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Folk Magic: Items of Everyday Wonder

Bag of Marbles Wondrous Item, Uncommon (Requires Attunement) This small, innocuous-looking leather bag contains glass marbles, and one marble can be removed at a time. When a marble is tossed on the ground, it magically becomes hundreds of marbles that create difficult terrain in a 10-by-10-foot square. Any Large or smaller creature entering or leaving …

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Folk Magic: Cantrips

Arcane Trail (Mountain Druid Magic) Enchantment cantripCasting time: 1 actionRange: TouchComponents: SDuration: 24 hours This simple cantrip allows druids and rangers to mark a trail, leading compatriots to them or identifying a trail for themselves. After casting the cantrip, the spellcaster can make up to twelve 1-inch arcane marks on any surfaces (including liquids, like …

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Shades of Magic: Elven Secrets

The Elves abandoned Midgard for other realms many ages ago. However, many of their mysterious, epic enchantments remained behind. Their unique artifacts and puissant magic items are still hidden deep in ancient forests and in timeless ruins for the intrepid (or foolhardy) adventurer to discover and claim. Armours of the Cavalier Armor, very rare, requires …

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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 …

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Shades of Magic: A Taste of Clockwork

Clockwork Magic Items Clockwork magic originated in the Free City of Zobeck, amongst the human, dwarf, and especially kobold followers of Rava, the Goddess of Gears and Fate. It has rapidly spread across the breadth of Midgard in the last century, and clockwork spells and magic items can now be found almost anywhere in Midgard, …

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PaizoCon 2015: A Brief Jaunt into Gravebinder’s Daughter

This year, the Kobold Press crew attended and ran events at PaizoCon. Adam Roy, one of the GMs, shares a bit of his experience with us. Gravebinder’s Daughter, a perennial PaizoCon favorite, was run twice over the Memorial Day weekend at this year’s PaizoCon (2015). (Warning: Teasers/Spoilers ahead!)

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The Southlands Come Alive: Lost Cities of Gold and Salt

This time we provide you with a teaser for the lost cities of the Southlands. Come take a look at Adam Roy’s peek at what’s in store for you in the Southlands Kickstarter. “Mardas Vhula-gai” is a ruined city overrun by tribes of Dabu gnolls, an outpost of the Kingdom of the Gnoll Queen, located …

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Building Character: Feats for Gnolls

The gnolls of Midgard are a bloody and ferocious lot. These feats are designed to make gnoll player characters and nonplayer characters as terrifying and fierce as can be. Note that they are designed for and refer to gnolls, but they are appropriate for any savage warrior race (barbarians, orcs, ogres, trolls, goblins, and so …

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Thirteen Zobecker Character Traits

The denizens of Zobeck are a diverse polyglot of peoples and traditions. They live a hard but robust life in and around their beloved city. Thus they have skills and abilities not found elsewhere in Midgard. Here are a few uniquely Zobeckian traits to make PCs and NPCs as unique as the city itself.

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Relic: Sarastra’s Shadow

If you need a sword with a bit of lore and a decided preference for elves, Sarastra’s Shadow might be exactly what you’re looking for. Take a peek. Sarastra’s Shadow Aura strong illusion     CL 18th Slot none     Weight 3 lbs. Description This minor artifact is a keen spellstoring holy frost longsword that has a blade …

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Exotic Trade Goods of the Mharoti Bazaars

The empire is a place of wonders and strangeness, since its people and its merchants serve scaly masters with needs unlike those of the humans, dwarves, and minotaurs of the north and west. Here is a sampling of some of the unique goods found in the Empire’s bazaars, from Harkesh to Sarkland and Achillon to …

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