The Mystara Magazine

Issues

Issue 14: The Shadowdeep

Maps from Issue 14

Issue 13: A Crucible of Creatures

Maps from Issue 13

Issue 12: Ages Past

Maps from Issue 12

Issue 11: Thyatis and Alphatia

Maps from Issue 11

Issue 10: Elven Realms

Maps from Issue 10

Issue 9: Hollow World

Maps from Issue 9

Issue 8: Warlords of Norwold

High resolution cover

Maps from Issue 8

Issue 7: Exploring Norwold

Web versions of articles created by Francesco Defferrari

  • Time's Travels: Escape from Mogreth part 5: page 1, page 2 by John Calvin, from The Piazza posted 27 October 2015.

Maps from Issue 7

Issue 6: The Northlands

Maps from Issue 6

Issue 5: Exploring Davania

Maps from Issue 5

Issue 4: The Sea of Dread

Web versions of articles created by Francesco Defferrari

  • Time's Travels: Escape from Mogreth part 4: page 1, page 2 by John Calvin, from The Piazza posted 27 October 2015.

Maps from Issue 4

Issue 3: The Sea of Dread

Web versions of articles created by Francesco Defferrari

  • Time's Travels: Escape from Mogreth part 3: page 1, page 2 by John Calvin, from The Piazza posted 27 October 2015.

Maps from Issue 3

Issue 2: Vaults of Pandius

Web versions of articles created by Francesco Defferrari

  • Time's Travels: Escape from Mogreth part 2: page 1, page 2 by John Calvin, from The Piazza posted 27 October 2015.

Maps from Issue 2

Issue 1: Karameikos

Web versions of articles created by Francesco Defferrari

Maps from Issue 1

Calls for Submission


Issue 15: Mystaraspace

Issue #14, The Shadowdeep, is almost here, and while we wait for the darkest depths of Mystara to be revealed, we turn our eyes to the skies above! In Issue #15 we will journey to the far reaches of the Void, and perhaps beyond, as the secrets of Mystaraspace are explored. Prepare to discover some of Mystara's nearest neighbors in the cosmic dark, and to journey further than any Mystaran has ever gone before!

If you have ever peered across the stars, or even into the blackest voids between them, we need your help! Mystaraspace awaits discovery!

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions
Proposal Deadline: January 13th, 2017
Manuscript Deadline: February 10th, 2017
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the fifteenth issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contributions fitting the theme of the fifteenth issue, Mystaraspace.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of January 13th, 2017. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than January 15th, 2017 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE15][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of February 10th, 2017. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_15_your_title.<extension>
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE15][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Submission Template
The preferred method of article submission is through Google Drive. You may access the Threshold Submission Template here. Go to the File menu and select "Make a Copy..." You will now have a copy of the template in your Google Drive folder that you may edit on your own.

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Call for Contributions

Issue 13 - A Crucible of Creatures
Monsters, humanoids and other inhuman denizens of Mystara! The editorial team will accept proposals on any kind of creature which could live in our favorite setting.

Proposal Deadline: July 15th 2016
Manuscript Deadline: August 10th, 2016
Issue Published: By October 15th, 2016

Call for proposals for main themes of forthcoming issues:

Issue 14 - The Shadowdeep
What lies beneath your feet? Whether you stand on Mystara’s surface, or the Land of the Red Sun, the answer is the same… The Shadowdeep! The editorial team will accept proposals on underground labyrinths, degenerate civilizations, and anything else you can find between the surface of Mystara and the Hollow World.

Proposal Deadline: September 30th 2016
Manuscript Deadline: October 31st, 2016
Issue Published: By January 15th, 2017

Issue 15 - Mystaraspace
There is more than darkness beyond the Skyshield. Through the Void of space to the Hollow Moon, Sarimaar the Wanderer, the desolation of Damocles and further, mysteries abound. The editorial team will accept proposals on worlds, individuals, and civilizations far from the firmament of Mystara.

