Yes, you have to. This is mandatory. I'm excited to announce the launch of a brand-new read-through thread project. GrandAdmiralJello and I will be reading through the Adventure Journals one feature at a time, luxuriating in their gloriousness and occasionally deigning to share commentary with you, the proletariat. For those of you familiar with the Adventure Journals, we expect this to be a welcome opportunity to reflect on some of the EU's lesser-known gems. For those of you unfamiliar with these classics, we hope to give you a taste of a unique era of Star Wars fandom in which the Expanded Universe grew significantly through the efforts of West End games, whose roleplaying games did so much to establish the background of the Star Wars galaxy and tell smaller-scale stories within it. Back before the internet made fandom as easy as googling "star wars books," magazines were a huge part of fandom communications. Starting in 1994, West End Games, holders of the Star Wars roleplaying game license, began printing the Star Wars Adventure Journal, a magazine designed to supplement the experience of its gamers. Unlike its sourcebooks, which offered information focused on specific subjects, the Adventure Journal was a chance to offer a diverse Star Wars experience. Illustrated short stories, enriched with sidebars and writeups designed to give gamers material and inspiration with which to weave their own stories during gaming sessions; news features; interviews; adventure seeds that provide the outline of a story for gamers to progress through; articles describing settings or aspects of the universe; and of course lots of ads filled the pages of these magazines, which were published until WEG finally lost the license due to its financial troubles. Please come with us on our adventure of reliving these amazing pieces of historical EU!