The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror
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the Magic Mirror
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- This article is about the module. For the demiplane of the same name, see Land Beyond the Magic Mirror.
The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (EX2) is a Dungeons & Dragons module written for use with the First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game and set in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting.
This module, like its companion Dungeonland, is actually a close adaptation of a work of fiction by Lewis Carroll, in this case Through the Looking Glass. D&D creator Gary Gygax adapted the module from his own D&D campaign.
To keep the surprise in the game, the module advises dungeon masters to keep the players in the dark about what is happening as long as possible, although well-read players will eventually recognize the monsters and situations.
In keeping with its sense of oddness and surprise, the cover of this module depicts a scene that appears in its companion adventure EX1 Dungeonland (a battle with a hangman tree). In the same way the cover image of Dungeonland shows an encounter that takes place in this module (the attack of the roc raven).
Receiving 9 out of 10, The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror was positively reviewed in issue 48 of White Dwarf magazine. Reviewer Jim Bambra enjoyed its sense of humor and exciting role-play, but criticized that the module needn't have been written for such high level characters (a common problem in early modules), and could have been modified for lower level ones.
- Bambra, Jim. "Open Box: Dungeon Modules." White Dwarf #48. Nottingham, UK: Games Workshop, 1983.