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Kobold Quarterly 23

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Demons & Devils Black As Your Soul

Kobold Quarterly's fall 2012 issue is not for the faint of heart! Starting with the fearsome art featuring the Master of Demon Mountain on the cover, you will enter an issue packed full of devils and demons to give PCs pause. With a new playable lamia race lurking within, even players might be tempted to join the dark side. (Also the dark side has chocolate, as we learn in the adventure “Devil’s Food.”)

  • The dark aristocratic glory of Dispater, First King of the Infernal City, by Wes Schneider
  • The Vile Black Book, a grimoire written by Asmodeus himself, with five new diabolical spells, by Ed Greenwood
  • “The Urge to Evolve”, a new Pathfinder Society Quest by Adam Daigle
  • Mechuiti, Midgard’s demon lord of apes and cannibals, with new spells, monsters and adventure hooks
  • “Devil’s Food”, an adventure among Midgard’s diabolical gnomes 
  • GM tips from Steve Winter on creating an atmosphere of horror at the table

KQ #23 also features inks and poisons from Midgard’s Seven Cities, worldbuilding with Monte Cook,  a lamia PC race, plus devil-smiting, soul-selling, and much more vileness as black as a derro's soul.

The full table of contents is:

  • Cover: Midgard’s Master of Demon Mountain by Emile Denis
  • Dispater by Wes Schneider - Pathfinder RPG
  • Slithering in Moonlight by Marc Radle - Pathfinder RPG
  • Pages From Asmodeus by Ed Greenwood - Pathfinder RPG
  • Mechuiti by Adam Roy - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
  • Gauntlet Witch by Morgan Boehringer and Jim Wettstein - Pathfinder RPG
  • Selling your Soul by Rodrigo Garcia Carmona - AGE System
  • A Few Suggestions by James Thomas - Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, D&D 3.5, OSR
  • The Devil Smiter by Peter von Bleichert – D&D 3.5
  • Simplifying Sunder by R.C. Higgins - Pathfinder RPG
  • The Fruits of Friula by Christina Stiles - Pathfinder RPG
  • Monk of the Glorious Endeavor by Matt Blackie - Pathfinder RPG
  • Devil’s Food by Michael Lane - Pathfinder RPG
  • Crossroads Crowned by Terry Maranda & Eric Hindley - Pathfinder RPG
  • Pathfinder Society Quest: The Urge to Evolve by Adam Daigle - Pathfinder RPG
  • Living Gods for 13th Age by Ash Law – 13th Age
  • Different Kinds of World Building by Monte Cook
  • Real Scares by Steve Winter
  • Ask the Kobold by Skip Williams
  • Sign of the White Bat by Wolfgang Baur
  • d20 Monkey by Brian Patterson
  • Bolt & Quiver by Stan!
  • 10'x 10' Toon by Stan!

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The adventure The Urge to Evolve is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Its Chronicle Sheet and additional rules for running this module are a free download (82 KB zip/PDF).

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Cheliax

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

I too must say I like the ads, I have found some really good products that I would never have seen otherwise. (my town has no hobby store so all my purchases are made online based on reviews and feedback or hunches made from the ads I read.)


It sometimes gets tough turning pages on iPad, I accidently click on the ads... but I don't mind. Lol

Contributor

I've always liked the ads. I get to see what looks interesting, and put it on my wish list. I still gotta me Way of the Wicked.

Andoran

Sheesh - all this talk about the ads! You'd think there weren't any actual article to talk about!

(I like the ads too ... especially the Kobold Press ads ;)


Marc Radle wrote:

Sheesh - all this talk about the ads! You'd think there weren't any actual article to talk about!

(I like the ads too ... especially the Kobold Press ads ;)

Ok.. Fruits of Friula... was neat. I also enjoyed the Earthdawn article.

Well, technically I enjoyed nearly all of them, but those stuck out.

Hmm.. the cannibal demon one, too.


Marc Radle wrote:

Sheesh - all this talk about the ads! You'd think there weren't any actual article to talk about!

