The Imajaghan: Blue Turban Paladins of the Desert

In the Southlands Kickstarter, backers just unlocked some martial traditions for the blue turban warriors. To give you a sense of what’s in store for the blue turban paladins, Brian Suskind provides you with another quick peek! Read on! Wearing indigo-colored cheche, a garment that is both veil and turban, and flowing white robes, the Tamasheq of the Crescent and Sarklan Deserts are a simple tribal people journeying endlessly from oasis...

The Southlands Come Alive: Lost Cities of Gold and Salt

This time we provide you with a teaser for the lost cities of the Southlands. Come take a look at Adam Roy’s peek at what’s in store for you in the Southlands Kickstarter. “Mardas Vhula-gai” is a ruined city overrun by tribes of Dabu gnolls, an outpost of the Kingdom of the Gnoll Queen, located in the arid desert wilds outside of Narumbeki. The name is Southern Goblin for “Devouring Darkness,” and the gnolls have many goblin allies...

From Zobeck to the Southlands

Adam Daigle has joined in on the Southlands Kickstarter project, and today he shares with you a bit about himself and his work on this project. I first started playing around in the world of Midgard when it was just a crossroads city called Zobeck. At this point, Kickstarter wasn’t even a thing, and Wolfgang was crowdsourcing the nascent Midgard Campaign Setting using a form many here know as Open Design’s patronage model. Patronage wasn’t a...

On Converting Monsters to D&D

One of the unlocked goals of the Southlands Kickstarter includes monsters for the fifth edition of D&D. You can learn more about converting monsters from one system to another from Rodrigo García Carmona, who talks to us about both math and the language of conversion in this blog post. A conversion is more art than science. Please, don’t misinterpret my words. I’m not saying that maths aren’t important, because they are. In fact, I teach...

Confessions of a Dice Geek

We have another exciting goal for you to join in on for the Southlands Kickstarter: dice! Come learn more about this goal through Marc Radle’s eyes (and words). Like pretty much everyone who plays table top RPGs, I love dice. I mean, I really love dice! OK, I guess the truth is, I’m a full-blown, grade A, no apologies, Dice Geek! When I was a kid, I had a big ol’ ratty yellow dice bag filled with my random collection of...

The Dwarves of Dwergvald

In the Southlands, the Dwarves of Dwergvald differ from the traditional dwarven ideal. Less martial, these dwarves focus on craftsmanship and community. This isn’t to say they don’t have warriors or martial elements—far from it! But the God-Kings of Nuria-Natal strongly patronized their guilds, and in doing so, they created relationships between the greatest sculptors and stonecarving artisans of the dwarven culture and the River...

God-Kings of Nuria

One of the more lively and fantastical elements of the Southlands are the Nurian god-kings and god-queens, rulers who sat upon the Cobra throne of Nuria for a time, and then died (as is the way of all things). But they were entombed with great wealth, not merely gold, but the secrets of passage through death and back into life. The journeys often took decades or even centuries, but in time, through their knowledge of the afterlife, the...

Demon Cults of the Southlands

In today’s look at the Southlands Kickstarter, Jeff Lee introduces himself and provides you with a peek at what you can expect from the demon cults. Prepare for real-world inspiration mixed in with pulp and more! Hello, folks, I’m Jeff Lee. I’m one of the new kids on the block, relatively speaking, when it comes to freelance writing. As a gamer, though, I’ve got over three decades of experience, going all the way back to...

Collection of Curiosities: Down the Sinkhole

Sinkholes might open up unexpectedly, leading Southlands adventurers into new areas—and into interesting situations. You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick the one that works for the area in which your characters currently linger. d12. Curiosity The net in which you land looks like it was formed from the wrappings of mummies, but...

Thoughts on The Tomb-Palace of Nakresh

Amber Scott provides us with a look at her inspiration for her adventure in the Southlands Kickstarter. In 1986, my parents took me and my brother to the World’s Expo in Vancouver, B.C. There, sometime after the kiddy rides and the bouncy castle but before getting sick on cotton candy, we visited the Rameses II exhibit. It was too long ago for me to remember clearly, but fragments of the exhibit stick in my mind: enormous stone statues,...

Special Editions and Forum Discussions: Southlands

Like many Kobold Press projects, the Southlands Kickstarter offers great gaming and great adventure at a good price. But if you’re looking to throw a few extra platinum pieces our way, we will try to make it worth your while. Two of the higher-pledge rewards are the Special Editions and the private forums for design shop talk. Here’s what those are about, for book geeks and for game design geeks in particular. Southlands Special Editions For...

Path of the Jinnborn

Designer Stephen Radney-MacFarland tells us more about the jinnborn, which are featured in the Southlands Kickstarter. “One who leaves the path belongs to the jackals.” — An ancient sab siraati saying. If we ever gain the ability to conduct a huge character census, I think we’ll find that an abundance of orphans populate the worlds of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. My own collected but still substantial if only anecdotal...

Collection of Curiosities: Under the Pile of Bones

As you’re wandering the deserts and savannas of the Southlands Kickstarter, you might find any one of the following things under a pile of bones. You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick the one that works for the area in which your characters currently linger. d12. Curiosity The imprint in the hardened soil under the humanoid bones...

Oddities and Items of the Abandoned Lands

In the center of the Southlands is the great Kusini Plains: a serengeti-like savannah home to countless numbers of wildlife, megafauna, and towering dinosaurs. Many kingdoms and civilizations have risen and fell in this massive area, leaving only remnants and ruins behind. With the detritus of so many destroyed and once overlapping cultures littering the landscape, characters are sure to run across strange oddities and mysterious bits of junk....


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