We all know the undeniable affect that has been left on D&D by Monty Python.  I am not aware of a single gaming group that has not thrown out at least one "Holy Grail" quote.


This Old Dragon: Issue #119

Thu 22 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

While today's choice is sort of a cheat, it is a very timely one.  I grabbed it because it features one of my favorite covers of all Dragons.  The recent Doctor Who episode "The Eaters of Light" featured a story about the fate of the Ninth Legion of the ...

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The Green Witch Now Available

Thu 22 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Only running a few hours late on this one! Now for your Swords & Wizardry pleasure, the next book in my series of witch traditions. Because she knows, deep in her heart, that the most dangerous thing in the wood Is her. Only the Green Witch knows the true secrets of ...

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First Day of Summer

Wed 21 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Ok.  I am working like crazy to get something out to you all in the next few hours.  Had projects that came up at my day job that had to take priority (hey. it pays the bills, this doesn't).

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Kickstart Your Weekend: Lion-tiger-bears and Apocalypses Oh My!

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

A couple of brand new Kickstarters for you today. First up is +Andreas Walters and Atlas Animalia - A book of monster variants for Pathfinder and 5th edition Role-Playing. Metal Weave games is bringing together an all-star cast of writers, artists, and editors to bring us monsters from any clime and ...

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The Warlock goes Copper!

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

I just logged onto and noticed that just at six weeks that The Warlock for Swords & Wizardry has gone Copper Best Seller at RPGNow!

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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: Gretel: A Fairytale Retold

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

"It takes more that a little fire to kill a witch," Maeve whispered to Gretel. I love retellings of classic fairy tales. I do. I ESPECIALLY love ones where the witch is not the monster, but the hero of the tale. I get such a tale from Niamh Murphy in ...

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Plays Well With Others: Blue Rose and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

This June I am on a big Blue Rose kick gearing up for my review of the game. I felt for this review I should play the game more and kick the tires a bit more. Today, given that it is Tuesday, I want to talk about another progressive game ...

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Willow & Tara: Blue Rose 2nd Edition

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Yesterday I posted the first part of my conversion of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe to Blue Rose.  Today I want to post the second part.  In this post, I'll look at Blue Rose versions of my two favorite witches,

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Kickstart Your Weekend: Interview with Kris Lippert

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Today I want to share an interview I had with Witches Trine creator Kris Lippert. His Kickstart, Witches Trine, is now up and looks like a lot of fun, but it has a bit to go yet. Tim:  Hello, my name is Tim Brannan and this is my blog The ...

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FreeRPG Day Haul

Mon 19 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Really busy weekend. Free RPG day, Father's Day, grilling, playing D&D. It was packed. My hat is off to +James Raggi. I admit I have been critical of his products and style over the years. The truth is his style is not my style. That is not good ...

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Blue Rose Accessories

Thu 08 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Had to stop by my FLGS tonight to grab some D&D books for a gift and saw they had the new Blue Rose GM's Screen and Dice in. Well...you know I had to get that! My collection so far. Printed PDF, with extra material from Fantasy AGE ...

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This Old Dragon: Issue #161

Thu 08 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Jumping ahead a bit more. I thought I had grabbed the newest (relatively speaking) Dragon in my box, but this one came up.  Granted, I cheated a bit and this was actually the third one I had grabbed for this week.  It had some things I want to go over ...

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Blue Rose: Witchcraft Specialization

Wed 07 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Blue Rose is the new game on my table these days. I am planning a full on review, but before I do that I want to actually try something out. Push the system a little and see what makes it tick, what makes it break. This is something I toyed ...

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Xena & Gabrielle: Blue Rose 2nd Edition

Tue 06 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

It's June and I think I'll spend a good part of this month going over the new AGE version of Blue Rose. What better choice than a couple of characters I have done in the past and ones I think will work great under Blue Rose. Xena and ...

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Kickstart Your Weekend: Comics Edition

Mon 05 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Only 12 and half hours to go before Wonder Woman tonight! Been looking forward to this for years and have had my tickets for weeks.

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Wonder Woman on the Big Screen

Mon 05 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Wow. High praise...thanks for letting me know it's out in the theater (I lose track some times). I was planning on going, even though I'm NOT a proponent of the sword-wielding WW, but because I thought it was important to throw money/support at a character that ...

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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: The Hero and the Crown

Mon 05 June 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

"They call you Witch's Daughter - and so you are, and more." The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley is a bit of an older book (1984) and one I recall from back then. I had read the "Blue Sword" ages ago and this was it's prequel. I ...

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