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Someone contacted me about this elsewhere; It is the PaizoCon 2013 Special 13: Secrets of TSR episode of the Know Direction subpodcast of 3.5 Private Sanctuary.
The githyanki have been a fixture in Dungeons & Dragons ever since they showed up in the original Fiend Folio in 1981. (Look! Right there on the cover!) Like drow, githyanki had mixed parties of different characters, featuring both front-line warriors and support casters. One of the specialized githyanki types was the gish, who was essentially a ...
In the githyanki language, apostrophes (which are not pronounced) separate different morphemes which have been combined into a single word. For example, gish'sarath combines the word gish, or "skilled," with sarath, or "sergeant." Githyanki who have trained with great heroes add the prefix gi' ("student of") to their trainer's name. – Githyanki, ...
You might look around for the Best of Dragon Magazine CD set. It's unavailable on Noble Knight and pretty expensive on Amazon right now but with some searching you might find a reasonably priced copy. It has issues of Dragon from 1-250. Also if you want more backstory on the history of D & D can I recommend Designers and Dragons? It covers not just ...
If I remember correctly, on Paizo there are some old Dungeons and Dragons, and quite old, but not the oldest issues.
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