The Doom Master Wadazine
|The Doom Master Wadazine|
|Foundation||July 19, 2020|
|Editors||Endless, 4MaTC, Nikoxenos, Arrowhead|
|Last issue||July 19, 2022|
The Doom Master Wadazine (or Wadazine for short) is a fan-made online magazine. Published periodically, free of charge, it is "focused on anything Doom-related, with special attention to classic Doom and WADs".
Wadazine was founded by Endless, who still oversees its production. The debut issue was in July 2020. Since then, a number of other writers have contributed to it. The style of the magazine has changed over time, with the earliest issues being simpler and shorter than the later editions, which employ a more professional look. Currently, all issues undergo a full graphical design thanks to the efforts of 4MaTC and Nikoxenos, lead editors and graphic designers of the Wadazine.
Originally, it was announced in the Doomworld forums through an initial prototype, which gradually evolved into the current format, which includes different sections related to the Doom saga, with a special focus on the classic games. The magazine contains content ranging from: reviews, guides, tutorials, interviews with community members, historical articles, community events, WIP projects, mod reviews, top lists, a list of WADs released in Doomworld, screenshots gallery and special prizes designed by the staff.
The Doom Master Wadazine is open to the Doom community to freely contribute to it.
The project works through community contributions, which are in the form of directly written submissions, editing work and design work. The magazine is designed on a non-profit basis, being actively released free of charge to the entire community.
It follows a format primarily made to cover the main topics of the Doom community, with a consistent structure of content across all issues since its inception.
The main structure of content in each issue is divided as follows:
- Table of Contents
- Special Thanks
- WAD Recommendations
- Master Recommendation
- Newstuff on Doomworld
- Art Gallery
- Pictures Gallery
The issues are also known to include fake joke ads, community content ads, puzzles and mini-games.
Projects and events
The Wadazine has been host and patron to a number of both active and inactive projects, as well as community events that are aimed at the reviewing of different WADs, that being the Wadazine major focus.
Active projects and events:
- Endless Random /idgames WAD Adventures: Bi-weekly playthrough and review event that uses the random feature from the /idgames archive.
- Wadarcheology Project: An ongoing project dedicated to the exploration and review of notable WADs released between 1994 and 2004. Its main focus is "rediscovering classic WADs that have been either forgotten to time or completely lost."
- Wadazine Flag Fest (WFF): Weekly Capture the Flag multiplayer event.
- Wadazine Master Collection (WMC): A series of periodic WAD releases created by the Wadazine mapping team, known as the Cult Masters.
- Wadazine Awards: A yearly celebration of Doom and awards gala.
Inactive and/or defunct projects and events:
- DWMaster Endurance Tournament
- Wadazine Survival Sessions
- Wadazine Deathmatch Madness
The Doom Masters is a title that all permanent or important contributors to the Wadazine carry. They are members who have helped the Wadazine for a long period of time and contribute through different methods, usually in the form of proof-reading, decision making, ideas and quality checking.
As of 2022, the current Doom Masters are:
- Endless (founder and editor-in-chief)
- 4MaTC (co-founder and lead designer)
- Nikoxenos (co-founder and lead designer)
- Christian Hansen
- Darren Finch (Doom_Dude)
- Eric Claus
- Alexa Jones-Gonzales (Remilia Scarlet)
|Issue #||Release date||Doomworld thread|
|#1||July 19, 2020|
|#2||August 3, 2020|
|#3||August 19, 2020|
|#4||September 7, 2020|
|#5||September 26, 2020|
|#6||October 16, 2020|
|#7||November 5, 2020|
|#8||December 14, 2020|
|#9||January 18, 2021|
|#10||February 21, 2021|
|#11||May 3, 2021|
|#12||June 11, 2021|
|#13||August 4, 2021|
|#14||September 16, 2021|
|#15||October 31, 2021|
|#16||December 26, 2021|
|#17||March 4, 2022|
|#18||July 19, 2022|
|#19||October 10, 2022|
- "About – Doom Master Wadazine." wadazine.com.