http://bloody-nipple.groboclown.net/0088.html (http://bloody-nipple.groboclown.net/0088.html)



I received a message regarding this comic from a reader who also recalled the article (and, in fact, just used it in an adventure).



It's called Nimrod's Cylindrical Scrolls (they were written on cylindrical scrolls), from Dragon Magazine #144 (April 1989).



Some of the article appears to be reproduced in a post here:

http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322526