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Contents for issue 8.2 (zipped file size=2.8Mb)

  1. Tag Diary - 1999
  2. Sloth's Page by Dai Rees
  3. Lasertag Sensors - as presented by Tim Atkinson
  4. TagCon'99 - as seen by David A Harvey
  5. Fighting Helmets Prospectus - by Ian Stopford
  6. How to be BAD - a write up by Dai Rees
  7. ArmadaCon 10 - a report by David Harvey
  8. A Simple Gun Circuit Design - by Phil Higgins
  9. A Confederation Outline - a report from TagCon
  10. "The Truth" Fiction + Scenario - by Dai Rees
  11. Club Directory
  12. Lasertag Events Diary (Mailing List Update) - by David Harvey
  13. "Spartan Design Works" - an advert by Phil Higgins

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Contents for issue 8.1 (zipped file size=3.4Mb)

  1. Tag Diary - 1999
  2. Editor's Bit by Dai Rees
  3. Hunter - Killer - an organisers report by David A Harvey
  4. Dropzone'98 - as seen by David A Harvey
  5. What is your Constitution? - an example from Andy Smith
  6. Another Weekend in the Country - an organisers report by David A Harvey
  7. Saving Private Ryan - by Dai Rees
  8. A Weekend Recipe for Tag - by Jenny Watson
  9. Sensors Debate - an update
  10. Club Directory
  11. The Reading of the Runes - by Dai Rees

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Contents for issue 7.4 (zipped file size=2Mb)

  1. A Lazer Tag Calender of Events 1998/9
  2. Editor's Bit by Dai Rees
  3. The Dropzone Debrief - the official version of what happened
  4. An Aliens View of DropZone 98 - report by Doug Ross
  5. Atkinson's Post Mortem on DropZone 98 - the Major speaks
  6. DropZone - The Balancing Act - by Gary Swanston
  7. How To Build Your Very Own Starship Troopers Gun - by Phil Higgins
  8. Sic Semper Tyrranus - A Journal Entry - by Tim Atkinson
  9. Sic Semper Tyrranus - A Personal Log Entry - by Katt
  10. A Weekend in the Country - A report from Alex Clark
  11. It's Back - DROPZONE 99 - the first meeting's procedings
  12. A Letter - from Simon Clark
  13. Club Directory
  14. A Game Equipment Index - a sample idea?
  15. The Internet Lazer Tag Small Ads - by Sarah Clark

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Contents for issue 7.3 (zipped file size=1.7Mb)

  1. A Tagging Diary 1998
  2. Editor's Bit by Dai Rees
  3. Caution Lazers - a repeat safety warning
  4. The 1997 Colonial Marines Games - report by David Harvey
  5. The M16 Build Revisited - as built by Dave Bignall
  6. Norse Mythology for Beginners - by Tim Atkinson
  7. Tips From The Horror Film Survival Guide - by Ros Day
  8. Some Help For The Electrically Challenged - by St. Dave Bodger
  9. A Cold Wind To Valhalla - by Tim Atkinson
  10. Book Review - from Ros Day
  11. TagCon98 - as seen by David Harvey
  12. The Hybrid Napoleonic Game - by Nigel Crouch
  13. It's All a Plot - by Dai Rees
  14. The Observations of Timothy Tagger - by Paul Smart
  15. A Letter - from Nigel Carr
  16. Club Directory

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Contents for issue 7.2 (zipped file size=2.7Mb)

  1. A Tagging Diary 1998
  2. Editor's Bit by Dai Rees
  3. A Weekend In The Country - an organisers report by David Harvey
  4. A Weekend In The Country - another report by Ros Day
  5. The Merdon Weekend - as seen by David Harvey
  6. Second Contact - a review by Graham Parton
  7. Crossword
  8. Stealing The Show - a garbled report by Mr Katt
  9. Virtual Eclipse Game.... - by Mr Graham "Banshee" Parton
  10. Reminiscences, Ramblings and a 'Thank-You' - from Katt
  11. Making the M16 Water Gun Into A Laser Tag Gun - by Nigel Carr
  12. This Brew's On You Chiggy Boy - props from Katt
  13. Secret Society - How It Works (?) - by Chris Hannaford
  14. Events Diary And Mailing Service - by Sarah Clark
  15. The Lazer Tag Confederation - by James Bloodworth
  16. International Laser Tag Federation - from Nigel Carr
  17. How Much ? - The Cost of LRP in Today's World - from Mr J Bloodworth
  18. Short Scenarios or Ongoing Campaigns ? - by Ros Day
  19. Just What Kind of Monster Are You ? - NPCs attacked by D.Rees
  20. Does Size Matter ? - The age old question from R.Day
  21. Hong Kong Phooey - light relief from S.Clark
  22. Club Directory
  23. Crossword Answers And Classifieds
  24. An Apology
  25. Sarah Clark's Event Diary Mailling List Application Form
  26. TagCon98 Booking Form
  27. DropZone98 Booking Form

