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Midgard: Streets of Zobeck (PFRPG)

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A Collection of Dark and Daring Adventures!

What happens when adventurers become the owners of a brothel? When a roguish associate asks them to attend an oligarch’s masquerade in his place? What lurks in the Cartways besides kobolds? And what will you say when another thief tells you the only way to find a treasure is to become hunted by the Praetors?

Dark dealings, my boys, and a knife in the guts might be the price. Whose guts? Might be yours if you cross the wrong one of the Nine.

This 94-page sourcebook and adventure anthology is set in the seedy underbelly of Zobeck, and includes:

  • 6 adventures dealing with underhanded themes, shady locations, and double-crossing deals gone wrong
  • 5 locales—such as the Cartways Market Gallery or the Old Stross Municipal Baths.
  • A dirty dozen NPCs like kobold gearsmiths, failed Arcane Collegium students, barge captains, fey and undead ambassadors to use as rivals, patrons, peers and foes.
  • A sampling of new clockworks, street magics and odd enchantments that make Zobeck the distinctive jewel of the River Argent.

You probably shouldn't bring the paladin along on this one...
This official Midgard adventure anthology is easily portable to any setting.

Winner of the 2012 Gold ENnie for Best Adventure!

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Product Discussion (47)

Well, the numbers are a little off, but that's ok, it shifted during development--

There are 7 adventures for characters level 1 to 12. We managed 8 NPCs and 6 locations, and I think there are another two NPCs who snuck into location write-ups.

-Ben.
--
Streets of Zobeck Lead Designer
and
Kobold Quarterly News Minion

Contributor

There's an adventure in there called Rust which has some very shady types I hear.


Enjoying having a read through this. I almost want to see the chaos that would occur if the party did bring the paladin along...

Oh, and here's a web preview of the Old Stross Bathhouse. I love the locations in here - it's a great set of unusual city environments.

Qadira RPG Superstar 2009 Top 4

This book is worth buying for the art alone.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

The art is great! There's a sneak peek of some of it in the first review (by Robot Viking).

My favorite bit from the review:

TheRobotViking wrote:

I’d go so far as to say that any Pathfinder campaign that spends a lot of time in urban environs needs this book. The characters, locales and adventure hooks are all designed to give a gritty verisimilitude to a fantasy city. There aren’t really good guys and bad guys, just a bunch of shady characters, every one of them on the make. It’s a lot like film noir if film noir had ghouls and death cults.[/url]

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:

The art is great! There's a sneak peek of some of it in the first review (by Robot Viking).

My favorite bit from the review:

TheRobotViking wrote:
I’d go so far as to say that any Pathfinder campaign that spends a lot of time in urban environs needs this book. The characters, locales and adventure hooks are all designed to give a gritty verisimilitude to a fantasy city. There aren’t really good guys and bad guys, just a bunch of shady characters, every one of them on the make. It’s a lot like film noir if film noir had ghouls and death cults.[/url]

I haven't finished reading it yet. But so far I really like it. I got a very theives world novel series feel from it. Which is a compliment as I really liked that series of books.


TheTwitching King wrote:

This book is worth buying for the art alone.

The art is fantastic! These are the kind of images you can look at three or four times and still find new stuff. I think Glen did a great job capturing the kind of B&W imagery you'd get from noir material, like "Sin City."

-Ben.
--
Lead designer on Streets of Zobeck

Cheliax

I too was impressed by the artwork! As good as any RPG publication. But that's just icing on the cake. I was a patron of the design project and if I do say so myself it is very good! I'm not just saying that. The writing is first rate and -- yes, Richard Pett wrote the spooky and dangerous "Rust" adventure. With SIX complete adventures, FIVE locations and a dozen NPCs this is a great buy for the GM who needs gritty material for his game. Oh, and the guy who came up with the Stolen Identity spell and the Shoes of the Shingled Canopy wondrous item should really be commended for his creativity and design aplumb! :^ )


Dark_Mistress wrote:
I haven't finished reading it yet. But so far I really like it. I got a very theives world novel series feel from it. Which is a compliment as I really liked that series of books.

Good to know. I bought the Green Ronin slip boxset about this time last year. When I got my copy of SoZ it should help to convert my TW D20 material.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Print/PDF Bundle now available!


Liz Courts wrote:
Print/PDF Bundle now available!

Awesome! Thank you so much!

-Ben.
--
Lead Designer for Streets of Zobeck


You know who else likes it?

Geekdad.

Just saying.

-Ben.
--
Lead Designer for Streets of Zobeck

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

YES! The GeekDad writeup is both fun, and right on target.

