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Pathfinder Player Companion: Kobolds of Golarion (PFRPG)

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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

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Player Companion Subscription.

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Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Announced! Product image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

I lurvs the kobolds. ^_^


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I cannot wait for this!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Yesssss!

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Huh. Someone actually listened to the fervent cries of the lowly Kobold lover? This is looking good.


This was only a matter of time, really. Glad to see it finally on the schedule. I lurvs me some Kobolds too.

Cheliax

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

Yum kobold soup...

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Maps Subscriber

Just out of curiosity weren't kobolds originally dog like? kinda like the pugwumpis?
When did they turn into little reptillian people with delusions of being related to dragons?

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4

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Doctor Who wrote this?

I kid.


That's been a weird slow transition over the years. They became egg-laying reptilians sometime during 1st Edition, so they haven't been canine for a long time, but were still described as having some "dog-like" features right up into late 2nd edition.

The dragon connection came about in 3rd edition and wasn't a delusion. They actually were related to dragons.


Jim Groves wrote:

Doctor Who wrote this?

I kid.

Heh. That was literally my first thought when I read the blurb. Nice. (My second thought was "finally, Kobolds").


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

Awesome! I already have Kobolds as a full race in my campaign, but it's nice to see them getting some love here!

Andoran

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

My life is complete now.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Announced! Product image is a mockup, and will change prior to publication.

Why? taht image look so great u.u


Wow, I didn't the scaly little cusses were popular enough to merit a Player Companion. But it'll be amusing to see what's done with them in this.


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

Hopefully we will get an interesting origin story for these guys.


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Half (or even most of) the fun was the module 'We Be Goblins', though. So please will there be a kobold module to go with this?


Sweet this will be a happy addition to my collection


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Freaking finally. Do you have any idea of how long I've waited for this?!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Cards, Maps Subscriber
The Block Knight wrote:

That's been a weird slow transition over the years. They became egg-laying reptilians sometime during 1st Edition, so they haven't been canine for a long time, but were still described as having some "dog-like" features right up into late 2nd edition.

The dragon connection came about in 3rd edition and wasn't a delusion. They actually were related to dragons.

Thanks for the reply. Yeah looking at my first edition books shows the Kobolds to be reptilian.

I remember the bit of lore that kobolds were related to dragons that was added in third edition.

guess it never sat right with me. It never made sense to me. What use would a kobold be to a

dragon as anything other then a kobold "mc nugget".


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I believe that is how many dragons view them.

Osirion

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*SQUEE!*


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ElyasRavenwood wrote:

I remember the bit of lore that kobolds were related to dragons that was added in third edition.

guess it never sat right with me. It never made sense to me. What use would a kobold be to a

dragon as anything other then a kobold "mc nugget".

Two words:

Infinite Lackeys

Kobolds are scary trapsmiths if used correctly & what Dragon worthy of the name doesn't have a horde they want protected.

Silver Crusade

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Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
Half (or even most of) the fun was the module 'We Be Goblins', though. So please will there be a kobold module to go with this?

Would be an excellent Free RPG Day candidate!

Taldor RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32

Thank you! And just in time for my 35th birthday! Squeee!


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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Wow, I didn't the scaly little cusses were popular enough to merit a Player Companion. But it'll be amusing to see what's done with them in this.

We have two playing in our Kingmaker campaign right now. See the above poster.

Contributor

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This so screamed out for Wolfgang Baur to write! :)


It'z about damn time!!

AWESOME.


sighs...

I'm saying nothing..nothing at all

Silver Crusade

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

I dearly hope that Paizo's FRPGD offering for 2013 is an all-Kobold scenario by Sir Pett!


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Kobolds! I love kobolds! I remember playing a silver dragonwrought kobold scout in an Eberron campaign. The scout class plus a flyby attack was awesome.

I hope this product includes some tips/options on upping their power level. They are currently the weakest of the "player friendly" choices. The only way they were playable in 3.5 was because of the dragonwrought feats.

