The Expanded Six Talismans Monk

The six talismans monk, an archetype for the monk class detailed in New Paths #5: The Expanded Monk and Ninja, introduced a monk that utilizes ki-infused paper talismans in combat to damage, bind, or seal away opponents. These feats present new options for the six talismans monk, broadening the possible application of paper talismans. Greater Fifth Seal of Emerald Barriers Using paper talismans as anchors, you can ward an area with a shimmering...

The Troubadour

Often confused with lay minstrels, fireside storytellers and scoundrels, the troubadour is a highly skilled chronicler of events, an orator, a counselor, and a musician. Relying on his or her ability to weave a convincing story, morality play, or sonnet, the troubadour is often seen among the upper crust of society. The adventuring or wandering troubadour has added many survival skills to an already formidable set of talents, making this...

Old Hat Monsters: Animal Companions, Familiars, and Mounts

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.” ― William Shakespeare, Henry V Fantasy novels love a good cavalry charge, or a hero who fights alongside a wolf, or a potent mage who spies from the eyes of a soaring bird. In Pathfinder, the only class feature that trumps the animal companion or familiar is spellcasting. Having...

The Paragon Glyph Mage

We didn’t have room in Defenders of Midgard for the enigmatic mage paragon path features needed to round out the clockwork and glyph magic schools, so we’re featuring them here on the Kobold Press website. This book is available at DriveThruRPG and Paizo. Glyph mages, also known as scriveners, master the arcane power of the written word. They summon living ink and use it to rewrite reality to their own ends. In the paragon tier, the glyph mage...

The Chemist

Not all healers are tied to a church; in some places there are surgeons, hospitalers, and village elders. The most refined healer not associated with a deity is the chemist. Combining superior alchemical knowledge with medical research, the chemist can create compounds, tinctures, salves, and extracts of vast power. The adventuring chemist adds arcane lore to healing skills and his or her potions can harm enemies as well as heal friends. The...

Expanded Battle Scion Now Available

For years, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game fans have lamented the absence of an ‘arcane paladin’ type of class – one with full base attack bonus, limited spell access (to arcane spells instead of divine) and a small set of interesting, flavorful special abilities. Lament no longer! The Expanded Battle Scion is just such a class! Designer Marc Radle builds on his battle scion class to create the combat caster you’ve been craving. The...

The Hunter of the Cursed: Revised for Pathfinder

Earlier, the hunter of the cursed was presented on the blog here, but for those of you interested in adding this to your Pathfinder game, we have a revised presentation for you. Enjoy!Gald moved through the underbrush silently. He had tracked the beast for days, and he knew he was nearing its lair. The beast had proven to be quite clever, and had eluded capture for months, and that’s why he was here. People only summoned him to handle the most...

Calling in the Cavalry: Mounted Mayhem in Paizo’s Pathfinder

From the heavy horse of medieval Europe to the marauding Mongols that dominated Asia, cavalry has been one of the deadliest forces in the history of warfare. In order to bring this kind of combat to your Pathfinder Chronicles game, all it requires is building the proper mounted warrior. Benefits There are certain inherent benefits to playing a mounted character. In no particular order those are: +1 to attack against opponents of equal size for...

Transmutation: New Spells and More (Part 4)

The design of many D&D Essentials classes attempts to capture some of the rich history of past editions. With its emphasis on schools of magic, the mage makes a great chasis upon which to add transmutation effects. All the spells presented as part of this series are available as options for the mage. You can use the following new spells and abilities to add a transmutation specialization to the D&D Essentials mage class. Wizard Cantrip...

Transmutation: New Spells (Part 3)

With so many transmutation powers focusing on using a wizard’s transformed anatomy to make melee attacks, defense is a key concern for transmuters. The Staff of Defense class feature is the best place to start and armor proficiency feats help as well. The melee focus of these spells also makes them great options for those interested in picking up multiclass wizard feats. Below are more new spells to fill out the transmuter’s repertoire....

The Faces of Rage: Adding Character to Barbarians

I don’t always play barbarians, but when I do, I prefer huge, hulking characters with terrifying battle cries and a frenzied look in their eyes. Anyone who has ever sat at a table with a barbarian has likely noticed, though, that they’re sort of a one-trick pony: it’s all about the Rage, capital “R.” And why not? It boosts your Strength and Constitution scores, gives you bonus hit points and increases your resistance to mental...

Aim for the Heart: Expanded Elven Archer Now Available

Combine brutal archery skills with a classic elven heritage using the expanded elven archer class! This in-depth book provides all the class skills, archetypes, spells, and equipment necessary to turn your elven archer into an enemy-hunting, bull’s eye-striking legend. Want a twist on the concept? Roll up a halfling slingmaster, a dwarven crossbowyer, or a mystic archer. Details for each are found within these pages, as well as:  Six...

Full Sleeve Midgard: Goblin Gauntlet Witch Variant (Part 7)

The gauntlet witch archetype first appeared in Kobold Quarterly #23, offering a vibrant alternate option for playing a witch. This article details the goblin racial variants of the gauntlet witch in Midgard. Goblin Gauntlet Witch Variant: Wasteland Gauntlet Witch Racial Archetype Given the propensity for goblins in the Western Wastes to come by lost Ankeshel vril technology and the lore of gauntlet witches from Caelmarathi remnants, it was only...

Parry, Riposte, Electrocute: Magus Options (Part 3)

This week, Jerall continues his Magus Options series by providing the shadowsoul option. You can read part 1 and part 2, also. Shadowsoul A shadowsoul learns to imbue his or her own shadow with arcane energy, creating a quasi-real companion and ally. Class Skills: The shadowsoul adds Stealth to the list of class skills in addition to the normal magus class skills. Shadowsoul Copy (Su): At 2nd level, the shadowsoul can use a swift action to...


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