New Magic, New Races
If you liked Deep Magic, the Kobold crew has launched a new Pathfinder Kickstarter that expands the options for PCs and NPCs!
It's the Advanced Races Compendium, and it includes... Read more
Escapist Nominates Deep Magic For Best RPG Supplement of 2014
We're incredibly pleased to share that Deep Magic is a nominee for The Escapist's Editor's Choice Award for Best RPG Supplement of 2014. Its fellow nominees are an impressive lineup... Read more
Peculiar Alchemist Arrived From Press
The Peculiar Alchemist has arrived!
The adventure showed up from the printer this snowy week in Seattle, and the Kobold shipping crew is getting ready to ship them out to... Read more
The Springs from Whence Magic Flows
Greetings, esteemed Deep Magic backers!
The Peculiar Alchemist adventure is in layout, the fall is well under way, and we're in the last three days for the SouthlandsKickstarter project.... Read more
A Shout Out for Veranthea Codex
Our friends Mike Myler and Rogue Genius Games are closing in on the end of a big, crazy, weird-and-wonderful Pathfinder RPG Kickstarter to launch the Veranthea Codex rules and setting. It's... Read more
Southlands: Pathfinder RPG Fantasy under a Pitiless Sun
I've just launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign - Southlands.
It's a Pathfinder RPG compatible sourcebook of lost empires, cursed tombs, dinosaurs and djinn, and the core book... Read more
Hero Lab Release Set for July
We thought we were going to make the June Hero Lab release cycle, but the deadline for all files tested and approved is tomorrow, and the data files just aren't... Read more
Deep Magic eBook for iOS 7
Kobold Press and 3lb Games are very happy to announce that the Deep Magic spell reference is now available worldwide for iPad and iPhones running iOS 7.
We have started... Read more
Scrolls and What's Coming Next
The next items going out to backers who pledged for the PDF rewards are the set of 5 hand-lettered scrolls. Each brings some of the flavor of a scroll... Read more
Backer Spell List
One of the (to our minds) most exciting perks of the Deep Magic project was getting to review a set of spells submitted by backers from the Workshop tier and... Read more
PDF Ships, Fire Video
The Deep Magic PDF went out to backers this morning, and as of now it is available at Paizo as well. Starting today, the print book is being shipped to... Read more
All Books Shipped
The kobolds are very happy to report that all backer copies of Deep Magichave now been shipped! Your print copies should be in your hands very soon, if they... Read more
Preparing to Ship
TL:DR We're shipping the small book and PDF next week. Main book will follow in May.
Kobold Guide to Magic
We have a release date for this Kickstarter's... Read more
Deep Magic On Press, eBook Progress, and Previews
Although winter continues to grip us kobolds with its icy claws, it hasn't stopped us from making significant progress. Here's a look at where we stand on the key components. ... Read more
First 2014 Update
Happy New Year, and welcome to 2014!
The Deep Magicproject has made big strides in recent weeks, and rather than go into a lengthy recitation, we’re just going to... Read more
Druids and Deals
We don't know where she finds the time, but editor Amanda Hamon Kunz has posted a list of the Deep Magic druid spellson the Kobold Press blog. Take a... Read more
A Little News About the Second Book
The layout effort is powering along wonderfully (and we expect to have more news about that this weekend).
We also have great news about the second book commissioned in this... Read more
Editorial Crunch Mode
We'd love to have a long and complete update this time, but the reality is that we're in the big editorial crunch on some huge files. In particular, Amanda and... Read more
Divine Favor and Archetypes
Progress continues steadily, with editing complete on the bloodlines, mysteries, and archetypes. The incantations are almost there, but still getting some refinement. The new spells are getting the most attention,... Read more
Gen Con, and 10 Items of Note
Last week was the mighty gathering of the gaming tribe in Indianapolis, and the kobolds feasted, gamed, talked, and generally cavorted all over the convention. It was a good time,... Read more
Progress Report: Art, Design, and Backer Spells
One week after the close of the Kickstarter, the Deep Magic project continues to gather speed.
- Art assignments are assigned, and some sketches are trickling in.
- Backer spells are still... Read more
Ben Wootten Confirmed, Doom Magic
A Kiwi Artist of Prodigious Talent
I only met Ben Wootten for the first time at this past PaizoCon, but I've been admiring his art for years. So this announcement... Read more
Kobold Magic, DiTerlizzi, Casting Time Almost Complete
You have funded the Kobold Magic section, which delights me! It was a backer suggestion, which just makes it that much better. I think I'm writing a bit... Read more
Art by Brom Confirmed
When I was a young gamer and aspiring artist, I used to look up to all those fantastic D&D artists. I spent hours studying stuff by Larry Elmore, Clyde Caldwell... Read more
So Close!! Adventure Path and Kobold Magic
The new goals announced today include Ioun Magicand options for a strong finish. I am hoping that with strong word-of-mouth, the Deep Magic project breaks through EVEN BIGGER in... Read more
Final Hours Underway, Hidden Goals
Thank you for all your support!
