"I am Groot"It's not a lot but context is important and can turn a simple phrase into something funny, deep, confusing, or serious.Between studying Pragmatics (the use of language in context), and the current 200 word RP[...] Read on >>
Rise of the Vampires was mini-series/crossover event starting in March 2012 between the then new comics Justice League Dark and I, Vampire.
It was a minor success in my mind. Interesting story but didn't set the comic[...] Read on >>
Recently I purchased Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures and Beyond the Wall: Further Afield. I’m planning on running a few games of this for several people who have never RPG’d before. I think i[...] Read on >>
I’ve recently posted links to articles on Gene Wolfe and The Game of Thrones television series. A good friend of mine (this guy), who is a massive fan of Wolfe’s ‘New Sun’ stories, recentl[...] Read on >>
I've been seeing the print copy has been landing around the world. I'm surprised how fast it got to my friends in Great Britain. They seem to get it as quickly as some of the folks in the states. I check[...] Read on >>
Link to Introduction and Week 1Link to Week 2Week 3When we last left our intrepid adventurers the "Pride of Hasauphut" had just exploded. Being intrepid they immediately turn around to loot what remains. Unfortunately fo[...] Read on >>
One of the most satisfying parts of being part of a hobbyist subculture that loves pulling up the hood and jawing at disturbing, perhaps commitable length about the various whirly bits is running into your own little e[...] Read on >>
We come now to Greece which is the home of the Vrykolakas and a host of smilar creatures with similar sounding names.They ranged all the way from Greece into Romania and France. The word is believed to have come from [...] Read on >>
Hey everyone - We’ve put a new book out on our distributors’ sites: 100 Character Histories. Here’s the write-up:So you’re starting a new campaign tonight, and you haven’t made your charac[...] Read on >>
"It's full of bugs" Nimble said, slamming the door shut. "I don't know what they are, but they're swarming the room.""Any ideas?" Allianora asked.Rathgar sighed. "Can we just go around it?" Feris double checked the map. [...] Read on >>
Mock Fellows are the human equivalent to Mock Animals. Although built for purpose, they're too susceptible to slapstick outbreaks to be truly useful.They have all the usual properties of a Mockery:- They are m[...] Read on >>
I'm taking a break from races and monsters, to bring you the WIP illustration for A Sundered World's equipment chapter.Haven't finished all the fine detail, and the dwarf is going to have a mechanical limb, which is[...] Read on >>
Welcome back to Friday Night Videos as we continue the Vampire theme for Vampire Month here at the Other Side.
For this last FNV of Vampire Month I wanted to do something special.
Rarely does a movie come around that[...] Read on >>
This one's more of a storytelling game than an RPG, with players taking the roles of Spirit-imbued Relics trying to convince a thief that they need to get away from the treasure hoard and back into circulation in the wor[...] Read on >>
Underworld There are underground complexes, networks of caves, deep mines and hidden seas nestled in the hearts of the islands of the Sea of the Stars. Some of the islands are miles thick and have immense areas to [...] Read on >>
Mecha vs. Kaiju has a fairly simple idea at its core – the player characters are pilots of giant robots (mecha) against gigantic Kaiju (Strange Beasts) – giant monsters (think Godzilla, Rodan, etc.). These m[...] Read on >>
This week I would like to draw your attention to a new Old school Kickstarter.
Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall is set in the same Duchy as the Guidebook to the City of Dolmvay.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/6[...] Read on >>
The Floating Eye of Death via HERE
Ah, yes - eye monsters. Monsters composed of a giant eye with a toothy maw and the ability to use magical rays. I think another game called them beholders, but since me calling the[...] Read on >>
There is an interesting (and thankfully succinct) piece on Gene Wolfe in the current issue of The New Yorker.I vividly recall reading The Book of the New Sun fifteen years ago. It is probably the most dif[...] Read on >>
Back when I started roleplaying, gaming was a lot more difficult. Gathering players involved simply asking around, or broaching the subject after the topics of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings (prior to the films’ r[...] Read on >>
Seeing as a lot of people really like my art, I figured I'd release the stuff that I've done for myself as a very cheap collection, that contains almost every single cover I've done, plus some of the interior s[...] Read on >>
Lulu had a 30% off sale a week or two ago and like most of us I took advantage of the sale. The first thing I grabbed was +Richard LeBlanc's Creature Compendium. This is a no brainer. Richard only does [...] Read on >>
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As with most television, I'm a late comer to this show. Started watching it a few months ago, and just wrapped it up a few days ago. I'm not sure what I expected when I got into it, but I was pleasantly surprised.General[...] Read on >>
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The Asylum is one of the largest thief and assassin guilds in the lands. It is based in Avignon, and its name also refers to the district of that city which is its base of operations. The Asylum has its hands in all of [...] Read on >>
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The first thought that comes to mind when I think about wormholes is how cool a word that actually is, "wormhole." So common and ordinary, but in context, its astounding. I'm not sure which of the two, Einstein or Rosen,[...] Read on >>
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A homily is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture. In Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a homily is usually given during Mass (Divine Liturgy for Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Chur[...] Read on >>
On Friday we comb through our extensive archives to find an older article that we feel deserves another look. From September 12, 2012, Dungeon’s Master once again presents: The New Initiative – Talk then Figh[...] Read on >>
Many different things are going through my head this week as far as book production goes, so I decided I’d take a look at a Gold Best Seller. I’m not sure what it takes to become “Gold,” but I&rsq[...] Read on >>
For today's post I want to talk about our roots as gamers. Now everyone has a first game, first session, and first adventure story and those are awesome. Today though I'm curious about who was the person who got you into[...] Read on >>
Continuing my conversion of older D&D monsters to 5e, here are two interesting monsters for you to use in your 5th ed. game: the korred (for low level play), and the froghemoth (made for higher level parties to face)[...] Read on >>
Kat Attack by K-Bonifield
I got to play an extra-long session of Rifts as a belated birthday celebration, so I got my wish. Previous session recap is here.The Roster (with Fate "high concept" aspects, followed by trad[...] Read on >>
I apologize, and I know this is happening a lot lately. I spent yesterday with a high fever. Today's post is coming. It'll just be a little bit. Sorry![...] Read on >>
It’s been nearly six years since I posted my first geomorph to the blog as part of a series of …Continue reading →
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Heading to the final letters now. So lets go to Poland and meet a vampire that fascinated me when I was younger, the Upierczi. Also known as Upierczica, Upierci, and Upir.
Two Upierczi consider their prey
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I finally got a chance to look through the Elemental Evil Players Companion to see if there was anything that jumped out to me to add to my Land of Azurth campaign. I've already written about the Azurthite version of Aar[...] Read on >>
"Any guess as to what it says?" Nimble asked. "If I'm reading it correctly, it's a list of names." Feris said, tracing his fingers along the carved stone door. "I think they were the architects." "That's a lot of names."[...] Read on >>
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Traveling along a popular trade road, the party discovers a ruined village. Abandoned long ago, Velston now contains only the restless spirits of those who died in the village’s violent end. Prepared! offers the fo[...] Read on >>
Tea Tea is one of the most widely traded and drunk beverages in the Sea of Stars with new types and blends being developed yearly. Tea is a low weight but high value item well suited for transport by Sky Ships, it [...] Read on >>
Our initial #GeomorphMapContest went very well with about 50 entries. I hope we’ll be able to keep it up. As mentioned in yesterday’s post announcing the winner, our secret ingredient in this iter[...] Read on >>
Welcome back diehard Greyhawk fans! It's time to promote a new page in the third chapter of our ongoing Castle Greyhawk graphic novel. Check out page-sixteen and rea[...] Read on >>
Is it April 23? I guess it is, but from the temperature in my apartment you would never know it. It's frikkin freezing.
Anyway that aside, I have been toiling away here on another small leg of the project (mostly beca[...] Read on >>
The print version with ribbon.I don't think there are many of these left.
Time for another edition of Plays Well With Others!
A while back I picked up +Zak Smith's vampire-themed Alice in Wonderland mashup (though tha[...] Read on >>
A GM QUESTION
You’re running a session. Let's say a modern game, you’re not running a module, and there's a mystery of some kind, an unanswered question with some depth.
The players discover an object, on[...] Read on >>
Hate Player Agency? Got no one to play with? Miss peeking ahead to cheat at a solitaire game?This is so terrible I'm not even going to invoke my Patreon Supporters for it.Roll 3d6 for your STR and start with on[...] Read on >>
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