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New Patron Project: Midgard Tales

Goldscale ponders his destinyOur kobold mascot Jiro left this note on Wolfgang’s desk this morning:

dear boss,

I was reading a bunch of adventures you know the classic stuff like vault of the drow and tomb of horrors and rise of the runelords and i was thinking it would be great if we had something like that for midgard you know something epic and world defining

well boss what do you know but that dollface christina thinks so too and were going to do a new kickstarter to make stuff as good as tomb of horrors

people think were crazy boss but i don’t know i bet a lot of other people are as crazy as us and will want in what do you think


Wolfgang checked with Christina Stiles and Ben McFarland, and they confirmed it: there’s a new Open Design patron project that they say will shake the pillars of heaven, and they’re looking for patrons to help design it.

Midgard Tales will contain 13 new adventures for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, with new takes on classic RPG themes. This book will define the Midgard campaign setting the way legendary adventures such as Dragonlance did back in the day.

Patrons will join lead designer Christina Stiles, assisted by Ben McFarland and Wolfgang Baur, to pitch and design 13 adventures for Pathfinder RPG that will remake classic themes. Already they’re hearing from various designers who want in, with tales such as:

  • A dragon adventure set in the Northlands
  • A visit to the Master of Demon Mountain
  • A celestial adventure on the Sky Stairs of Beldestan,
  • A nocturnal tribe of long-hidden orcs and their evil goddess,
  • The unchaining of the imprisoned god of the Sea

Adventures to be remembered, adventures that won’t be “just another dungeon” — Midgard Tales aims to encourage the best of new and existing adventure design talent, to give you adventures from levels 1 to 15 that your players never forget.

Join Midgard Tales today!

13 Replies to "New Patron Project: Midgard Tales"

Marc Radle

April 16, 2012 at 6:12am


Kobold Quarterly

April 16, 2012 at 7:47am

It is already within a whisker of being funded after 36 hours, which is amazing. But then, some of the adventures are looking pretty great, too.

Who should we invite as a guest designer? Richard Pett? James Jacobs? Michael Kortes? Willie Walsh?

Christina Stiles

April 16, 2012 at 8:18am

Those are all great names. Just so you know: I am a big fan of Willie Walsh!!!

Marc Radle

April 16, 2012 at 8:45am

If you can get James Jacobs involved, I think he’s the one to go with!!!!


April 16, 2012 at 9:45am

James is sort of a busy guy, but sometimes he does cool stuff like writing articles for KQ (most recently in issue #5), so it is in the realm of possibility.


April 16, 2012 at 10:00am

Hmm… all excellent. I say jiro.

Gotta start printing out those Save Nethus bumper stickers, too…

Trent Revis

April 16, 2012 at 2:47pm

Both “Adventurer” and “Traveler” cost the same. But Traveler includes everything that Adventurer gets plus more.

Wade Rockett

April 16, 2012 at 4:33pm

Trent – yes, but Traveller is limited to 100 patrons. If and when that fills up, others who want to fund at the $25 level would be able to sign up as Adventurers.

Trent Revis

April 16, 2012 at 5:37pm

Oh. I get it now! :)

James Thomas

April 16, 2012 at 6:10pm

:twisted: The best celebrity designer to invite is Richard Pett.


April 17, 2012 at 9:16am

Funny thing, Mr. Pett has already contributed to many Open Design projects like Tales of the Old Margreve and Streets of Zobeck.

He might show up for this one. Too soon to tell!

Christina Stiles

April 17, 2012 at 9:57am

Pett is awesome on toast, for sure! Very welcome, indeed. Would also love for you to talk Nic Logue into joining us!

But, one of these days, I’d love to co-author an adventure with Willie.


April 19, 2012 at 12:58pm

Eenie, minnie, minnie, mine !
My precioussss !