Posts by Jon Sawatsky

Home / Articles by Author

Prepared!: The Impregnable Fortress of Dib

The Impregnable Fortress of Dib is a location designed to offer a medium/easy challenge to four 1st- to 2nd-level characters. The Exterior Before you stands an unusual makeshift fortress. A large wooden wagon has been overturned a few feet from the road. An incomplete moat of sorts rings the structure; the vapors from its gelatinous …

Prepared!: The Impregnable Fortress of Dib Read More »

Home / Articles by Author

Warlock’s Apprentice: Recollections of the River Court

Yes, it’s true! I have travelled far up the rivers that flow through the Arbonesse—all the way to the River Court. There I was taken on a tour of the place before being seated for dinner with the king himself, that secret keeper, Ulorian the First! Here, sit, I will recall my time there for …

Warlock’s Apprentice: Recollections of the River Court Read More »

Home / Articles by Author

Warlock’s Apprentice: Phosus, Dread Wyrm of the Falls

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… In the belly of the Dragoncoil Mountains lies an ancient and spectacular set of magma falls. The falls have many names but are most commonly known as the Firefalls of Ghoss. The story tells of a young dragonfolk sorcerer who, fleeing through the mountains from …

Warlock’s Apprentice: Phosus, Dread Wyrm of the Falls Read More »

Home / Articles by Author

Warlock’s Apprentice: Legendary Works of Arshin the Enchanter

Bringing you a taste from the dark pages of Warlock… Infernist, madman, binder, crackpot, genius, saint: all these titles and more were set upon the shoulders of Arshin, legendary enchanter of the Winewood. Here, in your hands, is a tome containing information on the man, his followers, and his great works of magic. Though we …

Warlock’s Apprentice: Legendary Works of Arshin the Enchanter Read More »

Home / Articles by Author

Of Godly Might: Clerics of Boreas (Part 3)

Clerics of Boreas (for 5E) The cold and the gods care not for the system in which you play. But you might. Here’s 5E details for you cleric of Boreas. Frost Domain Clerics of Boreas, Mara, and other icy deities can imbue their attacks with biting cold, create weapons of ice, and send forth blasts …

Of Godly Might: Clerics of Boreas (Part 3) Read More »

Home / Articles by Author
Caspar David Friedrich - The Monk by the Sea

Prepared!: A Mother’s Face

They listened to her sweet song—a melodious remembrance of a gleaming spire bathed in moonlight. “Alden by the sea, she waits there for me…” the creature crooned, and as they listened, her kin ate from their skulls—none raised the slightest complaint; the owl with a mother’s face. —Hefon, the Mad “A Mother’s Face” is a …

Prepared!: A Mother’s Face Read More »

Home / Articles by Author
Edmund Dulac - The Little Robber Girl

Prepared!: The Oath

To earn a coin is noble work, to steal one a good trick, But the secrets of those who make the coin Are worth more than a gold brick. —Ravenfolk saying The Oath is a short fifth edition scenario that challenges four 2nd- to 3rd-level characters, and it includes the ravenfolk scout, a creature from …

Prepared!: The Oath Read More »

Home / Articles by Author

Prepared!: A Farewell to Flame

I am thrilled to bring more fun Prepared! scenarios to the Kobold Press blog. I am even more thrilled to include fantastic monsters from Kobold Press’ forthcoming Tome of Beasts. Each week I will feature a monster from the tome, and each week the challenge ramps up. Game on, sisters and brothers! —Jon There’s strange …

Prepared!: A Farewell to Flame Read More »

Home / Articles by Author

Prepared!: Upon the Icebound Terrace

Cartography by Meshon CantrillWe left Gorol’s Outpost and went north for several days. The weather held, and we counted our blessings. We’d heard stories of the place and had it in our hearts to find those ruins. Vladimir had a map we’d bought from some locals; they said it was as old as some words—whatever …

Prepared!: Upon the Icebound Terrace Read More »

Home / Articles by Author
In Its Horrid Wake Map

Prepared!: In Its Horrid Wake

Cartography by Meshon CantrillWe saw it—don’t turn your heads. Up near Hilltop Crossroad and the temple. It walked south; the trees fell in its path. Even the moon hid. Gods help Father Dren… “In Its Horrid Wake” is an explorable fifth edition location designed to offer a hard challenge to four 7th-level PCs. Background A …

Prepared!: In Its Horrid Wake Read More »

Join the Kobold Courier and Earn Loot!

Stay informed with the newest Kobold Press news and updates delivered to your inbox weekly. Join now and receive a PDF copy of Prepared 2!

Ghouls in a graveyard, the cover of Prepared 2

Join The Kobold Courier

38878

Be like Swolbold. Stay up to date with the newest Kobold Press news and updates delivered to your inbox twice a month.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
Scroll to Top