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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible

Product Identity for this product, as defined in the Open Game License version 1.0a, is not Open Content and is designated as all artwork, characters, dialogue, locations, plots, proper names (characters, deities, etc.), storylines, tradedress, and trademarks. (Elements that have previously been designated as Open Game Content or are in the public domain are not included in this declaration.) Open Content, as defined in the Open Game License...

The Kobold Guide to Game Design

Back in the day, long ages past, when Open Design was founded (better known as 2006), I had a problem. And that problem was this: How would I keep patrons entertained while I waited to see if gamers would chip in to fund the project? I mean, I wanted them coming back to the Open Design blog every now and then, because, hey, the project could start up at any time. I was worried that people would wander off because fundraising is inherently...

Sandswept Tales of Dark Arabia

The fourth Open Design commission, Six Arabian Nights, has been completed and has shipped to its more than 101 patrons. Initial reactions from the readers include “What a beautifully rendered collection” to “Absolutely amazing” to just plain “Wow”. To put it another way, one patrons says it will “definitely be one of the more prized pieces in my RPG collection.” The Six Arabian Nights project...

Free Preview: Pirates of the Arabian Nights

One of the adventures in Six Arabian Nights, the current Open Design project, is called “The Sand Pirates,” and it features a fantastic half-efreet pirate captain and his crew, cursed monstrosities beneath the dunes, and a few other twists and turns. As a preview, check out the free download of Captain Asad Al Nar, the Lion of Fire, containing stats, tactics, and stunning art! The project itself contains the City of Siwal (a setting...

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