(I like the ads too ... especially the Kobold Press ads ;)

It's not just you- I could've sworn these tin crowns were supposed to come with swarms of swooning fans! 10 swarms a-swooning and all that...;)

To be fair, the ads are great...

Cheliax

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

Why was the Devil Smiter article not updated to PfRPG? I mean, OK, the conversion is easy enough to do, but still, really, a purely 3.5 article in late 2012?

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

Because the editors were feeling nostalgic for 3.5, and because the author submitted it as a 3.5 article.

Surprisingly, there are still gamers who poke at Pathfinder suspiciously with a stick. I know, I know, but trust me on this, LOTS of gamers are still playing 3.5 D&D.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

That is true, and there are some shiny new 3.5 Rulebooks available right now!

Andoran

Here's an early review of Kobold Quarterly 23 from Iron Tavern

"The Autumn issue of Kobold Quarterly is again a stellar offering from the folks over at Open Design/Kobold Press. With articles to inspire, add depth to your game, and more it is well worth picking up. "

Review

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Because I know, I know, but trust me on this, LOTS of gamers are still playing 3.5 D&D.

If I weren't running Pathfinder Society, I'd be running 3.5.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules Subscriber
Kvantum wrote:
really, a purely 3.5 article in late 2012?

I am running a purely 3.5 "Rise of the Runelords" campaign in late 2012, really... ;-)

The campaign started in late 2010...

Point is, people still run and enjoy 3.5...

Contributor

Digitalelf wrote:


The campaign started in late 2010...

Point is, people still run and enjoy 3.5...

Very, very true. Up until mid-year, I was still running 3.5.

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

You mean the Open Design patrons game I missed was 3.5, Christina? *faints*

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Digitalelf wrote:
Kvantum wrote:
really, a purely 3.5 article in late 2012?

I am running a purely 3.5 "Rise of the Runelords" campaign in late 2012, really... ;-)

The campaign started in late 2010...

Point is, people still run and enjoy 3.5...

Yes, but how much print support for it have we seen until this article? I mean, since the advent of PfRPG, I honestly can't recall any articles or 3rd party releases for 3.5 specifically until this one.

Contributor

TriOmegaZero wrote:
You mean the Open Design patrons game I missed was 3.5, Christina? *faints*

Why, yes!

Actually, it was Castles & Crusades...which I find much easier to run at cons. :)


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

Is that a centaur or did I not read the lamia article close enough?

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
ChristinaStiles wrote:
Actually, it was Castles & Crusades...which I find much easier to run at cons. :)

*unfaints* Darn, that would have been a perfect time to try the system. At least I have a 4th printing PHB for next time!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

Cheapy wrote:
Is that a centaur or did I not read the lamia article close enough?

That is a lamia abomination (the non-serpentine kind of lamia imposter). Maybe we should have done two snake-women with the article, but I think the one we have is pretty terrific.

Andoran

Yep, the article is exclusively about the snake-bodied lamia, so an opening illustration depicting the other kind of lamia (creatures the snake-bodied lamia refer to as gesh’ vek, or ‘false lamia’) is probably pretty confusing. As Wolfgang says, it is a cool illustration though :)

The snake-bodied lamia detailed rather extensively in the article actually despise the centaur-like false lamia. From the article:

"Perhaps the one race which drives all lamia, matriarchs and commoners alike, into an uncontrollable blood frenzy are those creatures they refer to as the gesh’ vek (‘false lamia’). These creatures typically have the upper torso of a comely woman with cat's eyes and the lower body of a lion, although ‘false lamia’ bearing serpentine, avian, and even more perverse forms are also said to exist. For reasons entirely unknown even to the most learned sages, this ‘pretender race’ also calls themselves lamia, a fact that infuriates ‘true’ lamia to the point of fury, madness and rage. A lamia will quite literally go to any length possible to destroy a member of this ‘false lamia’ race."

