Dragon issue 197, Gaming: It's a wonderful life, was released in September of 1993. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

The Ecology of The Giant ScorpionEdit

By Ruth Cooke. p. 10-12

A scholarly treatise on the Giant Scorpion. [citation template]

Perils and PostageEdit

By Mark R. Kehl. p. 27

How to run your favorite role-playing game by mail.

By Mail or By Modem?Edit

By Craig Schaefer. p. 32

Two alternatives for people to find other players when they live in out-of-the-way areas: games run by mail or computer.

The Dragon's Bestiary: It's not a petting zooEdit

By Ed Greenwood. p. 37-40

Four new monsters from the Forgotten Realms setting. [citation template]


Evil, nagalike creatures found on the land and in the water throughout the warmer regions of the Forgotten Realms.


Rare undead creatures found throughout the Forgotten Realms.


Grotesquely misshapen flying predators thought to have originated on another plane.


A vicious predator found on rocky ledge caverns, and among ruins all across the Forgotten Realms.

TSR PreviewsEdit

By Uncredited. p. 120

New products for September.



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