Role Playing Games

This section will look at role playing games (RPG) and cover titles from TSR, Victory Games, Mayfair Games, West End Games, Tasa and others, as well as some magazine-based RPG such as 2000 AD’s Dice Man.

Dungeons & Dragons is probably the most well known RPG. It was first published in 1974 by TSR (Tactical Studies Rules). Below is a small selection of D&D examples along with some other TSR titles. For more great D&D ads see our main feature here



Doctor Who, Fasa

USA. Starlog 99. 1985.

Doctor Who Role Playing Game. USA. 1985.


James Bond, Victory Games

James Bond Role Playing Game. US. Starlog. 1985.


DC and Marvel


Others


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DOCTOR WHO 1970s and 1980s merchandise Adverts

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Since 1963 Doctor Who has been thrilling TV audiences with its adventures of the time travelling Time Lord and his companions. The show is produced by the BBC and originally aired from 1963 to 1989. 1996 saw a television film but a failure to embark on a new series. Fast forward to 2005 when the series was finally relaunched with Christopher Eccleston taking the role of the (9th) Doctor. The series continues to run to date.

Here’s my collection of Who adverts featuring books, clothing, comics, toys and games and other DW goodies.

Doctor Who Monthly N°78. 1983. UK.

Doctor Who Monthly N°78. 1983.

Doctor Who Monthly N°78. 1983.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1980.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1984.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.

US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1985.

UK. Doctor Who The Tenth Season Files Magazine Spotlight. 1986.

UK. Spider-man. 1983.

UK. Spider-man. 1983.

UK. ROTJ.1984.

UK. ROTJ.1984.

US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1984.

US. Starlog. 1984.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

UK. ROTJ. 1984.

UK. ROTJ. 1984.

US. Starlog. 1985.

US. Starlog. 1985.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 96. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 96. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.

US. Star Wars. 1986.

US. Star Wars. 1986.

Artwork piece: The Doctor and his many foes - from Starlog 37, 1980.

The Doctor and his many foes – from Starlog 37, 1980.


updated Aug 2018 with new images.