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5E Tome of Beasts on Hero Lab Now Available

A Horde of New 5th Edition Monsters Whether you need dungeon vermin or a world-shaking personification of evil, the Tome of Beasts has it. More than 400 new foes for your 5th Edition game-everything from tiny drakes and peculiar spiders, to demon lords and ancient dragons. This is one book you won’t want to miss! Tome of Beasts includes monsters from the entire history of Kobold Press, with longtime favorites such as: Clockwork creatures Drakes...

Kobold Guide to Gamemastering Now Available

Decades of GMing Experience at Your Fingertips! “Kobold Press builds on its excellent track record with another great release—new and provocative,”—Mike Mearls Whether it’s advice from grognards who were running games at the dawn of RPGs, or suggestions from the new generation of game designers, these 21 essays by experts are here to help you improve your GMing skills and create fun, amazing, memorable campaigns that’ll be talked about for...

April 2017 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

2017 Kobold Press Calendar It’s April! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. These come from our Kobold Press 2017 Calendar. This month, we feature the art of Evgeni Maloshenkov. No Fooling Around Discover Midgard, a fantasy realm of dark roads and deep magic! The 2017 Kobold Press Calendar brings you 13 scenes of wonder, mystery and adventure. From the...

Deep Magic: Ring Magic Now Available

Deep Magic of the Dwarf Rings Since the dawn of the world, dwarven smiths have fashioned rings of surpassing beauty—but it is not for the sake of beauty alone that these rings are made. There is power in them, which can be unlocked by the wise. Ring magic practitioners channel their magic through these rune-etched metal bands, increasing the devastation wreaked upon their foes; and can even imbue them with spells that someone else can unleash...

March 2017 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

2017 Kobold Press Calendar It’s March! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. These come from our Kobold Press 2017 Calendar. This month, we feature the art of Marcel Mercado from the cover to Deep Magic 5E: Clockwork. . Marching Onward Discover Midgard, a fantasy realm of dark roads and deep magic! The 2017 Kobold Press Calendar brings you 13 scenes of...

Ask the Oracle: Cellphones

Dear Kobold Oracle, The newest player in my group is constantly checking their cell phone despite that I’ve mentioned more than once that we don’t usually use electronics at the table. On top of that, the rest of our party uses real dice, but he insists on using his cell phone for die rolling, so there’s no way to know if he’s cheating. I’m also convinced he’s looking up the stats for monsters we encounter and using them to decide character...

Midgard Kickstarter for 5th Edition and Pathfinder is Live!

Like the strong, dark dwarven beer of the Ironcrags, the Midgard Kickstarter project has been a long time fermenting—and it’s now live! The dark roads await us, and the deep magic calls. Check it out here. This Kickstarter will bring a whole new world to 5th Edition, and expand the options for Pathfinder RPG players. We’re creating a new Midgard Campaign Setting book, with new maps, new chapters and an expanded timeline that moves...

Gen Con Badges and GMing

Gencon is coming, and 4-day badges are more expensive this year! But the Kobold can help, and you can help the Kobold. Just run 4 or more full-table, four-hour games at Gencon and your badge will be compensated. We have the adventures, you’re the GM! Event submission begins on January 22nd, just weeks away. When you commit to running 4 or more events, you can get your badge compensated and possibly pick up some Kobold swag. Email...

January 2017 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

2017 Kobold Press Calendar It’s a new year! And may 2017 be the year you always wanted. Here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. These come from our Kobold Press 2017 Calendar. This month, we feature the art of Marcel Mercado. To a Fantastic New Year Discover Midgard, a fantasy realm of dark roads and deep magic! The 2017 Kobold Press Calendar brings you 13 scenes...

Beyond Damage Dice Now Available

A Weapon is Much More than Just the Damage It Deals… Down to 5 hp and fighting for your life against trolls, dragons, werebeasts, or worse? You’ll need to use your weapons to their fullest potential: to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage your enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice offers unique maneuvers for specific weapons found in the core Fifth Edition rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting—giving them a distinct...

5th Edition Deep Magic: Shadow Magic Now Available

Dark Power From the Realm of Shadow Let others wonder what dangers lurk within the shadows: you learned long ago that the true power is shadow itself. Through deep study and practice—or a long-ago mark on your bloodline—you can draw mysterious, unsettling energy from the alien dimension known as the Shadow Realm, and turn it to your own use. Those who fear the shadows, also fear you. Let them. Deep Magic: Shadow Magic brings the secrets of...

Con Report: MarsCon

Get Some Midgard in the Wild Are you looking for a table of Midgard-flavored gaming goodness? We’ve got tables showing up at conventions in the coming months. GM and designer Mike McKeown is going to be running “Madman at the Bridge” and “Debt of Blood” at Marscon 2017 on January 13-15th, 2017—Williamsburg, VA—Tidewater Virginia’s longest running convention. Madman is a perennial favorite and Debt made its...

Dice of Doom Contest: The Winner

And the Winner Is… The winner of our Dice of Doom contest, the gamer with the bragging rights to Best Kobold Dice Pic of 2016™, the roller that Kobold fans all over the world voted for, and the one that will be winning even more dice because of it… Cliff Newman! *Kermit arms* Congratulations! May your new dice never fail you. And just for fun, here are a few pics of our own dice, so you can see how kobolds roll in the mines:...

Kobolds at Fernwood Game Day

There’s this wonderful little, game-loving library in Fernwood, Idaho. Games in libraries, you say? Sign us up! So the kobolds made a donation. Well, they sent us back these amazing pictures of one of their recent game days. “While we’re a small community, your donation made a big difference. We had great fun and played a ton of games. Thank you so much for helping us bring in children of all ages to learn the joys and...

Dice of Doom Contest: The Finalists

Roll them beautiful dice! You showed us your dice, and they were glorious. So many to choose from. By no means an easy choice, but our judges have narrowed down all those pictures you sent in. Before we announce the finalists, we want to thank… The judges: Wolfgang Baur, Marc Radle, and Liz Courts, your job was tough, but you rolled your way through. Thank you! The participants: you made this all possible. To those of you who sent in...

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