Interview with Southlands Cartographer Anna Meyer, Part Two

Yesterday, we posted the first part of a two-part interview with Anna Meyer, who created some gorgeous maps for the Southlands Campaign Setting! You can read about (and see) her process in the second part of this interview. What were some of your highlights working on the Southlands maps? The biggest thrill with a project like Southlands is to be part of a great team creating something together! To be inspired by the others’ great creativity...

Southlands Heroes Now Available – 5th Edition Compatible

When evil stirs in the Southlands, mighty heroes will arise. Southlands Heroes for 5e is now available in print and PDF at the Kobold Store, Amazon and DriveThruRPG! Demonic voices mutter and howl in the desert. Strange lights appear among the trees in the jungle’s depths; and packs of twisted creatures emerge at night to hunt the grasslands. But you do not fear these things. You are a hero of the Southlands — and by your skill, strength, luck,...

Interview with Southlands Cartographer Anna Meyer, Part One

As part of the production work involved with the Southlands project, Anna Meyer created some excellent maps! You can read about (and see) her process in this two-part interview! When did you decide to become a cartographer, and why did you make this choice? I’ve always had a fondness for maps since I was a kid, and it was one many aspects that made me interested in RPGs in the first place. Cartography specializing in fictional worlds...

Monster Monday: Bennu

According to Horus’s priesthood, the bennu bird—also known as “He Who Came Into Being by Himself” and “The Ascending One”—is a self-created being that influenced the creation of the world. Many believe that this outsider forever guards the ba of the Prince of Princes. Nowadays the bennu bird is the stoutest ally of Horus, gathering worshipers under the Sky Lord banner daily so that Nuria Natal can be reunited again. An...

Interview with Southlands Artist Fred Fields

Southlands is an exciting new campaign sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, featuring stunning art, maps, and adventure hooks. We asked Southlands artist Fred Fields to walk us through the creation of the title page art… You created a beautiful new piece for the Southlands book. Can you talk a little about your working process in general and how you approached this piece specifically? Also, I have it on good authority that a...

Southlands Campaign Setting Now Available in PDF

The Southlands – realm of mystery and adventure! Get the PDF now at the Kobold Store and DriveThruRPG. The long-awaited Southlands Campaign Setting has arrived in glorious, gem-like digital form! Within its 300 pages you’ll find vast riches and terrible dangers: cursed tombs and wild spirits, fierce warriors and lost cities, and legendary monsters that prowl, slither and fly in the deserts, savannahs and jungles of Midgard’s largest...

Pathfinder RPG Advanced Races: Tosculi Now Available

Whir of Wings, Clash of Steel! The tosculi are alien beings, operating under a shared consciousness and hostile to all but their hive-mates. Their cities are run with a ruthless efficiency and ruled by fearsome queens; any who do not conform are destroyed or driven out. Known as the Hiveless, these outcasts attempt to thrive in a world where they are feared and reviled, making their way as best they can. You are one of these outcasts—the...

Monster Monday: Abatwa

Abatawa This living being hiding under a blade of grass has a human form, but its height does not exceed one quarter of an inch. Abatawa CR 1 XP 400 Abatawa fighter 1 CN Fine Humanoid     Init +4; Senses Perception +3 Defense     AC 22, touch 22, flat-footed 18 (+4 Dex, +8 size)     hp 9 (1d10-1)     Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +3 Immune venom Offense     Speed 10 ft.     Melee shortsword +13 (1d2-5 plus poison) Ranged shortbow +13 (1d2-5 plus...

Sneak Peek: Southlands Campaign Setting

Whether your campaign is in Midgard or another setting, the allure of ancient locales in distant lands is a draw for any adventurer. That fascination is captured by Kobold Press’s upcoming hardcover, the Southlands Campaign Setting. Within its pages you will find lands of mystery and adventure, where riches and dangers await. Its deserts are rife with forgotten tombs, swift sand skiffs, and nomadic spirit talkers. The tall grass of the...

Heritage Feats For Southlands Player Characters

(For use in the Midgard World Setting – Pathfinder Rules) A heritage feat represents an ability gained through genetics, cultural upbringing, or a childhood event that occurred prior to beginning your adventuring career. Heritage feats can only be taken at 1st level. Unlike standard feats, heritage feats can grant supernatural powers and spell-like abilities, and they sometimes have negative consequences as well as benefits. With the...

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...

Demon Cults 3: Selket for Pathfinder RPG

The Scorpion’s Sting! Demon Cults 3: The Cult of Selket compatible with Pathfinder RPG is available at DriveThruRPG and Paizo.com. The City of Scorpions lies ruined and forgotten in the burning wastes, its goddess Selket forsaken by civilized people. But “she who closes the throat” is still feared and revered by those who lead their lives in sun-scorched lands. Her cult is strong among the desert nomads and her servants work toward the day when...

Demon Cults 2: Doomspeakers for Pathfinder RPG

Vilest of the vile! Demon Cults: Doomspeakers for Pathfinder RPG is available at DriveThruRPG and Paizo.com. Among the worst evils in the multiverse are demons…and those depraved souls that worship them. Darkest among them are the Doomspeakers, antipaladin champions of demon princes that are inducted into the profane secrets of The Book of Nine Dooms. This unholy tome teaches them a corrupt magic that devours its caster as fuel for the misery...

Demon Cults 1: The Emerald Order for Pathfinder RPG

Knowledge is Power… Demon Cults 1: The Emerald Order for Pathfinder RPG is available at Paizo and at DriveThruRPG. A secret society of cultists devoted to Thoth-Hermes, this sinister sect guards the Emerald Tablet: a collection of knowledge carved into plates of transparent, nigh-indestructible verdant stone. Some members of its inner circle have tapped into the innate power invested in the gemstone, creating new items and fearsome...

Report from the Southlands: The Editorial Side

Greetings, Southlanders! In just a few short months, the Southlands sourcebook and all the project’s shiny add-ons will be in your hands, at your tables, and ready to provide your gaming groups with unlimited adventures beneath the pitiless sun. We can’t wait to see what GMs and players do with the myriad story hooks, rich traditions, dastardly villains, and brave heroes—all inspired by the Arabian Nights and ancient Egypt—that the...


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