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My Hero Contest

Tell us about your characters to win BOOKS! Who doesn’t want to talk about their characters? We love new and interesting characters and can never get enough. And the My Hero flash character contest is your chance to show off yours! Share a 25-word description of your hero with us, and a panel of judges will pick out five finalists to post on the Kobold Press website. (Do you mostly GM? Not to worry! You can send us your favorite NPC description...

Midgard Heroes: Doom Croaker

The doom croaker tradition originated among the Northlands ravenfolk and spread from there to the northern dwarves. Doom croakers follow the teachings of Wotan to gain glimpses into the infinite knowledge he was granted while hanging from the branches of Yggdrasil. DOOM CROAKER (WIZARD) Common folk regard doom croakers with a mixture of fear and awe. The doom croakers carry the power of Wotan’s runes, and though people cautiously seek out...

Tome of Beasts Digital Tokens

Devin Night has done an amazing thing by creating a top-down, digital token for every monster from Kobold Press’s Tome of Beasts. They’re all for sale at his website, where he talks more about the project. Some sample tokens are below. We caught up with Devin to find out more. KP: Devin, the Tome of Beasts tokens are done and look amazing. Do you have a couple favorites or pieces you think turned out especially well?  DN: There are...

Courts of the Shadow Fey

“A five-star adventure that everyone should play at some point in their gaming career.” (Reviewer at DriveThruRPG) We first released Courts of the Shadow Fey in 2013 for the 4th Edition of the world’s first roleplaying game, and for Pathfinder 1st Edition. Now, years later, we’re bringing this enduring classic to 5th Edition in a revised, full-color hardcover edition! The Free City of Zobeck has thrived since...

Welcome to Midgard: Twilight Empire

To the west of the black wood where the shadow fey dwell lies a great pit in the Shadow Realm’s landscape. A series of deep depressions gouge the dark earth, diving deep into thick shadows and darkened tunnels. To a shrewd scholar of Midgard geography this mighty crevasse takes on a sinister meaning, for it exists in the corresponding location of the dwarf heartland, the Ironcrag Cantons. In these Black Iron Depths thrives an exiled arm of the...

Tales of the Old Margreve 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 we tease the upcoming Tales of the Old Margreve, by artist Miguel Regodón Harkness. Bring on the hunt!           ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Tome of Beasts: Beli

These small, winter faeries are vicious and deadly. With their pale skin and translucent wings, they blend perfectly into their snowy environment; only their beady black eyes stand out against the snow and ice. These malevolent ice-sprites are a plague upon the people of snowy climates, ambushing unwary prey with icy arrows and freezing spell-like powers. Servants of the North Wind. Known as “patzinaki” in some dialects of Dwarvish, the beli...

Midgard Heroes: Kobolds

Of the smaller races, the kobolds have adapted best to the changing world. Enslaved long ago by reaver dwarves, kobolds quickly carved a niche for themselves as miners, scouts, and tinkerers: small enough to be useful, and also small enough to be dismissed as a threat. At first they were tolerated, then largely ignored. As a result, the shadows of dwarven society are rife with kobold rogues and entrepreneurs (many of them secret worshippers of...

Welcome to Midgard: Trollheim

South of the Reaching Mountains and east of cyclopean Jotunheim, a fertile forest teeming with vibrant flora and fauna is sheltered from the worst excesses of cold and wind. Trollheim’s inhabitants are cunning hunters, fearless explorers, and fearsome raiders. Whether human, dwarf, or troll, few embrace the culture of the North as fiercely. They farm, brawl, raid each other, toast the gods, and consider themselves the best of all peoples. Most...

12 Peculiar Towers Wallpapers

It’s December! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month we tease the upcoming 12 Peculiar Towers, by artist Miguel Regodón Harkness. Bring on the magic!           ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Creature Codex: Venom Maw Hydra

Five reptilian heads upon long necks rise from the murky surface of the water. Sizzling venom drips from each gaping maw. The venom maw hydra lurks in sulfurous swamps and near areas of high geothermal activity, poisoning the hot springs and lakes where it dwells. Voracious Appetite. The venom maw hydra takes advantage of the sanctuary its warm water home promises to nearby fauna, devouring any creature that comes for warmth or a drink and...

Actual Play: Halls of the Mountain King

Time for an Actual Play photo set from Robert Ringrose for Halls of the Mountain King! (Potential spoilers ahead.) “I’m running Hall of the Mountain King,” says Robert. “The group is at the point where they go down into the depths to repair the Shank. You probably remember that at this point, the spirit of the mountain animates a sixty-foot-tall colossus. It took some doing to figure out how to impress the scale upon the...

Midgard Heroes: Justice Domain

All seek some form of justice when they have been wronged, and many live under the promise of its protection, whether or not the promise is kept, but few take on the holy burden of delivering the justice of the gods. The mercy of the gods, when in evidence at all, is not the mercy of mortals, and meting it out makes for a lonely life. Yet most agree on the urgent need for justice in the world, with all of its dark places and rulers who give it...

New Release: Midgard Sagas

Midgard Sagas presents six 5th Edition adventures for characters from levels 3 to 8. All six adventures were originally designed to be playable in a convention time slot of four to six hours, so they’re packed with fast action. Mystery & Death Stalk Midgard! MURDER ON THE CROSSROADS (LEVEL 3) An unnatural blizzard has characters trapped inside a famous general’s mansion, and a murderer is loose among them! MADMAN AT THE BRIDGE (LEVEL 4)...

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