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Midgard Maps: The Lady of White Rose Manor (page 6)

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The Kobold King, in his scaly wisdom, became a patron of the famed cartographer, Dyson Logos (Fantasy RPG Cartography by Dyson Logos)! Magnificent maps were attained, thereby, which our Squamous Sovereign decreed would become part of the landscape of Midgard. With great celerity and a stolen thesaurus, one of his minions did set about transforming…


Sanctuary of Belches is Now Available

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“The village of Olsha is in need. And we’re the only ones that can do something about it. Apparently, the entire village is being kept awake by the noises coming from inside these halls. Are you all ready? Let’s get this—”    BBBRRRRRRRRRRPPP!!!   “Dear gods, what is that smell…!” Won’t you join us in the Sanctuary of Belches, our…


Makurian Caravan Guard: A Background

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Like many that hail from the desert city-states, you learned to read the language of the Lotus and Tamasheq Trails before you could even read the simplest Nurian scroll. Before you knew how to lace your own sandals, you knew the flicker of a camel’s ear that told of approaching riders and which of the desert falcon’s cries…


Kobold Playtest: Macabre Substitutions in Barovia

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This summer, I decided to run The Curse of Strahd for my three players. The party consists of a fighter and a pair of rangers. Aside from low-level ranger spellcasting, the party has almost no access to magic. The intent of this campaign is to set a tone of truly Gothic horror from the first encounter on….


Real Steel: Shadow Bane, A Benefit Roll Off

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Once in a while, I get asked to make a piece for a benefit raffle or auction. A few months ago, I was contacted about doing a piece to benefit Ernie Gygax, the eldest child of Gary Gygax. Ernie has had some medical issues, and the bills have been piling up. Ernie and I conspired,…


Con Report: Strategicon

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Nick Milasich ran a couple sessions of “The Madman at the Bridge” from Tales of Zobeck at this year’s Strategicon Gamex 2016 in Los Angeles. Prizes were given, pics were taken, and great fun was had by all! Thanks, Nick! Looks like so much fun and wish we could have joined in.


Beyond Damage Dice: Southlands Weapons

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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….


Your Whispering Homunculus: For One Night Only… Funny Weather, Too

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“Close the shutters, grotesquelet. I have it on good authority we’re in for a stormy night.” “With pleasure, Oh Round One. Hail?” “Don’t grovel. My dear friend Ragwort the Amaranth Wizard tells me he’s expecting toads.” “Please, proffer him my congratulations master.” “Don’t be impertinent, and get that cat oiled.” For One Night Only are occasional…


Preview of Tome of Beasts: Loxoda

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There’s a reason why kobold mine entrances are so small. I mean, who wants to get stepped on in their own mine? Is that an ogre? Or an elephant? Yup. Meet the loxoda. They trample, stomp, and maul, and they’re huge. And they come in herds. Huge trampling herds! This was designed by Ryan Shatford with art by Bryan Syme for the Tome…


Milton & Magic: Mythical Items from English Literature

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  In his tragic closet drama Samson Agonistes, John Milton, renowned author of Paradise Lost, narrates the sorrowful life of Samson, the archetypal barbarian of the ancient tradition. Some mythical items are described in that text. Here we detail them with 5E stats. The Sword of Bone Weapon (greatclub), rare (requires attunement by a barbarian with…


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