While we're on the subject, you can check out some additional info on lamia PC's over at Kobold Quarterly's web site

The first installment talks about lamia PC adventures :)

Cheliax

Please check out the article "A Few Suggestions" and tell us what you think!

Andoran

Another nice review:

Enworld

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

Ironwolf, thank you for the review right here at Paizo! 5 stars is always great to see.

And yeah, James, that "Few Suggestions" article is pure gold.

The ENWorld review is interesting, since it points out the absence of any 4E content and calls for more flavor/fluff in the magazine.

I'd argue it is totally loaded with flavor, but... Did anyone else think issue 23 was too heavy on rules and adventures?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Not me, a good balance.. As to 4E well you can't publish 'em if no one submits 'em!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber

The EnWorld reviews of KQ are written by Neuroglyph, who is like the biggest 4E fan ever (to the point of starting online petitons for WotC to quit doing 5E). Lack of 4E content means an auto peg down for the issue, regardless of actual content or the fact that content is based on submissions.

I remember one his KQ review where he said that presence of PF "Sage Answers" FAQ column and lack of equivalent column for 4E is a sure proof that 4E is a better system quality-wise. The guy sure goes places in this regard.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I am no 4E hater (played it for a year and a half and own most of it) but better system quality wise is a bit rich. Although, admittedly, many of the errors are fixed in the <checks> currently 140 page errata PDF!


I just bought the 4th year bundle. Very nice. I'd just wish it was clearer which edition or system the articles were about. I'll be buying the 5th year bundle soon.

When will issue #24 come out and the 6th year bundle? (yeah, I am cheap).


I am not sure of the year it started but now the articles are labeled as to what system they are for. Such labels as: 4; 3.5; PF; AGE; M&M; etc.
I would guess that the Spring issue (#24) will be out around March 2013.

EDIT: I guess I should have been clearer, but I was speaking of when the tags on the articles started showing what system they were for.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

Magazine started in 2007, and #24 is a Winter issue.

Spring issues usually ship in April.


My mistake on when the issue #24 was coming out. I figured wrong. See I am not as smart as I think I am. I just looked at my PDF of issue 23 and it is listed as the Fall issue.


Wolfgang Baur wrote:

Magazine started in 2007, and #24 is a Winter issue.

Spring issues usually ship in April.

Thanks Wolfgang.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Ouch! Just read the En world review. The Gauntlet Witch got hammered for being too derivative of Witchblade. Which, to be fair was always going to be a danger with such a concept. Still, there's a difference between a living morphing super powered Witchblade and the gauntlet witch's sentient overblown armor/gauntlet.

Did anybody like the gauntlet witch? I'm up for more "too derivative" if that's how folks feel... :)

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

I haven't read it in-depth, but I want to play one. Does that count?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Thanks TOZ. Definitely counts, especially from someone I hold in such high regard. Hopefully you aren't disappointed by it!

(And FWIW I have some Midgard-based racial variants, a tattooed version and possibly a PrC in the works.)

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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:

Ouch! Just read the En world review. The Gauntlet Witch got hammered for being too derivative of Witchblade. Which, to be fair was always going to be a danger with such a concept. Still, there's a difference between a living morphing super powered Witchblade and the gauntlet witch's sentient overblown armor/gauntlet.

Did anybody like the gauntlet witch? I'm up for more "too derivative" if that's how folks feel... :)

Morgan, I did think of Witchblade on both versions of the gauntlet witch when we were considering publishing it; however, cool ideas are cool ideas, and you guys did a good job on making this an interesting witch archetype.

Don't take the comment to much to heart. I look forward to creating one of these for my own home campaign.

Andoran

Since when is adapting a character of popular fiction into a class a bad thing? I was pretty baffled by the gauntlet witch, actually, until I read the witchblade comparison.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
Ryan. Costello wrote:
Since when is adapting a character of popular fiction into a class a bad thing? I was pretty baffled by the gauntlet witch, actually, until I read the witchblade comparison.

