Inquest Magazine 100 Books and 100 Movies lists
October 1, 2012 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Sometime before the summer of 2000, Inquest Gamer magazine (the collectible card game/role-playing game offshoot of Wizard, originally just called Inquest) ran a pair of articles listing 100 movies you should watch and 100 books you should read in order to improve your DMing ability. I'd like to read those lists again. Does anyone know which issues had them?

I found one of the lists on the internet once (the movie one, I think), but I can't seem to do it again. I'd really like to find the actual magazines (which I don't have any more), and also check whether they ran any follow-ups in the Letters section.

Thanks for your help.
posted by themanwho to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Just in case no one here can find it, try asking These Guys, they have back issues of Inquest Gamer, and looks like they have a pretty robust inventory, maybe it will ring a bell.
posted by effigy at 2:52 PM on October 1, 2012

Best answer: "Stolen Secrets: 50 Ideas from Fantasy and Sci-Fi Literature Adaptable to Your RPG" - January 1998 Issue 33

October 1998, Issue 42 has an article about the Top 100 movies of all time, although it isn't an article explicitly about applying them to DMing.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 3:28 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

And now I'm going to waste the rest of my night reading about old, out of date and defunct games and let the nostalgia pour over me.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 3:29 PM on October 1, 2012

Best answer: That's the movie article all right. The book article I was thinking of ran earlier that year (March 1998 issue), and was titled "Judgment Day: 100 Books Thou Shalt Read Before You Die". Here's a version of the list that includes all the books in the various series, up through the date of publication.

I haven't found a link to the movie list online yet, but if I do, I'll post it.

Thanks again Midnight Rambler.
posted by themanwho at 8:19 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: The top 10 are:

10 - Wizard of Oz
9 - Terminator & T2
8 - The Princess Bride
7 - Monty Python and the quest for the Holy Grail
6 - Blade Runner
5 - Planer of the Apes
4 - Alien & Aliens
3 - Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
2 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1 - Star Wars (IV-VI)

I have a good podcast on so, I think I might be able to fill out the top 100.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 8:45 PM on October 1, 2012

Best answer: 100 - X-Files: Fight the Future
Mortal Kombat
95 - Escape from NY
An American Werewolf in London
Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Night
JAson & The Argonauts
Event Horizon
90 - 12 Monkeys
Jurassic Park
The AMityville Horror
The Adventures of Varon Munchausen
85 - Interview with The Vampire
The Shadow
Godzilla Series
80 - The Mummy
King Kong
Sinbad Series
The Rocketeer
75 - Frankenstein
The Omen
THe Boys From Brazil
70 - Dreamscape
Bill & Ted Series
A Boy and his Dog
The Dark Crystal
65 - Enemy Mine
Soylent Green
Omega Man
Cat People
Young Sherlock Holmes
60 - The Last Starfighter
Dark City
A Clockwork Orange
The Shining
55 - Slaughterhouse Five
The Black Hole
Dead Again
Logan's Run
50 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Time Bandits
Fantastic VOyage
45 - The Fly
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across THe 8th Dimension
Back to the Future Series
Things to Come
40 - Superman Series
The Thing
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
35 - Clash of The Titans
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Who Framed Roger Rabbits
30 - Forbidden Planet
The Lost Boys
Conan Series
25 - Time After Time
Big Trouble in Little China
Dracula (1931) & Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
The Exorcist
20 - Army of Darkness
Total Recal
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
15 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
The Abyss
Ghost In the Shell
posted by Midnight Rambler at 9:21 PM on October 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I'm sure #100 made sense in 1998, but boy-oh-boy. ;P
posted by themanwho at 10:49 PM on October 1, 2012

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