Southlands Magic: A Preview

Many cultures exist across the broad and varied landscape of the Southlands, from the god-kings of Nuria Natal to the demon sorcerers of Kush, to the Ankole Priests of Terrotu or the War Diviners of Morreg. With so many civilizations to choose from, we decided to give you a smattering of magical offerings from several regions. A Word of Power of the Abandoned Lands In the Southlands’ distant past, the ancient titan empire of Glorious...

Southlands Sneak Peek: Snakebound Hunter

Editor’s note: The Southlands Kickstarter has ended and the team at Kobold Press is working hard to deliver the core setting book, the standalone bestiary, and the many additional rewards that our generous backers have unlocked. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy periodic sneak peeks of Southlands’ content. This time, we provide a look at the snakebound hunter, a ranger archetype with origins in the treetop jungle villages of Mafri. Deep...

Designer Diaries: Midgard Bestiary, 4th Edition Style (Part 4)

As of this writing, the Kickstarter for the 4th Edition Midgard Bestiary has met its $6,500 stretch goal and exceeded it. So if you haven’t already kicked in on the project, check it out. You can also see a sample of the Zmey over on Part 3 of the Designer Diaries for this book! One of my favorite things about 4th Edition is how easy it is for the GM to assemble groups of monsters of a single theme or type and create a fun encounter for...

Designer Diaries: Midgard Bestiary, 4th Edition Style (Part 3)

We’ve hit the first stretch goal for the Midgard Bestiary for 4th Edition Kickstarter! Thanks go to everyone who has joined us. To celebrate, take a look at the zmey, which designer Brian Liberge tackles in our latest design diary. At the end of the alphabet comes the zmey. Originally found within the tales of the Old Margreve, the zmey is a creature of legend. These massive forest guardians have three dragonlike heads and a powerful...

Designer Diaries: Midgard Bestiary, 4th Edition Style (Part 2)

We hit our funding goals for the Midgard Bestiary for 4th Edition! Thanks go to everyone who kicked in on this project. Now, since we have many days left in this project, let’s take a look at the Table of Contents (as they stand right now) so that those of you who haven’t yet backed this project know what you’re missing as of this posting. (Click on the image for a larger version.) You can also see a couple of previews of...

Journeys to the West: The Isle of Morphoi and Its Creatures (Part 3)

In our ongoing look at the Isle of Morphoi, we take a look at the Nethysule, which has been illustrated by Chris McFann. You can venture beyond the jump now to read the entire entry, and then head over to the Journeys to the West Kickstarter and join the crew if you want to see more about this area of the world! You can also take a look at the Part 1 and Part 2, plus maps. Nethysule This blue-purple-skinned humanoid wields a quarterstaff. It...

Journeys to the West: Sneak Peek at Maps!

And we have met launch status, my friends, but there’s so much more we want to do on this journey before we embark, so keep those pledges coming! Let’s set sail with style and panache. My commodores and captains expect some nice digs, after all. We’ll get the best ship, fill the cargo with foodstuffs and trade goods, hire us some mercenaries (red shirts, cough), waylay…er convince more sailors to join us—and we’ll explore this vast ocean! The...

Lost City Playtest Preview: Malsalix, the Tainted Plant

The patrons and designers have completed the first drafts of the The Lost City of Kadralhu patronage project, and now is a great time to jump on if you’re curious but haven’t yet signed up. This week, we present pages from Logan Bonner, Michael Furlanetto, Tracy Hurley, and Quinn Murphy. We tried to choose sections that were as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’re planning to play this adventure, you should probably not peek. Now, we present...

Lost City Playtest Preview: Oklu Roles and Imprint Themes

The patrons and designers have completed the first drafts of the The Lost City of Kadralhu patronage project, and now is a great time to jump on if you’re curious but haven’t yet signed up. This week, we present pages from Logan Bonner, Michael Furlanetto, Tracy Hurley, and Quinn Murphy. We tried to choose sections that were as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’re planning to play this adventure, you should probably not peek. Tomorrow, we’ll...

Lost City Playtest Preview: Trignotarbs

The patrons and designers have completed the first drafts of the The Lost City of Kadralhu patronage project, and now is a great time to jump on if you’re curious but haven’t yet signed up. This week, we continue to present pages from Logan Bonner, Michael Furlanetto, Tracy Hurley, and Quinn Murphy. We tried to choose sections that were as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’re planning to play this adventure, you should probably not peek....

Lost City Playtest Preview: The Forbidden Archive

(Illustration by Darren Calvert) The patrons and designers have completed the first drafts of the The Lost City of Kadralhu patronage project, and now is a great time to jump on if you’re curious but haven’t yet signed up. Today and next week, we present a few pages from Logan Bonner, Michael Furlanetto, Tracy Hurley, and Quinn Murphy. (Our fifth author, Jobe Bittman, just has too many spoilers in his section. Can’t give it...

Secrets of the Alchemists: Feat Peek

I received a request for a sneak peek of one of the 30 feats from Advanced Feats: Secrets of the Alchemist, and I’m more than happy to oblige with Sundering Bomb. Sundering Bomb You can use bombs to destroy your opponent’s equipment. Prerequisite: Bomb class feature, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot. Benefit: You can use one of your bombs to make a ranged sunder attempt. Your opponent takes only the splash damage from the bomb. Normal:...

Frozen Empires: Last Call for Valhalla!

What’s that looming out of the misty waters of the arctic sea? Icebergs? A maelstrom? The World Serpent? No, it’s… the commission goal! That’s right folks, we’re about to sail over the rainbow bridge and cross into the greenlit fields of Asgard—Frozen Empires is almost commissioned. True, there’s always room for another strong back heaving on the oars of our longship, but Odin’s glory will surely fall on those who were first to set...

Streets of Zobeck: It Would Be a Shame If Yous Were to Miss Out on this here Opportunity, You Unnerstand Me?

We’ve nearly hit the greenlight for Streets of Zobeck! What does this mean? It means this might be your last chance to get in before the price goes up and the brainstorming starts in earnest. That’s right, our brainstorming has been pretty light up until now. We’ve limited ourselves to a few preview items and practice pitches in an attempt to keep the big cut for the big crowd. So what can you look forward to? As a patron, you’ll be able to...

From the Streets: An Indulgence

The Streets of Zobeck are calling you… Danger lurks in the back streets of Zobeck. Places where you’re just as likely to find a knife in the back as the fence you sought to hire. Places where you might just want to remain unnoticed when you see who’s waiting for you. Like the scoundrels in those dark alleyways, Zobeck’s stories are gore spattered, flush with the blood, loot, and secrets of the Clockwork City’s citizens. What kind of secrets?...


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