Pyramid (magazine)

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Pyramid (magazine)
Categories Gaming
Publisher Steve Jackson Games
First issue 1993
Country United States
Language English

Pyramid is a gaming magazine, publishing articles primarily on role-playing games, but including board games, card games, and other sorts of games. It began life in 1993 as a print publication of Steve Jackson Games for its first 30 issues, though it has been published on the Internet since March 1998. Print issues were bimonthly; the first online version published new articles each week; the second online version is monthly. Pyramid replaced Steve Jackson Games' previous magazine Roleplayer.

Pyramid features general gaming articles by freelance authors, as well as Designer's Notes by Steve Jackson Games product developers, industry news, cartoons, and gaming product reviews. Although articles tend to concentrate on Steve Jackson Games products such as GURPS, it has published articles on other games such as d20 System, Talisman, Nobilis, Hero System, and has featured various comic strips and single-panel cartoons (currently Murphy's Rules). Steve Jackson Games also briefly published another online magazine, d20 Weekly for several months using a very similar model to that of Pyramid. However, the venture was not a success, and was eventually folded into a slightly expanded Pyramid.

The online subscription system used for Pyramid also granted access to subscriber forums, a dedicated chat server, and occasional pre-publication playtest material for Steve Jackson Games and other companies' products. In 2008 this was changed: Pyramid is available as a PDF download from e23, and the subscriber forums have been discontinued. Access to playtest material is contingent on participation in an actual playtest.


  • Derek Pearcy—Print issues 1–2.
  • Jeff Koke—Print issues 3–4.
  • Scott Haring—Print issues 5–30. Online edition March 1998 – February 2000.
  • S. John Ross—Online edition 1998.
  • Steven Marsh—Online edition February 2000 – present.


  • 2001: Origins Award Best Professional Game Magazine of 2000
  • 2004: Origins Award Gamer's Choice: Best Electronic Product of 2003[1]
  • 2005: Origins Award Best Non Fiction Publication of 2004[2]


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