When I started reading gaming blogs a while back, I wasn’t really expecting much from them, and I thought there would be only a few of them. Boy was I wrong… on both counts! The Other Side blog was one of the first RPG blogs I visited, and I have to say that I got hooked. I can’t really explain it, but I keep finding myself heading over there to catch up on the latest that Tim Brannan has to post.
The Other Side started as a way for me to share some of my game-related work, and hopefully improve my writing. I started the Other Side as a blog back in 2007, and then forgot about it. Eventually I remembered I had it and I began to start posting.
The blog became the reincarnation of my old website, also called the Other Side. I wrote a lot of gaming-related material, mostly horror-related and for Unisystem games by Eden Studios. Originally, I posted materials related to some of the games I had worked on: Buffy, WitchCraft RPG and Ghosts of Albion. As it progressed, I also got involved in the Old School movement, and began to expand into the OSR and Retro Clone games too, but keeping in the general theme I had established.
I also do a number of book, movie and game reviews. So on any given day I could post a new Unisystem quality, a character write-up, a new monster for Basic D&D or horror movie review. I also post a bit about the gaming community as a whole and my own point of view as a player and freelancer.
I do have a few special features I like to post. I do a lot of character write-ups of various supernatural characters, particularly witches. I have run an entire series of posts on Willow and Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer for about a dozen and half different game systems. I also run a weekly series called “Zananurday” where I post something about the DC Character Zatanna every Saturday.
Currently I am also using my blog to promote the Ghosts of Albion games I am running at Gen Con (ran at Gen Con), and a new book I am working for – the Basic versions of the OSR Retro-Clones, called “The Witch”.
I really enjoy the interactions I get from people replying to my posts, and seeing others talk about something I had posted on their own blogs. See you there!
The Other Side blog, check it out!