Review: Module G123 Against the Giants

Tue 29 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Review: Module G123 Against the Giants Want to get some more reviews in. I figure since we just finished this one it was a great choice. Getting to play AD&D at the height of its popularity was one of the best things about growing up in the 80s. Even living in a small town in Central Illinois there were multiple, independent D&D groups going on everywhere. It was not uncommon to hear talk of an adventure, or a rules debate or anything else. One of the adventures that everyone seemed to be playing was the Against the Giants series. Talk of Ombi, King Snurre Ironbelly, and Eclavdra were not daily topics of conversation, but they were common enough that there was a shared set of experiences.


Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: Witch of Rhostshyl (Silverglass #3)

Mon 28 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

"You forget that I am a witch, Rehal. "  Headed back of witch Nyctasia r'n Edonaris brenn Rhostshyl and mercenary Corson brenn Torisk. No longer on the run, our brave heroines are headed their separate ways for now. Corson heads back to her lover Stefian and his tavern/inn in ...

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This Old Dragon: Issue #82

Thu 24 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Ok. So I know I just did issue #83. And in truth this could have been the next one in, some of them are in order, most are not and I pick randomly.  But I did choose this one on purpose for the

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Spell Research

Wed 23 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

It's August and the theme of this month's RPG Blog Carnival hosted by Kobold Press is all about Magic! Today I want to talk about something I am very much involved in right now. Spell Research. One of the more nebulous rulings in *D&D covers research new ...

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D&D Beyond

Mon 21 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

I signed up for D&D Beyond this morning. I pretty much knew I was going to sign up anyway, but gaming over the weekend convinced me. Currently, I am running two D&D 5 games, the Come Endless Darkness game and The Second Campaign. Eventually, I am going to ...

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Zatannurday: Going Back to School with Zatanna

Sat 19 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

From DC: Zatanna Zatara is one of the most powerful magicians to walk the Earth, capable of altering the fabric of reality with one backwards word. If you’ve ever been a college student, you know it’s a highly unique time in a person’s life. You’re a ...

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Kickstart Your Weekend: My Last Sunrise

Fri 18 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

If it didn't have me at "Gothic Miniatures" or at a Dracula mini it had me at their witch mini.

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This Old Dragon: Issue #83

Thu 17 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Have a look at that cover.  1984 was a good year for Chess themed things.  In October we would get the #1 hit, "One Night In Bangkok" from the Album Chess and sung by Murry Head.  In March we got this famous cover of Dragon #83 by  Denis Beauvais.  It ...

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Death to the Reptile God!

Wed 16 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

The "Treasure Hunters" group of the Second Campaign defeated the vile reptile god (in reality a Naga). They also freed many of the villagers charmed by the naga. We very nearly had three character deaths when the Naga charmed the gnome rogue ("Erky Timbers") and proceeded to attack the ranger ...

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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: Web of Wind (Silverglass #2)

Tue 15 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

We are back to the world of Nyctasia r'n Edonaris brenn Rhostshyl and Corson brenn Torisk.  Our leading ladies are still on the run from...pretty much everyone when they discover a thief with treasure riddle.  Not a map, but a riddle leading to the treasure of the ancient ...

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Monstrous Monday: The Olitiau

Mon 14 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

The Olitiau are giant bats. Large enough and strong enough to serve as a steed for those that know how to summon them. Most often witches, fey, and goblinoids.

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This Old Dragon: Issue #103

Thu 10 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

1985 was an interesting year for D&D.  It saw the publication of Unearthed Arcana and Oriental Adventures.  "Deities and Demigods" had been renamed to "Legends and Lore".  

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Star Trek RPG Operations Manual

Wed 09 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

I am working on my limited run Trek game to start in October.  I have decided on my base system(s).  I am going with my "

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Witch & Witchcraft Reading Challenge: A Storm of Witchcraft

Tue 08 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

"All ministers and learned people knew that witches were real and that they had the power to harm." This book has been sitting on my must read shelf since the year began. I have read the history of Salem and the Witch trails many times over the years and I ...

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Back From Vacation

Mon 07 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Last week I took the week off.  We were supposed to travel but a variety of circumstances killed that idea, chief among them we thought one of our bunnies, Amy, was pregnant.

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