Southlands Archetypes and Magic in New Paths Compendium
Hey Southlands backers,
Hard to believe, and yet here it is: the Kickstarter for the revised, updated, and expanded New Paths Compendium hardcover ends Friday, July 28th! This project... Read more
Yggdrasil Fanzine and Midgard Revised
Yggdrasil Fanzine Now Available
After a long and fruitful creation, the first issue of the Yggdrasil 'zine is available and free! 100 pages on the topic of Dark Magic by... Read more
Southlands Wins Best Setting Award
It's true! Thanks to the ENnies judges and voters, the Southlands Campaign Setting won the Silver ENnie as Best Setting! (Feng Shui 2 won Gold.)
Thank you all for making... Read more
ENnie Award Voting
The Southlands have gotten two ENnie Award nominations this year!
Most worthy Kickstarter backer and person of the keenest and most discerning, we beg you to to consider voting... Read more
Southlands Art Nominated for Chesley Award
This Southlands art by Marcel E. Mercado is nominated for the 27th Annual Chesley Awards in the Best Interior Art category!
Congrats to Marcel from all the kobolds on a... Read more
Southlands Bestiary Hero Lab, EZG Best of 2015, Cat & Mouse Part 2
Lots of good news for both Hero Lab fans and Southlands fans more generally.
Hero Lab Part 2
As promised, the second part of the Hero Lab files was delivered... Read more
Southlands Lair Design and 5E Monsters
Dear backers, Kobold Press sponsors design contests every so often, and as it happens the next one starts today, with the topic of Lethal Lairs. Better yet, the goal is... Read more
Introductory Adventure: Cat & Mouse, plus Poster of Per-Bastet
One of our hopes with Southlands was, of course, that people would find it compelling enough to start a new campaign in the setting, or at least to send a... Read more
Core Books All Shipped; Update on Hero Lab, Letterpress Delay, Leatherbound on Track
We're delighted to announce that the Southlands Campaign Setting, Southlands Bestiary, and Eleven Arabian Nights books have all shippedto all backers who completed their surveys (there's about 12 backers... Read more
Back From Gen Con: Southlands Bestiary PDF Sent
The shipping is really cranking up and the first wave of packages has gone out. We'll be working on shipping all this week and likely some of next week as... Read more
Southlands Books Have Cleared Customs
Very, very, very happy to say that the Southlands Campaign Setting hardcovers and the Southlands Bestiary both cleared customs today and arrived at the warehouse. The 11 Arabian Nights books... Read more
Art Behind the Scenes: Fred Fields
From sketch to final art, with some details of how it's done. Check out our behind-the-scenes interview (and meet a familiar tomb robber) with Fred Fields over on KoboldPress.com! ... Read more
Southlands Shipping Update
I got some not-great news from the printer this week: they are going to miss the Southlands and Southlands Bestiary print dates by a full month.
This means that instead... Read more
Sneak Peak on KoboldPress.com
Short but sweet: we have a Southlands sneak peek on the Kobold Press blog, thanks to Ben McFarland, Brian Suskind, and cartographer Anna Meyer.
Wolfgang and the Kobold... Read more
Status: 2 Books on Press, 1 In Layout, 1 in Editing
As reported back in April, we've got the files at the press for the main book, and now the Southlands Bestiaryis on press as well. This means we should... Read more
More Southlands Player Options
Expand the Southlands Races
If you liked the Advanced Races: Aasimar, Gnolls, Werelion, and Lizardfolk PDFs, the Kobold crew has launched a new Pathfinder Kickstarter that further expands the options... Read more
Off to Press! With Cover and Map Previews
As we write this, the kobolds in the word mines are cheering—the core Southlands book is at the printer, as is the poster map! Soon enough we'll see rounds of... Read more
Backer Names, White Apes, and Bestiary Progress
Things have moved into layout with a vengeance lately, and we're now hammering on the last of the art, maps, and monsters. We also very much want to include all... Read more
Digital Rewards: Werelions, Lizardfolk, Doomspeakers, Cults of Selket and Nakresh
The villainous side of the Southlands, plus two unlikely heroic PC races
By now, the second, third, and further rounds of digital rewards have shipped to everyone who pledged for... Read more
Map Progress and a Tour
It's been a little while, but grab your pack and come see Southlands through our eyes. (Enjoy your wind walk, and keep your hands and feet inside the cloud at... Read more
Aasimar, Gnolls, Mirrors & Emerald Order Shipped
The first round of digital rewards shipped today, to everyone who pledged for the PDF extras. This set of PDF extras includes four items (and more are coming... Read more
Map Preview, Design Progress, and Survey Testing
Just look at that map! Anna Meyer has been working hard at both the overview maps and specific regional sections; this is a preview of the current map... Read more
Dangers Lurk: Southlands Bestiary Update
Pay no mind to those clawing, screeching, and gurgling noises you hear—that's just the kobold monster wranglers struggling mightily to contain the 70-some monsters that have found their... Read more
Bestiary Update and an Honored Guest
Currently, those involve getting the monster submissions sorted out, and... Read more
Art Preview: Doomspeakers Sketch, FUNDED: Martial Options, Scorpion Queen, Ape Demon, Labyrinth City
I failed to provide a decent mockup of the Doomspeakers cover in a recent post. That omission is now mended with the color sketch here (and I hope it is... Read more
Final 48 Hours: Time to Fly!