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Contents for issue 7.1 (zipped file size=1.9Mb)

  1. A Tagging Diary 1997/8
  2. Editor's Bit by Dai Rees
  3. Dropzone '97 - Report by David Harvey
  4. Dropzone '98 - Update by Dai Rees via conflicting sources
  5. Mr Katt's Camping Aversion Guide by J Landinaff
  6. 'You Walk the Walk but can you Talk the Talk?' - The Second Part of the Guide to the USCMC by Chris Hannaford
  7. A (Very) Rough Guide to a Battletech Game by Andy Smith
  8. Best of Firefight by M Whiting and S O'Connor
  9. The 'Event Horizon' a folk legend from the 'Shared Universe' by Chris Hannaford
  10. The Lazer Tag Confederation by D Harvey and A Smith
  11. SmartGun Details from Mr D Bodger
  12. Club Directory

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Back Issues

A front page in this section shows I have digitised the issue and it is available on CD ROM.

Contents for issue 6.4 (zipped file size=2.7Mb)

  1. Editor's Bit by Dai Rees
  2. A Tagging Diary 1997
  3. TagCon - A Report by David Harvey
  4. Wild Cards - an Introduction by James Bloodworth
  5. 'You Walk the Walk but can you Talk the Talk?' - A Guide to the USCMC by Chris Hannaford
  6. THORESBY TALES:-
  7. A Chairman's Tale by Nigel Crouch
  8. The Secretary's Tale by Tim Atkinson
  9. The Treasurer's Tale by Graham Parton
  10. The Game Co-ordinator's Tale by Alex Clark
  11. The Tagger's Tale by Chris Hannaford
  12. The Bush's Tale by Dai Rees
  13. Caption Competition - Photos courtesy of Dave Antram
  14. Twilight 2000 by Nigel Carr
  15. Panic Now - organisational tips from Tim Atkinson
  16. DropZone Accounts by Graham Parton
  17. Virtual Eclipse - an introduction by Bill Chivers
  18. The Origin of The Rebel Alliance - a guide to the Star Wars Rebel Movement from Mr J Bloodworth
  19. Club Directory

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Contents for issue 6.3 (zipped file size=1.6Mb)

  1. Editorial by choice
  2. A Tagging Diary 1997
  3. TagCon - A Report by Dai Rees
  4. First Contact - a blow by blow account by S Clark
  5. Tagging Words Of Wisdom by Mr D Rees
  6. Simulated Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) 97 by Nigel Carr
  7. US Space Command - A Report by Paul Watson
  8. LaserTag RIP 1986-1997? - An Obituary by James Bloodworth
  9. The Ultimate Merchants Guidebook by D Rees
  10. DropZone - Game Details by Alex Clark
  11. DropZone Weapons Survey by Sarah Clark
  12. Safety In Tag by Ros Day
  13. Best of Firefight
  14. Club Directory
  15. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 6.2 (zipped file size=1.8Mb)

  1. Editorial by Dai Rees
  2. A Tagging Diary 1997
  3. Outside Perceptions of Laser-Tag By James Bloodworth
  4. Research into Star Trek Fans by S Wolfson & I Inglis
  5. Nowhere - Humour? by Mr P Radley
  6. MI5 - A Rationale by P Radley
  7. Invasion Earth 2010 - A Report by Dai Rees
  8. Alternative Power Sources for Sensors by David A Harvey
  9. A Tag-Rag Diary - A Concise Report by Lt. Col. Flibble, MI5
  10. A Close Shave - A Letter? by Shaun Danby
  11. Tagging and the Environment Part 1. by Phil Radley
  12. First & Last Contact - Scenario Outline by Paul Smart
  13. Best of Firefight
  14. Letter Page by Mr J Bloodworth
  15. Club Directory
  16. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 6.1 (zipped file size=2.9Mb)

