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Midgard Icons: The Ghoul Emperor

The Ghoul Emperor Nicoforus the Pale is the undisputed ruler of the Dread and Endless Imperium of the Darakhul, a civilization of ghouls deep within the Realms Subterranean. Through cunning and relentless cruelty, he’s led his legions to repeated victories over the other races in the underworld. Quote “I heard your beating hearts the moment …

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Midgard Icons: The Exarch of the Wastes

In this post, we’ll get an in-depth look at another of the 13 Midgard icons: Vermes II, Exarch of the Wastes! EXARCH OF THE WASTES Exarch Vermes II is the most influential wizard in the Wasted West, a land riddled with mysteries and horrors. Leader of Bemmea’s Ninemage Council, the Exarch has made that city …

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Midgard Icons: The First Duke-Admiral

In this post we’ll get to know another of the 13 Midgard icons: Cadua, the First Duke-Admiral of Triolo! There’s an overview of the 13 Midgard icons here, along with storytelling mechanics you can use to connect player characters with their world more powerfully in 13th Age, D&D, Pathfinder, and many other RPGs.

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Midgard Icons: The Blood King

Now, let’s look in more detail at the second of the 13 Midgard icons: Lucan I, the Blood King! There’s an overview of the 13 Midgard icons here, along with icon relationship mechanics you can use to connect player characters with their world more powerfully in D&D, Pathfinder, and many other RPGs.

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Midgard Icons: Baba Yaga

Midgard is a place of war and intrigue, where powerful figures pursue agendas that have roots in the distant past. In some cases, their plots, alliances, and enmities are older than Midgard itself.

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Midgard’s Icons

Midgard is a place of war and intrigue, where powerful figures pursue agendas that have roots in the distant past. In some cases, their plots, alliances, and enmities are older than Midgard itself.

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Scaler’s Alley: A 13th Age Compatible Battle

It’s been my privilege to work with Kobold Press almost since its inception—first as a copywriter and marketer, and later as a designer, developer and editor. My favorite Kobold books to work on have been for the 13th Age Roleplaying Game by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet. So, to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kobold …

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Deep Magic for 13th Age Preview: Five Schools of Magic

Chapter 2 of Deep Magic: 13th Age Compatible Edition describes 30 specialty schools and magical traditions, each with flavor text to give you an idea of how the school fits into the world, a brief description of how they like to use their spells, and a list of their spells. Here are some of our favorites: …

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Deep Magic for 13th Age Preview: Duel

I’m busy editing the manuscript for Deep Magic: 13th Age Compatible Edition by ASH LAW, now available to pre-order. There’s so much cool stuff in here that I can’t wait to share with you. So I wont! Here’s a sneak preview from the book: a conversion of the duel cantrip. Duel You create an illusory combat terrain for …

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Ravenfolk PC Race – 13th Age Compatible

With the release of Advanced Races 5: Ravenfolk (available at DriveThruRPG and Paizo), it’s time to take a crack at bringing this avian race into 13th Age. I enjoyed converting the darakhul and gearforged, but I’m especially excited by the ravenfolk because this book is my first solo design project for Kobold Press! Our ravenfolk are …

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Gearforged PC Race – 13th Age Compatible

Advanced Races 3 : Gearforged is one of the most-requested releases from Kobold Press. There’s something about the metal guardians of the Free City of Zobeck that captures people’s imaginations — and of course there’s a sizable audience of people who just love playing living machines powered by magic. There’s already a PC race in 13th Age …

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Darakhul PC Race – 13th Age Compatible

Advanced Races 2 : Darakhul gives Pathfinder RPG players everything they need to play as a ghoul of the Dread and Endless Imperium. Having chosen the Emperor of the Ghouls as my first Midgard Icon compatible with 13th Age, I couldn’t resist converting the darakhul to the ARCHMAGE Engine as an optional PC race. Each …

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Midgard Icons: The Oracle of Kammae

Midgard Icons presents some of the Midgard Campaign Setting’s major NPCs as icons for use in 13th Age, the new fantasy roleplaying game from Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet. Bring them into your 13th Age campaign; run 13th Age in the world of Midgard; or port the icon relationship rules into your system of choice. …

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