Midgard Expanded: The Travels of Lucano Volpe, or Captured by Monks

Part 8, Captured by the Monks of Leng Woe and calamity! Imagine the worst that might befall a traveler, and that thought pales in comparison to what has happened to Agosto and I! Desert duststorms drove us Northward for three more days in clouds of choking grit and sand. But on the fourth day, the sky cleared, and it was then that we saw the black city lurking at the base of the cliff-like mountains. We stopped to refill our waterskins at an...

Writing a Better Homebrew Campaign: Different Ways to Tell Your Story

So you want to create your own campaign for your players? You want to craft adventures with thrilling action, compelling characters, and rich plot hooks? With cliffhangers and twists, treachery and redemption, complexity and surprises around every corner? A living, breathing world to explore with your friends? We want to help you do just that. We’ve looked at where ideas might come from. Now, it’s time to think about how to tell...

The Far Side of the Table: Slew of Ones

Slew of Ones Far beyond the hand drawn maps, snacks, drinks, and miniatures there towers a grand screen, littered with secret notes and diabolical schemes. This article is designed to break down decisions GMs often encounter while running their adventures as well as provide amazing ideas to showcase at your own games. Sharing my own experiences as a GM in both Adventurer’s League play and Ordos—my Dungeons and Dragons world—I seek to provide...

Of Godly Might: Clerics of Boreas (Part 2)

Clerics of Boreas Priests of Boreas operate primarily in isolation outside the confines of a structured organization. There are no granted titles, offices to hold, sacred vestments, or even physical structures in which to worship. Supplicants of Boreas seek him out at the tops of snowcapped mountains, on the ice floes of the Frozen Reach, and amid the acres of barren tundra of the Bleak Expanse. A victim left naked in the chilling night air to...

Terrors of the Dragon Empire: Scorpion Assassin

The Mharoti Dragon Empire is the scourge of Midgard and the Southlands alike. The vast armies of the Dragon Empire march relentlessly across the known world in their endless wars of conquest, spreading fear and chaos wherever they go. The creatures that make up the Mharoti forces are powerful and frightful, ranging from deadly kobold ambushers mounted atop camouflaged drakes to elite companies of the finest dragonborn warriors Midgard has ever...

Your Whispering Homunculus: Curious Locales—Slaughterhouse and Undertaking Emporium, Part Two

Filletess Crab’s Slaughterhouse and Undertaking Emporium, Part Two Curious locales are quirky locations for GMs to drop into their campaigns. Free of class and level, they can be used in any fantasy RPG system. They consist of a single locale with a colorful description, characters and relationships, and ideas for adventures and using them in your campaign. Cut and paste them into your adventures and flesh out the detail, or detail out...

Streets of Zobeck for 5th Edition Now Available

A Collection of Dark and Daring Adventures What happens when adventurers become the owners of a brothel? When a roguish associate asks them to attend an oligarch’s masquerade in his place? What lurks in the Cartways besides kobolds? And what will you say when another thief tells you the only way to find a treasure is to become hunted by the Praetors? Dark dealings, my boys, and a knife in the guts might be the price. Whose guts? Might be yours...

Dragoncoil Guide: A Background

Dragoncoil Guide Like petrified waves of broken bone, the wind-scoured crags of the Dragoncoil Mountains undulate through the Eastern Dragon Empire. Looming like cyclopean gods, these jagged, snow-capped peaks dominate nearly every horizon of this vast, alpine region. Mezar, Betik, and sacred Kalpostan all lie nestled within the harsh embrace of these timeless mountains. From those high, cold peaks and fertile, glacial valleys, you have come,...

June 2017 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

2017 Kobold Press Calendar It’s June! So here’s a set of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got. These come from our Kobold Press 2017 Calendar. June is for Kobolds Discover Midgard, a fantasy realm of dark roads and deep magic! The 2017 Kobold Press Calendar brings you 13 scenes of wonder, mystery and adventure. From the Black Chamber and the Blood Vaults to the taverns of...

Dante’s Demonology: Pluto, the Accursed Wolf

Pluto, the accursed wolf Warlock characters with fiends as otherwordly patrons are perhaps the most common among their peers. Archdevils and great demons are as numerous as the sins of mankind, and the first part of the Divine Comedy, which describes hell in great detail, presents many of them, including Charon, Minos, Flegiàs and others. In the following, Pluto, the guardian of the Avaricious and the Prodigal, is described, together with the...

A Merry Time Was Had: PaizoCon 2017

PaizoCon has been a blast! Rest assured, there was was much fun had. Books were sold, games were played, and scotches may have been tasted. If you’re following us on Facebook, you’ve already heard all about the Starfinder announcements that were dropped at the banquet. So what better way to cap it all than with the Kobold Summit. That’s right: those twisted Kobolds that bring you the wonderful games you love got together to...

Trapmaster: The Diviner’s Judgement

The Diviner’s Judgement Facing one way and then the other, Mira finally turned back toward the doorway. Reaching out to the double doors blocking her way, she made her choice… The 10-ft.-wide corridor turns the corner and comes to an end fifteen feet ahead. A sturdy double door bisects the plain stone wall. Both panels sport brass knobs; no lock or keyhole is evident. The skeleton of a long-dead human lies sprawled in front of the...

Planar Warden: An Archetype

Planar Warden (Ranger Archetype) In areas of the world where planar boundaries are thin, contact between the mortal races and extraplanar beings is commonplace. At times, this interaction is peaceful; at others, conflict the likes of which legends are made erupts. In these places, rangers are often called to mediate or, if necessary, eliminate threats from beyond. These rangers are planar wardens. Warden Magic Starting at 3rd level, you learn...

Tome of Beasts Pawns Now Available

A Horde of New 5th Edition Monsters—as Playable Pawns Fully 300 pawns for your 5th Edition game featuring fearsome new monsters from the Tome of Beasts, from tiny to huge! Pawn stands not included, but readily available from FFG, Paizo, and local hobby stores. SMALL Ardni Ash Drake Azza Gremlin Bastet Temple Cat Behtu (2) Beli Bone Collective Bone Crab (2) Burrowling Clurichaun Dau Derro Antipaladin Derro Fetal Savant Dust Goblin (2) Erina (2)...

Writing a Better Homebrew Campaign: Feeding the Beast

So you want to create your own campaign for your players? You want to craft adventures with thrilling action, compelling characters, and rich plot hooks? With cliffhangers and twists, treachery and redemption, complexity and surprises around every corner? A living, breathing world to explore with your friends? We want to help you do just that. First and foremost, finding your inspiration! One of the most cited pieces of writing advice is that,...


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