Best of The Dragon #5 was published by TSR, Inc. in May of 1986. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

Mind of the MonsterEdit

By Bruce Humphrey. p. 10

Give creatures the brains they were born with. (From Issue #71)

Firearms: Primitive powder weapons for AD&D playEdit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 19

Details the use of firearms in fantasy settings. (From Issue #60)

A Second Volley: Taking another shot at firearms, AD&D styleEdit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 22

A sequel to "Firearms" from Dragon #60 discussing small arms which developed from the handgun for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. (From Issue #70)

Instant AdventureEdit

By Michael E. Kelly. p. 26

A list of a couple dozen adventures types (e.g. intrigue, salvage, one-on-one duel, etc), with the basic requirements, the amount of time it takes for a GM to prepare for the adventure, and some notes. (From Issue #48)


By Arn Ashleigh Parker. p. 30

Making adventures in ruins. (From Issue #54)

Up on a Soapbox: Players don't need to know all the rulesEdit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 46

Opining that the GM should handle all the rules elements while the players concentrate on roleplaying. (From Issue #49)

The Merry Month of . . .Mirtul?Edit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 53

A calendar of the fantasy world of Harptos, created by Ed Greenwood. (From Issue #47)

Point of View: The humanoidsEdit

By Roger E. Moore. p. 54

The background and society of kobolds, goblins, hobgoblins and gnolls. (From Issue #63)

Magic for MerchantsEdit

By Lenard Lakofka. p. 60

Cantrips and other magics to deal with shop-lifters. (From Issue #62)

The Astral PlaneEdit

By Roger E. Moore p. 67

An old favorite, newly revised and updated. (From Issue #67)



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