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Pathfinder Player Companion: Kobolds of Golarion (PFRPG)

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Traps, Tribes, and Tenacity

Dwelling underground in the dark and twisting sprawl of their tunnels, kobolds make unlikely heroes. Pathfinder Player Companion: Kobolds of Golarion unlocks the potential of this cunning and skilled race, showing how the talents kobolds have trained in since birth—trapmaking, teamwork, and sneakiness—make them excellent dungeon delvers. Unlike some of the less intelligent creatures that share the Darklands with them, kobolds make allies among the surface races and exert influence in many of Golarion’s cities. Though they’re limited within their rigid tribal rules, kobolds have the ambition of dragons!

Many of the character options in this book can work for other types of characters who want to use traps or fight in the same style as kobolds. Others relate directly to the unique parts of kobold life, such as the significance of the way their scales mimic the hues of the chromatic dragons. Bring this reptilian race’s best skills into the adventuring life with Pathfinder Player Companion: Kobolds of Golarion!

Inside this book, you’ll find:

  • A look into the tightly ordered kobold tribes that live in the Darklands—their life cycles, worship, and cultural behaviors—and an overview of several specific tribes that have risen to prominence on Golarion.
  • More tools to build an interesting kobold character, from archetypes and feats to random kobold characteristics and traits.
  • Insight into the spiritual lives of kobolds, including the deities they worship, the sorcerous talents they excel at, and the dragons they revere.
  • The tools of the kobold trade, including an easy-to-use system for traps, a plethora of magic and alchemical items, and several trapped decoys!
This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.

Written by Tork Shaw, Mat Smith, and Jerome Virnich.
Cover Art by Dan Scott.

Each monthly 32-page Pathfinder Player Companion contains several player-focused articles exploring the volume’s theme as well as short articles with innovative new rules for all types of characters, as well as traits to better anchor the player to the campaign.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-512-9

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Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Set wrote:

That will be in 'Kinks of Golarion,' for the mature Kinkfinder line, which has been pushed back to the fifth quarter.

Smarch can't come soon enough!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:

Well, there are Char, Black Tail, Ghost, Klikjack, and Dractus in the Forgotten King's Tomb (released this week). That's 5 somewhat-iconic kobold PCs.

Seriously, if FKT doesn't tide you over until the Kobolds in Golarion release, I don't know what will.

Buyin'. Again, KQ kobolds are adorable.

But man that is an unfortunate acronymn...


Waaaaahoooo! Thank you.

Andoran

Alright. I am going to have a very happy player when this comes out. He loves kobolds. To the point I finally gave in took the race and redid them with the racial building rules. Just so he could play them with all the flavor, but on a more equal plane to others.

Then he promptly voted another player as GM and persuaded me to run one as well. Currently I'm the group fighter. A kobold fighter with a falcata and this might be useful for her.

Andoran

I am merk-merking for joy!

Would it be heretical to suggest that kobolds share a common ancestor with troodon and should have a few feathers?


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Finally some Kobold love! I cannot wait to add all sorts of options to my Kobold..Sir Snugglington( he was captured by a feudal lord, he was forced to have tea parties with the lords daughter)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
Teiidae wrote:
Finally some Kobold love! I cannot wait to add all sorts of options to my Kobold..Sir Snugglington( he was captured by a feudal lord, he was forced to have tea parties with the lords daughter)

I am both bemused and terrified lol.


It wasn't that bad, kinda funny playing out the tea party to be honest :S.

Andoran

I think that many of us have enjoyed playing the scaly mahem that is the kobold. I played Zim, the long-suffering kobold bard/dragon disciple in Galnorag's Second Darkness Campaign.

He was loosly based on the concept of what Invader Zim and Dr. Horrible would be like if they knew what they were doing. The comics were just a fun way to chronicle the campaign for my fellow players.

Andoran

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Glad to see Paizo has responded to our suggestions. Now let's just hope the next idea they have is something we can also enjoy.


I created a low level Frieda/Kurzia expulsion kobold. Smooth.


