Deep Magic: Witch Spells Preview

Part of the fun of magic is that it can be used to augment some very specific character concepts, such as those based on the classes in Paizo’s Advanced Player’s Guide. As we were outlining and compiling the Deep Magic project, providing versatile spells that could serve several unique, flavorful purposes was an important goal—and, so far, I think we’ve wildly succeeded. The Deep Magic spells for the witch class are a great...

Deep Magic Artist Profile: Marcel Mercado

In his continuing adventures with Deep Magic artists, our artistic maven Marc Radle recently contacted Marcel Mercado, an illustrator in Atlanta, GA. Prior to becoming a freelance illustrator, he was working in the video game industry. He has 8 years of experience in that industry, where he worked with amazing teams like Gearbox, Nickelodeon, EA, and many more. Come find out more about Marcel in this artist profile. When did you decide to...

Deep Magic Artist Profile: Bryan Syme

In his continuing adventures with Deep Magic artists, our artistic maven Marc Radle recently contacted Bryan Syme, who shares some insights into himself and his art. When did you decide to become an illustrator, and why did you make this choice? I really find it difficult to talk about myself in these sort of things. I always feel like I either come off as rather pompous or far too self-deprecating. Usually the latter as I am a pessimistic...

Deep Magic Artist Profile: Guido Kuip

Our artistic maven Marc Radle recently contacted Deep Magic artist Guido Kuip and asked him a few questions about his art. Guido is a freelance illustrator from the Netherlands, although he currently lives in Toronto, Canada. Come see what Guido has to share with you! When did you decide to become an illustrator, and why did you make this choice? I don’t think there’s actually a specific moment in my life I decided to become an...

Deep Magic: Druid Spells Preview

When conversation turns to magic and spells, we at Kobold Press understand that sorcerers and wizards are the first classes that pop into many Pathfinder players’ minds. The goal of Deep Magic, though, is to outfit every spellcasting class with a host of new magic options that are imaginative, highly useful, and just plain cool—including new spells of every level.  In short, we want to help players create any kind of caster they can...

Deep Magic: The App

Thanks to the support of the gaming community, the Deep Magic Kickstarter hit (and exceeded) the goal that brings 3lb Games on board with their Deep Magic app. With only a minimum of arcane effort (and no verbal components), we called forth the booming voice of their official spokesperson and now share those words of wonder and wisdom with you, our gathered kobolds: “All of us here at 3lb Games are excited . . . wait, no, thrilled. Yeah,...

Deep Magic: Crafting the Cover

Working as art director on the Deep Magic project is a blast! In particular, working with cover artist Marcel Mercado was a creative delight, and I am THRILLED with what he came up with. Initially, my direction to Marcel for the cover basically focused on Midgard magic (blood magic, rune magic, shadow magic, and geomancy). I also stressed that I wanted a bright, colorful cover image that is lively, dynamic, and full of action. I noted that a...

Deep Magic: Meet the Editor/Developer

The Deep Magic Kickstarter is in its fourth day and headed toward some new stretch goals. Here, the tome’s editor/developer offers some thoughts on how the project has proceeded so far. I have very fond memories of, as a teenager, sitting with my friends and poring over spell descriptions. Something about the mystery, wonder, and power of magic in RPGs has just always given me goose bumps—and, I admit, made me a little trigger-happy when...

Deep Magic: No More Handwaving

For me, magic was all about the handwaving. Unsurprisingly, I spent a lot of time as the DM. Plenty of stories involved an evil priest or foul wizard, or even the clever ogre mage preparing some terrible ritual spell which would unleash a demon or open a portal into the outer planes. My villains were never big on sustainable dark empires, what can I say? I tinkered with spellpoints, gobbled up articles in Dragon magazine on magical colleges or...

Deep Magic: Dream a Little Maze of Doom

The second stretch goal for the Deep Magic Kickstarter is Labyrinth Magic. A few notes from the designer about this style of magic: Minotaurs have always been one of my favorite monsters in the game, but the one problem is that mazes are actually quite tedious to explore. When Wolfgang asked me to write some spells for these iconic monsters, I wanted to make sure that I gave them some tools to actually make their labyrinth homes into an...

Deep Magic: Holy Cats! Cherry on Top

Today has been one of those dream days. The moment before go-time is always a little anxious. I hit the button on the project at 6:30 a.m. and said, “I sure hope everyone loves spellbooks as much as I do.” An hour later, the doubts were gone. Your support for the Deep Magic Kickstarter has been incredible! I kept thinking, “Well, wow, that sure was an awesome start. I’m sure it’ll taper off here so I can go eat...

Deep Magic: Dimensional Warping

In 1884, Edwin Abbott wrote a novella called Flatland, and a hundred years later, I read it with delight. The novella’s characters are squares and triangles, sliding around a two-dimensional world called Flatland. The Flatlanders have no concept of “up” or “down,” and the existence of a third-dimension is left to philosophers and clerics. That is, until one day when a sphere pulls a square out of Flatland and into Spaceland. From his new...

Kickstarting Deep Magic: A Possibly Fireproof Tome for the Ages

Today the Deep Magic Kickstarter launches. It’s pretty much my dream project for RPG crunch, which is to say: it’s all about the fire spells, baby! I’ve always loved wizards and clerics, and nothing makes me happier than fireballs coming online, that flame strike spell hitting, or (if I’m feeling especially sneaky) casting the fire shield one round before the orcish hordes overrun the front line. Yes, I’m a...


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