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Five years have passed; high time to update the Midgard Campaign Setting, and add Deep Magic, adventures, and player options galore!
Five years have passed; high time to update the Midgard Campaign Setting, and add Deep Magic, adventures, and player options galore!
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Welcome to Midgard’s shadow roads, traveler! The way is winding and dangerous, but the rewards are great for the adventuresome and bold.

The rewards for the Midgard Kickstarter include 3 primary books, plus a slew of thrilling adventures and crunchy expansions! The core rewards include these volumes:

Midgard Campaign Setting for 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG: A 300+ page volume describing the Midgard regions, from the Northlands to the Western Wastes, and from the Southlands to the Crossroads. With detailed locations, cities, rulers, heraldry, plots, and adventure hooks galore, plus full details of the various pantheons, masked gods, and dark gods, there’s enough here to fuel years of adventuring!

In this updated edition, you’ll get the expanded Blood Kingdom of Morgau and updates to Zobeck, the Cantons, the Western Wastes, and other regions, plus all-new chapters on the Shadow Realm and Blood Kingdom as standalone chapters. It's a rich and standalone edition of the setting.

This book is available in both a regular cover and in a special limited edition with leatherette cover, bookmark, and stamped gold foil, plus a handbound leather edition.

Midgard Heroes Handbook for 5th Edition: Full details for Midgard races, variants, archetypes, and backgrounds—everything you need to play trollkin, ravenfolk, kobolds, and others! You’ll also get more than a dozen new cleric domains, new weapons and equipment, and Deep Magic spells and traditions such as Clockwork Magic and Ley Line Magic, plus new options for every class in the PHB. Stretch goals will add even more Deep Magic to the book. A complete 5th Edition Midgard handbook! 

Midgard Player’s Guide for Pathfinder RPG: Collects all of Midgard’s racial lore, class options, feats, and equipment under one set of covers—plus new material for ley line magic, and more. We hope to expand it with shadow magic and other stretch goals. Developed by Paizo staff developer Amanda Hamon Kunz.

Eldritch Lairs for 5th Edition and Pathfinder RPG: A series of one-shot adventures written by James Haeck, Mike Shea, and other designers, like the Prepared! collection of one-shots. A print volume is included with the premium tiers (and available  as an add-on for Basic pledge tiers).

 For those who want the best level of detail, here are the pledge tiers in detail, showing what's what!

 

The Midgard Campaign Setting is a world of dark roads and deep magic, firmly rooted in European myths and legends. While some regions of Midgard have been played since the 80s, Zobeck and the Crossroads were first published in 2006, and the world was originally published in 2012.

Midgard supports the 5th Edition of the world’s first RPG, as well as the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and others. Its players enjoy both wide-ranging rules support and a rich variety of adventures. Now we’re ready to update the setting by a decade, and to reveal a few of the secrets hinted at in the first edition of Midgard—while introducing new secrets and mysteries, of course! Baba Yaga knows much, and shares enough lore and schemes to fuel the next 5 years of campaigning.

For more specifics, check out the detailed Midgard overview on the Kobold Press site!

As always, we hope to raise more than the core funding goal to allow the development and publication of larger books with additional chapters, both for DMs and for players. Here are all our funded goals for expanded rewards.

  

  

  

 

   

 

Backer goals depend on the number of people pledging to the project, rather than the number of dollars. They reflect the strength of interest in the setting.

We hope to fund an ongoing set of releases for the Midgard Campaign Setting, and possibly open the setting to publication by others in an Open World model. Any supporter who pledges even $1 to the project counts toward reaching the backer goals. 

 

 

  Questions? Check the FAQ at the bottom.

Risks and challenges

The design for the two player-centric books is complete, and both those volumes are rather far along in editing and development; the risks are primarily that our layout and proofing crew might suffer health or personal issues that delay production of the final work.

The campaign setting itself is well along in design, though we expect hope to solicit feedback from high-level backers on some events and design choices there before finalizing them. While this form of playtest and collaboration is welcome and traditional for Kobold Press (meaning, we've done it often and know how long it takes!), it does mean that pledges for the core book may be delayed if cartography, feedback, or layout for the central pillar of the project are delayed.

In addition, we are always at the mercy of printers, shipping companies, customs, the US Post Office, and other partners for fulfilling pledges. Fortunately, this is our 10th Kickstarter and close to our 30th crowd-funded project, so we have a good handle on what's possible, and what sort of time to allow for normal setbacks and the friction of producing creative work.

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    Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF

    All the Midgard races, backgrounds, more than a dozen new divine domains, masses of new spells, equipment and more.

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    Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF

    All the Midgard races, archetypes, racial variants, divine domains, spells, equipment and more.

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    Midgard Campaign PDF

    A vastly expanded and updated campaign setting, moving the timeline forward 10 years and adding new regions to the setting, plus new maps, hooks, and characters.

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    • Midgard Digital Map
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    Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Print & PDF

    All the Midgard races, backgrounds, divine domains, spells, equipment and more in print and in PDF.

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    Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide Print & PDF

    All the Midgard races, backgrounds, clerical domains, spells, equipment and more.

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    Basic 5E Setting & Heroes Handbook PDF

    The campaign PDF plus the Heroes Handbook PDF with the Midgard races, backgrounds, divine domains, spells, equipment and more. No additional rewards.

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    Basic PFRPG Setting & Player's Guide PDF

    The campaign PDF plus the Player's Guide PDF with the Midgard races, archetypes, domains, spells, equipment and more. No additional rewards.

