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Tiamat Tuesdays: Closing In On the Cult

As I hinted in the installment of Tiamat Tuesday on July 8, episodes 5–8 of Hoard of the Dragon Queen are more open-ended than episodes 1–4. The second half of the adventure isn’t a sandbox; characters still have a mystery to unravel and an evil plot to stop. They will, however, face dilemmas that have…

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ENnies 2014 Nominations Announced

The annual ENnie Awards have posted their list of nominations plus their Judges’ Spotlight awards — and the kobolds are in the running! I’m honored and delighted to see the Kobold Guide to Magic and the Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age Compatible Edition nominated. It’s always gratifying to have a book nominated that’s designed to bring new…

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Book Review: The Leopard

A Novel by K.V. Johansen To say Ahjvar the assassin leads a rough life is an understatement. You would think that being an assassin was a tough job, but try being an assassin who doesn’t die. Then try being an assassin who can’t die but wants to—not my idea of a good time. Even further,…

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Lost Magic: Desiccating Breath

This simple spell entry from the Lost Magic contest might fill a flavorful niche in your Pathfinder game. Take a look at Mark Martin’s desiccating breath spell. Desiccating Breath School necromancy; Level cleric 4, sorcerer/wizard 5, witch 4 Casting Time 1 standard action Components V, S, M (bone dust) Range 25 ft. Area cone-shaped burst…

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Collection of Curiosities: Behind the Gemstone

So, your shiny object expert decides that it’s a good idea to pry that gemstone out of place. But, what’s behind that gemstone? Surely something unusual. If you want to roll randomly for one, use the handy number provided with each entry to figure out your result on a d12. You can also pick the…

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