Proposal Deadline: December 31st 2016
Manuscript Deadline: March 31st, 2017
Issue Published: By May 15th, 2017

Articles about other topics are still welcome and the editorial team will evaluate their publication for any upcoming issue, taking into account available space and the issue's theme.
Threshold accepts and invites submissions of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or Vaults of Pandius.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to: Articles-- short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.; and Illustrations-- portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.
The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted. Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set. Including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder. However, they should be limited to a minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block may be included.

Themes for issue 16, 17 and 18:
The Great Waste, Dwarves & Gnomes, Glantri, Specularum, an Extended Newbie Guide and Skothar are themes currently considered for the next year, but their order of publication could change depending on available editors and contributors.

Articles about other topics are still welcome and the editorial team will evaluate their publication in an issue, taking into account space available and that issue's theme.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)
The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted. Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Call for Editors
The Threshold editorial team welcomes possible new editors! An editor's job is to produce an issue once a year, scheduling articles, proofreading them, searching for suitable images, setting up layout. A willing new editor will obviously receive necessary details on all the above tasks by those who were editors before her/him, and any help when needed.
It's more or less a three-four months job, one or two for gathering articles, one for reading them, one for adding images and preparing layout.
We should have four active editors now but having one or two more would not hurt at all!

Call for Proofreaders
Threshold magazine always need proofreaders willing to read articles before publication and check the pdf draft for typos. Volunteer and you get to read Threshold before anyone else!
Just post in this thread if you are willing to do it!


Issue 12: Ages Past

Even while the editors of Threshold are tirelessly working to bring you Issue #11, Isle of Dawn, Thyatis and Alphatia, planning for Issue #12 has already begun. The nations of the Known World are all well known to us, from Glantri to Minrothad, across the Sea of Dawn, and even to the far shores of Alphatia. Explorers have traveled the wilds of Western Brun, the jungles of Davania, and even plumbed the depths of the planet's Hollow World. From whence did these cultures and nations come? How did they develop, and why?

These are the questions we'll be answering as we peer across the eons. From the dawn of history to the rise and fall of Blackmoor, Issue #12 will explore the deepest darkest secrets from Mystara's past. Help us shine light on the history of our favorite world!

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement

  • The stated aims of Threshold are:
    1. to provide a venue for community members to present material
    2. to promote the Vaults of Pandius and the material there
    3. to increase the exposure of existing and new articles
    4. to encourage authors to revisit and revitalize existing articles
    5. to motivate interest in Mystara in general
  • The issue of what is "canon" is not relevant and will not be touched upon by this publication. Publication in the magazine does not imply any kind of special endorsement.
  • We aim to promote each individual's personal version of Mystara ("My Mystara"), and will introduce a different community member's version in each issue.
  • We also aim to enhance community cohesion, and will interview a different member of the community in each issue.

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Proposal Deadline: March 25th, 2016
Manuscript Deadline: April 30th, 2016

The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the ninth issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contributions fitting the theme of the twelfth issue, Ages Past.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of March 25th, 2016. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than March 31st, 2016 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE12][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:


Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of April 30th, 2016. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_12_your_title.<extension>
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE12][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:


Submission Template
The preferred method of article submission is through Google Drive. You may access the Threshold Submission Template here. Go to the File menu and select "Make a Copy..." You will now have a copy of the template in your Google Drive folder that you may edit on your own.

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Issue 11: Isle of Dawn, Thyatis and Alphatia

The editorial team will accept proposals on the Isle of Dawn, Thyatis, Alphatia and their dependencies: Ochalea, Pearl Islands, Alatians, Bellisaria, Esterhold and other colonies.
Manuscript Deadline: January 31st, 2016
Issue Published: End March 2016

Articles about other topics are still welcome and the editorial team will evaluate their publication, taking into account available space and the issue's theme.
Should a massive amount of material arrive, some articles may be postponed to the following issue.
At the moment however we do not have much, yet the theme is ample and the amount of material we have on the Empires in the Vaults is quite big, so I hope there are some people out here willing to write something about Thyatis and Alphatia, or to update an article already present in the Vaults:
Thyatis
Alphatia
And much more under each section of Alphatia here

Anticipated contents include:

But all the above are just my ideas for the issue, I suppose there are some more in the community! Step us warriors of Thyatis and wizards of Alphatia!
And send your proposal at Threshold.Mystara [at] gmail.com, and/or just write them in this thread!
You can also ask any question directly to me via PM or email through The Piazza.


