Shades of Magic: To the Stars

Between the terrestrial realms of Midgard and the endless darkness of the Realms Beyond lie the stars. The stars of Midgard shine with power, sharing with their myriad servants and guardians. Among these are the star bearers and star elves, and these servants and others are often all that lie between Midgard and the consuming madness of the Endless Void. These celestial beings dwell in crystal cities and castles that orbit Midgard and nearby...

January 2018 Kobold Press Wallpapers

It’s January! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month’s teases the later-this-year release of Midgard Worldbook with a map by the awesome Anna Meyer. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Warlock’s Apprentice: The Crimson Oubliette

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… Down a mostly forgotten passage of the Undercity, behind a partially cleared rockfall, lies the arched chamber containing the Crimson Oubliette. Once known as the Depths, this wretched prison of narrow cell doors dotting the curving walls of a five hundred foot deep cylindrical shaft housed those who society wished to forget (including an entire tribe of scrags). Then a ground tremor...

Midgard Monster Lore: The Nightgarm (Part 1)

From the journal of Hallvard the Left-Handed, priest of the All-Father: Last winter, I had the misfortune of arriving in Huldramose just as winter settled in. If there’s anything worse than a bog, it’s a half-frozen bog. I’d come with a purpose, however. My home, at least for the past few years, was one of many scattered villages along the fjords of Trollheim, but the residents of two of those villages had been killed to a...

Shops of Zobeck: The Trading Post

Zobeck is filled to bursting with various shops of both quality and intrigue. Each services their own niche, each boasts their own excellence, each is eagerly waiting for the heroes returning from dangerous and grand adventures with large sacks of gold and rare and wondrous items. As the Crossroads City, home to some of the most lucrative and famous of traders, Zobeck offers a wide variety of establishments for them to unload their wares. And...

Beyond Damage Dice: Elven Weapons

A weapon is more than the damage it deals. In combat, skilled warriors use their weapons to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage their enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice ties unique maneuvers to weapons from both the core rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting, giving them a distinct impact on the battlefield. This article examines weapons crafted by the elves and elfmarked of Midgard using methods passed down throughout...

Of Godly Might: Clerics of Loki (Part 3)

“Loki’s luck be upon you!” Some oracles specialize in being sneaky. Infiltration (Oracle Mystery) Deities: Loki, and some deities whose portfolios include the Stealth domain with GM permission. Class Skills: An oracle with the infiltration mystery adds Climb, Disable Device, Disguise, and Stealth to her list of class skills. Bonus Spells: handy grapnel (UI)(2nd), hidden presence (UI)(4th), voluminous vocabulary (UI)(6th), adjustable disguise...

December 2017 Kobold Press Wallpapers

It’s December! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. These come from New Paths Compendium with art by Claudio Pozas. Choose Your Path Shadows are falling across the land: monstrous things stir in the depths, schemers spin their plots in the towers of the powerful, and unholy threats rise from the grave to menace the living. It’s an age of terrors and...

Midgard Expanded: The Travels of Lucano Volpe, or the Sky City of Sikkim

Having made our escape from the wicked spider slavers by means of Qatin’s gravity-defying magic, Agosto and I helplessly soared higher and higher into the sky. The exhilaration of freedom quickly gave way to stark terror. “Agosto!” I shouted. “We appear to be rising up into the sky at an alarming rate!” “That is true, master!” my servant called back to me. A Hard Landing, Part 10 “What now, then!?!” Agosto gave me a cheeky grin. “I know not,...

Shades of Magic: Totems of Power

Totem magic is a very real and very powerful force in Midgard. All totem spirits are said to be descended from the World Serpent Ouroboros and bear a small portion of his creative power. Below are a few examples of totemic magics in Midgard. Majestic Might of Owls Totem Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement) This feathered necklace grants the wearer advantage on Charisma checks (Intimidation) and Wisdom checks (Perception). The wearer...

Shops of Zobeck: Time’s Closet

Zobeck is a beacon for those hoping to strike it rich—or at least find their place in life. Many travel from all over Midgard to the Crossroads City looking to trade their wares to the right person for the right price or earn their way into the business life of Zobeck. However, not everyone pursues wealth, glory, and fame. Some, desire the pursuit of knowledge, history, truth, and story! There is a small one-story shop run by an elderly human...

November 2017 Kobold Press Wallpapers

Kobolds and Fallen Leaves It’s November! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. These come from Prepared 2: A Dozen One-Shot Adventures for 5th Edition. So, your players went off on a tangent—AGAIN? A Dozen 5th Edition One-Shot Adventures for Levels 1 to 11 Never fear—Prepared 2 offers you 12 quick solutions to keep the game moving and players entertained,...

Midgard’s First Five Years

We’re at one of those milestones that snuck up on me a little: the Midgard Campaign Setting has been in print for five years as of today! It’s interesting to look back and see what’s changed. Part of me says, “Whoa, five years! What’s new?” and part of me thinks, “Good! Growth and confusion and a rich patina of worldbuilding.” Little Things Shine Brighter: World Trees I think of changes to a setting as falling into two categories: those...

Shops of Zobeck: The Kariv’s Apothecary

The Kariv’s Apothecary A small scratchy voice calls out to you, “Welcome stranger! Do you need some help traversing these busy streets? If you do, I am your guide: Black-Eye! Hop aboard, and please, allow me to show you around this magnificent city. If you are looking for anything in particular, do not hesitate to ask.” Looking at this curious kobold and then looking at his rickety cart, you wonder if it will manage on these streets. You...

Of Godly Might: Clerics of Thor (Part 2)

Temples to Thor are few and far between. Worshipers are just as likely to leave sacrificial offerings under stormy skies, lit by bolts of lightning and accompanied by claps of thunder. No need for fancy temple halls when Thor provides displays of his power with every storm that visits Midgard. Particularly well known among Thor’s followers are an elite group of skalds, calling themselves storm strikers, who favor the sonic cleric domain and...


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