Best of The Dragon #4 was published by TSR, Inc. in May of 1985. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

The BanditEdit

By Roger E. Moore and Tom Armstrong. p. 4

A shifty non-player character. (From Issue #63)

The Cloistered ClericEdit

By Lenard Lakofka. p. 7

A new NPC class representing the non-adventuring cleric. Includes new spells. (From Issue #68)

The ScribeEdit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 23

A new AD&D NPC class. (From Issue #62)

The SmithEdit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 26

A new human-only non-player character class. (From Issue #70)

Be Aware, Take CareEdit

By Lewis Pulsipher. p. 30

Ideas based on common sense and cooperation to help your characters live longer. (From Issue #79)

Two-Fisted FightingEdit

By Roger E. Moore. p. 45

New rules for fighting with two weapons. (From Issue #68)

Riding HighEdit

By Roger E. Moore. p. 48

Flying mounts. (From Issue #50)

A PC and His MoneyEdit

By Lewis Pulsipher. p. 55

Ways to (fairly) separate players from their treasure. (From Issue #74)

When it gets hit, it gets hurt: A system for equipment damageEdit

By Arthur Collins. p. 67

A system to figure wear, tear, and damage to arms and armor in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. (From Issue #73)


By Ed Greenwood p. 77

A description of the dwarven "Dethek" runic alphabet and runestones, with examples of a few runic inscriptions. (From Issue #69)

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