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EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (1e)

Your adventures have taken you to strange places before, but in the eyes of your experienced party, few of these places are as unusual as the bizarre Land Beyond the Magic Mirror. Here the delightful and the light-hearted often hide great challenges and dangers; here you will journey through a landscape unique among fantasy role-playing scenarios.
This adventure was first conceived by E. Gary Gygax as part of the Greyhawk Castle dungeon complex and has been the source of challenge and fun for many skilled players of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. It is finally available to all players and can be added to your existing campaign with ease.
"The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" is designed so that it may be used with its companion scenario, EX1: "Dungeonland." Still, "Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" may easily be played on its own, and should offer hours of excitement in its strange landscape!
Product History
EX2: "The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" (1983) is the second "EXtension" to Castle Greyhawk published by TSR. It appeared in 1983.
Sources. "The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror is based on Lewis Caroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). This module ended a year of literary adaptations from TSR, which had already seen Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) adapted as EX1: "Dungeonland" (1983) and Romeo & Juliet adapted as UK1: "Beyond the Crystal Cave" (1983).
A Shared History. "The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" largely shares its history with "Dungeonland." Together, they represented the public's first look at Gary Gygax's Castle Greyhawk - though only through the intermediary of distant "demiplanes" that you could get to from the Castle.
Gygax's final AD&D book, WG6: "Isle of the Ape" (1985), would feature one more demiplane, also based on a literary source.
Expanding Greyhawk. The mysterious beings Murlynd, Keoghtom, and Heward are all mentioned in "Mirror." Gygax explains who they are in "Greyhawk's World" in Dragon #71 (March 1983). Short answer? They're quasi-deities - not demi-gods and definitely not "heroes."
New Monsters. Among the new monsters introduced in EX2 is the "lightning quasi-elemental," which inhabits the boundary between the air elemental plane and the positive material plane. The lightning elemental's appearance marked the first real usage of a new theory for the elemental planes that Gygax had introduced in Dragon #73 (May 1983). There he posited the existence of eight "quasi-elemental planes," each located between an elemental plane and either the positive or negative plane.
The Adventure Continues. "Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" can be connected directly with "Dungeonland." Though Gygax had once hoped Castle Greyhawk would be published in the early 80s, by the time EX2 was published, he said "that is likely to be years from now." It would in fact be seven years before the publication of Greyhawk Ruins (1990), which wasn't even directly based on Gygax's original game.
About the Creators. "The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror" was the final adventure release from a busy period of Gygax's creativity which also produced Monster Manual II and three other adventures. After that, only a few more Gygaxian Greyhawk adventures would appear, and those only with the help of Rob Kuntz and Frank Mentzer.
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Tom V April 21, 2023 1:08 am UTC
POD, please
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Kenneth Ian V January 25, 2023 1:57 pm UTC
IF YOU WANT A POD (Sorry for the all caps, it gets lost otherwise)

I contacted DriveThruRPG and they said a POD is completely out of their hands; you have to contact Wizards of the Coast and ask them directly.
So: Here is Wizard's phone number from facebook: +1 425-226-6500

[WoTC used to have an email address and a "contact Wizards on Messenger" link but those have disappeared.]
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Taylor O December 20, 2022 3:34 am UTC
Print on demand, my good friends. :)
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Sam S September 15, 2022 11:40 am UTC
PoD pleeese
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Andrew C July 03, 2022 8:21 pm UTC
POD please
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Ernie N January 29, 2022 9:43 pm UTC
I have just uploaded a 5e conversion of the Land Beyond the Magic Mirror with maps, please feel free to check it out.
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Heath P December 18, 2021 1:59 pm UTC
POD please.
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Matthew Y December 04, 2021 9:39 am UTC
POD please!
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Marcy U November 29, 2021 1:21 am UTC
Does this include the maps of the land beyond the magic mirror and the chessboard fields?
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Brandon B May 10, 2023 11:50 am UTC
Yes. It comes with all maps including the chessboard.
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Alexandre M April 17, 2021 6:21 pm UTC
PoD Please!
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charles W March 26, 2021 2:09 am UTC
POD please
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Shawn F May 01, 2020 4:11 pm UTC
SOFT PRINT PLZ!!!!!!!!!!
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Mark James S February 09, 2020 10:41 am UTC
I have the same question that Richard H had back in 2018: Will this ever be available as a printed item?
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Richard H October 09, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Is there an ETA for the PoD for this to go with that of EX1 Dungeonland?
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Robert C February 22, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
The module is called The Land BEYOND the Magic Mirror, not Behind :)
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Jay M January 09, 2017 3:57 am UTC
Your 5e conversion guide for this module is now available here on the DM's Guild!
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