I’ve been trying to track down a collection of stories that I remember reading in the early to mid 1980s. I can’t remember many details but I thought I’d ask the Dope as see if anyone remembers.
I believe it was associated with Dragon Magazine in some way. It wasn’t a special issue of the magazine but perhaps came from the same publisher? Not really clear.
It was a paperback but larger than normal, maybe 8.5 by 11
About 10 stories by different authors.
One story - woman thief is betrayed by boyfriend, meets up with teenage boy thief, they rob a magician’s who only sleeps one night a month, recruit barbarian fighter who betrays them but in the end is killed by magical creature sent by wizard after they all think they escaped. The ex-boyfriend is used to drug wolves (who are trained by wizard only to eat live humans) at beginning of the robbery.
Second story - Barbarian warrior who is married to a goddess is digging in his basement and releases some ancient evil spirit imprisoned by the gods. The gods give him special potion to coat his sword and swallow. Evil spirit destroyed by potion when it tries to possess warrior. I remember reading a second story about this warrior (from a different) source so maybe it was a series.
There was a story about liches (lichii?) - whatever - badass undead dudes…can’t remember more details.
Anyone have any ideas or possible authors/titles?
I looked through the index of Dragon Magazine but didn’t see any titles that seemed right.