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Midgard Expanded: The Travels of Lucano Volpe, or On the Road to Mharoti

Part Two, Qiresh and the Roads of the Mharoti Empire On the coast of the Ruby Sea is the town of Qiresh, which is a bustling centre of trade. You may depend on it that spices and cloths and all manner of valuable things from the interior are carried to this town. Qiresh possesses a sheltered harbor …

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Dirty Jobs: Gravedigger

A necromancer’s apprentice, Akamai was exceedingly bright, and his master was having none of it. The bitter old man constantly sent the youth on corpse-finding duty in the hopes that he would become bored and quit. It’s a long tale, but the upshot is that Akamai had a long and fruitful career after his master’s nervous breakdown. As the paladin Meladar was …

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Milton & Magic: Mythical Items from English Literature

  In his tragic closet drama Samson Agonistes, John Milton, renowned author of Paradise Lost, narrates the sorrowful life of Samson, the archetypal barbarian of the ancient tradition. Some mythical items are described in that text. Here we detail them with 5E stats. The Sword of Bone Weapon (greatclub), rare (requires attunement by a barbarian with …

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Deep Magic: Illumination Magic is Now Available

The stars are right! And they paint a vivid picture, foretelling many things, not least of which… Deep Magic: Illumination Magic, the magic guide to light and shadow, has just released. The words and sigils flicker as you read, despite being broad daylight. It’s now available in the Kobold store. Dance to the cosmic song, illuminator. Sow the shadow, spread the …

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Deep Magic: Void Magic is Now Available

Iä, iä… Iä, iä, iä, iä, iä, iä…! The stars have never been so right, my fellow doomsayers. Mwa-ha-ha! For in my hands, I hold Deep Magic: Void Magic. Just now, it fell from the sky and—tee hee—landed at my feet.  Oh dear, I’m so excited. Ultimate power, do you understand? It’s now—ha ha—available in the Kobold store. It whispers, …

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Deep Magic: Rune Magic

Deep Magic: Rune Magic is Now Available

Today, my brothers and sisters, we challenge the gods themselves! All of the North is with us this day. And Valhalla is but a step away… But we have Deep Magic: Rune Magic, the just released magic guide. It’s frigid to the touch, like the north wind, and the pages sound of cracking ice and the howling wolf. It’s now available …

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James Northcote, A Monument Belonging to the Capulets (1789)

Rare Magic: The Friar, a Fifth Edition Variant Cleric

Friars are the spiritual leaders of their community, protecting the bodies and souls of their people from the temptation and evil that plagues the hearts of humanity. Friars are ordinary men and women who are made powerful by their faith in their deity, and the faith their followers have in them. Healers and Inspirers The …

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Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse

Rare Magic: Variant Fifth Edition Campaigns

Magic is a wondrous, awe-inspiring, and sometimes scary force in roleplaying games. Although fifth edition handles it well mechanically, it can also make magic seem kind of mundane. Cantrips make magic a common occurrence, and now that every class has a spell-focused player option, it’s more common. So, you might be left feeling that because …

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Words of Power Groups

Until Deep Magic comes out, James Eder continues to provide us with groups and more to help satisfy our craving for magic. Take a look… The Librarians of Nashudal Nashudal is an ancient enclave where magic-users have gathered to collect lore and pool their intellect together in the search for ever-greater understanding. Naturally, most of …

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