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Midgard Campaign Setting Is Here!

At long last, the fey roads have opened! The gods don their masks, the Northern reavers sound their horns, and the dwarven forges burn like suns. The emperor of the ghouls rises from his dark throne, the wild elves leave the earth behind and ride the wind, and the mercenary armies of the Seven Cities march to war. Midgard Campaign Setting is here.

You can get it right now in the Kobold Store, in hardcover+PDF and softcover+PDF, and in PDF-only at DriveThru RPG.

Wolfgang Baur, along with Jeff Grubb, Brandon Hodge, Christina Stiles, Dan Voyce and the always-astounding community of Midgard patrons, have created a book that culminates years of Open Design adventures and sourcebooks, KQ articles, convention games, and the campaigns of countless GMs who took their players on epic adventures in this dark world of deep magic.

The 296-page book includes:

  • Pathfinder RPG and AGE System rules for gearforged, kobold, and minotaur PCs
  • 26 new backgrounds, 3 new schools of magic, and new specialties for AGE System
  • New clerical domains including clockwork, moon, hunger, and beer
  • More than 50 kingdom write-ups, with new feats and traits for each region of Midgard
  • New spells, magical items, and incantations
  • New gear and weapons unique to the setting
  • Ley line magic and the secrets of the shadow roads

From the Northern fjords to the hidden tombs of the gnolls, from the raven-headed reavers to the ruins of the great mage-kingdoms: all of Midgard is yours!

We’re going to celebrate the launch with a party at AFK Tavern in Everett, WA on Saturday, October 13 from 6 PM to 8 PM, with a special menu of Midgard-themed food and drink, giveaways, and general merriment. We hope you can join us there! In that spirit of celebration, here’s a sneak peek at the Midgardian clerical domain of Beer:

Beer Domain

Deities: Ninkash, Sif

Granted Powers: Ninkash’s sweet nectar invigorates your mind even as it dulls those around you. The secrets of Ninkash’s faith grant you a +2 sacred bonus to Fortitude saves against ingested poisons. Also, Profession: Brewer is now a class skill for you.

Blessed Brew (Su): Once per day, with a touch, you may transform a container of non-magical liquids into a number of draughts of Blessed Brew equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier, negating any special attributes those liquids might have previously had. Imbibers of this brew may choose to gain either a number of temporary hp equal to half your cleric level (minimum 1), gain a +2 sacred bonus to Charisma based skill checks, a +1 dodge bonus to AC, or a +1 to caster level to Enchantment (Charm) spells. This bonus lasts for an hour, then fades, leaving a warm buzz behind. A creature may benefit from only one Blessed Brew within a 24 hour period.

Aura of Inebriation (Su): At 8th level, you may emit a 30 ft. aura as an immediate action which does not provoke attacks of opportunity. This aura grants allies a bonus equal to your Wisdom modifier to morale checks and saves against fear.

All other creatures entering, and for 1 round after leaving the aura, must make a Will save (DC equal to 10 + one-half your level + your Wisdom modifier) or take a sacred penalty equal to your Wisdom modifier to Wisdom-based skill checks and suffer the effects of the spell touch of gracelessness (from the Advanced Player’s Guide). A successful save negates the spell effect but not the Wisdom penalty.

This aura may be active for a number of rounds equal to your cleric level and these rounds need not be consecutive. Dispelling this aura is a free action.

Domain Spells: 1st—bless water, 2nd—delay poison, 3rd—cup of dust*, 4th—neutralize poison, 5th—cleanse, 6th—hero’s feast, 7th— vision, 8th—euphoric tranquility*, 9th—miracle

*- From the Advanced Player’s Guide.

Subdomains: Family and Loss. The blessings of Ninkash can tighten the bonds of friendship and kin, but their abuse can lead to the failure of those bonds.

Family Subdomain Replacement Power: The Binding Ties power replaces the Blessed Brew power of the Beer domain.

Family Replacement Domain Spells: 2nd—calm emotions, 3rd— create food and water.

Loss Subdomain Replacement Power: The Aura of Forgetfulness power replaces the Aura of Inebriation power of the Beer domain.

Loss Replacement Domain Spells: 5th—enervation, 6th—modify memory, 9th—energy drain.

9 Replies to "Midgard Campaign Setting Is Here!"

Morgan Boehringer

October 7, 2012 at 1:51pm

Wow! Nethus-in-chains looks awesome. Fantastic art – can’t wait to see the rest!!!

Christina Stiles

October 8, 2012 at 11:43am

I’ll be expecting my brewski from the launch party in the mail, Wolfgang!

On the East Coast, we are celebrating the book’s launch in November, with Midgard Mayhem at the MACE gaming convention in Charlotte, NC, Nov 2-4. There are Midgard games running in Pathfinders, Savage Worlds, and AGE at the con. Dawson Kriska, an author on the Journeys to the West project, will be leading the mass mayhem, and we should have Paizo RPGA superstar Mike Welham running games, and possibly Jason Stoffa of Fat Goblin games.

Come get your Midgard on!

We’ll post more info as the con gets closer.

Todd S.

October 8, 2012 at 2:22pm

I preordered the Softcover + PDF from the Kobold store on Oct 1, but am not yet able to download the PDF. No download link is given on my account page.

Wolfgang

October 8, 2012 at 3:52pm

That’s correct, Todd. Your download code was sent to you today from DriveThruRPG. It might be trapped in spam folder (it happens), so check there.

If there’s nothing from DriveThru or in the spam folder, please contact Wolfgang or Shelly and we’ll make sure you get a new code.

Morgan Boehringer

October 8, 2012 at 5:48pm

Wolfgang,

My patronage for Midgard Tales includes (among other things) the Midgard Campaign Setting PDF. Is this something I can access now/soon?

P.S. I sent you a PM regarding this and some related shipping queries.

Todd S.

October 8, 2012 at 8:28pm

@Wolfgang

Thank you for the reply. It was indeed in my spam folder. I wonder what algorithm google is using for spam. Sometimes it will mark as spam even things that were part of a larger conversation while allowing through the latest male enhancement cream ads.

Kobold Quarterly

October 8, 2012 at 9:51pm

Todd, glad you found it! I don’t know how the google spam filter works, all I know is that sometimes it throws false positives.

Morgan, I hope to have all the Midgard Tales backers getting their PDFs on Tuesday. I have to figure out how to deliver without using up the Kickstarter survey functionality (which is once only, and needed for shipping the print book later).

Morgan Boehringer

October 8, 2012 at 10:20pm

Ok! Can’t wait, and thanx for the swift reply!

As an added note, I only now just watched the movie, above. THE. ART. IS. AWESOME!!!

Wow!

Henry

October 9, 2012 at 8:51pm

The art is lovely and the book feels rich because of it. This is dragon hoard level of art resources.