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Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 2,644 posts (2,645 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 5 aliases.


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The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

The judges have a top 10. We're debating a top 5, and should have finalists very late Monday night or very early Tuesday, depending on where you are on this globe.

If so many of the entries hadn't been so good, this would be a lot easier.

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Thank you to everyone who entered! We're compiling the entries for the judges, and should have finalists chosen within 10 days.

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Valerie Williams wrote:
Just curious, does anyone know if they will add this race to the Hero Lab software as a PC race and or update the Lizardfolk NPC race with the stat's in this one?

We've done 5 sets of Hero Lab files so far. It's certainly possible that the Kobold crew will generate HL files for the Advanced Races series as well (Not right away, but it's on the list).

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Entries are due on Monday. Hope to see a few from folks here!

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catman123456 wrote:
In the hero lab the white nercomancy class feature isn't working. The spells are still costing two slots.

Catman123456, I've passed that along to the Hero Lab team. We'll see what's what!

Also, nice force blast feats, Marc.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Ah, I misunderstood. The Hero Lab data files for New Paths have been updated two or three times, each time adding additional content. Slow but steady improvements, bug fixes, expansion.

I think the Theurge was added most recently. Was there anything in particular you were looking for?

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Hero Lab files for New Paths Compendium have been available for a couple months. Clearly, I should have made a bigger announcement about that!!

Hero Lab for New Paths Compendium Now Available

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

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Could not be prouder of this series by RPG Superstar Mike Welham! It starts off with a shout to a very traditional style giant, the thursir, who is keen on working at the forge and making armor and weapons for his larger kin.

The thursir might not be much bigger than ogres, but they are smarter, more skilled, and more interesting in every way. Check them out!

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And hey, written by RPG Superstar Mike Welham, which doesn't hurt a bit.

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I clearly should have checked in on this thread sooner. Questions submitted on the KoboldPress.com site get answered faster, FWIW.

Adjule wrote:
Is there any rules on what can be submitted? Does it have to be something brand new, or a conversion of something from a previous edition/other system?

Great question, and yes, it must be something new. Any conversion from another edition or other game systems will be disqualified.

Enevhar Aldarion wrote:
Since you are doing this, does that mean that WotC has finally released some sort of OGL/GSL/etc?

WotC has not released any sort of open license that I am aware of. I think that news would be all over the net.

Drejk wrote:
Can affidavit be in digital form?

A digital document has legal status in the United States, which is where we're holding our contest, so we'll accept it. We are not accepting paper submissions of any kind.

Thanks for the interest, and I'll check back again tomorrow.

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Thanks for the reviews, Endzeitgeist and He'sDeadJim!

(And yes, I think it does skew more toward the GM side of the table than it might.)

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Time to celebrate the best in new, upcoming talent for a new edition of D&D!

Kobold Press has launched a 5th Edition D&D monster contest. Entries are due February 23, prizes and payment are awarded for the winner and the winning monster will be illustrated and shared with 5th Edition gamers.

Submission details here.

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I know! Seems like it should have happened years ago, and I do believe there was a Dragon Magazine article that did an ecology for them.

Here we go: Dragon 335, Ecology of the Lizardfolk

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

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Thank you, EZG! I'm very happy with the changes, and I suspect other people will be as well.

This is by far the strongest adaptation of the tengu for use in Western fantasy settings. Fun to play, and even more fun as scoundrel-NPCs.

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Advanced Races: Ravenfolk did just get an update recently, and they make good scoundrel-villains as well as good PCs.

Gearforged is an excellent option, for a fairly high-powered campaign (they get a lot of good immunities). Kobold Press is working on updating Advanced Races: Gearforged to include scaling power levels, in case your game is not high on the starting power level.

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And for the shout-out for the Scorpion Cult of Selket!

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I have to say, the monsters and the new subdomain in this both make it worthwhile far beyond Egyptian or Arabian campaigns.

I'll certainly be curious to see the first review!

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Nice review. I especially like:

TheoW wrote:
I am usually wary of letting my players use any lycanthropic race, but after reading the Advanced Races book for Werelions I have to change my mind.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Correct, the Southlands Bestiary will ship around the same time as the Southlands hardcover, so this summer.

Some previews for project backers are likely before then.

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Rysky wrote:
Werelion PC! WANT!

Werelion PC now available. Looking forward to your comments!

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Bad to the bone! Anti-paladins make terrific villains, and a nice change from spell-slingers as BBEGs.

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The product description is wrong. The trollkin PC race was planned, but we ran out of room, and it is not in the adventure. I've sent Liz a note, and put the trollkin on the list for a future update to this release.

The 5th HD is missing.

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Thanks, Crinos! Would love to see your review, even if it is short.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

A drag-and-drop set of villains that come with detailed plots and are ready to confound your players at any time.

Rather handy, that.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

And today we delivered the first 4 rewards for this Kickstarter, PDF rewards for Aasimar, Gnolls, Magic Mirrors, and the Emerald Order, a cult of arcane villains.

Much more to come in the New Year, of course.

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Thank you for the review, EZG!

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Thanks! It's the first time ever for a Kobold Press book at the Escapist.

We had an amazing group of designers, backers, and artists. The book is up against a Paizo title in the same category (so I don't think we'll win the category), and yet it is great that people noticed just how well this book turned out.

