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Last Call for Bundle of Zobeck!

Bundle of Zobeck montage3You still have a chance to grab the wondrous Bundle of Zobeck — now with seveneight great Midgard PDFs! This special set-your-own-price offer ends early on Saturday, so move fast.

We’ve just added a new item to the Bundle: Your Whispering Homunculus by Richard Pett! This book is the GM’s humble servant and guide to the vile, whimsical, disgusting, bizarre, horrific, odd, skin-crawling, and mildly disturbed side of fantasy gaming. It provides wonderfully lunatic ideas and encounters to keep your players on their toes – along with tips on how to make ordinary creatures and locations truly memorable.

Proceeds from the Bundle of Zobeck sale go to benefit two of Kobold King Wolfgang Baur’s favorite causes: Heifer International and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The Bundle of Zobeck offers an outstanding collection of eight Kobold Press ebooks for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game — characters, locations, magic, and adventures. For one price you set yourself, you get more than 500 pages of DRM-free watermarked PDFs — an entire Pathfinder fantasy roleplaying campaign featuring the Midgard setting and, above all, its bustling, ever-ticking Free City of Zobeck.

Get the Bundle of Zobeck today!

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The Bundle of Zobeck

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A top-quality collection of DRM-free Pathfinder ebooks from Kobold Press — pay what you want and support charity!

The Bundle of Zobeck offers an outstanding collection of Kobold Press Pathfinder ebooks —
characters, locations, magic, and adventures. For one price you set yourself, you can get the complete collection — over 500 pages of DRM-free watermarked PDFs — an entire Pathfinder fantasy roleplaying campaign featuring the Midgard setting and, above all, its bustling, ever-ticking Free City of Zobeck.

Home to clockwork wizards, Gear Goddess priests, conniving cultists, ambitious merchants, and backstabbing thieves, Zobeck is the beating heart of the Midgard campaign setting. And though these ebooks include many details about Midgard’s deities, clockwork technology, and neighboring territories, you can easily transplant the Free City to your existing fantasy campaign with only slight modifications. In Midgard or in your own world, Zobeck provides the perfect home base for your game’s stories.

Every Bundle of Zobeck includes PDF versions of the 96-page Zobeck Gazetteer (retail price US$10) and the large Zobeck City Map (retail $4). And if you pay more than the current average price, you also receive these bonus ebooks:

* Midgard Campaign Setting (298 pages, retail $20) – the complete ENnie-nominated worldbook
* Streets of Zobeck (94 pages, retail $10) – dark and daring fantasy-noir adventures in the city’s seedy underbelly
* Midgard Bestiary (109 pages, retail $10) – over 100 monsters and creatures suitable for Midgard or any fantasy setting

If you paid full price for all these PDFs, you’d spend nearly US$74. But we let you set your own price for the entire collection. You can designate a portion of your payment for two of Kobold Press founder Wolfgang Baur’s favorite charities: Heifer International and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The starting average price of the Bundle of Zobeck will be weighted to keep it from rising too fast. The sooner you purchase your Bundle of Zobeck, the lower the average price will be, and the cheaper it is to get the bonus books. There’s another bonus to buying early—if we add books to the Bundle later in its run (hint, hint), all previous purchasers automatically receive those newly added books on their download page, regardless of whether they paid higher than the bonus price. That’s your reward for buying early.

Your affordable ticket to the Free City and the world of Midgard is on sale now. But act fast — the Bundle of Zobeck is a time-limited offer.

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Announcing the Kobold Press Community Use Policy

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The Midgard Campaign Setting fan community is growing faster than an ill-advised alchemy experiment in Maillon! It’s an active, vibrant community, full of people who want to take what we’ve created and run with it in exciting and fun directions. So we thought, why not make it easier for them?

To encourage fan sites and free fan-created projects using Midgard and other Kobold Press IP, we’ve just launched the Kobold Press Community Use Policy. This policy covers free, fan-created material only; if you want to do a commercial project, check out our Freelancer Guidelines.

Along with guidelines on what fans can use and how, we’re also offering the first Kobold Press Community Use Package of resources. This first package contains 10 of the Midgard setting’s most iconic characters — and we’ll be adding new packages over time.

Tell us what you think in the comments! And if you have a Midgard fan project underway, or if this inspires you to start one, please let us know. We’d love to see it.

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Midgard Campaign Setting Pre-Order Now Available

Midgard Campaign SettingThe gods of the North tremble! The Great Old Ones stir in their sleep!  All of Midgard looks to the skies in wonder, for the long-awaited Midgard Campaign Setting is now available for pre-order in the Kobold Store . By popular demand you can ensure that you’ll receive the gorgeous, full color 296-page hardcover or softcover (plus PDF) when it arrives this October.

We’re also making a special offer on the Kobold Quarterly Facebook page through August 10: if you Like the page you’ll get a discount code for $5.00 off any purchase of the Midgard Campaign Setting, Midgard Bestiary or Zobeck Gazetteer.

Midgard Elf QueenThe Midgard Campaign Setting brings to life a dark world of deep magic, with seven regions flavored by the folklore of Central and Eastern Europe plus a heady dose of weird fantasy. Lead designers Wolfgang Baur, Jeff Grubb and Brandon Hodge led the Open Design community in a two-year project to build a sprawling setting supported by adventures and sourcebooks compatible with Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Dungeons & Dragons, AGE System and more.

Midgard is ley line magic and warped alchemical experiments; the Western Waste’s giant, shambling horrors and magic-blasted landscapes; diabolical gnomes and the schemes of immortal Baba Yaga; wild, wind-riding elves and swashbuckling minotaur corsairs; the Mharoti Empire’s lethal assassins and exotic splendors; and the dragon-haunted crags of the icy Northlands.

Midgard - Dragon fight!The Midgard Campaign Setting includes:

  • Pathfinder 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

The world is ready. Are you?

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Kobold Quarterly #22 Now Available

Kobold Quarterly 22Summer’s here, and you know what that means! Flee indoors and play games until the fiery sky-ball no longer burns our skin with its cruel flames.

Seriously though, there’s enough great stuff in Kobold Quarterly #22 to keep you occupied all summer. Get it in print + PDF or PDF only and you’ll enjoy articles for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, 4th Edition D&D and AGE System. But wait, there’s more: we also have articles for Castles & Crusades and 13th Age! Old school, new school, and everything in between — this issue’s got it.

  • The archdevil Barbatos, gatekeeper of Golarion’s Hells by Paizo’s Wes Schneider
  • Dragonkin servitors of Midgard’s Mharoti Empire for D&D
  • Four monsters from Journeys to the West for C&C
  • 13th Age’s Escalation Die mechanic with conversion rules for other RPGs by Rob Heinsoo
  • AGE System rules for black powder weapons
  • An interview with Pathfinder RPG lead designer Jason Bulmahn

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