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Interview with Southlands Cartographer Anna Meyer, Part One

Southlands Map 1

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 …

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Collection of Curiosities: The Pickpocket’s Pockets

"Alma Tadema Spring" by Lawrence Alma-Tadema - 1. Unknown2. The Getty Center, Object 680, Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alma_Tadema_Spring.jpg#/media/File:Alma_Tadema_Spring.jpg

What else might adventurers find in a pickpocket’s pockets when they investigate? 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 currently …

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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. Nowaday…

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Interview with Southlands Artist Fred Fields

Fred

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 t…

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Prepared!: The Vault of Pallon the Pious: A Fifth Edition D&D Location

Skeleton Praying

Cartography by Meshon Cantrill True, I was hired to sail them out past the Witch’s Teeth. Four adventurers looking to earn a name; who was I to throw vinegar on their fancies? I took ’em within a rowboat’s jaunt of the place: the door on the rock. I know as much of the place as any sailor, which is …

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Collection of Curiosities: The Artist’s Satchel

William Blake Pity

Artists might find a home in your adventure somewhere, and now you can liven up their belongings with interesting and perhaps inexplicable things. 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 …

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Southlands Campaign Setting Now Available in PDF

Southlands Imahgjam

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, …

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Monster Monday: Ba-Bird

The features of this humanoid-headed bird are those of your deceased brother-in-arms. According to the Coffin Texts of Nuria-Natal, the Ba is the ensemble that makes an individual unique and is one of the five aspects of the human soul with the Ren, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. The Nurians believe…

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Book Review: Forge of Ashes by Josh Vogt

Forge of Ashes

After fighting in the Goblinblood Wars for ten years, the dwarf berserker Akina has returned to her home in the Five Kings Mountains. They say you can never go home, and it is proving true for Akina. Accompanied by her monk friend Ondorum, Akina finds that much has happened in ten years and little o…

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A Look at D&D Camp: Shippensburg University

Shippenburg 1985: D&D Camp

How many people know that Shippensburg University, here in my home state of Pennsylvania, held week-long D&D camps every summer during the mid-eighties? That’s right, a summer camp for D&D!  Instead of basket weaving and archery, you played Dungeons & Dragons … all week. It was a l…

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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.

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