  1. Missing in action
  2. A beginners survival guide to tagging
  3. A Thank-You
  4. TagCon96 - Report
  5. Merdon Tag - Report
  6. SmartGun - a review
  7. BattleTech Tag - Report
  8. Guerrillas in the mist - Scenario Outline
  9. Need Bigger Guns ?
  10. DropZone96 - Mega Report
  11. DropZone96 - Report
  12. DropZone97 - Meeting Notes
  13. DropZone97 - Game Design
  14. Market Research Questionnaire
  15. TagRag96 - Report
  16. Best of Firefight
  17. Club Directory
  18. Coming Soon
  19. DripZone96 - Rules
  20. DripZone96 - Game

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Contents for issue 5.4 (zipped file size=1.7Mb)

  1. Editor's Bit
  2. Diary
  3. TagCon96 Report
  4. Rule 8 The Debate Continues
  5. Cartoon - Homerphobe
  6. Dropzone96 Update
  7. TAG vs SEX
  8. Ethics of Tag
  9. Martial Aids
  10. Club Directory
  11. Coming Soon
  12. Get A Life Too! (Suppliment)

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Contents for issue 5.3 (zipped file size=1.6Mb)

  1. Editor's Bit
  2. Diary
  3. A Statement
  4. TagCon'95 Report
  5. Tactics for Taggers: Part 1
  6. Amplifying a Star Sensor
  7. E-mail
  8. Dropzone'95 - An Organiser's Perspective
  9. Tactics for Taggers: Part 2
  10. Enemy Unknown?
  11. Why Carry a Sidearm in a Tag Game?
  12. Dropzone'96 Minutes
  13. LETTER
  14. Club Directory
  15. Coming Soon
  16. Shhh..... don't tell Nigel !

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Contents for issue 5.2 (zipped file size=5.5Mb)

  1. Editor's Bit
  2. Diary
  3. Scenario's the Easy Way
  4. Spot the Tagger
  5. New Xmas No.1
  6. Alternative Medical Systems
  7. Cartoon - Homerphobe
  8. The Unfairness of Life
  9. Captain Thrustmaster - Part 3
  10. Which Club?
  11. How Good a Tagger are You?
  12. Cheats the Lot of You!
  13. Armchair Theatre
  14. Letters
  15. Club Directory
  16. Coming Soon
  17. Get A Life! (Suppliment)

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Contents for issue 5.1 (zipped file size=4.9Mb)

  1. Tag Diary
  2. Editor's Bit
  3. Bleep Bleep: Sensor Article
  4. How to Get Published in Firefight
  5. Awakenings Reports & Rumours
  6. Packing the Gear - Part 2
  7. TagCon - A Brief Glance
  8. Captain Thrustmaster - Part 2
  9. TagRag94 - A Diary
  10. Dropzone - Scenarios
  11. Y-Rigging a Sensor
  12. Best of Firefight
  13. Brass Monkey's Weekend - Report
  14. Letters Page
  15. Ethics in Tag 2
  16. Club Directory
  17. Shhh Don't Tell Nigel !
  18. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 4.4 (zipped file size=6.3Mb)

  1. Editor's Bit
  2. Tag Diary
  3. Night Games
  4. How to Make a Mech
  5. All You Need is..... Costume - Part 3
  6. Ethics in Tag ?
  7. StarBores 4
  8. Captain Thrustmaster - Part 1
  9. Packing the Gear - Part 1
  10. Awakenings 1 - A Report
  11. Bodger's Bits
  12. Do It Yourself Props
  13. Letters
  14. Club Directory
  15. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 4.3 (zipped file size=2.9Mb)

  1. Editor's Thingy
  2. Tag Diary
  3. Alien vs Geoff Banks
  4. Not More to Carry ?
  5. Club Profile :- Fait Lux !
  6. Starbores 3a
  7. All you need is..... Costume: Part 2
  8. Murphy's Laws of First Contact
  9. Where Have All The Taggers Gone?
  10. Teddy Bear : Chemical Analysis
  11. Sound of Silence
  12. Dropzone95 Meeting : Report
  13. Eve of Destruction - A Letter ???
  14. Club Directory
  15. Stop Press !
  16. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 4.2 (zipped file size=1.6Mb)