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I know it's something a lot of people are hoping for (myself included); will there be support for kobolds with non-chromatic ancestry? Metallic alone would be nice, but I had a player in my last campaign who was a heavens oracle kobold with sky dragon ancestry. He was dark blue, had little lightning-bolt shaped horns, and an impressive fu man chu. In addition, I let the kobold dragon breath feat give him a cone of lightning, as befit his ancestry. Support for all that stuff would just be fantastic. Will we see any of this?

Osirion

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Jackissocool wrote:
I know it's something a lot of people are hoping for (myself included); will there be support for kobolds with non-chromatic ancestry? Metallic alone would be nice,

That would indeed be intriguing.

It was jazz up the flavor of Hermea considerably if there were hundreds of gold-scaled kobold servants of Mengkare who conveyed his will directly to the humans (most of whom would never have met their draconic overlord personally).


Jackissocool wrote:
I know it's something a lot of people are hoping for (myself included); will there be support for kobolds with non-chromatic ancestry? Metallic alone would be nice, but I had a player in my last campaign who was a heavens oracle kobold with sky dragon ancestry. He was dark blue, had little lightning-bolt shaped horns, and an impressive fu man chu. In addition, I let the kobold dragon breath feat give him a cone of lightning, as befit his ancestry. Support for all that stuff would just be fantastic. Will we see any of this?

I really hope that we do!

Taldor

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Given the sad demise of Kobold Quarterly, I'd love to see some little nod/homage/easteregg in Kobolds of Golarion. A named NPC? A reference to a Koboldic scholarly journal? Not sure what. But something. It just seems fitting.

Osirion

New sub-domains related to kobold areas of interest like Dracomancy (sub-domain of Magic), or Excavation (sub-domain of Earth) or Traps (sub-domain of Trickery, or perhaps Artifice?), could be cool.

The new sub-domains for the goblin demigods were one of my favorite crunchy bits in Goblins of Golarion.

Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

We be kobolds is an anagram of Wes Be Kobold!

Just saying...


I like those subdomain ideas, Set.


GeraintElberion wrote:

We be kobolds is an anagram of Wes Be Kobold!

Just saying...

Dangit! Now I can't stop looking for anagrams. <shakes fist>

"Sew Bold Kobe"
"Blood Be Skew"
"Weeks Old Bob"


I got my first respect for the kobolds in Dragon Mountain.

Sczarni

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Mosaic wrote:
Given the sad demise of Kobold Quarterly, I'd love to see some little nod/homage/easteregg in Kobolds of Golarion. A named NPC? A reference to a Koboldic scholarly journal? Not sure what. But something. It just seems fitting.

I certainly hope so! And also maybe a legendary kobold trapsmith and strategist named Tukkerr...

Silver Crusade

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Mosaic wrote:
Given the sad demise of Kobold Quarterly, I'd love to see some little nod/homage/easteregg in Kobolds of Golarion. A named NPC? A reference to a Koboldic scholarly journal? Not sure what. But something. It just seems fitting.

Maybe some note on kobold adventurers typically being "small but fierce"?


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Gotta vote for Meepo as the iconic/referenced in the book. Little dude tugged so hard on my player's heart strings, they listened to his tale of woe, did his side quest of dragon wrangling and even let him and his tribe live. 1st level PCs . . . NOT killing kobolds indiscriminately. AFAIK, they are still there, ruling over the Sunless Citadel.


Hooray!

Lantern Lodge

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Don't forget Deekin from Neverwinter Nights! The kobold bard who chronicles the story of the hero while singing of their imminent doom. The guy is fantastic.

"And as the heroes makes their way, the faithful kobold companion discovered that his underwear was riding much to tightly."

"Doom doom doom, doom doom doom, doomedy doom doom."

"We be in the dungeon, oooh yeah! We be in the dungeon with monsters!"

Cheliax

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

Kobold king is a happy happy lizard!


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

I'd rather have more serious kobolds than the jesters they once were.

Osirion

Cheapy wrote:
I'd rather have more serious kobolds than the jesters they once were.

