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Welcome to a world of high adventure. A world of swords & sorcery, of light & dark. We, at Unicorn Games, care about what you think, and we appreciate any comments you may have regarding QkIn the end, it is you readers must judge the fmal work. Some w l love this produd; others will hate it. However, it has long been the author's belief that role-playing games are il too male-oriented, and that all gaming philmphies deserve representation, something he has tried to promote in his paat work. If you feel likewiw, perhaps this is the game for you. QA can be used to supplement whatever game system you normally employ. Use as much or as little of it as you see fit. Support articles for QA have appeared in a number of magazines, and we thank the reepedive publishers for their support. If you get a chance, check out the Gamer*, Vortext*, the Scroll*, and White Wow. Finally, the author would like to thank the following people for the inspiration they provided, large and small:lo Above all, Roger E. Moore for his limitless encouragement and support over the years. A s : Jeff Albanese; Bob Anderson; Dave Arneson; Anne Brown; Dale Donovan; Jeff Gmbb (for his many accomplishmenta in the gaming field); Gary Gygax; Dave Hargrave; Scott Haring; Bruce Heard; Mike Hopcroft; Robin Jenkins; Hamld Johnson; Jon Pickens; Jean Rabe, Lisa Stevens; Barbara Young; Stewart Wieck and Chris Williams.

And.. Bill Curtis; Bill Mercer (for more good ideas than I can count); Lance Murphy; Mike Pannell; Scott "Nazier" Slater; Jim Williams; Charley Worstell. J L (for Sage Advice). "Lamb" Stu MacCheaney and Joan Tappe. David Argall, for mercileaa but brilliant critiquing. L. Frank Baum; Terry Brooks; J.R.R. Tolkien; Jules Verne. John Wayne; Errol Flynn; Clara Bow and Bonita Granville. (The original) Barnabas; Quentin; Sarah; Maggie; Carolyn; Victoria; Magda; Willie; Ben; Aristade--and, of course, Angelique. Raven; Arathom; Nightshadown'; Sturm and "the Witch. Michael Crawford; Sarah Brightman and Elisabeth Stringer

The Bangles; the Beach Boys; the Bee Gees; the Byrds; Chad % Jeremy; the Doom; Bob Dylan; EL@, Elton; the Five Keys; Fleetwood Mac; the Hollies; Mary Hopkin (whom I'll always have a crush on); the Idle Race; Jan & Dean; John, Paul, George, Ringo & George Martin; A1 Jolson; the Kinks; Led Zepellin; Andrew Lloyd Webber; the Moody Blues; the Move; Peter, Paul & Mary; Pink Floyd; the Pretty Things; Renaissance; the Rolling Stones; Simon & Garfunkel; the Who; Hank Williams; the Yardbirds; the Zombies.Last of all to Donovan P. Leitch, whose magical HMS DONOVAN opened my eyes. The persons listed have not necessarily endorsed this produdDenotes a trademark owned by a mmpany other tha UGP. UGPs use of lhese trademark without the written mnsent of their holders s h d d not be interpreted as a challenge to lheir ownership stat-.

Unicorn Game Publioatiom Box 4284 Fresno, Ca. SS728

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