Today I decided to loiter at my LGS (I have deliberately excluded the F in this acronym due to a number of reasons.) The used games section was looking a little picked through and currently published games have little to offer me at the moment, but I did chance upon a few old issues of Dragon that I picked up:
-Issue #109, with the customized character class article for basic D&D
-Issue #130, with an alchemist NPC class that, with a little modification, would work just fine as a PC class and might save me a lot of work writing one up on my own.
-Issue #142, just because it contains a preview of the upcoming AD&D 2nd edition and such a thing was too good to pass up. I was surprised to find some additions to the Cyclopedia mass combat system, plus a mass combat system for Gamma World, presumably 2nd or 3rd edition. I noticed there is some material for Star Frontiers and Traveller, though I haven't had a chance to read those parts yet.
I might start picking up one or two old issues every week. I love the "odds and ends" style of the old magazines.