Lost in a World of Kobolds

5e NPCs: Flawed Foes coverA big hello to our fans out there. We told you there were more products coming this year, and while that hasn’t been completely untrue (you can pick up our newest 5e NPC codex here), there haven’t been as many Dire Rugrat publications as we’d planned.

Why? Well, Kelly has been busy writing for Kobold Press!

If you haven’t checked out their Warlock magazines, what are you waiting for? Each issue of this bimonthly ‘zine contains three or four different articles, each matching the theme of the issue. You can check out a preview of Warlock 10: Magocracies here.

And if the Shadow Realm and creepy fey creatures are more your jam, why not pick up the Guide to the Shadow Realm? You can read Lou Ander’s write up of it here.

And finally, a mini adventure call Fowl Play has also been published.

There should be more coming from us soon, but in the meantime, you can find Kelly’s work over with Kobold Press.

And In Death They Live…

I was recently given the opportunity to contribute to Warlock, an ongoing publication by Kobold Press supported by their Patreons.

The person who reached out was Scott Gable, and I’ve worked with him in the past on this big project he’s been doing… not sure if you’ve heard of it… The Faerie Ring? (If you haven’t, you should check it out.)

At any rate, we’ve been a little behind on our projects here (though we were finally starting to progress on another NPC collection!), and I thought about trying to focus on them and saying no. The thing is I often really enjoy writing for other companies, and I find it to be so different than writing for my own.

So I said yes.

And the writing began.

Fast forward a bit and here we are!

Warlock Undead!

The topic is the Undead, with options including undead magic, a rogue subclass, the Ghoul Imperium Deserter background, some truly skin-crawling planar locales, a legendary villain, and a new PC race. This booklet’s esteemed sections and designers are:

Dry Lands: Plane of Undeath, by Wolfgang Baur

Order of the Ebon Star, by Kelly Pawlik

The Wendestal Devil, by Chris Harris

The Shade: Voices Beyond Death, by Dan Dillon

This 32 page PDF is available on the Kobold Press website, and if you are a Patreon (and why wouldn’t you be?) you probably already have a copy of it, so go check it out and let me know what you think.

Did you love the exploration of the plane of undeath? Are you getting ready to incorporate the darakhul defectors into your next game session? Were you haunted by the backstory of the vampiric monster?

We want to know (and so does Kobold Press, I’m sure, because reviews and feedback are awesome!).