Issue 10: Alfheim and the hidden World of Elves

Even while the editors of Threshold are tirelessly working to bring you Issue #9, The Hollow World and the Immortals, planning for Issue #10 is already beginning. Though primarily heading "topside" for a time, and leaving the realms of the undying red sun, venturing forth into the forests - to the Elven kingdoms. Help us bring additional light to one of the oldest and mysterious cultures know to inhabit the planet!

Ancient forests with their thousands of year old trees, hidden vales, buried and forgotten civilizations as old as Blackmoor. Forgotten or little known traditions and cultures, obscure magical items and beasts - these themes, and more, are fair game for Issue #10. The Threshold team is anxiously awaiting to hear from you!

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written and produced magazine. There is no intent to infringe on anyone's rights; in particular those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) of the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: August 19th, 2015
Manuscript Deadline: October 31st, 2015
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions for the tenth fanzine issue.
We especially looking for contributions fitting the tenth issue's theme, Alfheim and the Realms, Cultures, and Traditions of the Elves.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of August 19th, 2015. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than August 26th, 2015 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE9][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of October 31st, 2015. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_10_your_title.
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE10][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Submission Template
The preferred method of article submission is through Google Drive. You may access the Threshold Submission Template here. Go to the File menu and select "Make a Copy..." You will now have a copy of the template in your Google Drive folder that you may edit on your own.

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Issue 9: The Hollow World and the Immortals

Even while the editors of Threshold are tirelessly working to bring you Issue #8, Warlords of Norwold, planning for Issue #9 has already begun. We'll be leaving the frozen north for a while, to delve inward - to the place of the undying red sun, and the playground of the Immortals. Help us flesh out this world where Mystara's past is no longer forgotten!

Ancient cultures and civilizations, hidden valleys tucked away under the light of the red sun, Immortals and their playthings - all of these, and more, are fair game for Issue #9. The Threshold team is anxiously awaiting to hear from you!

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: June 19th, 2015
Manuscript Deadline: July 31st, 2015
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the ninth issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contributions fitting the theme of the ninth issue, The Hollow World and the Immortals.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of June 19th, 2015. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than June 26th, 2015 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE9][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of July 31st, 2015. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_9_your_title.<extension>
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE9][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Submission Template
The preferred method of article submission is through Google Drive. You may access the Threshold Submission Template here. Go to the File menu and select "Make a Copy..." You will now have a copy of the template in your Google Drive folder that you may edit on your own.

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Issue 7: Norwold and Issue 8: Norwold/Northlands

Call for Contributors
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the next issues of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contributions fitting the following themes:

Issue 7 - Norwold
Proposal Deadline: Expired, but proposal could still be submitted if the author is confident that the article will be completed by the below deadline
Manuscript Deadline: January 31st, 2015
Issue Published: End March 2015

Issue 8 - Norwold/Northlands
Proposal Deadline: March 31st, 2015
Manuscript Deadline: April 30th, 2015
Issue Published: End June 2015

Articles could be postponed to the next issue depending on available space.

Call for proposals for main themes of forthcoming issues (2015 and beyond):
Hollow World and the Immortals
The editorial team will accept proposal about the above topics or anything related.
Glantri and beyond
The editorial team will accept proposal on Glantri and nearby nations (Darokin, Sind, Wendar, Ethengar, the Adri Varma plateau, the Broken Lands) and on Magic too.
Isle of Dawn, Thyatis and Alphatia
The editorial team will accept proposal on the Isle of Dawn, Thyatis, Alphatia and dependencies (Ochalea, Pearl Islands, Alatians, Bellisaria, Esterhold and any other colony).

Articles about other topics are still welcome and the editorial team will evaluate their publication in an issue, taking into account space available and that issue's theme.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)
The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted. Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.


