d12 Monthly – Issue 0

d12 Monthly zine - issue 0

The very first issue of d12 Monthly zine has a bunch of articles, including a stack of non-magical oils, a town for that new campaign you want to start, a mysterious NPC, and a super fast NPC creation guide (MAP).

d12 Monthly Issue 0 Cover

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Issue 0 Contents

This first issue contains the following:

Oils Ain’t Oils – An article about some special but non-magical oils for adventurers to use.

Corner Table – This article contains a random encounter table for mountainous terrain. Watch out for those Harpies! This was submitted by Tale of the Manticore.

Shorthand Your NPCs – An easy way you can add a little flavour to your NPCs and more easily remember them.

Dramatis Personae – We take a closer look at Quiss Wikman, the person who makes those oils from the first article. Although he does more than just make oils.

Location, Location, Location! – Finally, we look at the small town of Dolfar, which sits along the Snowmelt River. Home town to Quiss Wikman and many others. Complete with town map! Here is a larger version.

d8 Monthly Dolfar Alex Pepper
Town of Dolfar. Artist: Alex the Map Maker

Printed Copy

If you want a printed copy, you will need to do this yourself.

I was going to offer some free copies but the shipping costs overseas (I live in Australia) was prohibitive. This bummed me out as I really feel the zine (and zines in general) are better read as physical copies.

Adobe has a guide to print it so it becomes a booklet. Or simply follow the below settings when printing from Adobe PDF Reader.

Printing Instructions


Want to feature in the zine in an upcoming issue? Feel free to contact me via Twitter and let me know what you want to contribute.

While You’re Here…

Since 2021 I have been publishing d12 Monthly, a monthly zine, which has a ton of articles for any edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Printed copies are available in my store. The PDF is available on DriveThruRPG and you can get both, plus support my work, via my Patreon.

I will also be releasing some more products in the near future.

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8 Replies to “d12 Monthly – Issue 0”

  1. Hey!! I am just in the process of starting RPGs with a group of friends and we’re playing Dungeon World (with D&D sprinkles) so far and it’s likely I am gonna be our forever GM (none of us have ever played before but we make it work!). I have been looking for some free zines to read because it interests me. (I will likely pay for magazines down the line, once we get a bit more into things).

    I have come across this one and I really like it! I’m just a bit confused about the “d8” and “d12” name. Is it the same zine or is there a difference? I started reading d8 monthly issue 1 and then found it mentions an isse 0, so I looked for it and found d12 monthy issue 0. Could you explain the two named of “d8” / “d12” to me? In what order to I read them best?

    1. Hey Benji

      First off, thanks heaps. I am glad you liked the zine. It started off as d8 Monthly but after the second issue I had to change the name due to copyright reasons. But I think d12 Monthly sounds better any way. 🙂 Good luck with your campaign and you have 12 issues of the zine to get through yet!

  2. I like it.

    I am not a d&d Veteran, so i have no idea of the short descriptions of the NPCs in letters not in words.

    Would be nice to give us beginners one short explaining in the beginning. Later a link is enough.

  3. Cover Art is brilliant, immediately takes me into that combat scene. I really like how the articles all interlink – you’ve given us a location with NPCs that can be dropped into a campaign setting no bother. The article on non-magical Oils is great – I will use this, more detail to the usual adventuring flask of oil, just my kind of thing. NPC shorthand tip is cute and Tale of The Manticore not only produces a fantastic podcast but a table with 20 encounters, all of which I’d use. Love it Russ, good work.

    1. Thanks heaps, Tyler. A lot of people seem to like the fact that the articles are interlinked. I will have to keep this up! 🙂

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