Adapting things is never wrong, unless it's supposed to be wrong. ;)

Andoran

I actually was pretty happy with that review, given their strong pro 4E bias! I think this is a very strong issue!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

Well, sure, I was expecting a lot more angst about the loss of 4E content. When the review didn't go that road, I was quite surprised by the call for more flavor and fluff articles.

Andoran

It may well be that the reviewer wanted to see more flavor and fluff articles instead of rules and crunch heavy articles specifically because flavor and fluff articles are much easier to use in a 4E game, whereas rules and crunch heavy articles (which are, by their very nature, Pathfinder RPG rules with a few AGE for good measure) are harder to port over.

All in all, though, given the source and bias of the review (and that was in no way an edition wars comment), I'd say it translates to an A+, 5/5 Gold Star review :)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Oceanshieldwolf wrote:

Ouch! Just read the En world review. The Gauntlet Witch got hammered for being too derivative of Witchblade. Which, to be fair was always going to be a danger with such a concept. Still, there's a difference between a living morphing super powered Witchblade and the gauntlet witch's sentient overblown armor/gauntlet.

Did anybody like the gauntlet witch? I'm up for more "too derivative" if that's how folks feel... :)

I enjoyed the gauntlet witch archetype very much. Yes, it immediately brought to mind the Witchblade, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I look at it more as a witch-flavored bladebound archetype. The idea of the 'Coven-Militant' screams for use in the countries of Irrisen and Cheliax on Golarion. In fact, I've altered a Chelish NPC with this concept in mind for an upcoming campaign just so that I can test it out on my players. Really looking forward to that.


Here is something I find unusual. The first half of my copy (pages 1-40) are in color, but the latter half of my copy (pages 41-88) are printed in black & white. Is anyone else's copy like that? My PDF is color all the way through. It doesn't affect the readability of it just seems odd to me.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

That is completely normal. The kobolds cannot afford to print the whole thing in color, alas, and so the print edition has always been entirely or partially in B&W.


I also noticed that Coming Next Issue is shown in the ToC as on page 83 when it is actually on page 87 and page 83's Earthdawn Pathfinder isn't listed at all.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Quarterly

Correct! That error is fixed in the PDF but got through in print.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Blayde MacRonan wrote:
Oceanshieldwolf wrote:

Ouch! Just read the En world review. The Gauntlet Witch got hammered for being too derivative of Witchblade. Which, to be fair was always going to be a danger with such a concept. Still, there's a difference between a living morphing super powered Witchblade and the gauntlet witch's sentient overblown armor/gauntlet.

Did anybody like the gauntlet witch? I'm up for more "too derivative" if that's how folks feel... :)

I enjoyed the gauntlet witch archetype very much. Yes, it immediately brought to mind the Witchblade, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I look at it more as a witch-flavored bladebound archetype. The idea of the 'Coven-Militant' screams for use in the countries of Irrisen and Cheliax on Golarion. In fact, I've altered a Chelish NPC with this concept in mind for an upcoming campaign just so that I can test it out on my players. Really looking forward to that.

Thanx Blayde - yep I thought there were a few states suited to using gauntlet witches in Golarion - I had thought Cheliax (of course) but also darker Ustalav, Nidal. Perhaps Molthune. But really anywhere sufficiently in need of cadres of armored witches! ;)


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Marc Radle wrote:
I actually was pretty happy with that review, given their strong pro 4E bias! I think this is a very strong issue!

Ah, sorry Mark - my "Ouch" was for the low rating of my article only! I agree on both counts, apart from the bias, the review was extremely favourable; and I agree, it IS a very strong issue! After all, it's got gauntlet witches in it.

Now for a lamia gauntlet witch.... ;)

Andoran

A lamia gauntlet witch - nice!

Don't worry too much about that review! It happens to everyone from time to time.

Speaking of reviews ... I think KQ issue 23 is ready for a few more! :)

Andoran

The second installment of Lamia Adventurers is up over at Kobold Quarterly.com

This installment talks about lamia PC Favored Class Options and Alternative Racial Traits

Check it out HERE :)

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