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Prepared!: The Oath

Edmund Dulac - The Little Robber Girl

To earn a coin is noble work, to steal one a good trick, But the secrets of those who make the coin Are worth more than a gold brick. —Ravenfolk saying The Oath is a short fifth edition scenario that challenges four 2nd- to 3rd-level characters. Background The PCs are passed by a strange caravan... Continue reading »

More Locales of the Southlands

Mbazha Mts Peaks

Cartography by Anna Meyer The Mbazha Mountains serve as the spine between the arid Crescent Desert and the plains of Narumbeki, and this range holds untapped wealth and wondrous secrets. Rumors speak of the fell magics of the Skin Stealer gnolls (Southlands, p. 93) or the glittering riches of the Diamond Caverns (Southlands, p. 152).... Continue reading »

New for PFRPG: Advanced Races Compendium & Codex

Advanced Races Compendium Cover

2016: the year of monsters begins! Two great new books for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game players and GMs have arrived at the Kobold Store—and if you’re a fan of monsters, you’ll want to check these out. The Advanced Races Compendium gives you everything you need to play a monstrous adventurer in Pathfinder. Its pages are packed... Continue reading »

February 2016 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

4:3 1280 x 960  February 2016

As we did in January, we have a treat in store for you! Our 2016 Kobold Press Calendar is available for sale right now, and we want to show it off a bit by providing you with free wallpapers for your desktop, tablet, and mobile phone. The art you see comes from February. Take a... Continue reading »

Don’t Look Now: Handling Fear and Suspense in Fifth Edition, Part 2

"Suushi Yurei" by Sawaki Suushi (佐脇嵩之, Japanese, *1707, †1772)

Part 2: Appealing to the Senses One of the hallmarks of a spooky or suspenseful RPG adventure is how the environment is described. Every part of the world surrounding the player characters should unnerve, unsettle, and frighten. One important trick gamemasters use to do this is to appeal to all five of their players’ senses,... Continue reading »

Collection of Curiosities: What’s in a Portrait?

Portrait of a Girl - John Everett Millais

The portraits that painters sell to patrons might be more than adventurers expect as they wander into a gallery or into a keep’s warmest common room. You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick... Continue reading »

Prepared!: The Inevitable

Reggio calabria museo nazionale mosaico da kaulon

I’ve drank at the Inevitable three times. The first time was after the troll charge on Hearra Keep; a claw missed me by an eyelash and killed the warrior next to me. The second time was after surviving a shipwreck on the Little Daggers coastline; things in the water there would make a devil think... Continue reading »

Places to Go, People to See: Morgue of Tsanthallos


“And just what are you planning to do with the body of my brother, monk?” “I will bear him to the Morgue of Tsanthallos, friend warrior, the only place in this multiverse where the dead will remain truly undisturbed. There he may rest until such time as he is claimed. You may visit him, of... Continue reading »

Grand Duchy: Along the Trail of Dark Gods

Midgard With Eagle

The north road from Tomierau to the Ruins of Thorn is a treacherous stretch, nearly 300 miles long through the Tomierran Forest. Devotees of the Dark Gods inhabit the region, harassing travelers and the settlements along the road. Continue reading »

Prepared!: A Farewell to Flame

Caspar David Friedrich - Klosterruine Eldena (ca.1825)

I am thrilled to bring more fun Prepared! scenarios to the Kobold Press blog. I am even more thrilled to include fantastic monsters from Kobold Press’ forthcoming Tome of Beasts. Each week I will feature a monster from the tome, and each week the challenge ramps up. Game on, sisters and brothers! —Jon Continue reading »

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Howling Tower

A veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Steve Winter writes the Howling Tower blog and shares his thoughts on the Kobold Press blog. Always well-reasoned and thought-provoking, his work in RPGs incites discussion rather than just more edition-war rage. The kobolds bow to him with deepest respect!

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Your Whispering Homunculus

A veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Richard Pett writes adventure paths for Paizo, smaller adventures for Open Design, and delivers delightful and offbeat tales and game tables in the Whispering Homunculus series. These have proven so popular, they have been collected in the Your Whispering Homunculus book and PDF. Bizarre and whimsical and veddy veddy British, it’s gaming with dark humor and sly amusement. Check out the slithering vileness of the homunculus!

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Real Steel

As a practicing bladesmith, Todd Gdula knows what’s he’s talking about, and he will smack down nonsense like a bar of pigiron smacks down a fencepost. Only, you know, with more deadly force. His practical knowledge and gaming background combine to provide a unique perspective on the making and use of human-powered melee weapons.

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About Kobold Press

Welcome to the small tunnels and the dangerous life of the kobold! We’re always tinkering here, and there’s quite a few projects underway every week. Here’s the two most important at the moment. Check back often, because we’ll be announcing some more in the coming weeks.

Kobold Quarterly: After an amazing five-year run culminating with Kobold Quarterly 23, Kobold Press ended the magazine on a high note. (You can read the announcement on the blog.) The kobolds are now focused on designing and publishing high-quality RPG adventures, sourcebooks, campaign materials and other types of roleplaying game supplements in print and electronic formats.

Open Design: One or two projects each year are written as Open Design commissions, funded by gamers who gain input into the final adventure or sourcebook, and who learn about the steps involved in moving from idea to final publication.

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