Dragon Issue #402

By Steve Winter
Let’s turn up the summertime heat and debate the past, present, and future of Dragon and Dungeon—and whether two online magazines are better than one.
By Ken Hart
History Check is a new semi-regular column that keeps the greatest of all D&D stories in our hearts and minds while introducing them to the next generation. This first installment presents the classic tale of betrayal involving an archlich and his treacherous lieutenant.
By Matthew Sernett and Erik Scott de Bie
Sons of Alagondar are born on the streets of Neverwinter and, like the city itself, refuse to die without a fight. Seekers of Illefarn hail from the vicinity of Ardeep Forest and draw strength from a bygone elven empire. Explore what happens when the Sons and Seekers—as represented by two new character themes—join forces against a common threat.
By Robert J. Schwalb
Swap your class utility powers with racial ones to make your dwarf, half-elf, halfling, or human character extra special.
By Jeff Morgenroth
Don’t throw out that dusty old torture rack—a piece of it might be worth something on dndBay.
By James Auwaerter and Chad Brown
Behold! A playtest of much-needed feats for characters that wield both weapons and implements.
By Bart Carroll
Take a trip through past editions of the D&D game, and see how its iconic features have evolved over the decades.
By Various Artists
Laughter returns to the pages of Dragon magazine. Get your “funny fix” here.
By Richard Baker
Warlords of the Iron Circle seek to enslave the world and offer it as tribute to their diabolical master, Asmodeus. Meet the tyrannical sods with the power to make the archdevil’s dreams come true, and tread carefully in their harsh dominion.
By Shelly Mazzanoble
D&D’s “Player-in-Chief” wonders what it’s all about, whether it’s worth it, and why anyone bothers.
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