Cheliax

Kobolds, nice


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Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
Half (or even most of) the fun was the module 'We Be Goblins', though. So please will there be a kobold module to go with this?

+1, I forward the motion.

Shadow Lodge

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DM Wellard wrote:

sighs...

I'm saying nothing..nothing at all

... then why post at all?

Contributor

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Gorbacz wrote:
I dearly hope that Paizo's FRPGD offering for 2013 is an all-Kobold scenario by Sir Pett!

Aha! Anything vaguely devilboxish would be a joy to work on, and those lovely paizo folks know I'd be delighted. I'm still humbled by we be goblins doing so well after having to take care of James' children so carefully.

Huzzah!

Cheliax

+1 to We be Kobolds


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+2 to We be Kobolds.

Osirion

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Gorbacz wrote:
I dearly hope that Paizo's FRPGD offering for 2013 is an all-Kobold scenario by Sir Pett!

I totally heard that it's going to be My Little Bonies, a scenario where everyone plays undead magical ponies.

Taldor RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32

Not My Little Necrobronies, where you play undead men who are in love with undead magical ponies?

Contributor

Set wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
I dearly hope that Paizo's FRPGD offering for 2013 is an all-Kobold scenario by Sir Pett!

I totally heard that it's going to be My Little Bonies, a scenario where everyone plays undead magical ponies.

This so needs to happen...

Shadow Lodge

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iconic kobold coming?


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Set wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
I dearly hope that Paizo's FRPGD offering for 2013 is an all-Kobold scenario by Sir Pett!

I totally heard that it's going to be My Little Bonies, a scenario where everyone plays undead magical ponies.

So help me, I would buy this. Then again, I'd buy Ponyfinder.

Cheliax

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Mazlith wrote:
iconic kobold coming?

I would hope it would be iconic kobolds

Osirion

Mazlith wrote:
iconic kobold coming?

We didn't really get an iconic goblin or orc or tiefling or aasimar with their respective 'Foo of Golarion' books, so I suspect not.

Although it would be cool. I don't recall a 'name' kobold since Meepo.

James Martin wrote:
Not My Little Necrobronies, where you play undead men who are in love with undead magical ponies?

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


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Maps Subscriber

I'm intrigued to see how a <Creatures> of Golarion book will fit in with the new format. Anyone in the know got some hints for us?

Osirion

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I am intrigued somewhat as to what or who kobolds in Golarion generally worship. Classic Monsters Revisited suggested Asmodeus, for some (a subset of a subset, anyway), but I didn't really 'feel' that connection.

Dahak is a bit chaotic for such a lawful race. The other 'common' LE god, Zon-Kuthon also has an odd vibe, for kobolds. Devotion to Achaekek and kobolds, from the mention of their interactions on Mediogalti, don't seem to mix together well.

Perhaps one or more of the other Archdevils could sub in, with some preferring Mammon, Geryon, Dispater or Moloch, but none of them really scream 'kobold god!'

There are a few demon lords that seem more appropriate (Andirifkhu, in particular), but demon lords seem to be more likely to have chaotic followers (like boggards, troglodytes, gargoyles, trolls, werewolves, etc.), than lawful ones.

While I generally prefer using pre-existing gods, rather than having different racial dieties, this might be a case where the pre-existing crop of gods doesn't particularly suit this race/culture.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

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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.

Shadow Lodge

Set wrote:
Mazlith wrote:
iconic kobold coming?

We didn't really get an iconic goblin or orc or tiefling or aasimar with their respective 'Foo of Golarion' books, so I suspect not.

Although it would be cool. I don't recall a 'name' kobold since Meepo.

James Martin wrote:
Not My Little Necrobronies, where you play undead men who are in love with undead magical ponies?

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

We kinda do have iconic goblins with We be Goblins.

I would like to see the iconic goblins as miniatures


+1 for a We Be Kobolds module! :)

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Sweet simpering Reptilians! Why must this book be so far away?

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