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Nominated for Best RPG Supplement of 2014 by the Escapist.

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Nominated for Best RPG Supplement of 2014 by the Escapist.

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Judge Helt remains a man of mystery, in a witness protection program in an undisclosed location.

He knows too much, people. He's seen things you don't want to know.

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Reviewed on the Kobold Press blog.

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I can confirm this adventure is for levels 8 to 15. Though 15 still doesn't seem like quite enough to face Tiamat (mwahaha!).

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Thank you, Liz!

And hey, did my title change? I have some kind of triple crown now (and I like it!)

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

The HL files are slowed down a bit because of one tech's important surgery. So we missed the October window, but the white necromancer is still on the update list.

It'll happen, not sure when.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Print version is available at the Kobold Press store right now, and I imagine it will be live here at Paizo soon.

And if you happen to be in the Seattle area, we're doing a book launch/signing at the University of Washington Bookstore tonight at 7 PM. I'll be there with Chris Pramas, Rob Heinsoo, Jeff Grubb, Steve Winter, and others.

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Yes, the Cobra Throne and the land of Nuria Natal is similar to Osirion, and Mummy's Mask would fit into the Southlands with some adjustments.

Or you could just strip MM for parts, of course: it's loaded with good stuff.

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Curious to see whether this one gets a review soon. Seems just enough off the beaten track that it might draw attention from someone.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Yep, it retries a few times, and it is possible to use other cards with the “Fix payment” button in the banner at the top of the Kickstarter page.

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Been working on the major Southlands pantheons for a while, and they are starting to gel. At least, the desert section and the Nurians.

Horus and Aten are on the list for Nurian Imajaghan; elsewhere it might be less well-known figures like Ogun or Xevioso. In the deep deserts, though, it is Yemaja, goddess of waters, who stands as a favorite of paladin imajaghan in the Southlands.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

We're in final editorial proofing stages. Next up are a printed press proof, then printing, bindery, and shipping.

Soon.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

We've added racial sourcebooks for the lizardfolk, and a Grand Necropolis is just a few backers away.

Everyone loves a good necropolis, right?

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Indeed! Very, very happy to see Jason Nelson take the helm to guide the Southlands Bestiary.

And I'm bandishing a contract at an Elder God of Gaming. Anything could happen (or I might just get squished!) :)

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No worries, the Frog Gods are good people. And I know the Kobold Press Kickstarter is going to deliver some blow-your-socks-off Pathfinder goods, because I've seen a big chunk of them already!

SIX hours left for Southlands!

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

There 960 backers, and the rewards include an amazing set of player options, campaign books, and adventures. It will make your desert adventures shine, and inspire some great new characters. )Not to mention all the monsters and demonic cults to inspire GMs!)

There's just EIGHT (8) hours left.

After that, you've missed out on the latest goods from Paizo staffers like Owen Stephens, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Adam Daigle, and RPG Superstars like Steve Helt, Mike Welham, and Jason Nelson.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

8 Hours Left! After that, the extras disappear and those who failed to back the Southlands can only weep bitter tears.

Don't weep bitter tears. Grab it while it's as hot as the City of Brass!

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The secret reward is a very small one, but I think it's also very cool.

And yes, I think those scrolls should be written on discarded snake skin. I'm sure the art director will find it simple to show that in snake-textured graphics. There's a Photoshop plugin for snakeskin, right? :)

And yes, LOTS of good stuff at 1,001 backers, including material by Paizo's own Owen Stephens, and RPG Superstar Steve Helt, and more.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

We need three backers to get to the poster map bound into the book.

I offer this video as tribute.

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Oh, I hear you! I got in pretty deep with a Dwarven Forge pledge this year, and I'm excited to get it. And I hear the Frog Gods went for a LOT of Kickstarters this year.

Thanks for your support!

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Hey Justmebd, you're right, the exclusive is a backer-only item. Southlands backers can upgrade to the rewards that include it at any time. But it's not a standalone.

Ten Arabian Nights is available in PDF as part of the $48 Digital Complete package (which is currently 13 books total, including the 3 big ones). The same book is available in print at a lot of tiers, starting with the $101 tier.

You are correct that the Ten Arabian Nights print book is not listed in the add-ons, and there's no tier that is just the hardcover and the adventures. The demand for print-only definitely exists, but it's small, so I try to just provide one or two print-only options.

Jinn-Blooded is the $39 option for the hardcover without any digital materials etc (and shipped to any US address). My advice would be stick with that, and see whether the Arabian Nights fits your budget in a month or two, when the survey goes out.

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All three items at the $80,000 now unlocked and added to the rewards for backers! And we have an introduction coming from Jeff Grubb, the designer of Al-Qadim. And we're accepting monster submissions from backers.

The three latest additions include:

1) Blue Turbans: Martial Traditions of the Southlands for Fighters, Rangers, and Paladins
2) The Labyrinth of Roshgazi: The ruined cities of the minotaurs
3) Cult of Selket: A full cult writeup of the goddess of Scorpions, by Jeff Lee, with new NPCs, new monsters, and tons of adventure seeds.

If we find a few more backers, the printed poster map gets bound into the back of the book as well.

Also

Helpful tip, Egon:
This free PDF preview disappears in about 24 hours. Check it out while you can!

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