Feels odd to see Streets next to Legos and the inevitable chunky watch.


And Berin Kinsman likes it, too! ;)

-Ben.
--
Lead Designer on Streets of Zobeck


I'm currently waiting for my senior patron print copy to finalize my review. :)


And we got another review today from the folks at Stargazer's World!

Looks like a hit! :D

-Ben.
--
Lead Designer on Streets of Zobeck.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Reviewed.


Nice review, D_M!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Endzeitgeist wrote:
Nice review, D_M!

Thanks... so where's your review? :)

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16

My 2nd review ever.


Nice review Erik. You should consider doing more reviews.

@ D_M: Before you ask, I'm on it. Perhaps by this weekend I'll have one ready.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dark Sasha wrote:

Nice review Erik. You should consider doing more reviews.

@ D_M: Before you ask, I'm on it. Perhaps by this weekend I'll have one ready.

*cracks the whip* Faster. :)


Yes, so I lied a little. But it isn't my fault! Being a minion sometimes takes more time than predicted. Even Demon Lords have deadlines... (that their minions must make).

Oh, and Reviewed!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dark Sasha wrote:

Yes, so I lied a little. But it isn't my fault! Being a minion sometimes takes more time than predicted. Even Demon Lords have deadlines... (that their minions must make).

Oh, and Reviewed!

No excuses.

Oh and nice review. :)


Erik Freund wrote:
My 2nd review ever.

My thanks to everyone who's taken the time to review this. I greatly appreciate it!

-Ben.


Finally reviewed here and sent to GMS magazine. I'll also devote a post on RPGaggression to it this week and it features in my top-10-list of 2011.

Oh yeah.

And this is officially my 500th review here on Paizo, meaning that I wrote 250 reviews in about half a year. O.O

All the best,
EZG out.


Wow, thanks for the insightful words, End. I appreciate the time you've taken to post all these reviews and I'm thrilled to have Streets as your 500th review!

-Ben.


Thanks for the kind words, Ben - it's nice to see all the work appreciated!
I have wanted to do this review for quite some time and wanted Streets to get a special slot in my reviewing history. :)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

See you make me look sane when doing reviews.


Yeah, I get this "make me look sane"-angle in a lot of aspects of my life ... :D

Wait. Is that a good thing? oO

Contributor

Nicely revewed, Endzeitgeist! I think Ben did an excellent job in pulling all the noir bits together. I'm still having fun with this supplement in my home campaign.


Thanks, Christina!

I really enjoyed some of the ideas in your adventures, Christina! That's one of the reason why I immediately jumped on board for your project. :)

Qadira RPG Superstar 2009 Top 4

Thanks for your review and kind words Endzeitgeist.
I just got around to seeing this.
-Matthew Stinson

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Nominated for an ENnie Award as Best Adventure!

Congrats to lead designer Ben McFarland and all the authors who contributed to making this such an amazing book.

Andoran

Awesome!!!

Paizo Employee Developer

Congrats, Kobolds!

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Outstanding news! Congratulations!

Qadira RPG Superstar 2009 Top 4

Yes,great news Ben! This is your second ENnie nomination right?
-Matthew Stinson


TheTwitching King wrote:
Yes,great news Ben! This is your second ENnie nomination right?

This is! The first was for the Tales of Zobeck 3.5 anthology which won Silver for the E-book. I'm very excited and hopefully this'll have a shot against the big kids. Pelgrane Press and WotC are not small fanbases.

-Ben.

Contributor

Congrats, Ben!!!!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Rock on, Ben!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

It's official: Streets of Zobeck won the Gold ENnie as the Best Adventure of 2012!

Silver went to Wizards of the Coast for Gardmore Abbey.

Congrats to Ben McFarland, Christina Stiles, Matthew Stinson, Mike Franke, and Richard Pett for delivering the best adventure of the year!


3 people marked this as a favorite.

I still can't believe we pulled it off. Wow! :D I can't thank the fans of this book enough!

If you pick this book up, play it like you stole it! ;)

-Ben.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

1 person marked this as a favorite.

:D

I can't believe I had to hear it on the web.

Congrats all around.

::applause::


1 person marked this as a favorite.
terraleon wrote:

I still can't believe we pulled it off. Wow! :D I can't thank the fans of this book enough!

If you pick this book up, play it like you stole it! ;)

-Ben.

yes it was awesome to watch ben win,

play it like you stole it indeed.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Updated product description—Streets of Zobeck won the Gold ENnie for Best Adventure! Way to go y'all!


Devoted my first post on NERD TREK to posting my review of it there!

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