Issue 6: The Northlands

We've explored the tropical Thanegioth Archipelago and the warm, if dangerous, Sea of Dread in Issues #3 and #4, and we'll go further south into the "terra incognita" of Davania in Issue #5. Now, it's time to head North, to the cold wastelands, the high mountains, and the evergreen forests. Issue #6 will bring you to the Northlands of Mystara: Norwold, Denagoth, Frosthaven, The Northern Reaches, Heldann, Nentsun, and more. The Northlands, with their howling barbarians, fearsome dragons, raiding giants, and ancient secrets, are lands of grand adventure, where heroes make a difference. Whether they are native champions, would-be conquerors, or hopeful colonists, there is plenty of dangers to face, treasures to plunder, and wars to wage...

Whether you have a tale of adventure, information on distant kingdoms, or a treasure map to share, the team at Threshold is waiting to hear your tale!

If you need more information about the Northlands, check the fan production here
(check under "Northern Brun", but also "Heldann", "Ostland", "Soderfjord", "Vestland", "Antalia", "Nentsun", "Lands of the Beastmen", etc.)

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: June 30th, 2014
Manuscript Deadline: August 31st, 2014
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the fourth issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contribution fitting the theme of the fourth issue, Davania.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of June 30th, 2014. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than July 7th, 2014 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE4][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of August 31st, 2014. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_4_your_title.
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE4][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Issue 5: Davania

Issue #3 and #4 are well under way, and should be coming your way soon, but we're already planning for Issue #5 where we'll wander an unknown continent. A land of dinosaurs and great mammals, the original homeland of elves and halflings and, before them, the cradle of reptilian civilizations. A land of a thousand dead empires and many powerful, rising nations. That's not the Known World, traveller: That's Terra Incognita. Here Be Dragons and much, much more. That's Davania!

Whether you have some dangerous secret on the Vaults of Pandius that you want the world to know, or have fearsome tales on the mysterious lands of the southern continent, the team at Threshold is waiting to hear your tale!

If you need more informations about Davania, check the fan production on the continent here: http://pandius.com/atlas.html

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement


"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: May 31st, 2014
Manuscript Deadline: July 31st, 2014
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the fourth issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contribution fitting the theme of the fourth issue, Davania.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of May 31st, 2014. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than June 7th, 2014 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE4][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:


Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of July 31st, 2014. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_4_your_title.<extension>
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE4][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Issue 3: The Sea of Dread

Issue #2 is well under way, and should be coming your way soon, but we're already planning for Issue #3 where we'll be heading into uncharted waters. Thadder merchants, Ierendian pirates, Thyatian conquerors, and intrepid explorers from across the Known World, must all brave the treacherous ocean south of Brun. Like Rory Barbarossa before us, we are preparing to set sail and explore unknown waters in... The Sea of Dread!

Whether you have some old sea shanties on the Vaults of Pandius that you would like sing again, or are itching to spin some new yarn about the dangers to be encountered on the Oceans of Mystara, the team at Threshold is waiting to hear your tale!

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement


"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: November 30th, 2013
Manuscript Deadline: January 31st, 2014
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the third issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contribution fitting the theme of the third issue, The Sea of Dread.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of November 30th, 2013. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than December 7th, 2013 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE3][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:


Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after your proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of January 31st, 2014. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_3_your_title.
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE3][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

  • The article title.
  • An attached document containing the article contents.
  • The final word count of the article.

Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:

  • [i]Illustrations: please submit art and maps in lossless format (e.g., PNG).
  • Articles: manuscript submissions can be sent by mail as plain text, doc(x) or odt, or shared as Google Doc. The issue editor will create a shared document (for each article) to allow the author and editorial team to work on it. Articles can be as short as a single page, or as long as 6 pages, depending on the specific content. The editorial team will do its best to accommodate the contributions, but especially long works may be split over several issues.
  • Tables: Tables should be numbered (Table X: Name of Table), and any references in the article should refer to that table number (and not to "the table below," for example).
  • Author Bios: Please include a short blurb (one or two sentences) biography/blurb about yourself for our "contributing authors" section. It can be serious or silly, but don't get too carried away with it, please.
  • Other types of contributions: The editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

Issue 2: Vaults of Pandius Spotlight

The first issue should be coming your way soon, but we're already to get started planning for the next issue. This time, we're putting the spotlight not on the Known World itself, but on that repository of community lore that has helped to keep the flames of Mystara alive and well long after its discontinuation as a campaign world, to allow us to share the wealth of creativity of this international community, and which has served as a resource to fans new and old alike: the Vaults of Pandius!

