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Collection of Curiosities: The Graverobber’s Satchel

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The work of a graverobber can lead to interesting, though gruesomely gained, discoveries. You can roll randomly for a result below, or 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 currentl…

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Howling Tower: Expect Things to Go Wrong

Raven Dreams

(This is the fifth installment in a series of articles for players hoping to get the best possible experience from their time around the RPG table.) “Adventures, in retrospect, are pieces of extremely bad luck that missed a fatal ending.” ―Lawrence Griswold, Tombs, Travel and Trouble It’s a shame th…

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Grand Duchy: Spring Intrigues at Court

The Beloved Imperatrix’s court is a regal setting, befitting the station of the Copper Sphinx Throne. To be sure, Regia Moonthorn sets the tone for the day—playful, amused, concerned, or icily disapproving—but she always commands the respectful attention of her courtiers. Outside the court&#82…

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Book Review: Oathkeeper by: J.F. Lewis

Oathkeeper

Rae’en has taken her father’s place as the first of the nigh immortal Arn. The Arn are a race created by the Eldrennai (think elf) as warrior-slaves to fight a race of magic resistant lizard-folk called the Zaur. The ascension of Rae’en’s father Kholster to godhood has freed the Arn from their oaths…

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Has the Slayer Killed the Rogue and the Ranger?

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When the Advanced Class Guide was released by Paizo, every Pathfinder player who could get his or her hands on the book went absolutely nuts over it. It was like the new toy at Christmas you’d been hoping and praying you’d get, and when you did you couldn’t think of anything else. …

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Collection of Curiosities: Desert Landmarks

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Deserts aren’t as featureless as one might think—and some have remarkable landmarks that might engage a sense of wonder or curiosity. You can roll randomly for a result below, or use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick the one that wo…

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Pulp Plunder: Three Treasures of the Hyborian Age

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Well met, intrepid readers—and welcome back to the darkest corners of the Crossroads! In my recent articles for Kobold Press, I’ve been celebrating the legacy of pulp literature in gaming by developing some home-brewed campaign material inspired by Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age. Hopefu…

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Heritage Feats For Southlands Player Characters

Southlands

(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 …

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A Crib Sheet for the Council of Waterdeep

My gaming table likes the nitty-gritty of political roleplay. In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, they enjoyed those moments of interacting with their traveling companions along the Trade Way headed north. With Sword Coast faction notables gathering at the Council of Waterdeep, The Rise of Tiamat campaign…

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Advanced Races Compendium Kickstarter Sneak Peek: Spell Preview

Welcome! As we dive into the intriguing waters of Advanced Races Compendium stretch goals, I thought it would be fun to tease something we haven’t announced yet. Who among you can guess what race’s chapter the following spell might be found in? I’ll just tell you, I had a blast wor…

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Howling Tower

A veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Steve Winter writes the Howling Tower blog and shares his thoughts on the Kobold Press blog. Always well-reasoned and thought-provoking, his work in RPGs incites discussion rather than just more edition-war rage. The kobolds bow to him with deepest respect!

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Your Whispering Homunculus

A veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Richard Pett writes adventure paths for Paizo, smaller adventures for Open Design, and delivers delightful and offbeat tales and game tables in the Whispering Homunculus series. These have proven so popular, they have been collected in the Your Whispering Homunculus book and PDF. Bizarre and whimsical and veddy veddy British, it’s gaming with dark humor and sly amusement. Check out the slithering vileness of the homunculus!

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Real Steel

As a practicing bladesmith, Todd Gdula knows what’s he’s talking about, and he will smack down nonsense like a bar of pigiron smacks down a fencepost. Only, you know, with more deadly force. His practical knowledge and gaming background combine to provide a unique perspective on the making and use of human-powered melee weapons.

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Welcome to the small tunnels and the dangerous life of the kobold! We’re always tinkering here, and there’s quite a few projects underway every week. Here’s the two most important at the moment. Check back often, because we’ll be announcing some more in the coming weeks.

Kobold Quarterly: After an amazing five-year run culminating with Kobold Quarterly 23, Kobold Press ended the magazine on a high note. (You can read the announcement on the blog.) The kobolds are now focused on designing and publishing high-quality RPG adventures, sourcebooks, campaign materials and other types of roleplaying game supplements in print and electronic formats.

Open Design: One or two projects each year are written as Open Design commissions, funded by gamers who gain input into the final adventure or sourcebook, and who learn about the steps involved in moving from idea to final publication.

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