For various reasons, some monsters from the Midgard Campaign Setting didn’t make it into the Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age Compatible Edition. One of these was the deadly dragonleaf tree, cultivated in the Mharoti Empire. Here are five of these exotic enemies to spring on your unsuspecting players, complete with nastier specials and magic items.
Standard dragonleaf tree abilities: All dragonleaf trees have the following 2 abilities:
Rooted: A dragonleaf tree is immobile in combat, but can shift position slowly when out of combat.
Long-limbed: As a quick action, the dragonleaf tree can engage a nearby enemy and cannot be intercepted.
Breath attacks: Each dragonleaf tree has its own style of breath attack that mimics the breath weapon of its associated dragon. Unlike most close attacks that target a number of enemies, it doesn’t matter whether or not the targets are in a group: a dragonleaf tree’s breath weapon emanates from the entire tree.
“The Midgard Bestiary combines Kobold Press’s dedication to quality and originality with Ash Laws’ enthusiastic and accomplished take on the 13th Age to serve you a gallimaufry of ghouls and golems.” – Simon Rogers, 13th Age publisher
Make your icon rolls—and hope for sixes! The Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age Compatible Edition brings 100 weird, warped and unpredictable new monsters to the fight. Designer ASH LAW (of Tales of the 13th Age organized play fame) has redesigned the greatest monsters from Kobold Quarterly magazine and Open Design’s award-winning adventures and sourcebooks for use in your 13th Age game — along with:
Adventure hooks for each monster and lists of things you’re likely to find on them
9 new player character races including darakhul, gearforged, kobolds and ravenfolk
All-new Midgard icons by Wade Rockett (Tales of the Old Margreve)
Avarice, gluttony, and wrath. The seven sins dangerous enough to be called deadly are now collected under one set of covers, with all errata and some expanded text to make these Sin Monsters as complete and dangerous as they can be.
The Monsters of Sin Collection includes
21 new monsters thematically tied to one of the seven deadly sins,
7 templates to bring that sin out in monsters and NPCs,
complete notes on using sin in any fantasy world,
7 Embodiments of Sin to challenge the greatest heroes!
The Monsters of Sin Collection is suitable for multiple levels of play and can be used in any existing setting and campaign, or it can be combined to create a campaign of Sin. Go beyond ordinary monsters, and challenge your champions with threats to mind, body, and spirit! Available now from Kobold Press!
The book features over 150 monsters to challenge player characters in your game, whether set in Midgard or your home campaign world. Each entry includes useful background information to help you use the creatures and give you a glimpse into the rich and storied world of Midgard – and it’s introduced by 4e lead designer Rob Heinsoo, whose essay offers a system for Dungeon Masters to turn monster content into something players can use while creating characters. The creatures included cover all levels from 1 through 33, allowing you to use this Bestiary throughout your entire campaign.
Open Design’s new sourcebook of planar adventure for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game has been forged and polished to gleaming, smoldering perfection and is ready be unleashed on the Prime Material Plane! You can pick it up in the Kobold Store in print+PDF or PDF only.
Dan Voyce (Northlands) has delivered a glittering array of new planar options for GMs including:
More than 80 new planes and locations including the Loom, the Eleven Hells, and the City of Vultures Beyond
3 new PC races: the Deva, the Maxim, and the Warpling
Dozens of planar PC options: 45 new feats and 41 new traits
18 new spells including Combat Geometry, Ghostlock, and Quantum Uncertainty
6 new planar monsters including the fate-eater, rust drake, and spinning hag
To whet your appetite, here’s one of the denizens of the planes you might run into while searching for the legendary Plane of Unguarded Treasure: the fate-eater…