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    Midgard Campaign Setting Print + PDF

    The massive campaign book with bound-in poster map, digital map, and all updates to the setting, in both print and PDF.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
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    Midgard 5th Edition Digital Collection

    Get the Campaign Setting and the Player's Handbook for Midgard in PDF, plus setting map, adventures, and extras.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
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    Midgard PFRPG Digital Collection

    Both the Campaign Setting and the Player's Handbook for Midgard in PDF, plus adventures and extras.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Zobeck Gazetteer PDF
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
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    Midgard 5E Basic Books Combo

    The campaign book and the 5th Edition Heroes Handbook, for 2 print books and 2 PDFs. Everything you need to run a 5th Edition campaign in Midgard!

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
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    Midgard PFRPG Basic Books Combo

    The campaign book and the Pathfinder Player's Guide for 2 hardcovers and 2 PDFs. Everything you need to run a PFRPG campaign in Midgard!

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
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    SPECIAL EDITION Hardcover+PDF

    A special leatherette covered edition of the massive campaign book with foil stamped cover, bookmarks, endpapers, bound-in poster map and all updates to the setting, in both print and PDF. Early access to playtest materials and setting review.

    Includes:
    • Special Edition Midgard Campaign Setting Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Eldritch Lairs Softcover (if unlocked)
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • 4 Issues Warlock Zine (if unlocked)
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    Midgard 5E Deluxe Combo

    The Midgard Setting Campaign and the 5th Edition Heroes Handbook in hardcover, plus PDFs for the other 5th Edition rewards.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Grimalkin Adventure PDF
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
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    Midgard PFRPG Deluxe Combo

    The Midgard Setting Campaign and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Players's Guide in hardcover, plus PDFs of the other PFRPG rewards.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide Hardcover
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • Zobeck Gazetteer PDF
    • Grimalkin Adventure PDF
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    Every PDF for Both Systems Collection

    All the PDF rewards for both 5th Edition and Pathfinder, plus the Setting book, early access to materials, and all adventure PDFs and additional PDFs unlocked in this project.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
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    SPECIAL EDITION PFRPG Combo PRINT+PDF

    A special leatherette covered edition of the massive campaign book with foil stamped cover, bookmarks, endpapers, bound-in poster map and all updates to the setting, in both print and PDF, plus the PFRPG Player's Guide in print and PDF. Early access to playtest materials and setting review.

    Includes:
    • Special Edition Midgard Campaign Setting Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide Hardcover
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
    • 4 Issues Warlock Zine (if unlocked)
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    SPECIAL EDITION 5E Combo PRINT+PDF

    A special leatherette covered edition of the massive campaign book with foil stamped cover, bookmarks, endpapers, bound-in poster map and all updates to the setting, in both print and PDF, plus the 5E Heroes Handbook in print and PDF and Eldritch Lairs. Early access to playtest materials and setting review.

    Includes:
    • Special Edition Midgard Campaign Setting Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Eldritch Lairs Softcover (if unlocked)
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • 4 Issues Warlock Zine (if unlocked)
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
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    Handbound Leather Edition

    A handbound, 5-corded leather edition of the massive campaign book with foil stamped cover, bookmarks, special endpapers, bound-in poster map and all updates to the setting, in both print and PDF, plus the 5E Heroes Handbook or Player's Guide in print and PDF and Eldritch Lairs. Early access to playtest materials and setting review.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Handbound Leather Edition
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard Players Hardcover (either 5E or PFRPG)
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Eldritch Lairs Softcover (if unlocked)
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • 4 Issues Warlock Zine (if unlocked)
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
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    Red Portal Wizard

    Gain access to the councils of the mighty, with behind the scenes access and a Red Portal brainstorm, plus a griffon knight art print and other perks.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Handbound Leather Edition
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide Hardcover
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Art Print: The Griffon Knight
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • Eldritch Lairs Softcover (if unlocked)
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • 4 Issues Warlock Zine (if unlocked)
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
    • Portal Access: Design Discussion
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    Shadow Road Walker

    Gain access to the councils of the mighty, with behind the scenes access and a Red Portal brainstorm, plus a griffon knight art print and other perks.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Handbound Leather Edition
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide Hardcover
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Art Print: The Shadow Court
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • Grimalkin Adventure Softcover by Richard Pett
    • Grimalkin Adventure PDF
    • Eldritch Lairs Softcover (if unlocked)
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • 4 Issues Warlock Zine (if unlocked)
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
    • Portal Access: Design Discussion
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    Archmage of Allain

    Gain access to the councils of the mighty, with behind the scenes access and a Red Portal brainstorm, plus an Archmage art print and other perks.

    Includes:
    • Midgard Handbound Leather Edition
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised Hardcover
    • Midgard Campaign Setting Revised PDF
    • Midgard Digital Map
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook Hardcover
    • Midgard 5E Heroes Handbook PDF
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide Hardcover
    • Midgard PFRPG Player's Guide PDF
    • Eldritch Lairs Softcover (if unlocked)
    • Eldritch Lairs PDF (if unlocked)
    • Art Print: The Archmage
    • Midgard Cover Art Mini Poster
    • Grimalkin Adventure Softcover by Richard Pett
    • Grimalkin Adventure PDF
    • Zobeck Gazetteer PDF
    • All Unlocked PDF Adventures
    • Warlock Zine (4 issues, if unlocked)
    • Early Access to Playtest Materials
    • Portal Access: Design Discussion
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