Midgard’s First Five Years

We’re at one of those milestones that snuck up on me a little: the Midgard Campaign Setting has been in print for five years as of today! It’s interesting to look back and see what’s changed. Part of me says, “Whoa, five years! What’s new?” and part of me thinks, “Good! Growth and confusion and a rich patina of worldbuilding.” Little Things Shine Brighter: World Trees I think of changes to a setting as falling into two categories: those...

Wastelander: A Background

Wastelander From the Pillars of Uxloon to the fields of Verrayne, from Flensing Gulch to the Silk Thicket, you have wandered countless leagues of the Western Wastes. You know its seasons, its savagery, and even some of its secrets all too well. Warped, decaying energies and dark memories of the trials of survival in that alien desolation linger, sometimes still displaying their influence on mind, body, and soul. The term “wastelander” refers to...

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...

Triolan Highwayman: A Background

Triolan Highwayman The Triolan corsairs are renowned throughout Midgard for their flamboyant ferocity and near monopoly on organized shipping and piracy throughout the (northern) Middle Sea. But the sea lanes and merchant armadas are not the only means to move goods and services to and from the rich trade centers of the great peninsula. Eager merchants still foolishly brave back roads and “shortcuts” to hurry their goods to Tolmezo, Melana, and...

Beyond Damage Dice Now Available

A Weapon is Much More than Just the Damage It Deals… Down to 5 hp and fighting for your life against trolls, dragons, werebeasts, or worse? You’ll need to use your weapons to their fullest potential: to confuse, disorient, and disadvantage your enemies before moving in for the kill. Beyond Damage Dice offers unique maneuvers for specific weapons found in the core Fifth Edition rules and the Midgard Campaign Setting—giving them a distinct...

Pilgrim of Mavros: A Background

He is master of storms, blood, and strife. But he is also god of honor, protection, and rebirth. Mavros, the God of Valera and the Seven Cities—his masks and various incarnations are revered and worshiped throughout Midgard. You are his word. Epiphany and spiritual fervor compel you to attempt one of the greatest tests of devotion available to your faith. You have made the pilgrimage to the Seat of Mavros, deep in the Wasted West. Few would...

Mharoti Master Chef: A Background

Food, an essential—and delicious—component of life. Those that can work its magic are highly valued in any culture. Fine victuals are cherished in politics, business, and religion throughout Midgard, and you aspired to no less than the exceptional and the exotic. You were destined for more than lording over a three-star Trioloan restaurant or cooking aboard a luxury Siwali sandship. Draconic fine dining was your calling, nothing less would...

Blood Vaults of Sister Alkava Now Available

A Nightmare of Blood! The village of Karvolia has always paid its annual tribute of blood to the Red Goddess—but this year, none of the donors returned. Now the priestess commands the village elders to send another dozen young men and women to the edifice of stone that looms on the cliffs overlooking the village: the dreaded Blood Vaults. The terrified elders are willing to pay adventurers handsomely to find a way to make this second tribute...

Ghatazi Runaway: A Background

Ghatazi: a word synonymous with misery in every spoken language of the Southlands. The Ghatazi salt pits lie sizzling in the bleached wastelands of the Crescent Desert’s northern rim. Enclosed on all sides by thousands of miles of blistering rock and searing white sand, it is a hostile, unforgiving place plagued by swarms of biting flies, bone-scouring salt storms, and a diabolic malevolence that seems to permeate the region. At...

Makurian Caravan Guard: A Background

Like many that hail from the desert city-states, you learned to read the language of the Lotus and Tamasheq Trails before you could even read the simplest Nurian scroll. Before you knew how to lace your own sandals, you knew the flicker of a camel’s ear that told of approaching riders and which of the desert falcon’s cries warned of impending sandstorms and which meant water or game was nearby. To this day, you can spot gnoll sign,...

Bourgundian Parfumier: A Background

Not all (dramatic) changes to one’s lifestyle, calling, or ambitions are a result of social or financial decline. Some are simply decided upon. Regardless of your motivation or incentive for change, you have accepted that a comfortable life of research, science and business is—at least for now—a part of your past. As befits a native of Shining Bourgund, you are educated and ambitious. You spent your youth apprenticed among the...

Heritage of Heroes: Gearforged

For all the races in the world… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a gearforged that is inhabited by the spirit of an elemental, rather than the soul of a creature that has passed away. Elemental Gearforged Gearforged in Midgard were originally crafted by wealthy humans and dwarves as ways to survive...

Heritage of Heroes: Orcs

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a full-blooded orc, using the half-orc as a chassis. You lose the Savage Attacks feature. Your other “half-orc” traits remain the same. Orcs in Midgard Orcs are reviled across Midgard and rarely included among the ranks of the...

Heritage of Heroes: Humans of Midgard

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. One of the following feats can be selected at 1st level as part of the variant human’s racial features. Zobeck Dilettante Prerequisite: Must be chosen at 1st level by a human of Zobeck Humans of Zobeck must learn the ways of many different peoples. Thanks to your lifetime in...

Heritage of Heroes: Abyssal Tieflings

For all the races in all the worlds… what about the subraces? Heritage of Heroes brings you variant racial features for Midgard to help your hero stand out from the pack. The following variant traits allow you to play a tiefling descended from chaotic demons rather than lawful devils. Your other tiefling traits remain the same. Abyssal Tiefling Names Tieflings with abyssal heritage usually go by their family name, an Abyssal surname that has...


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