1984 was a big year for TSR, with several big RPG products premiering, one of which was advertised in issue #84 (April 1984):
Marvel Super Heroes before, but that post does little to convey just how excited I was upon seeing this ad. Back then -- heck, even now -- I wouldn't have considered myself a huge fan of superheroes in a broad sense, but I was a fan of several specific superheroes, like Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. Having a game that let me play these characters was, at the time, something I looked forward to with great anticipation. That I never needed a licensed game to do that was beside the point at the time and ads like this one ensured I was going to buy this RPG as soon as I saw (which I, in fact, did).