The Premier Issue - April/May 1981 is a 96-page magazine scanned in black & white for compression. It includes a 36-page City State installment titled "The Black Ring" by Dan Hauffe. An interview with the game pioneer Dave Arneson, who talks about his involvement in gaming and his start in role-playing. Lewis Pulsipher offers guidelines to Hearing, using ESP, and Pets that NPCs may have in his "Judges Tables". Alex Muromcew examines Thieves' Guild in "The Emperor's Counsel". "Armageddon" by Michael D. Reugh and "The Melee Round" by David Malpass are the fiction offerings this time. In "Things You See in the Wilderness", Paul Elkman gives fellow Judges tips on creating tables to fill up a barren wilderness. Dave Arneson sets up the effects, spread and duration of a number of sicknesses in "Diseases". Our second dungeon is titled "The Forgotten Mine" written by Dan Goodsell. Morgan O. Woodward III presents an interesting variant to role-playing with his "Hit Point System". New and unusual magic items are showcased in "All That Glitters" with all manner of magical and mundane beasts will appear in "... And Things That Go Bump in the Night". New products such as Duel Arcane by Gamelords Ltd and Knights and Magick by Heritage are reviewed in this issue. Cover by Erin McKee.