Help … Paragon RPG?

Does anyone remember this:

  • it was advertised on a full-page ad with the definition of “paragon” beneath the title (almost certainly an early 1980s Dragon Magazine, most likely in the issue 72-94 range, but possibly in another magazine or an EastCon schedule)
  • it was an RPG offered for “playtesters” to comment on & contribute to
  • they asked for $20 for a copy to playtest
  • if you were foolish enough to send for it, you got about 200 loose, 3-hole punched pages
  • it was loosely based on D&D but with an extensive skill system and combat rules that differentiated crushing, cutting, and piercing damage, like GURPS
  • Definitely NOT the d20 supers game of the same name

I no longer have the Dragon Magazine I ordered it from, and can’t recall any other details. I’m basically just wondering if it turned into any published game, if anyone still has a copy or knows the full story, and so on. My brother & I saved up the $20 when we were kids and sent for it and it sat in a binder for years until we just tossed it. We’d read it in parts but as I recall it was a mess of arcana and poorly organized. I don’t think we even managed to make characters for it.

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  1. […] Mr. Monaco’s asking for help identifying an old, lost game: Paragon RPG. If you know anything about this game, click on over… […]

  2. Just had a look at my copy of Heroic Worlds from Lawrence Schick and it is not listed. Probably means that it was never published.

    If you can find someone with a Dragon CD-ROM, they might be able to help too.

  3. Found it on page 45 of issue 109

    • Fantastic! Thanks Telecanter!

      Bless you hivemind!

  4. Eventualli did you find out something about this game?

    • Someone did track down the issue of Dragon the ad appeared in but I never did find out anything more about who they were, what if anything the game developed into, etc. 😦

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