurer Needs the Right Equipment]
    Dungeons and Dragons
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Cries from the Attic
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Table Talk
  7. 6. A Newbie's Guide to Knights of the Dinner Table
  8. 7. Takin' Care of Business
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  9. 8. Ball Room Prancin'
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Three Armed Bandit
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  12. 11. Fatigue Factor
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  13. 12. The Wait is Over!
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  14. 13. Book Learning
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Coffee Break
  16. 15. Lokensa's Gem of Accurate Tracking
    All Things Magic
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Good... The Bad... ...And the Ugly
  18. 17. Rustlers of the Night
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  20. 19. How the Unoriginal Can Be Original in the Right Hands
    The Bob Herzog Factor
  21. 20. Lose 60 Pounds in 60 Seconds!
    Goodman Games
  22. 21. Making Gaming Enjoyable for Female Players
    Not Just a Pretty Face
  23. 22. Dice with Attitude!
    Rolled Bones
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    The Dread Frog God Speaks!
  25. 24. What is Best in Life?
    The Paladin of Steelvaer
  26. 25. Dead Meat, Barry Ween, Concrete and More
    Lookin' At Comics
  27. 26. Getting the Most out of your Hackmaster Character
    Min/Max Theatre
  28. 27. Field Report: Pentacon
  29. 28. One-Two Punches
    Knights of the Dinner Table
  30. 29. Lookin' For Any of These?
  31. 30. Hey! Looking for Something?
  32. 31. Historical Locations for your Favorite Campaign
    Lands of Adventure
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Figuratively Speaking
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    What We've Been Playing
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Children of the Sun
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Knight Gallery
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Lost Game Safari
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    KODT Word Find
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Shooting Your Way
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Critical Mass
  41. 40. Mixed Signals
    Spacehack
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Game Trade Magazine
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Tales From the Table
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Kenzer and Company
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    Face Off!
  46. 45. The Holy Grail of Gaming?
    The Philosopher's Stone
  47. 46. Hacking Back to AD&D's First Edition
    Summon Webscryer
  48. 47. Welcome to Epic Adventure!
    Rolemaster
  49. 48. Games Better Than They Have Any Right To Be
    Disks of Wondrous Power
  50. 49. Graphic Classic #4: H.P. Lovecraft
    Off the Shelf
  51. 50. Industry News, Rumors, and More from the Games News Source, Gamingreport.com
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    Gamevine
  53. 52. [no title indexed]
    Back Room at the Games Pit
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Weird Pete's Bulletin Board
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    Forgotten Realms
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
    Origins International Gaming Expo
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
    Brian's Small Press Picks
  58. 57. T'Was the Knights' Game on Christmas
    Parting Shots
  59. 58. A Brand New Era
    Mech Warrier Dark Age
  60. 59. Live in a World of Adventure
    d20 Modern
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  • Mike Nielsen
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