In July 2009 Irregular magazine was launched, my role in this was as editor and layout design. It all stemmed basically via a bet. To produce a gaming magazine that was more retro, in respect of being multi system, rather than one system specific content.
I co-edit and design the layout for an on-line magazine called Irregular Magazine and I’ve finally decided to write a short piece about the mag here on this blog. The magazine covers all genres of gaming and during 2010 each issue will have a theme. The first theme of the 2010 was the Undead, we had a fantastic cover by Ricardo Guimaraes.
Each magazine has sections dedicated to RPG, Wargaming, Painting Tutorials and hobby community articles, along with great artwork throughout. The aim of the magazine was to produce a modern version of an old retro RPG/gaming magazine that is multi system and not ridigdly dedicated to any one game in particular. Another feature of the magazine is that it doesn’t carry any advertising, though the magazine does have a review section.
For the first issues we had over 4000 downloads of the magazine, we only ever envisioned a download number of around 250-300. We are about to release issue 6 in October and the magazine is going strong. The amount of people who downloaded the magazine has astonded us, forums such as Warseer have been great in advertising the mag for us, along with others such Table Top Gaming News.
Irregular Magazine is a free PDF download full of hobby articles, tutorials, reviews and short stories.
Brought to you by hobbyists turned editors Jason Hubbard and Nick Johnson, Irregular Magazine has been designed to provide hobbyists with articles and tutorials on miniature painting, RPG and wargames.
All content is community generated, including the art-work, creating a very unique magazine, not specific to any one aspect of the hobby, or tied down to a particular game or manufacturer. Hopefully it will reflect the diversity of the hobby community.
Issues will appear every quarter, and back issues will remain online – so don’t worry if you lose your copy.
The magazine is FREE and is also advertisement free; this project makes absolutely no money – and we’re ok with that.
We recommend you print off only the pages you really need – this way you don’t have piles of paper cluttering up your space and it helps the environment.
Make use of the web enabled features to link directly from the magazine to sites of interest, or from the contents page to the article you want to read.