The lich chuckled dryly as the scrying glass showed yet another party of would-be heroes die in one of his fiendish traps. For centuries he had existed in perfect safety within this maze of stone catacombs, a lair crawling with unnatural guardians he had raised from the dead or summoned from the Abyss. Nothing could […]
The vow of poverty is a highly restrictive roleplaying challenge… [previously] Freedom On occasion, a monk chooses to take on the vow to avoid enslavement to material possessions. Although far from the carefree attitude of overindulgent revellers, the monks that follow this path are often surprisingly free spirited, outgoing, and generous. More than one drunken
The constant warfare and border skirmishes of the Seven Cities spawn many mercenary companies and warrior orders. One of the largest and most well known is the Order of the Septime Lancers… [previously] Slyboots (Septime Lancer Utility 6) Control of your position on the battlefield is key to a swift victory. You take a moment
For those who think of druids as tree-hugging new age hippies or noble savages, we direct the reader’s attention to the movie The Eagle. Early on, a Roman soldier stationed in Britannia tells his new commander that there’s cause for worry: a druid has been seen in the local villages. This is very, very bad
The vow of poverty is a highly restrictive roleplaying challenge… [previously] Discipline Some monks take the vow of poverty to steel their bodies—as an outward focus of iron discipline to guide them on their path to physical perfection. These monks wear a knotted rope—a simple belt—to symbolize the strength of their convictions. Usually a knot
(Avatars of Legend by Justin “Black Fang” Sluder; Illustration by Chris McFann) Kobold Quarterly #18 debuted the savant, a generalist base class for the Pathfinder RPG. With the knowledge of the ages and a flair for the dramatic, the savant learns heroics from the tomes he reads and summons avatars of legend with the stories he tells.
The vow of poverty is a highly restrictive roleplaying challenge. To a certain turn of mind, mine included, the severity of the restriction is the appeal of the vow. As described, a character may own a simple set of clothing, a pair of sandals or shoes, a bow, a sack, a blanket and any one
The constant warfare and border skirmishes of the Seven Cities spawn many mercenary companies and warrior orders. One of the largest and most well known is the Order of the Septime Lancers. The order produces cavaliers known for their personal flamboyance and daring tactical maneuvers in battle. Edicts: A cavalier sworn to this order serves
The Cherokee people inhabited parts of what is today Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. They were a woodland folk, building permanent or semi-permanent villages along streams and rivers in the mountainous country of the southern Appalachian Mountains. These “Principal People” (as the Cherokee call themselves) migrated south from the Great Lakes 1,000–2,000
(Illustration by Chris McFann) The nightmare lords of the forgotten depths often grant mortals power… [previously] Level 12: Dark Pact Invocation Legendary hexblade paragon path feature: Some of the rulers of the unfathomed depths below the earth have dwelt there so long that their bodies have become like the rock surrounding them. Occasionally, you can
It’s raining drakes! Find a whole slew of these fierce mini-dragons in the Book of Drakes. Masters Daigle and Welham can show you the way… Bard A bard may add the following masterpiece to his or her repertoire. Flight of the Drake (Sing, Wind) Your ever-lilting tune stirs the air under your allies and lifts
From the time they are very young, buffalo runners are trained by older buffalo runners and buffalo callers… [previously] Buffalo Bond (Ex): At 4th level, you form a bond with your hunting companions (usually other buffalo runners). This bond allows you to spend a move action to grant half your favored prey bonus against 2d8
The pursuit of power. The quest for immortality. There are many paths to power: some are well trodden while some are not. The fellhazen and the runecarved are two lesser-travelled roads for the heroic tier. Each offers a distinct path to the paragon tier and beyond. [previously] The Runecarved “The art of runecasting survives, devilspawn!
The horse was introduced to the Plains tribes from 1680–1750, giving rise to the horse culture on the plains, but for thousands of years prior, the tribes had lived on the plains and hunted buffalo in a very different fashion. The tribes of the Northern Plains—including the Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Gros Ventre, Crow, and Lakota—refer to
The nightmare lords of the forgotten depths often grant mortals power… [previously] Level 7: Dark Pact Weapon Retribution When attacked, you scuttle out of the way like a lizard and make a counterstrike. Benefit: You gain the slinking riposte power. Slinking Riposte (Warlock Attack 7) As you disengage from an opponent who has pushed too
Kobold Quarterly issue #18, our big pre-Gen Con Summer issue, is out! It’s like a kobold beach party ice chest, but instead of being packed with gnome jerky, KQ #18 has savants, cavaliers, beast masters, and dragon hunters for Pathfinder RPG; Divine Gifts for the AGE System by Green Ronin designer Steve Kenson; a minotaur