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Pinworthy6025 Nov 2021 5:46 p.m. PST

Looking for Article about Role Playing Games from the 1976 to 80s time frame. It was in one of the SciFi magazines of he time. I don't remember the title or even which magazine it was in. It told a story to illustrate how RPGs worked.

The story is what I remember though. It was a SciFi background with magic. It seems that Magic powered the FTL in the game and the Wizards had a dislike of engineer's messing their magic up. As I remembered wizards could not do magic while under FTL drive. Engineers' were trying to define magic in their terms.

Since I read that article, I've been looking for it. I have had no luck. So I'm asking for help. Anyone remember this?
It had to be in Amazing Tales or Analog or one of the other SciFi magazines.

Thanks, Pinworthy

tdleffler27 Nov 2021 7:27 p.m. PST

I think the article you are looking for is On Evenings Beyond The Fields We Know by John M Ford. The article was published in the July 1979 issue of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

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