SIDEQUEST is the monthly RPG magazine from Icarus Games. 

Inspired by the hobby magazines of old, SIDEQUEST is filled with useable content for your 5th edition games, as well as articles to inspire you no matter the system you play. 


  • Sahill, the Cursed City: First up in this issue we have another entry for the Ashk Gazetteer, this time for the city of Sahill, a cursed city filled with undead with a tragic history. 


    The Witch Class: Next we have a new spellcasting class in the witch, an arcane caster who learns their magic from their connection to their witch's coven. 

    The coven subclasses from this class each give a really different playstyle experience, from the coven of blood which allows you to steal enemies blood and use it to buff yourself or debuff them, to the coven of cauldrons who can brew the elixir of life. 

    The coven of shadows can steal the shadows of their enemies and use them against them, and the coven of the earth makes a special bond with a spirit of the natural world, which comes to them as a witch's familiar. 


    How to Run Horror: This article talks about the idea of the tension curve, a narrative device you can deploy to give your players the best scares possible. 


    The Ghoul Doctor : This new monster, written by Kieran Mathers is a support creature whose purpose is keeping other monsters in the fight. It comes with an adorable/horrific assistant known as a flesh abomination, but we prefer to call him Simon. 


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SIDEQUEST Issue 6 - October 2021

  • WRITTEN BY: Anthony Cerrato, Kieran Mathers (Dark Peaks).
    DESIGN BY: Anthony Cerrato
    LAYOUT & GRAPHIC DESIGN: Anthony Cerrato
    TRADE DRESS: AlderDoodle
    ART: Enmanuel Lema Martinez, Mattias (Baconstrap), Balazs Pirok, Dean Spencer, Jeshields.
    CARTOGRAPHY: Anthony Cerrato using Inkarnate PRO.

    SPECIAL THANKS: The Icarus Games Playtest Community.

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