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Shops of Zobeck: The Blue Nymph

The Crossroads City—the City of Intrigue—offers a vast array of experiences. It is a world unto its own. Hidden treasures lay in wait to be discovered. Everyone comes to this glorious city searching for something: what they are looking for is a mystery, and that can only be answered by someone who deals in extravagances, desires, and the unique. Locating such a place might require a bit of time, but when you find it, your desires shall be met!...

Random Encounters: Out of the Rain

Banshees are the product of elves that have squandered their natural gifts and upon death paid the ultimate price, eternal undeath. Not all Banshees were merely maidens. Some were entertainers and the skills that they learned while living remain, albeit twisted, after their transformation into a banshee. The rhymester banshee’s bardic abilities and arcane skills make it a deadly foe. The encounter is intended for a party of 6th- to 8th-level...

The Courts of Fey: Seelie Squire

Since the rise of the “young” races, the boundaries of Faerie have waned and receded farther into the shadows. Once great powers and influences have been diminished or forbidden or forgotten. As the ancient traditions faded and the Old World separated from the New, some were compelled to depart along with it, by necessity or by choice or by force. Whether exiled wanderers or founders of new kingdoms beyond the veil, the fairest of...

Your Whispering Homunculus: Curious Locales—The Lean Tree House Gambling Inn and Mistress Smedge’s Seamstery, Part One

“Thank you for showing me your private gallery, master. Goodness, that’s an odd picture there.” “Yes, well, Mummy was a three-headed obscenity with alien flutes emerging from her spine at the time, but she got better.” “No, Master, not the family gallery. That one next to them—the one with the odd willow and river-barge merging into one strange location. It seems almost… normal…” Curious locales are quirky locations for GMs to drop...

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...

Creature Codex: Kickstarter Updates

The Creature Codex is bringing over 300 new monsters to 5th edition, including lotus golems, wasteland dragons, shadow goblins, and so much more. Backers can submit original monster designs for possible publication or commission monsters, plus fund monster pawns, encounter maps, and more! Just a couple days left for the Creature Codex Kickstarter. The project’s snagged the golem stretch goal, thanks to your support! These golems are...

New Release: New Paths Compendium

It’s here! The New Paths Compendium (Expanded Hardcover + PDF) is a big beautiful book of new player options for Pathfinder. 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 wonders… and heroes! This expanded, hardcover edition of the New Paths...

RPG Resolutions for Dragon Eve

New Year’s Dragon Eve is here! And as the Creature Codex is heading into the final stretch, it’s a good time to consider the road ahead. So I resolve to be a better, smarter, more entertaining and more often in-character adventurer. I will resolve to… Buy healing potions before a party member starts making death saves Try to keep my friends out of the 20-foot-radius fireball when casting Not fall asleep on watch in the...

Memoirs of a Lich: Dungeons (Part 1)

Dear Osvaud, This is Osvaud. We’ve gotten surprisingly comfortable in our role as proprietor of the Red Door Market. (Bemmea’s best magic items supplier for the burglar on a budget!) However, the whole reason for this diary is that we’ll inevitably return to our first and greatest love. Even now, we find it difficult to fully escape the allure of unlife’s simplest pleasures… the precision engineering of a...

Creature Codex: Kickstarter Updates

The Creature Codex is bringing over 300 new monsters to 5th edition, including lotus golems, wasteland dragons, shadow goblins, and so much more. Backers can submit original monster designs for possible publication or commission monsters, plus fund monster pawns, encounter maps, and more! The campaign is moving well along and surpassing stretch goals. Happy to say, we added three monstrous spellcasters to the book with the latest. ALSO we sent...

Merry Monstermas!

Kobolds and gearforged and a golem that smashes Cackling liches and devils with lashes Wererats, and demons, and dragons with wings, these are a few of our favorite things! When the claw swipes, when the trap clicks, when you’re turned to stone, Gather a few of your favorite beasts, and maybe you’ll roll that saving throw! —From Your Kobold Friends & the Creature...

The Far Side of the Table: Who’s Telling the Story Here?

Welcome to the table. Tonight, my players split up across the town, and unfortunately, each wound up involved in deadly assassination plots. For a GM, a session like this may sound like a nightmare—multiple simultaneous fights across a split party. Yet as the night developed, I discovered an effective way to get the players to tell the outcome of their conflicts. Today, we talk about Narrative Authority and its effect at the table. Val and...

Creature Codex: Kickstarter Updates

The Creature Codex is bringing over 300 new monsters to 5th edition, including lotus golems, wasteland dragons, shadow goblins, and so much more. Backers can submit original monster designs for possible publication or commission monsters, plus fund monster pawns, encounter maps, and more! We’re still in the middle of the campaign, and yet we’re putting out the call for playtesters?! Yes indeed! The Creature Codex monster design and...

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