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Tome of Beasts: Imperial Ghoul

An imperial ghoul stands tall and proud, its gray flesh robust and muscled, its sharp talons stained black, and its clothing strangely well kept. Its flickering red eyes have an intelligent, malicious gleam. Shock Troops. Imperial ghouls are the shock troops of the ghoul empire, and eager to expand its power and influence. Treated like auxiliaries, they get the most difficult tasks: to engage and hold foes while the darakhul, iron legionnaires,...

Welcome to Midgard: Lay of the Dark Kingdoms

A hungry crow pecks at the eyes of the rotting corpse hanging on a rusty gibbet at the crossroads. The night air is filled with the howling of wolves, the soft hooting of owls, and the occasional human scream. The Blood Kingdom of Morgau is made up of three former kingdoms: the Duchy of Morgau, the Barony of Doresh, and the newly conquered northern province of Krakovar. Morgau and Doresh are located on a forested highland known as the Brom...

Con Report: PaizoCon 2019

And what a delightful weekend was had. Much excitement, much gaming… much friends! The latest PaizoCon did, of course, not disappoint. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and made this another wonderful year, and thank you to Paizo for putting on the wonderful show. Kobold Meagan Maricle was on hand and snagged some photos of the action, putting herself in harms’s way to bring us enjoyment. Witness Stephen Radney-Macfarland...

Tome of Beasts: Xhkarsh

Watching with many rows of eyes, this mantis creature strikes with slashing claws and recurved barbs dripping with venom. Dimensional Travelers. The clandestine xhkarsh are beings from another cosmic cycle. Their devices and armor are incomprehensible to—possibly even incompatible with— creatures of this reality. Tamper with Fate. The xhkarsh utilize their fate-altering powers to distort personal histories and manipulate mortal destinies like...

Tales of the Old Margreve Now Available

Tales of the Old Margreve takes your 5th Edition game deep into the ancient, magical forest, with new spells, monsters, magic items, and wondrous locations, a monster appendix, and twelve adventures for heroes level 1–10. Over 200 pages of adventures and forest secrets! “Hollow” by Richard Pett “The Honey Queen” by Jonathan McAnulty “The Vengeful Heart” by Matt Corley “Challenge of the Fang” by...

Gen Con 2019 Schedule for Kobold Press

Are you going to Gen Con? Planning what games you want to get in? Kobold Press is here to help with 62 tables of delicious gaming goodness to feed your need. We’re offering mostly 5th Edition of the world’s most popular RPG but also a smattering of 1st Edition Pathfinder and 13th Age to taste. Here’s the full schedule of upcoming games from Kobold Press at Gen Con. Short descriptions follow below. Pregenerated characters will...

Welcome to Midgard: Crossroads Mercenary Companies

Mercenary life seems full of plunder and easy money when the recruiters come around. Most of the time, it involves a great deal of boot leather and a life spent in tents and camps. The lucky recruits do get paid, find rich plunder, and retire to a manor house filled with sweet scents, rich tapestries, and obedient servants to erase memories of slaughter, death, and burnt-out villages. Most mercenaries are not that lucky. Argent Rats: Originally...

Empire of the Ghouls Kickstarter

A ghastly, green fire flickers in a long-forgotten tomb. From within comes a thunderous crash as the lid of a stone sarcophagus is contemptuously flung aside, followed by the clank of armor and the dread sound of footsteps. Something ancient and evil is coming to claim the night. That ancient evil is none other than Empire of the Ghouls—the new 5th Edition Kickstarter from Kobold Press! We’re thrilled to announce that the funding campaign is up...

Empire of the Ghouls Wallpapers

It’s almost May! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’re teasing the upcoming Empire of the Ghouls, with art by Craig Spearing. Let’s raise the dead, adventurers!           ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Tome of Beasts: Fext

Taut dead skin, adorned entirely with tattooed fish scales, covers this woman’s face and hands. She wears scaled armor, sea green like verdigris on copper and wields a strange sword. Her pale eyes stare, unblinking. Undead Warlock Slaves. Ancient and powerful beings across the multiverse grant magical knowledge to mortals through dangerous pacts. Those bound to these pacts become warlocks, but the will and force of their patron is borne by more...

Tales of the Old Margreve Pre-Order

The forest surrounds you, darkness filling the spaces between the massive boles, as you try to keep the path. There is a certain stillness—a slumbering immensity—just under the surface that is simultaneously inspiring and terrifying, disorienting in its primacy. But the inevitable snap of twig or wind in the leaves continues to bring you back from your frequent reveries… Pre-order Tales of the Old Margreve today! Welcome to the Old...

An Enigma Lost in a Maze Wallpapers

It’s April! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’ve got a peek at Richard Pett’s An Enigma Lost in a Maze for 5th Edition by artist Kiki Moch Rizki. Let’s eat, adventurers!           ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Welcome to Midgard: Free City of Zobeck

The Free City’s austere feudal history explains the city’s current freedom‑loving citizenry. After suffering under the long, harsh reign of the aristocratic Stross family, the people of Zobeck have little love for nobles or the institution of feudalism. They have vowed to never again accept a lord’s yoke. Instead, commerce and the ability of every man and woman to grab life’s wealth with gusto rule the Zobecker spirit. Free to make their way in...

Tome of Beasts: Fraughashar

This slight creature resembles a goblin, but its blue skin and the icicles hanging from the tip of its long nose speak to the chilling truth. The fraughashar are a race of short, tricky, and cruel fey who inhabit cold mountainous regions. Fraughashar have light blue skin, short pointed ears, and needlelike teeth. Delighting in mayhem, they always seem to have devilish grins on their faces. Sacred Rivers. They view cold rivers and river gorges...

Tome of Beasts: Tophet

An enormous bronze and iron statue filled with fire towers above the ring of chanting, frenzied worshipers. Tophets are used by worshipers of fire gods, who toss sacrifices into their flaming maws to incinerate them. A tophet has a large opening in the front where the flames can be seen; sometimes this is an enormous mouth, and at other times it is a large hole in the tophet’s belly. Horns and expressions of anger or wide‑mouthed laughter are...

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