Golarion Goblins pretty much already have the 'keystone cops / comic relief / whacky incompetents' angle covered. I'd expect, just to keep things fresh, that Golarion Kobolds are stone-cold serious.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Set wrote:
Cheapy wrote:
I'd rather have more serious kobolds than the jesters they once were.

Golarion Goblins pretty much already have the 'keystone cops / comic relief / whacky incompetents' angle covered. I'd expect, just to keep things fresh, that Golarion Kobolds are stone-cold serious.

Tiny Joe Pesci "chip on their shoulder" types? ;)


Trinite wrote:


And also maybe a legendary kobold trapsmith and strategist named Tukkerr...

AH! I see what you did there!

>:D


Master Yap?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Hummm what I would like to see is features and feats for a tribe of good (or trying to be good) kobolds, say a tribe being watched over from a gold dragon or something...

Well that would make an interesting campaign at least.


Set wrote:


That will be in 'Kinks of Golarion,' for the mature Kinkfinder line, which has been pushed back to the fifth quarter.

*Faceclaw*

I'm gonna try to ignore that. Well, beyond the faceclaw. Plus this. Moving on.

I'm really happy about this. Kobolds are such awesome monsters--cowardly, spiteful and incredibly dangerous if you're dumb enough to play by their rules. Add in big egos and tiny bodies and you have the basis for a pretty darn fun adversary.

Teiidae wrote:
It wasn't that bad, kinda funny playing out the tea party to be honest :S.

I am so stealing that character for something. Just so you know.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

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Updated to final cover and description!

Cheliax

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

In the background next to the red jumping Kobold is that Lini or a pile of fungus?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Can't it be both?

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

That is a wonderful cover. Not just because of Seoni, but the art is fantastic. Keep that artist around..


It looks like it's by Dan Scott. He did Guide to the River Kingdoms, From Shore to Sea, Isles of the Shackles, and Prince of Wolves.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

Her face is quite striking. I really like that cover.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nice cover art, as to be expected.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules Subscriber

I was wondering when the cover was going to be updated. I "saved image as" from the Pathfinder Art FB page like a month ago.

Excited for the book in any case. Been thinking about playing a kobold for a while.

Osirion

Jim Groves wrote:
Her face is quite striking. I really like that cover.

I was thinking the same thing. I really like Seoni's face on that cover!

Speaking of faces, that kobold's gonna need some bactine, stat!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber
Quote:
kobolds make allies among the surface races and exert influence in many of Golarion’s cities

This has me very curious. I absolutely love the kobolds of Zobeck, so I'm wondering if a bit of that might be happening in some Golarion cities, even if to a lesser degree.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Well those red scaled kobolds might have fire resistance, so you never know.


KOBOOOOOOLDS! Hopefully this is a step toward being legal in Society.

And hey, I can even tie it into the history of my half-elf paladin: Valedar befriended an entire tribe of kobolds and kicked out the leader they hated. I could say that the character was a member of Taka's tribe that Valedar left his hat with (he's got plenty of backups) and the kobold decided "I wanna be like him!" or something to that effect.

Amazing how things work out, innit? Of course, this is all desperate hopes and it may not happen.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

is that giant crystal growth behind Seoni a spell? cause a wall of crystal spikes spell sounds sorta awesome.


I think it's just supposed to be a cave formation. Kobolds do live underground.


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I suspect that, come June 26th, there are going to be a lot of players out there that will suddenly find themselves stuck in a labyrinthine cavern complex, riddled with suspisciously sized murder holes.

God I love kobolds.


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Your making me think of
Dragon Mountain
which I heard from someone who has played in it.

Osirion

Set wrote:
Jackissocool wrote:
I know it's something a lot of people are hoping for (myself included); will there be support for kobolds with non-chromatic ancestry? Metallic alone would be nice,

That would indeed be intriguing.

It was jazz up the flavor of Hermea considerably if there were hundreds of gold-scaled kobold servants of Mengkare who conveyed his will directly to the humans (most of whom would never have met their draconic overlord personally).

Consider this idea stolen. 8^)

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