Dragon magazine 227, The Lure of the Underground, was released in March 1996.[1]It contained the following articles related to the Forgotten Realms:

The Secrets of Successful Dungeon BuildingEdit

By Mathew Guss. p. 9

Making dungeons real is half the game.

Report from UndermountainEdit

By Steven E. Schend p. 15

In Waterdeep, there is a tavern that holds the entrance to one of the biggest, meanest dungeons ever made. Here's what's been happening lately.[2]


WaterdeepYawning PortalUndermountainSkullportPromenade of the Dark Maiden
DurnanAeril Faenrya

Dragon's Bestiary / Dungeon Bestiary: Monsters of the UnderdarkEdit

By Wolfgang H. Baur. p. 20

Underearth dwellers.

Journeys to the Deepest DungeonEdit

By Wolfgang H. Baur. p. 35

Surviving the Underdark.

Bazaar of the Bizarre: Dwarven Magical ItemsEdit

By Robert S. Mullin. p. 56

Axes, warhelms, and other dwarf items.

TSR PreviewsEdit

By Uncredited. p. 116

New products for March and April.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pierce Watters ed. (March 1996). Dragon #227 (TSR, Inc.), p. 4.
  2. Steven E. Schend (March 1996). “The Reports from Undermountain”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #227 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 14–19.

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