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Tome of Beasts: Kikimora

This strange-looking humanoid combines the features of an old crone and some manner of bird. A shawl covers her head but cannot contain her prominent beak and clawed hands. Her skirt reveals bird-like feet. Filthy Illusions. Kikimoras are devious house spirits who torment those they live with unless they are catered to and cajoled. They delight in harassing homeowners with their illusions, making a house look much filthier than it actually is....

Tome of Beasts 2 Kickstarter Final Week

Over 5,000 backers! Do you want more monsters? Because this is how you get more monsters. That’s amazing and wonderful and… thank you! It’s the final week of the Tome of Beasts 2 Kickstarter! Lets take a look at what you’ve unlocked in the past few weeks:  Three additional encounters in Tome of Beasts 2 Lairs (that’s three more single-session adventures featuring the monsters of the Tome of Beasts 2!)  A ton of new...

Welcome to Midgard: Adventures in Björnrike

The rolling hills and coastal plains south of the Reaching Mountains are claimed by the Kingdom of the Bear, which has no other name in humanoid tongues. The fey bears and werebears that reside here hold a wide region but the sparse population doesn’t mind trespassers, as long as they respect the King of Bears and defer to his people when challenged. Common visitors include berserkers studying the Way of the Bear and druids and rangers seeking...

Design a Monster for Tome of Beasts II

Of course, you already know about the Tome of Beasts II Kickstarter even now carrying on with its awesome, bad-ass self. (New MONSTERS!!!) But did you know you can submit your own monsters? I know, right? But I’ll let one of the latest Kickstarter updates tell you more… It’s been an amazing first week of the Kickstarter! In just ONE WEEK, you helped us fund our latest monster book AND you unlocked 13 stretch goals! Thank you...

Tome of Beasts II Wallpapers

It’s almost February, and everyone’s gaming! So here’s a monsterific set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’ve got a piece from Tome of Beasts II (artist Hugh Pindur). Let’s unleash the monsters, adventurers! (Tome of Beasts II now live on Kickstarter!) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a...

Tome of Beasts II Kickstarter

From the creators of the original Tome of Beasts! Kobold Press is wrangling a new horde of wildly original, often lethal, and highly entertaining 5E-compatible monsters to challenge new players and veterans alike. The Tome of Beasts II will bring 400 new monsters to 5th edition, from angelic enforcers, sasquatch and shriekbats, to psychic vampires, zombie dragons, and so much more. All Tome of Beasts II  Kickstarter backers at the $25 level and...

Tome of Beasts: Oculo Swarm

This collection of hundreds of eyes floats along, trailing ganglia and dripping caustic fluid that sizzles when it hits the ground. Failed Experiment. An oculo swarm results from an experiment to create a live scrying sensor that went poorly. Once set loose, these horrors attain a form of distributed self‑awareness. Exactly what motivates them is unknown, except that they are driven to survive. Flesh Stealers. A weakened oculo swarm can...

Empire of the Ghouls Preorder

The gates to the underworld are now open, and you can preorder Empire of the Ghouls and lots of other great content! Just head on over to our BackerKit. An alliance of cultists, ghouls, and vampires. A scheme of the dark gods against humanity. New maps, dark realms, monstrous societies! Special edition books Highly sought after exclusives Curated list of add ons The Empire of the Ghouls hardcover is a core setting guide in standard print....

Nebula Awards Eligibility

Did you know the prestigious Nebula Awards now have a “Best Game Writing” category? With the award entering its second year, Kobold Press would like to present the following books for consideration. Best Game Writing “Courts of the Shadow Fey” by Wolfgang Baur and Dan Dillon (published March, 2019) “Tales of the Old Margreve” by Wolfgang Baur, Matt Corley, Jon Sawatsky, and James Introcaso (published May, 2019) If you have enjoyed one or...

Warlock Grimoire Wallpapers

It’s a brand-new year, and everyone’s gaming! So here’s a magical set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’ve got a piece from Warlock Grimoire (artist Dean Spencer). Let’s bring some magic into the new year, adventurers! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Welcome to Midgard: Fey Roads of Dornig

Much of the countryside of Dornig is forbidding for the traveler. Two ancient forests dominate the land— the Arbonesse and the Tomierran—but the rest of the countryside consists of smaller but no-less-deep forests of younger vintage, high moors, and deep, tree-covered valleys. Merchant caravans lurch along ancient roads that were first laid by dwarves working for their elven masters. The rivers all flow north to the icy peril of the Nieder...

Tome of Beasts: Owl Harpy

This winged woman’s face is wreathed in a headdress of feathers; her luminous eyes and aquiline nose lend beauty to her feral demeanor. Her sharp, taloned feet seem even more inhuman by comparison. Harpy Queens. An owl harpy is a queen among her kind, possessing superior grace and intelligence and an owl’s predatory instinct and savage appetite. Owl harpies never grow hair, only feathers, which often wreathe their faces and crown their...

Kobold Guide to Game Design Wallpapers

It’s December, and everyone’s gaming! So here’s a rolling set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. This month, we’ve got a piece from Kobold Guide to Game Design, 2nd Edition. Let’s brighten the season, adventurers! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Please, click on the image you want to download to expand it into a downloadable...

Welcome to Midgard: Cursed Lines and Arcane Weather

The magical turmoil and strain has warped the terrain into supernatural badlands. Travelers report entire patches of dunes where all magic falls dead one day and is augmented the next. The absence of ley lines makes spellcasters nervous, and some spells perform at maximum capacity or sputter out for no discernible reason. Teleportation, shadow roads, and other magical forms of transportation are extremely risky, since without guiding ley lines,...

Kobolds at PAX Unplugged

Are you going to PAX Unplugged? Do you want to meet the cast of Kobold Press’s “The Last Heir” actual play D&D5E show? Because those two can be one and the same! The GM and cast of “The Last Heir” will be at the Kobold Press booth (#4039) at 5 pm on Saturday (Dec 7). Guests include Dan Dillon, Jim David, TornPixie, Jesse Neon, Stonefly Ky, Gnome, and Vee Mus’e. In addition, Kobold Press will be running...

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