Dragon issue 271, Diabolical Puzzles for Your D&D Game, was released in May of 2000. It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

ProFiles: Steve MillerEdit

By Steve Kenson. p. 20

Steve Miller got into the gaming industry on a dare, but he always wanted to be a writer. [citation template]

Up on a Soapbox: Maybe Even Dull WittedEdit

By Gary Gygax. p. 22

Disparaging gamers who claim that those who don't like their games are unintelligent, and a call for a return to the dungeon crawl.

Countdown to Third Edition: Monks and MulticlassingEdit

By Uncredited. p. 24

Power Word: Baffle!Edit

By Mike Selinker. p. 26

Extensive look at designing word puzzles. Has a further reading list.

Arcane Lore: Spells of DefenseEdit

By Owen K.C. Stephens, Illustrated by Carlo Arellano. p. 68–72

Spells of defense come in handy for every wizard. [citation template]

Aegis Manual I
Aaldric Talzon
Watch-Wizards Guild of Waterdeep
battle augurybone blockclayskindancing shieldheat waveinnocent bearingiron shirtprotection from curseprotection from polymorphRary's defensive spell enhancershadow shieldskullhelmvapor guardwild swing

The Dragon's Bestiary: 'Beastly Research' WinnersEdit

By Leon Chang, Richard Sanders, and Talon Dunning, Illustrated by Dennis Calero. p. 78–81

Creature hybrids. [citation template]

The New Adventures of Volo: The Great GobletEdit

By Ed Greenwood, Illustrated by Ron Spencer. p. 88–91

The scheming organization. [citation template]


By Ray Winninger. p. 106

Cheat sheets and character creation advice for DMs starting a new campaign with a group of players.



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