Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue 2

In case you hadn’t heard, issue 1 is heading out to subscribers now. And, as I mentioned, issue 2 is already headed to layout. I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the contents!

There are other plans afoot, but this is probably enough excitement for today. I’ll share some other information later in the week.

 


Trial by Scarab
by John C. Hocking

Benhus drew and met him in a clash of strident steel.  They traded blows, at first with more maddened intent than skill, swords meeting and sliding apart with a sound like a blacksmith’s anvil seeing frantic work.


Break them on the Dying Stones
by Setsu Uzume

The blindfold itched, and stank of wet sheep. Gatja raised her hands and leaned forward to scratch her face, but the muting chains rang taut — locking her wrists and neck just beyond reach.


Stolen Witness
by James Enge

They followed the crooked man, bearing a corpse on his back and a light in his hand, into the wizard’s garden.


Blood of the Forest Born
by Nathan Long

Then she saw it. The eight-legged circle of Atseska. Any Haata child with a grandfather who told ghost stories knew about the black magic of Atseska the Spider.

“He’s going to kill them,” murmured Anla. “He’s going to kill everyone in this house.”


Day of the Shark
by James Stoddard

“I led my hunters here, daring the depths to seek you.  I have a keen eye, steady arms, and the courage of ten. I have killed the Great White single-handed. I demand the Trial.”


A Soul’s Second Skin
by Violette Malan

“Hush,” Dhulyn’s tone was such that even the mage fell silent. “Something large breathes ten or twelve paces away from us.”


Shuhalla’s Sword
by Dave Gross

Only the commander’s head emerged from the woody cage, neck stretched back and mouth open. From it protruded his tongue, darker than blood and—incredibly—as long as his forearm.


The People of the Pit
Illustrated by Stefan Poag

An illustrated adaptation of Abraham Merritt’s classic story.


Appendix: Game Statistics
by Terry Olson

In each issue, we present an appendix of game statistics for the various creatures, spells, and items described in each issue. All of these stats are for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game system.


Interior Illustrations: Samuel Dillon, Jennell Jaquays, Cliff Kurowski, William McAusland, Brad McDevitt, Russ Nicholson, Stefan Poag, and Chuck Whelon

Cover Illustration: Diesel LaForce

The second issue of Tales From the Magicians Skull will be headed your way on June 15th, but you can pre-order it now! And don’t forget the first issue, either! It’s not too late to get in on the ground floor of our new fiction series!

7 Comments on “Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue 2

  1. I received my copy, but it arrived damaged. It looks like it wasn’t put into the envelope carefully enough. The bottom right of the front cover and the first two pages were dog-eared quite severely.

    • Hi A.J.,

      I’m terribly sorry to hear that there was a problem with the issue. I’ve sent you an e-mail that should hopefully send you in the right direction. If you don’t hear back, please let me know.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.