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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,…


Collection of Curiosities: What’s in a Portrait?

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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…


Prepared!: The Inevitable

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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…


Places to Go, People to See: Morgue of Tsanthallos

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“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…


Grand Duchy: Along the Trail of Dark Gods

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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.


Prepared!: A Farewell to Flame

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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


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