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Out of the Frying Pan: Muttering Madness

Encounters have consequences. Every slain bandit has friends who will want revenge, and every devil banished back to the Eleven Hells reports its failure to its Dark Lord. What happens when the PCs’ daring deeds come back to bite them? Muttering Madness The following encounter chains are more than just random encounters. Each conflict flows organically into the next, sometimes without even giving the PCs a chance to catch their collective...

Welcome to Midgard: Recent Events in the Blood Kingdom

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Worldbook…] RECENT EVENTS IN THE BLOOD...

Memoirs of a Lich: Foreshadowing, Part 1

Dear Osvaud, This is Osvaud. Let’s say you’ve put time and effort into erecting the perfect deathtrap. The protagonists run through your maze of horrors like well-armed rats, finding you within the center. You let loose a villainous laugh and throw the big switch on a gigantic technomagical gizmo with tons of cool special effects. You start monologuing about how it’s going to simultaneously make you a thousand feet tall and turn a god into an...

Shades of Magic: Elven Secrets

The Elves abandoned Midgard for other realms many ages ago. However, many of their mysterious, epic enchantments remained behind. Their unique artifacts and puissant magic items are still hidden deep in ancient forests and in timeless ruins for the intrepid (or foolhardy) adventurer to discover and claim. Armours of the Cavalier Armor, very rare, requires attunement This +2 silvered plate mail is immune to all types of rust and magical rust...

Welcome to Midgard: Griffon Knight

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Heroes Handbook…] FIGHTER: GRIFFON KNIGHT...

Your Whispering Homunculus: Fifty More Passersby, Part Two

“Are you sure you didn’t just make these up, sluglet?” “Lie to you? Never, master!” Continuing our encounters with more peculiar (and some frankly improbable) NPCs, here are 25 more strange or odd characters your PCs may pass in the street, have a conversation with, or have to interact with to gain some vital clue on their way to the Purple Temple of the Fiendishly Plotting Gas Spores. As ever, use them like seasoning in your tales or when you...

Under the City: Sewers

Under the City presents opportunities to add new layers to your urban adventuring… Canneries, chamber pots, knacker yards, latrines, slaughterhouses, and tanneries—all that waste has to go somewhere. The resulting foulness is captured, transported, and processed by urban sewage systems that vary in design and complexity. Individual structures, both domestic and commercial, likely rely upon a moveable outhouse latrine centered over a simple pit....

DM Selfie: Show Us Your DM Screen!

What could be finer than the exhilaration and mystery of the DM screen? Oh, the secrets it keeps! Share a photo of your DM screen and surrounding… things. This can be a selfie or a view from the DM side of the table. It can be your dog or cat behind the screen. It can be anything so long as there is clearly a DM screen somewhere. Then a panel of judges will pick their favorites! The winner of the grand prize will receive the Midgard...

May 2018 Kobold Press Wallpapers

It’s May! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month celebrates Zobeck with the city map from Midgard Worldbook, by cartographer Alyssa Faden. This month, consider getting back into the important things in life—maps!   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Welcome to Midgard: Zobeck’s Districts

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… [From the Midgard Worldbook…] ZOBECK’S DISTRICTS The...

Warlock’s Apprentice: On the Hunt

Bounty hunters are a diverse group, spanning a variety of personalities and skills. Some are brutes, choosing the life of the Champion (fighter) while other clever mercenary leaders prefer more tactical maneuvers. Many emulate the Hunter (ranger) and train tirelessly in order to track their quarries to the ends of the earth. Others still are wizards that study the School of Divination to scry upon their targets and strike from afar. One such...

Rogue’s Gallery: Ga’rok Tok, Warlord of the Wastes

Unable and uninterested in controlling his baser urges since his transformation, Ga’rok has betrayed his employees often enough that no one trusts him anymore. What were once just rumors that enhanced his reputation as a dangerous warrior are now taken at face value as a warning to stay away. Ga’rok has never been particularly well-liked, but there was a grudging respect for his prowess and ability to get most of his clients to...

Welcome to Midgard: Bearfolk

Welcome, friend, to the world of Midgard. Maybe you’re brand new to this world. Or maybe you’ve been around since the beginning. Either way, stay—all are welcome! Please, sit and listen to the tales. You see, the world has been changing, and oh, the sights to see. It’s a living, evolving realm where things happen after all. So why shouldn’t it have a life all it’s own? Where to start… BEARFOLK [From the Midgard Heroes Handbook…] Bearfolk are...

The Far Side of the Table: Non-Traditional Currency

Hoping to avoid Countess Farsight’s rage for having killed a duke during a party in her estate, the adventurers made their way north. Looking out across an icy, wind-swept tundra, the adventurers trudged wearily toward a solitary fortress on the horizon. The adventurers wondered about what kind of life would await them in this new land. Welcome to the table! This week, having finished their work in Lurem’s Hold, the adventurers found...

Random Encounters: Out of the Rain (Part 2)

The rhymester banshee is a stark reminder that, should the gods see fit to bless you with talents and abilities greater than those around you, it would be wise to develop and use those gifts to accomplish great things—and even elven beauty can be a curse to those that squander it. The blessings of the muses must also be appreciated and shared. Before their transformation into undead creatures, rhymester banshees were bards of great talent and...

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