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Treasure Tables: Reading Material

On occasion, adventurers visit libraries, bookstores, or private studies unattended. Assuming they take everything that isn’t nailed down, use the following table to add a little variety to your loot or let it serve as inspiration for a story hook. The value of the items can vary at the GM’s d…

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Eldritch Horrors: Two Supernatural Terrors


“Olmec spoke further, of dark and mysterious matters, of black magic and wizardry conjured out of the black night of the catacombs, of weird creatures invoked out of darkness for horrible allies.” —Robert E. Howard, “Red Nails” Well met—and welcome back to the dark corners of…

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Collection of Curiosities: The Trophy Collection

The Mermaid Rock (1894), romantic painting by the English artist Edward Matthew Hale.

When visiting residences or other structures, adventurers might be treated to a glimpse of what others consider to be trophies. 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 …

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Howling Tower: Dive Into the Unknown

John Bauer, Sagoprinsessan, 1915

This is the fourth installment in a series of articles for players hoping to get the best possible experience from their time around the RPG table.   “… Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive―it’s such a…

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Advanced Races Compendium Kickstarter Has Launched

Advanced Races Compendium Kickstarter

We kobolds are excited to bring so much more to your roleplaying table — and you can be a part of this effort by kicking in funds! So, what is this one about? Here is some information from the Advanced Races Compendium Kickstarter itself: Sometimes, unlikely heroes emerge from strange and forb…

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Poll: Advanced Class Guide Articles

Gerrit van Honthorst's Supper Party

By now, you might have picked up or heard about the Advanced Class Guide by Paizo. We have author Neal Litherland venturing through some of the classes now, and he has a few ideas for upcoming blog posts. Which of the following blog posts would you prefer to see first? Take a peek at the short descr…

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Welcome To The New Kobold Press

Welcome to the New Kobold Press website. Kobold Press  has gone through many iterations over the years, and our newest adventure is an upgrade of our previous web platform. The core fundamentals are the same, and all the great articles and content from the previous site are still here, but we’…

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Prepared!: The Haunting at Velston


Traveling along a popular trade road, the party discovers a ruined village. Abandoned long ago, Velston now contains only the restless spirits of those who died in the village’s violent end. Prepared! offers the following small scenario for low-level characters. “Ain’t nobody in these parts willing …

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Judge’s Commentary: Monarch of the Monsters 5—The Gargoctopus and the Glasscrock

There were more amazing creatures submitted to the Monarch of the Monsters fifth edition contest than made it into the Top 6—it’s a testament to the quality of the work that we couldn’t decide on only a Top 5. Though I had numerous favorites that didn’t make it to the voting round, there are t…

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Collection of Curiosities: The Street Magician’s Pouch


Colorful street magicians perform sleight of hand and even arcane tricks for the enjoyment of others. If you need to add a bit of dimension to such a character, perhaps add something unusual to the magician’s pouch, but consider giving the adventurers a quick glimpse of some of these! You can …

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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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About Kobold Press

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.

Do you want to write for Kobold Press? We accept submissions for new articles. The best place to start is by checking out our Submission guidelines.

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