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The World is Ready. Are You?


Hugo Solis, Key of VelesMidgard is lost in an age of war: of dark wilderness, and lost empires sunk beneath the waves.

Only magic and the warmth of hope keeps lights aglow when dread things prowl, and priestly wardings tremble and bend before the fury of demonic rage.

In this dark time, new heroes must arise to claim the crowns of Midgard, and restore the jewels to her scattered thrones...

The Midgard Campaign Setting brings to life a world of dark fantasy drawn from the great European traditions. Within this book you’ll find ley lines and deep magic; the Western Waste’s giant, shambling horrors and magic-blasted landscapes; diabolical gnomes and the schemes of immortal Baba Yaga.

Mark Smylia, Amazon of Perun

You’ll sail the wind with wild elves and cut through the waves with swashbuckling minotaur corsairs. Midgard is a land of lethal assassins and exotic splendors as well as the empty, dragon-haunted crags of the icy Northlands.

The 298 pages of the Midgard Campaign Setting include:

• New Pathfinder RPG and AGE System rules for gearforged, kobold, and minotaur PCs
26 new backgrounds, 3 new schools of magic and new specialties for AGE System
New clerical domains including Clockwork, Moon, Hunger and Beer
• More than 50 kingdom write-ups, with new feats and traits for each region of Midgard
New spells, magical items, and incantations
New gear and weapons unique to the setting
 The secrets of ley lines and shadow roads!

From the Northern fjords to the hidden tombs of the gnolls, from the raven-headed reavers to the ruins of the great mage-kingdoms: all of Midgard is yours!

Recommended in the WIRED GeekDad Holiday Gift Guide:

"A wonderfully rich and beautiful sourcebook chronicling the world of Midgard. Think of how many game masters have fancied their campaign worlds awesome enough to publish in the book. So few actually have the writing and publishing chops to accomplish this, and to do so with such style is pretty much unheard of."

ENnie Awards NOMINEE for Best Setting, 2013

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Andrew J October 09, 2019 11:10 pm UTC

I've been trying to print the PDF but I keep getting error messages. I've tried re-downloading it but that hasn't helped. My printer is working properly, and in fact I just printed another of your products (Northlands) without problems. My guess is that there's something wrong with the file itself...?
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World_of_Farland _ April 25, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Why are the standard and premium color POD books the same price? Do you just make more money on the standard print?
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Wolfgang B April 25, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
The standard paper is a hardcover. The premium paper is a softcover. They work out to the same price, and we make about the same on either version.
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World_of_Farland _ April 26, 2018 1:08 pm UTC
Whoops, that's my mistake for not reading more carefully.
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Bryan W October 21, 2017 11:26 pm UTC
I want to buy this, but the main thing i want is the Midgard campaign map. Is a campaign map included in this or is it just lore and player options?
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Andrew J October 09, 2019 10:26 pm UTC
There are a few maps in the book. They aren't full-sized poster maps or anything, and nothing with crazy zoomed-in detail, but there are full-page spreads of a few regions and such.
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Ralph T October 20, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
@Kobold Press

It's been well over a year and a half since a claim was made that their would be a Midgard Campaign Setting for 5e and yet this book is still not available. When do you plan to release it?
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Wolfgang B October 21, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
@Ralph T: Thanks for asking! You probably know that the first pieces have already been released: Midgard Heroes for 5th Edition, Southlands Heroes for 5th Edition, Deep Magic: Ley Lines, Deep Magic: Clockwork Magic, Deep Magic: Illumination Magic, character sheets, etc.

But I think you are asking about the Midgard Heroes Handbook for 5th Edition, and the Midgard Worldbook. Those hardcover books were funded last year, and we've been posting steady progress on them ever since. I suspect some previews will be shared with backers in November and December.

The ship date is Winter 2018; recently, we've been reviewing page proofs, nailing down maps, and preparing to go to press this fall. So, we're getting close to the release date, but campaign setting work often does take a few years. We'll ship it when it is ready.
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Paladin V November 15, 2016 1:50 am UTC
@Wolfgang B,

This current version has specific information for Pathfinder and AGE built in. You said that there will be a 5th Edition hardback. Will there be an Archmage (13th Age) edition, or at least, may it be included in the upcoming D&D 5E hardback, similar to how this edition supports both Pathfinder/AGE, out of the box?
I'd love more Archmage support from Kobold Press.
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Chad K March 25, 2016 6:08 pm UTC

What happened to Southlands heroes and Midgard Heroes for 5th edition?? When will they be available for print purchase? Your store says "unavailable". Ive emailed you twice- weeks with no reply at all.
Whats planned for 5th edition??

Thank you.
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Wolfgang B March 25, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
Hi Chad! The Heroes books are still available, just not on DriveThru. Here's the Kobold Store versions (and they are also on Amazon and Tabletop Library):

Lots of plans for 5th Edition, including the Tome of Beasts, Book of Lairs, Unlikely Heroes, Midgard 5th Edition, etc. Some of that is discussed in the interview on with Wolfgang Baur, in the Kobold newsletter, on the Wizards D&D podcast, and also in the Tome Show podcast. That last one's here:
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Chad K March 26, 2016 3:48 am UTC
Thank you for the quick reply.

When will Southlands Heroes be back available in print? (its currently listed as unavailable)

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Thomas V April 02, 2016 9:08 am UTC
Midgard 5th Edition meaning the Midgard Campaign Setting for D&D 5e ?

I'm sorry if you give the answer in the podcast, I just don't have an hour and half to spare.
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Wolfgang B April 02, 2016 5:28 pm UTC
Yes, there is work underway to create a Midgard Campaign Setting hardcover for 5th Edition D&D. You can skip the podcast.
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Kelley F October 13, 2015 5:32 pm UTC
Why is this in the D&D section. Isn't it only for Pathfinder?
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Wolfgang B October 13, 2015 6:25 pm UTC
Midgard Campaign Setting supports multiple systems, including D&D 3.5, D&D 4E, Pathfinder, Fantasy AGE, and 13th Age. It is not a Pathfinder-specific setting.
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Kelley F October 13, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
does it support 5.0
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Wolfgang B October 13, 2015 7:14 pm UTC
Yes, absolutely! The Midgard Heroes for 5th Edition book has been a Top 10 title on DTRPG for a month:

There's also an adventure and support for the Southlands races and backgrounds for 5.0

Plus a Kickstarter to update provide more than 300 new monsters for 5E.

And more to come!
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Chad K March 25, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
UNAVAILABLE! What happened?
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Wolfgang B April 02, 2016 5:33 pm UTC
We pulled those from here for now, and they are still available at theKobold Press Store

and at Tabletop Library
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Esper R October 12, 2015 1:45 am UTC
Is there a way to buy just certain chapters such as Ley Lines, Shadow Roads and the Clockwork domain stuff?
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Wolfgang B October 13, 2015 6:26 pm UTC
That's a great idea! The Clockwork domain stuff is expanded in Deep Magic (which is a huge volume), but doing Ley Lines and Shadow Roads as a standalone.... Well, suggestion noted! Seems like something we could pull together.
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Joseph M September 23, 2015 4:40 pm UTC
How robust is the AGE support in this book?
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Wolfgang B September 23, 2015 5:04 pm UTC
Surprisingly good, though of course I'm biased. All the Midgard races get AGE backgrounds, and there's some AGE magic as well. So, minotaurs, gnolls, ravenfolk, etc are covered.

There's also an AGE Bestiary for Midgard as a separate release.
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