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Your Whispering Homunculus—10 Curious and Mercifully Unique Maladies

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Master Pett’s Your Whispering Homunculus presents only the finest in British gaming. Indeed, you are not likely to find a more comprehensive assortment of miscellany anywhere. (So much more than just another bloke in a dress.) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Master!” “Again, tape-wormlet, can’t you see I’m busy with this flan? What now?” “Apologies,…


Walk the Path of the Trickster

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Most tricksters are two steps ahead of the competition. A few know how to win before the race even begins! The trickster is a new Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible class which combines arcane magic with roguish skills. Use your special Forte ability to perform incredible acrobatics, summon a magical familiar to act as an accomplice,…


Kobold Press Wants You to GM at Gen Con!

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Time to prepare for Gen Con! Are you ready to run Pathfinder or fifth edition D&D at the best four days of gaming? Kobold Press is looking for GMs and we want you! Run 12 hours of games (that’s 1 four-hour game for three of the days) and get your $90 badge reimbursed, plus a…


Prepared!: Shell Song

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We brought the boats in and began unloading as the captain asked. Old man Jul went up the beach a ways to find a place to set the tents. We all laughed at first when he slipped on the rocks and fell flat on his arse, cursing and waving his arms. Now, Holm swears that…


Madman at the Collegium

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This past fall, I pulled off the greatest and sweetest Diplomacy check of my life: I convinced the Department of English at Winthrop University, where I am an instructor, that a course on writing narrative for tabletop roleplaying games would make a great addition to the department’s writing courses. It so happens that my acting…


Prepared!: The Oath

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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…


More Locales of the Southlands

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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)….


New for PFRPG: Advanced Races Compendium & Codex

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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…


February 2016 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

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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…


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

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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,…


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