The Oracle

This is our core product - a monthly illustrated PDF magazine filled with 5e compatible, system-neutral, Fantasy RPG material. 



You can subscribe, buy back issues or view sample pages via the links at the bottom of the page.

Each month has a broad theme that helps tie together the different categories of content and each issue contains information in a range of sections selected from the following (all of the material is system-neutral to enable anyone playing any Fantasy RPG game to use the information inside):

Magazine Sections (Not every section is in each issue)

  1. DM Advice

  2. Festivals

  3. Locations

  4. Creatures

  5. New traps

  6. Rumours

  7. Magic Items

  8. Non-Player Characters

  9. Non-Player Character Organisations

  10. Story Hooks

  11. Picture Prompts

  12. Things to See

  13. Tactical Encounters

  14. Random Encounters

  15. Trinkets and Treasures

The content format varies but has included random tables, maps, illustrations, diagrams, a card format for detailed NPCs.

Written not just to inform but also entertain some sections are written in-game style - most specifically the New Creatures Section which is recounted by two brothers as the go on their adventures and report back to their masters.

Our inspiration goes back to the early years of White DwarfDragon and Dungeon magazines as well as other less well-known titles like Ares and Level-Up.

We aim to honour their tradition and deliver practical, useful and imaginative content to your inbox once a month, every month.

Issues are A4, approximately 50 pages long, in a modern landscape format ideal for viewing on phones, tablets and laptop screens.

Subscribers have the option to submit content - and receive a free issue in return plus a writing credit and shout out!

February's Issue

​Love, romance and hate all in one issue!

This issue we deep dive relationships in all their myriad forms…


•    Animal companions

•    Romantic story lines

•    Couple archetypes

•    Relationship story hooks

•    Party wide magic items

•    And beasties that love a good snog!

We also talk about the relationship between GM and players and vice versa. 

On sale, late February 2021.

Time Line
  • May 2020 Launched on Kickstarter

  • (100+ subscribers from the Kickstarter) 

  • May 2020 Issue Zero* released (exclusive to Kickstarter backers)

  • June 2020 Issue One released 

  • June 2020 Subscribers Discord group opened

  • October 2020 Into the Dark special edition published to raise support Albacon and raise money for a children's charity. Nearly £400 raised.

  • November 2020 Rebrand and redesign - the magazine goes from Dungeon Master's Adventure Pack to The Oracle. Interior is redesigned and page and word count increases. 

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