Midgard Notebook: Villains and Corruption

Villains and Corruption One of the great elements of Midgard since the earliest days has been its villains and cults. These draw their power partly from their magic and secrets but also from the flaws of each heroic race. In particular, cults and villains thrive because humans are especially susceptible to corruption, such as by devils, ancient shadows, and simple greed, fear, and wrath. That theme continues in the revised Midgard Campaign...

Midgard Kickstarter for 5th Edition and Pathfinder is Live!

Like the strong, dark dwarven beer of the Ironcrags, the Midgard Kickstarter project has been a long time fermenting—and it’s now live! The dark roads await us, and the deep magic calls. Check it out here. This Kickstarter will bring a whole new world to 5th Edition, and expand the options for Pathfinder RPG players. We’re creating a new Midgard Campaign Setting book, with new maps, new chapters and an expanded timeline that moves...

Gen Con Badges and GMing

Gencon is coming, and 4-day badges are more expensive this year! But the Kobold can help, and you can help the Kobold. Just run 4 or more full-table, four-hour games at Gencon and your badge will be compensated. We have the adventures, you’re the GM! Event submission begins on January 22nd, just weeks away. When you commit to running 4 or more events, you can get your badge compensated and possibly pick up some Kobold swag. Email...

January 2017 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

2017 Kobold Press Calendar It’s a new year! And may 2017 be the year you always wanted. 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. This month, we feature the art of Marcel Mercado. To a Fantastic New Year Discover Midgard, a fantasy realm of dark roads and deep magic! The 2017 Kobold Press Calendar brings you 13 scenes...

5th Edition Deep Magic: Shadow Magic Now Available

Dark Power From the Realm of Shadow Let others wonder what dangers lurk within the shadows: you learned long ago that the true power is shadow itself. Through deep study and practice—or a long-ago mark on your bloodline—you can draw mysterious, unsettling energy from the alien dimension known as the Shadow Realm, and turn it to your own use. Those who fear the shadows, also fear you. Let them. Deep Magic: Shadow Magic brings the secrets of...

5th Edition Deep Magic: Battle Magic Now Available

Shape the Battle to your Will! You combine a talent for magic with a study of the art of war. As a battle mage, you know that fire and lightning can decimate an enemy’s forces; but a well-placed defense, the quick movement of allies, and a curse that crushes the enemy’s will to fight can be even more devastating. Battle magic is not just about killing your enemy: your true power is in controlling the flow of combat. Deep Magic: Battle Magic...

Deep Magic: Illumination Magic is Now Available

The stars are right! And they paint a vivid picture, foretelling many things, not least of which… Deep Magic: Illumination Magic, the magic guide to light and shadow, has just released. The words and sigils flicker as you read, despite being broad daylight. It’s now available in the Kobold store. Dance to the cosmic song, illuminator. Sow the shadow, spread the light. And bring down the sky. The time, all time, it is now. The stars are...

Book of Lairs is Now Available

Want to run a short scenario on the fly? Need to fill in a missing encounter in your current campaign? Want to roll initiative right now…?! The Book of Lairs and the Book of Lairs Map Pack have just released and are available in the Kobold store. This product brings you 24 monster lairs, each a little different and complete with a short adventure, including a hook, area hazards, tactics, and treasures. And the Map Pack brings you...

Kobold Guide to Plots and Campaigns is Now Available

Want to get more out of your games? Want to be a better gamemaster? Who doesn’t…? The Kobold Guide to Plots & Campaigns has just released. It’s now available in the Kobold store. It brings you essays from some of the most respected professional gamesmiths around—like Wolfgang Baur, Jeff Grubb, David “Zeb” Cook, Margaret Weis, Robert J. Schwalb, Steve Winter—who direct you in building your campaign, engaging...

Deep Magic: Void Magic is Now Available

Iä, iä… Iä, iä, iä, iä, iä, iä…! The stars have never been so right, my fellow doomsayers. Mwa-ha-ha! For in my hands, I hold Deep Magic: Void Magic. Just now, it fell from the sky and—tee hee—landed at my feet.  Oh dear, I’m so excited. Ultimate power, do you understand? It’s now—ha ha—available in the Kobold store. It whispers, you know. To me. We are of one mind, after all. I can see it all now. I’ve met… them....

Deep Magic: Rune Magic is Now Available

Today, my brothers and sisters, we challenge the gods themselves! All of the North is with us this day. And Valhalla is but a step away… But we have Deep Magic: Rune Magic, the just released magic guide. It’s frigid to the touch, like the north wind, and the pages sound of cracking ice and the howling wolf. It’s now available in the Kobold store. The mages say we must go now, that this is the only chance we’ll get. So today,...

Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition is Now Available

 I really want to play a jinnborn. Wait, a dhampir. No, no, a dust goblin it is…! And all I need is Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition, the just released player’s guide. This one growls at you when you open it. It’s now available in the Kobold store. Now, I love me some gnomes. And the dragonborn are certainly dandy. And humans do have their uses for sure… Sometimes, though, you just need something a little—or a...

Let’s All Go to the ENnies

It’s that time of year! Yes, it is the time for picking blueberries and for tending to fireworks burns. But it’s also the time to announce the 2016 Nominees for the 2016 Gen Con EN World RPG Award—those most illustrious ENnies. We gleeful kobolds are ecstatic to announce two nominations: Southlands Campaign for Best Setting Southlands Campaign Map for Best Cartography Polls open next Monday (July 11). Now, all the nominees...

Deep Magic: Clockwork is Now Available

I got my goggles. And my hat. And my boom-clanking automaton. And… I got my Deep Magic: Clockwork, the just released magical tome that whirs and sparks when you dive inside. It’s now available in the Kobold store. When the Great Machine talks, great machinists need to listen. This book reveals new options for clerics, wizards, and warlocks in 5th Edition. Now, you get to be the golem. Are you steamed at the lack of timely new...

Real Steel: Blade of Ancient Visions

And the winner is… Anthony Jennings! His Blade of Ancient Visions has stolen the hearts—and minds!—of all that would look upon it. And now this blade crafted by the hands of Todd Gdula can go on to speak to a new wielder with its wondrous visions and whispers. (Well, when you’re paranoid, you’re never alone, right?) Congratulations to all of the finalists for a stupendous series of squamous swords. May you all prosper under...


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