I'm starting to feel anything is possible with Deep Magic, and the world is full of great things. We spent a lot... Read more
PaizoCon Banquet, Ben Wootten, Editorial Pow-Wow, 3 DAYS LEFT
As always, PaizoCon is a terrific show. If I am slightly distracted from messages, it is from talking to Pathfinder fans, artists, writers, Kobold Press folks, and Paizo staff at... Read more
Happy 4th (or Happy Thursday!)
The Kobold Press crew is celebrating Independence Day, and we will only be online intermittently today to answer questions or announce new goals.
We hope you enjoy the day wherever... Read more
New Leatherette Version: 50 Copies, plus Highlights
Highlights of the Day
- The Wizard Workshops went well, and the feedback has really strengthened the results. Thanks to every workshop backer who participated!
- A new subReddit devoted to Deep... Read more
It took some hammering, but I'm pleased to say that we found a solution for providing add-ons to the existing reward structure.
These add-ons include the major releases in the... Read more
Vril Magic Funded, Alchemist Cover, Erik Mona Weighs In
Things are moving along nicely for Deep Magic, with Brandon Hodge's vril magic funded yesterday.
We're seeing more art roll in as well, such as the arrival of the cover... Read more
2nd Book: Kobold Guide to Magic
I'd say this has been an excellent day for Deep Magic: we added a whole new chapter on bloodlines and mysteries late yester, we added sections on Raven magic today... Read more
Brandon Hodge and Vril Magic
Kobold Press was thunderstruck by the very first brainstorms we had with Brandon Hodge. These were, oh, maybe about 3 years ago, for a big adventure set in and around... Read more
A Crossover of Kickstarters!
We have some exciting news! The kobolds have been in discussion for a while about doing some cross promotion with another Kickstarter - and here is the scoop.
Kobold Press has... Read more
Deep Magic for iPad, iPhone, and Android
When we started planning out this project, I put a big, huge, pie-in-the-sky marker down and said, roughly, "If we do better than double the best Kobold Kickstarter, I think... Read more
30 Stretch Goals Later: What A Great Deal
Ok, time to talk about tiers and rewards, because the Deep Magic deal has gotten very, very good. Also, here is one of the Aboleth glyphs, as a teaser...
So... Read more
Ink, Rune, and Glyph Magic, Design Note by Ben McFarland
It's always tough when you start dealing with a setting where several mechanical sub-systems have developed organically over time. Terms don't match, keywords might duplicate but have different meanings.
Deep Mythic (Design Notes by Stephen Radney-MacFarland)
Any spellcaster enthusiast will tell you, magic is just frig’n awesome. Sure, swinging a sword might be fun, or getting that opportunity to use Cleave, or putting down some battlefield... Read more
Welcome Happy Mutants
Welcome Boing Boing readers! We're happy you're here.
Day 8: Hardcover!
Huzzah and Gygax be praised! The Deep Magic book is now a hardcover! I am over the moon about this folks, and many thanks to both Brandon Hodge and Brian... Read more
Week 1: New spells, maps, scrolls, and chapter!
My profound thanks to everyone who has pledged for Deep Magic, and who has shared the news about the project!
I admit the first week caught me by surprise... Read more
My Scroll Obsession: the 600-Backer Goal
I love scrolls so much I married a calligrapher. (Ok, maybe that’s not the only reason I married Shelly, but it didn’t hurt!)
I’ve loved ancient paper and parchment since... Read more
Introducing the Hero Labs Team
With the Hero Labs files funded, we're ready to tackle the rather big job of turning edited text into data files. Who will do this work? The Kobold Press eTeam, ... Read more
Day 3: Hero Lab, Pett, Greenwood, and Arcane Marks
I'm very, very happy to say that the pace has let up a fraction. That gave us a little time to--just for instance--commission some of the extra art that you... Read more
Ed Greenwood on Gambling Magic
There are those who cleave to rules in life, to the safety of law and order, to prudence and the traditional and rocking no boats. And then there are adventurers.... Read more
Gadzooks, Paizo Weighs In!
Today has been one of those dream days. The moment before go-time is always a little anxious. I hit the button on the project at 6:30 a.m. and said, "I... Read more
I cannot BELIEVE that I am sitting here at lunch time, just 6 hours from launch, and the Deep Magic project is fully funded. THANK YOU ALL!
You are amazing,... Read more