Have an old article on the Vaults that you're particularly proud of and want to submit for publication? Maybe, like George Lucas, you've been tinkering with it through the years and want to showcase a Special Edition update for us? Is there an article or articles that have inspired you to expand upon, or perhaps you have something entirely new and never before seen that you'd like to submit, thus keeping in the tradition of the Vaults of Pandius as a creative storehouse for fan-submissions? We'd love to see what you've got, old, new, or something in between.

*NOTE: SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MAY HAVE CHANGED; PLEASE REVIEW THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE POST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL DRAFT*

Mission statement

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: September 30th, 2013
Manuscript Deadline: October 31st, 2013

The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the second issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contribution fitting the theme of the second issue, Vaults of Pandius Spotlight.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC, 2nd Edition, 3rd edition/Pathfinder). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two line stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address
Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of September 30th, 2013. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than October 7th, 2013 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE2][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after you proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of October 31st, 2013. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_2_your_title.<extension>
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:
[ISSUE2][Manuscript]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:


Other types of contributions: the editorial team will consider on a case by case basis other types of contributions. Please contact us to inquire if and how we can accommodate unusual contribution formats.

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions:


Issue 1: Back to the Borderlands of Karameikos

And so, we are back where it all began: whether you came to Mystara through the Expert Set, the Gazetteers, or the AD&D 2e boxed sets, chances are the Grand Duchy of Karameikos was your gateway to the Known World and beyond. A land of adventure, with dangerous borderlands teeming with hostile goblinoids, giants, and dragons but also magical realms, treasures and relics of distant ages, as well as towns and cities posing their own challenges, the Grand Duchy of Karameikos is, after more than 30 years from its original appearance, still the starting point for many adventurers. As such, the first issue of Threshold, the Mystara Magazine, aims at spinning new tales from the Grand Duchy, as well as revisiting a few lost gems.

Mission statement

"Threshold: The Mystara Magazine" is a non-commercial, fan-written magazine. There is no intention to infringe on anyone's rights, and in particular not on those of WotC, which holds the copyright (and trademarks, etc.) on the original material on which the magazine is based.

Call for Contributions

Proposal Deadline: June 21st, 2013
Manuscript Deadline: July 31st, 2013
The Threshold editorial team invites all fans of the Mystara setting to submit contributions to the first issue of the magazine.
We are looking especially for contribution fitting the theme of the first issue, the Grand Duchy of Karameikos.

Threshold accepts (and invites) the submission of extended or revised versions of works having appeared on The Piazza or the Vaults of Pandius.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to, articles (short stories, short adventure modules, NPCs, historical treatises and timelines, geographical entries, new monsters and monster ecologies, etc.) and illustrations (portraits, maps, heraldry, illustrations, etc.)

The Threshold editorial team strives for edition neutrality, but edition specific articles (e.g., conversions) are also accepted.
Statistics for new monsters and NPCs may be included in articles (e.g., adventure modules, new monsters or NPCs) in any version of Dungeons & Dragons. The editorial team also offers help in providing conversions to some specific rules set (including BECMI/RC and 3rd edition). However, they should be limited to the minimum -- for most NPCs, it is sufficient to mention class, level, and alignment. For important NPCs, a one or two lines stat block could be included.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals
All proposal submissions can be sent by mail to the editors at the following address Threshold.Mystara@gmail.com, and must be received by the deadline of June 21st, 2013. The Threshold editorial team will contact you no later than June 28th, 2013 regarding the status of your proposal.

Submission proposals should be sent inline in the mail, using the following subject format:
[ISSUE1][Proposal]<title of your article>
The mail content should include the following:

Manuscripts
Manuscripts should only be submitted after you proposal has been accepted by the Threshold editorial staff, and must be received by the deadline of July 31st, 2013. When submitting a manuscript file, please use the following naming convention:
threshold_1_your_title.
(extension: see below for recommended file formats)

and the following subject format:

[ISSUE1][Manuscript]<title of your article>

The mail content should include the following:

The following guidelines apply to different types of submissions: