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Lost Magic: Desiccating Breath

Lost Magic LogoThis simple spell entry from the Lost Magic contest might fill a flavorful niche in your Pathfinder game. Take a look at Mark Martin’s desiccating breath spell.

Desiccating Breath

School necromancy; Level cleric 4, sorcerer/wizard 5, witch 4
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (bone dust)
Range 25 ft.
Area cone-shaped burst
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw no; Spell Resistance yes

You exhale a breath of the driest air, instantly drawing water from flesh and bone. Each target in the burst takes 1d4 Strength damage as muscle, flesh, and bone become dry and brittle. This spell targets living creatures only.

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Collection of Curiosities: Behind the Gemstone

"Jiro the Kobold" by Pat LoboykoSo, your shiny object expert decides that it’s a good idea to pry that gemstone out of place. But, what’s behind that gemstone? Surely something unusual. If you want to roll randomly for one, 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.

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Tiamat Tuesdays: Tiers of Tiamat

Tiamat TuesdaysFor the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, the story told in Tyranny of Dragons is spread across two separate adventure products: Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat. Hoard begins with fledgling, level 1 characters and follows them to level 7 or 8. Rise picks up right where Hoard leaves off and continues on to level 14 or 15. But while these form one continuous story, they are very, very different adventures, and not only because of the difference in tiers—although that plays into it.

Hoard of the Dragon Queen gets characters through the first experience tier and well into the second. The Player’s Handbook states “In the second tier (levels 5-10), characters come into their own,” and that’s certainly the case in Hoard. Each episode in the adventure corresponds roughly to a level: characters should be level 1 when they play episode 1, level 2 when they play episode 2, and so on.

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PaizoCon 2014 Gallery

PaizoCon 2014 - BoothThe Kobold crew arrived at PaizoCon in good cheer, set up the banners and booth, and said “OMG, Frank Mentzer is the Guest of Honor! We should have brought our D&D Red Box for him to sign!”

The whole show started out strong and just kept getting better. Volunteers ran a wide variety of Kobold Press adventures, from visits to the Margreve forest to strange and distant places and a dangerous visit to the Goblins in the Brewery. Kobold staffers and freelancers held seminars on hmebrewing, becoming a freelancer, and humor and gravitas in gaming. Most of these were recorded and will be available through the Know Direction podcast later this month.

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Lost Magic: Thicken Time

Lost Magic LogoOne of the crafters of magic who entered our Lost Magic contest provided us with a time-oriented spell that you might find interesting. Take a peek at Michael McCarthy’s thicken time spell.

Thicken Time

School transmutation; Level sorcerer/wizard 4
Casting Time
 1 standard action
Components V, S, M (a pinch of cornstarch)
Range
touch
Area 30-ft. radius sphere centered on a point in space
Duration
1 round/level
Saving Throw
Fortitude partial (harmless); Spell Resistance yes

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