The Pilot Issue was a teaser that gave magicians a sense of what The Hermit would look like before our first issue released; it was a glimpse of the art, layout, style, and substance. It taught the basics of Rubik's Nap and The FUJ Shuffle. And it was totally free! Vol. 1 No. 1 of The Hermit Magazine is an expansion of the free pilot, building on the two effects taught, and offering a lot more content.
The Free Pilot was only available to download until Christmas Day, 2021. It's now back as a permanent free download.
The Hermit Magazine - The Pilot Issue