The Prestidigitator began its mispelled life in the gentle, yet somehow compelling, hands of the 1991 MURP committee, and more precisely, in the hands of the then Editor, Venn King.
Then a print publication, the first Prestidigitator was an icon of hope, of freedom and of the triumph of injokes. Ah, yes, those heady days of the early 1990s, where anyone could slap together some half-ready articles, a couple of bits of fiction and a few half-assed committee reports, sprinkle in some bits of local art, and it would be done, with only 2 days of backbreaking addressing, stamping and mailed left to go.
The 'tator, as it is fondly called, has had many an incarnation since its early days as a 36 page folio, from The Strewth to a brief stint as a four page newsletter, to a vehicle for a con entry form. Now, of course, it is an online publication , irregularily produced whenever there is enough material available.
Therefore we proudly present,... The Prestidigitator, the official organ of the Monash University Roleplayers.
|August||STREWTH!, The visions of NostraNissen|
|1992||February||Big Boffo Book of Daemons|
|May||Fiction, The many faces of Dice|
|April||Haiku, Arcanaquest, Tales from Huzikkidar|
|1999||May||Bear Joke Unleashed|
Shadow government, Why roleplaying is better than sex, Boot Hill
|July||Meme Plague Reaches Epic Proportions|
Music, "MURP WARS", Chronologies
|October||President implicated in ! shortage|
MURP:the Roleplaying Game, Monster maker, Cognitive Dissonance Music
|2000||February||Lack of Y2K compliancy suspected in memory crash|
MURP:the Roleplaying Game Supers Extensions, Wine Selection, Dice suffer Y2K crash