Player Report: Cat and Mouse

Rafael ran the Pathfinder version of Cat and Mouse, and he shared some of his notes about the experience with us! Take a peek at what you might encounter in the adventure, but be aware that you’ll see spoilers! Recently, we played the Pathfinder version of Cat and Mouse. The party consisted of an aasimar bard, a female gnoll barbarian, and a tosculi blight druid. I like this setting because you can have such a diverse and original party...

Walk the Path of the Trickster

Most tricksters are two steps ahead of the competition. A few know how to win before the race even begins! The trickster is a new Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible class which combines arcane magic with roguish skills. Use your special Forte ability to perform incredible acrobatics, summon a magical familiar to act as an accomplice, beguile enemies, or steal spells as they’re being cast! Outwit your foes and outrun your enemies. New Paths...

New for PFRPG: Advanced Races Compendium & Codex

2016: the year of monsters begins! Two great new books for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game players and GMs have arrived at the Kobold Store—and if you’re a fan of monsters, you’ll want to check these out. The Advanced Races Compendium gives you everything you need to play a monstrous adventurer in Pathfinder. Its pages are packed with player character racial feats, traits, spells, bloodlines, gear, magic items, archetypes, and more for...

Designing a Better Cat and Mousetrap

So you’ve been investing in some of Kobold Press’s many good adventures for Pathfinder, but your players want to try out the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons. No problem—I’ve got you covered. I’ve recently converted Richard Pett’s Cat and Mouse to fifth edition. In doing so, I’ve been reminded of a few things that will help you when converting any of your Pathfinder-compatible adventures. The Value of...

Preorder Advanced Races Compendium for Pathfinder Now!

If you missed the Kickstarter for Advanced Races Compendium, now you can preorder it! Sometimes, unlikely heroes emerge from strange and forbidden places: dragons’ dens, murky swamps, magical forges, and the realms of Shadow. The Advanced Races Compendium gives you everything you need to play a monstrous adventurer in Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Its pages are packed with PC racial feats, traits, spells, bloodlines, gear, magic items,...

The Daredevil Paladin

There is no class more stereotyped and pigeonholed than the paladin. They are, after all, iconic. Noble defenders of good, they are the men and women through whom true divinity shines. They serve as a shining force for all that is just and right in the world, and almost universally we picture them as chivalrous knights in gleaming armor. Part of the reason for that is the word ‘paladin’ refers to one of the 12 Peers of Charlemagne,...

Goref Tamerk, Weresheep of Famine

Come venture into dark and spooky areas with us as we approach one of the best times of the year: Halloween! We will share with you several weresheep over the next few days so that you may introduce them, in turn, to your adventuring group, who might end up a bit…sheepish if they fail to stop these baa-aleful creatures. A ragged man with greasy fur and hyena-like features stands almost 7 ft. tall. Goref Tamerk (gnoll form) CR 15 XP 51,200...

Gromek Palebones, Weresheep of Death

Come venture into dark and spooky areas with us as we approach one of the best times of the year: Halloween! We will share with you several weresheep over the next few days so that you may introduce them, in turn, to your adventuring group, who might end up a bit…sheepish if they fail to stop these baa-aleful creatures. This towering humanoid’s gray skin is ashen and gaunt, and his eyes are sunken into their sockets. He is bedecked in...

Lord Silas Nareshorn, Weresheep of Pestilence

Come venture into dark and spooky areas with us as we approach one of the best times of the year: Halloween! We will share with you several weresheep over the next few days so that you may introduce them, in turn, to your adventuring group, who might end up a bit…sheepish if they fail to stop these baa-aleful creatures. This handsome middle-aged man has shock-white curly hair and large soulful brown eyes. He is dressed in finery fit for...

Lethal Lairs: A Contest

Are you ready to put on your encounter design hat? Would you like to venture into the Southlands to craft your next bit of adventuring fun, then share it with the world? We think so! Using rules for the Pathfinder RPG or 5th edition D&D, design a Southlands encounter named “Red Cliff Raiders”, which uses a theme of desert bandits, and send it to us for judging. We’d also like to see a map about 24 by 36 squares large (this...

The Devil’s Own

Most people will pay lip service to the idea that tieflings aren’t inherently evil. That these men and women, whose forms have been twisted by an infernal lineage, can turn their backs on the darkness that has seeped into their blood. Many of them do just that, by using their innate powers to fight against devils, demons, and the more natural evils of the material plane. When crops die, cows cease giving milk, or people begin disappearing...

Lost Arts: Two Super-Science Magic Items

“The knowledge and the arts of the ancients are beyond the ken of modern man.” —Pan Dan Chee, Llana of Gathol by Edgar Rice Burroughs Well met, intrepid readers, and welcome to another pulp-laden pontification of the tabletop arts! Here are treasures to astonish—designed to dazzle the demystified and beguile even the most battle-hardened of heroes. We’ll study the lost arts of ancient civilizations and shining kingdoms beyond...

The Anti-Undead Necromancer

The necromancer is an archetype whose power players crave, but whose darkness many gamemasters will look askance at. This is particularly true for gamemasters who want groups of heroes, not simply characters who are a lighter shade of gray than the servants of darkness they’re standing against. Those who deal with the dead are often seen as unclean, secretive, or malicious… but what if they used their powers in service of a greater...

In Memoriam: Obituaries for Four Imprudently Optimized Pathfinder PCs

Let’s take a moment to remember those brave souls who are no longer with us. They were so full of life when penciled onto their character sheets and brimming with synergistic crunch. Now struck down before their time. Some found themselves in the wrong type of campaign while others just weren’t cut out for the day-to-day tasks of adventuring. Aldinas Sharpeye, half-elf [Bonus Feat: Skill Focus (Perception); +2 racial bonus to Perception; +2...

The Swashbuckling Brute

Precision over power is the credo of the swashbuckler. Daring swordfighters who rely on skill and speed, most people picture swashbucklers as swaggering bravos with dueling capes over their shoulders. However, while a duelist in a feathered hat or a pirate captain storming the deck of a ship may be swashbucklers, it’s important to remember those aren’t the only characters who can make this class work for them. The Mechanics Most...


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