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PaizoCon Sale

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50% Off During PaizoCon! If you are not going to PaizoCon for the Memorial Day weekend, but you want to score some big savings while the kobold overlord is out of the warehouse—now’s your chance! We’re offering a full 50% off many of our most popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game releases from past years, in print... Continue reading »

Tournaments: The Labyrinth


There may be no honor among thieves, but there is infamy. Names like Arnault the Razor, Light-Fingered Calence, or the Token Taker inspire respect and no little amount of fear. What many of the great thieves, dreaded enforcers, and even the rumored assassins that lurk in the darkened corners of the world share, though, is... Continue reading »

Real Steel: Blade of Ancient Visions

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And the winner is… Anthony Jennings! His Blade of Ancient Visions has stolen the hearts—and minds!—of all that would look upon it. And now this blade crafted by the hands of Todd Gdula can go on to speak to a new wielder with its wondrous visions and whispers. (Well, when you’re paranoid, you’re never alone, right?) Congratulations to all... Continue reading »

Swords of Hell: Items from Dante’s Inferno


Dante Alighieri cited various magic items in his masterwork opera Divine Comedy. In this article, 5E stats for two powerful swords appearing in the first part of the epic poem, Inferno, are provided. The Sword of Homer Weapon (shortsword), very rare (requires attunement by a character with a Charisma score equal to or greater than 12) “The... Continue reading »

Tournaments: The Iron Fist


Every nation boasts its own, unique fighting arts. From pugilists in roped rings to oiled wrestlers who grunt and grapple in the dirt, to exotic fighters whose feet, knees, elbows, and even foreheads can cripple a foe for life, every culture believes its fighters are the toughest. Once every four years, that belief is put... Continue reading »

Real Steel: Contest Finalists

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Arr! And ia ia! It’s that day on Real Steel when we announce the finalists to our contest. Finalists The five finalists—Blade of Ancient Visions, Cutlass of the Eldritch Deeps, Cutlass of the Shattered Mind, Eye of the Deep One, and R’lyeh’s Gaze—are listed below. Please, vote for your favorite in the poll at the end. Polls close on... Continue reading »

Kobolds Take the D&D Podcast


Your very own Kobold-in-Chief joins Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito on the latest episode of the D&D podcast—from now on known as Dragon Talk. Be regaled as Wolfgang, and I quote, “returns to tell us some more crazy stories, sing some Hall & Oates, and talk about what Kobold Press is putting up on the DMs Guild.” Are you not... Continue reading »

Tournaments: The Arcane Masters

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Magic is often seen as a dangerous but controlled study. Those who learn the art of spellcasting and who devote themselves to the arcane craft are seen as scholarly. And indeed, many mages come together in colleges to share their experience and expertise, training a new generation of magic users in controlling and harnessing the... Continue reading »

Heritage of Heroes: Gem Dragonborn


For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a dragonborn descended from gem dragons. Your other dragonborn traits remain the same. Gem Dragonborn Traits Draconic Ancestry.... Continue reading »

Gen Con 2016 Schedule for Kobold Press


Going to Gen Con? Join in at some Kobold Press events. Here’s our schedule. Event registration opens on May 15th, so you can prepare your wishlists ahead of time. If you find an event sold out, try dropping by the table. Some GMs can accommodate extra players! Our seminars can be popular, so register and please come see... 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.

Do you want to write for Kobold Press? We accept submissions for new articles. The best place to start is by checking out our Submission guidelines.

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