This is it: the final 48 hours of the Southlands Kickstarter.
The video above - a hawk’s-eye view of the Soutlands map - shows just how high and far we’ve... Read more
FUNDED: 10th Arabian Night, NEXT UP: Dice and Werelion Previews
The kobolds are delighted to have captured (that is, *convinced*), RPG Superstar Mike Welham to write one of the Ten Arabian Nights in the adventure collection.
We've updated the cover... Read more
Treasure Trove So Far, 30 Extras Unlocked, 5 Days Left
Thanks to our more than 700 backers, the Southlands project has unlocked more than 30 stretch goals. It’s a bit difficult to see all the details from the project page,... Read more
Mapping the Southlands, by Anna Meyer
To map a vast continent that stretches for thousands of miles is a major undertaking, and to make it stand up and match the creative fervor of the Kobold Crew... Read more
FUNDED: Art and Aasimar; NEXT: City of Crimson Pillars
FUNDED: Doomspeakers, More Art; PREVIEW: Bestiary Monster
The stretch goals keep rolling in, and we're still floating on air about reaching 600 backers and unlocking the standalone Southlands Bestiary.What’s more, we're almost at 700 backers, which... Read more
FUNDED: Tomb-Palace of Nakresh the Many-Handed, Great Hive of Arbeyach
We're getting into the truly rich section of the stretch goals and supporter goals, and you are making it possible!
Paizo freelancer Amber E. Scott is now funded as the... Read more
PREVIEW Available; FUNDED: Red Portal Forum; NEXT UP: the Tomb-Palace
There are just 14 days left in the Southlands Kickstarter--that means there are two weeks to see what's possible. Time flies when we keep meeting goals for interesting new cults... Read more
FUNDED: Servants of the White Ape and Floating Village, NEXT UP: Forum and Bestiary
And just like that, a stunning 550 Southlands backers have funded stretch goals for both the floating village and the demon cult PDF called Servants of the White Ape,... Read more
FUNDED: Hero Lab Files & Coin Add-Ons, Adam Daigle, Monolith Kingdom
YES! We hit 500 backers yesterday, and that means the Southlands team can generate a full set of Hero Lab files. Thank you to everyone who has backed the... Read more
Hamunaptra Trio FUNDED!
Hey all, we're very happy to say that three more designers have joined the merry Kobold crew, namely the supremely talented Steve "Icons" Kenson, Ari "Mouseferatu" Marmell, and C.A. ... Read more
12 Stretch Goals FUNDED! Plus Preview Roundup
The first week is done, and wow what a run so far!
Southlands has funded 12 stretch goals, including six expansions to the core book, as well as five... Read more
Jinnborn Art Preview
The Jinnborn book is now unlocked, and backers getting the PDF extras can now count 4 titles funded (Gnolls, Aasimar, and Jinnborn for players, and the Emerald Order for GMs).... Read more
Day 2: Three Bonus Books FUNDED
The pace doesn't seem to have slackened all that much today, and backers funded THREE, count 'em, bonus PDFs in addition to a stack of core book additions.
The PDFs shown... Read more
I was hoping for a good launch for this project, but you, our backers, completely demolished my expectations. Thank you to everyone who helped us fund this project in just... Read more