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Your Whispering Homunculus—A Time to Think of Those Less Fortunate, Part 2

A.K.A. Face thy Woe, and Know that thy Woe Has a Name, and that Name Is Kobold . . . Master Pett’s Your Whispering Homunculus presents only the finest in British gaming. Indeed, you are not likely to find a more comprehensive assortment of miscellany anywhere. (So much more than just another bloke in a …

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible

Product Identity for this product, as defined in the Open Game License version 1.0a, is not Open Content and is designated as all artwork, characters, dialogue, locations, plots, proper names (characters, deities, etc.), storylines, tradedress, and trademarks. (Elements that have previously been designated as Open Game Content or are in the public domain are not …

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Tales of Zobeck

Open Design is pleased to announce that the Tales of Zobeck anthology, which won the Silver ENnie as Best Electronic Book on Friday, is now available from the Kobold Quarterly store. You no longer need to be a patron to see this award-winning adventure series!

Trapspringer:
Portcullis and Active Defenses

Clang! The grate slams to the floor, sealing the exit — and alerting every monster in hearing distance…. Most traps are active defenses, contesting every foot of the dungeon. However, a passive defense can be a valuable deterrent as well. Two entry-level passive traps are the portcullis and the razor-wire trap, which we’ll re-design this …

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Portcullis and Active Defenses
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The D% Roll – The Complete Bastard’s Polymorph

The toad, frog and newt are classic choices for a transmuting mage with an itchy casting finger and a prepared polymorph any object. However, sometimes your foe deserves something more creative or stylish. Below is a list of forms that will add some memorable panache to the proceedings. d%   Result (Duration) 1.     A 120-foot-long trading carrack (1 …

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Fistful of Lead: Hrothagar the Iron-Hearted

Hrothagar the Iron Hearted is a dwarf barbarian to his core. A bald head ends in a three-prong beard. His left hand easily holds a drinking horn while his left holds his rune-marked axe behind his head. His broad belt, studded with more runes, a belt pouch, and a sack. Another belt pouch is directly …

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D&D Economics, Part 4

Rule 31. Arch Wizard Miltonous Freidmanicus first coined the phrase “Trickle Down Economics” to describe his theory of economics which should control inflation and thus ensure a properly functioning sustainable growth curve. The cornerstone of his philosophy is never taxing adventurers. An untaxed adventurer is a motivated adventurer and willing to continue to grow his …

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Open Game License Version 1.0a

The following text is the property of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and is Copyright 2000 Wizards of the Coast, Inc (“Wizards”). All Rights Reserved. 1. Definitions: (a) “Contributors” means the copyright and/or trademark owners who have contributed Open Game Content; (b)”Derivative Material” means copyrighted material including derivative works and translations (including into other computer …

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Open Design 2009: Halls of the Mountain King

After several attempts at putting together a commission for the next Open Design, I’ve got to admit to a certain degree of confusion as a publisher. While some folks were excited by the content of the adventures being considered on the KQ Forum, many of the questions boil down to “What edition will you be …

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Monday Monster: the Drop Bear

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (WKQ News): A tourist today was admitted to Canberra Hospital with severe injuries to his head and back. Officials report that the tourist, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was attacked while exploring the outback. They suspect the animal in the attack was a dingo, and completely …

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Monday Monster: Jack the Ripper

Whitechapel, London, England (WKQ News) For the fourth time in the last two months, a prostitute working in Whitechapel became the victim of gruesome murder. The woman – identified as Maryanne Smithson – was found dead in an alley behind Durwood Street. An anonymous source from the medical examiner’s office tells WKQ News that the …

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