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The Dragon Magazine Number 32 - December 1979

I have to admit, this week's issue is pretty weak. The last issue of 1979 ends on a bit of a whimper, though the cover is amusing. We get treated to a Phil Foglio work that amuses me. I have never been a huge fan of his style, but I do appreciate this work.

Then we dive right into the Sage Advice column that opens with an amusing bit. Apparently dwarven women with or without beards is a thing people discuss. I had to read it twice to be sure that this is a thing. It is and it is terrifying to me.

I am further frightened as I look at some of the other questions and their corresponding answers. Such as god not being able to grant an elf the ability to become a druid (why you would want to do this is beyond me), and pregnancy and how to handle it (read that awkward answer and marvel at the statement During this time period).

Of course no Sage Advice column would be complete without a question regarding romancing a god and divorcing one's husband to do so. People took the time to send letters about this shit.

Then we have the Crawling Claw and the craziest, coolest illustration of the beasty I have ever seen. It is damn awesome. I never had much use for it but now I am going to figure something out for sure.

Lastly we close with the one interesting thing in this issue that is of some use, the adventure The Fell Pass. I have not run it so know very little practical information about it. If anyone has, I would love to hear about it.

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