  1. Editor's Thingy
  2. Starbores No.3
  3. TagCon94 A First Timer's View
  4. TagCon94 Review
  5. New Recruits! Who Needs 'em?
  6. Bodger's Bits
  7. Errata
  8. BattleTag1 Review
  9. Tagger : Chemical Analysis
  10. Section Drill
  11. Dropzone94 Mega-Review
  12. Crusher's Revenge
  13. Letters Page
  14. Club Directory
  15. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 4.1 (zipped file size=3.8Mb)

  1. Editor's Thingy
  2. Tagging Diary
  3. TagCon94 Details
  4. Aliens in London
  5. Home on the Range
  6. Old Fogey Again?
  7. Dropzone94 Details
  8. All You Need is Costume
  9. Bodger's Bits
  10. New Batteries for Old
  11. Book Review
  12. Letters
  13. Club Directory
  14. Starbores D.Stevens
  15. Coming Soon

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Contents for issue 3.4 (zipped file size=4.9Mb)

  1. Editor's Thingy
  2. T2 - A Tag Rag Report
  3. The Hills are Alive with the Sound of .....
  4. Ammo Counter - The Harsh Reality
  5. Lasers - 'A Warning'
  6. The Light Brigade Story
  7. The Other Side - Women & Tag
  8. Pulse Ranger Review
  9. Cartoon - Big Gun Syndrome
  10. Crossword
  11. Reader's Questionnaire Results
  12. Starbores - M.Arnold
  13. Aliens : Galactic Dawn II
  14. Club Directory
  15. Tagony Aunt
  16. Shhh don't tell Nigel !

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Contents for issue 3.3 (zipped file size=4Mb)

  1. Editor's Thingy
  2. Club Dates
  3. Old Fogey
  4. TagCon93 Review
  5. Caption Competition
  6. 'Can I Go Out To Play Mum?'
  7. Electronics for the Cack-Handed II
  8. Reader's Questionnaire
  9. Ammo Counter
  10. Crossword
  11. Sources for Roleplay in Tag
  12. Dropzone93 How Was It For You?
  13. Scenario Hints & Tips 2
  14. Letters
  15. Weekend With The Warlords
  16. Club Directory
  17. Shhh don't tell Nigel !

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Contents for issue 3.2 (zipped file size=1.6Mb)

  1. Editor's Thingy
  2. 'You've Played the Best' Part 2
  3. Murphy's Other Laws
  4. Full Metal Jacket Part II
  5. Signals Revisited (too)
  6. Electronics for the Cack-Handed
  7. Brothers In Arms - Profile
  8. Classifieds
  9. Crossword
  10. Back To The Future - New Tech.
  11. Book Reviews
  12. Starlore Sensors
  13. Letters
  14. Club Directory
  15. Shhh don't tell Nigel !

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Contents for issue 3.1 (zipped file size=1.4Mb)

  1. Obituary
  2. Editor's Bit
  3. 'You've Played The Best'
  4. Selection of Personal Equipment
  5. 'Backache'
  6. Signals Revisited
  7. Gun Design (Part II)
  8. N.O.A.G. a Profile
  9. Crossword
  10. Inter Club Rules
  11. Murphy's Laws of Combat
  12. Operation Pumpkin
  13. Letters
  14. Club Directory
  15. Shhh don't tell Nigel !

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Contents for issue 2.4 (zipped file size=1.3Mb)

  1. Editor's Bit
  2. Cleric In A Box Mark III
  3. Old Fogey
  4. Armour Hunter
  5. 'Tag Gun Design Notes'
  6. Weapon Review 'D750'
  7. HiRanger Review
  8. Tactics Part II
  9. Order of Death ?
  10. Book Club
  11. Tales from the Kennel
  12. Tag Rag
  13. Crossword
  14. Club Directory

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Contents for issue 2.3 (zipped file size=10.5Mb)

  1. Editor's Comments
  2. CIAB Correction
  3. Full Metal Jacket
  4. Sticky Moments From Starlore IV
  5. When is a Rechargeable not a Rechargeable
  6. A Simple, Effective, Loud Gun Sounder Conversion
  7. TagCon 92
  8. Guns and a Sensor
  9. Starlore III
  10. Armour Hunter
  11. Electronics for the Socially Inept
  12. Club Directory
  13. Scenario Hints and Tips
  14. Summerfest, Event Horizon and Game Balance
  15. Letters Page

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Contents for issue 2.2 (zipped file size=1.6Mb)

  1. Editor's Comments
  2. Starting From Scratch
  3. How I Did It
  4. Electronics for the Socially Inadequate
  5. The CIAB
  6. Armour Hunter (Cartoon)
  7. Tag News
  8. To Roleplay Or Not To Roleplay
  9. Camouflage The Art Of Deception
  10. Tactics And Lasertagging
  11. Letters
  12. The Neutronics Gun description
  13. Tagging Ain't What It Used To Be
  14. Roleplaying In A Military Style
  15. Club Contacts

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Contents for issue 2.1 (zipped file size=1.5Mb)

  1. Editorial
  2. Cheap, Loud Sound by Mark Arnold
  3. Film Review - Predator 2 by Martin Goodale
  4. Optics by Mark Arnold
  5. Weapon Review: The GI Joe Pistol by Mark Arnold
  6. Profile: The Editor
  7. Review of TagCon'91 by (You've Guessed it) Mark Arnold
  8. Questionnaire
  9. Narrative: 'Dornford' by Martin Goodale
  10. Letters Page
  11. 'By Any Other Name' by Dave Bignell
  12. Club Contacts
  13. Profile: Sean O'Conner
  14. Classified

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Contents for issue 1.4 (zipped file size=4.4Mb)

  1. Voice of the Emperor
  2. News
  3. Letters
  4. Debate
  5. More Firepower by Luke Deakin
  6. Summerfest '90 by Sean O'Conner
  7. More Sound by Sean O'Conner
  8. Lights Cure by Luke Deakin
  9. Photos by Sean O'Conner
  10. Artefact Anarchy by Shaun Danby
  11. Sensor Modifications by Luke Deakin
  12. Communications by Dean Wayland
  13. Weapons by Sean O'Conner
  14. Technical Details by Dag Gavin
  15. Clubs
  16. Next Issue

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Contents for issue 1.3 (zipped file size=7.5Mb)

  1. Voice of the Emperor
  2. Contents
  3. News
  4. Letters
  5. The Great DPM Debate
  6. Bleeps Cure
  7. Weapons
  8. Summerfest '90
  9. Photos
  10. SF1
  11. Sensor Modifications
  12. Hand Signals
  13. Clubs
  14. Next Issue

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Contents for issue 1.2 (zipped file size=2.7Mb)

  1. Voice of the Emperor
  2. News
  3. Letters
  4. The Great Lights Debate
  5. Marine-Speak 2
  6. Event Horizon
  7. Weapon Wars
  8. The Great Slave Debate
  9. Slave It Yourself
  10. SRPG 17
  11. Is There Anybody Out There ?
  12. Fully Auto Tag
  13. Infamous Last Words
  14. Mission 27
  15. Weapons
  16. Roleplaying
  17. Clubs

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Contents for issue 1.1 (zipped file size=1.5Mb)

  1. Voice of the Emperor
  2. Contents
  3. News
  4. An Introduction to Tagging
  5. Panic ! - a beginner's view of Lazer Tag
  6. Weapons - the Lazer Tag pistol
  7. Summerfest '89
  8. Sensors - the start helmet
  9. Marine-Speak
  10. Is There Anybody Out There ?
  11. SRPG 12
  12. Clubs
  13. Next Issue

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Click Here to Download "The Complete Tagger" (699K)

Contents of 'The Complete Tagger' (zipped file size=643Kb)

Although mainly superceeded by information in my 'DIY Construction Guide', this remains the original inspiration for many a scratch-build tagger.

  1. Forward by Mark Arnold
  2. Contents Page
  3. Guns
  4. Machine Guns
  5. Increasing Range
  6. Louder Gunfire
  7. Ammo Counter
  8. Muzzle Flash
  9. Short Range Weapon
  10. Long Range Weapon
  11. Sensors
  12. Beeps Cure
  13. Removing Sensor Lights
  14. G.I. Joe Sensor Modifications
  15. Slaving Laser Tag Star Sensors
  16. Buzzer Board
  17. Other Circuits
  18. Power Supplies
  19. The CIAB Medical Unit
  20. Hide n Sneak Modification
  21. Hand Grenade / Mine Circuit

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