Check Out The Centaur PC Race From The 5E Midgard Campaign Setting!
  • Check Out The Centaur PC Race From The 5E Midgard Campaign Setting!


    Back in January 2017, Kobold Press successfully funded a Kickstarter for a pair of 5th Edition books based on their Midgard campaign setting -- a World Book, and a Heroes Handbook. The former, as you might imagine, is a setting guide for GMs; the latter is a crunchy tome containing races, spells, feats, spells, and more. They've kindly sent me over some previews of both books, including the Centaur PC race from the Heroes Handbook!

    Those who backed the Kickstarter last year will be receiving their books imminently - they are shipping now. For the rest of us, we can pre-order later this week on the Kobold Press website.

    Wondering what Midgard is? Straight from the horse's mouth, its "a dark world of deep magic, flavored with Central European myth and folklore - from the frozen Northlands to its wild steppes, dark forests, and craggy mountains."

    And now, check out the tables of contents from each book, as well as the Centaur PC race! (Do Centaurs have two stomachs?)





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    1. Paul Farquhar's Avatar
      Paul Farquhar -
      Great, until we get to the ladder.
    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      I downloaded my copy yesterday. There is a LOT in it.

      Haven't looked at mechanics very much but flavor is very strong. This was developed in paralel with XGtE so there is a little bit of overlap--e.g. a dualist rogue vs a swashbuclking one--but there is also lots and lots of new stuff.

      A lot of Scandinavian flavor and nods to other parts of Old Europe. But also several options if you wanted to bring some ancient egypt into your game.
    1. LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
      LuisCarlos17f -
      Don't forget the quadruped humanoids can't wear normal under waist clothes, footwear or trousers and they can't climb in the same way of biped humanoids (for example a wall with a tie), but staying in balance is easier, and harder to be overthrowed.

      Do you imagine a centauride (female centaur) version of the main characters of "my little pony"? And I don't mean "Equestra Girls" o "Ponyfinder".
    1. Quartz's Avatar
      Quartz -
      I'd restrict the disadvantage on stealth checks to urban environments only. Sure you can hear horses' hooves on a stone road but in a forest? Hell, have you considered how sneaky elephants can be?

      BTW Hooray for sensible armour for the female torso.
    1. Stacie GmrGrl's Avatar
      Stacie GmrGrl -
      Very cool. I hope the preorder links will get posted here when they become active.
    1. jaelis's Avatar
      jaelis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
      Hell, have you considered how sneaky elephants can be?
      I genuinely had never considered how sneaky elephants can be. Thanks a lot.
      🐘
    1. darkrose50's Avatar
      darkrose50 -
      Hippos are also ninja's, they are pretty big, and they kill a crazy amount of folks.
    1. Paul Farquhar's Avatar
      Paul Farquhar -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaelis View Post
      I genuinely had never considered how sneaky elephants can be. Thanks a lot.
      🐘
      How often do you see a elephant? That's how sneaky they are.
    1. The M'hael's Avatar
      The M'hael -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Farquhar View Post
      How often do you see a elephant? That's how sneaky they are.

      I played in a one shot where the characters were assassins trying to kill the Arch Duke. The caveat was that we had to blame it on the performers guild, and so we had to sneak an elephant into the duke's private chambers and then make it look like it killed him. A fun game, ended up escaping through the duke's own secret passage way.
    1. Von Ether's Avatar
      Von Ether -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkrose50 View Post
      Hippos are also ninja's, they are pretty big, and they kill a crazy amount of folks.
      Indeed, even worse when you move them to Louisiana.



      Admit it, now you want to run that as a one-shot at least.
    1. epithet's Avatar
      epithet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Quartz View Post
      ...
      BTW Hooray for sensible armour for the female torso.
      Eh, I'm partial to the more ridiculous armor art, with the dude in the leather speedo and the furry boots, and the chick in the chainmail bikini. Extra points for armor on one arm, but not both. Gladiator style.

      The centaur in the picture is pretty well armored on the human part, but her horse butt is just hangin' out there making a target of itself. If she needs full plate armor down to the lobstered gauntlets, then she should really look into some barding. She should also put a helm on.
    1. plisnithus8's Avatar
      plisnithus8 -
      My set arrived today.
    1. dalisprime's Avatar
      dalisprime -
      That part about them wearing armour for normal creatures just doesn't float well. Sure you'll cover your human torso, but most of your body is still exposed. They should really require barding like normal mounts do.
    1. Jester David's Avatar
      Jester David -
      Digging into the book. Looks cool so far. Excited for the Worldbook in a day or two. Can't wait for my product to actually arrive.

      Between this, Star Trek Adventures wave 2, and Dusk City Outlaws my March will be crowded with gaming books to read.
    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      I got the hardbacks today. The player one previewed here is about the size as the 5E adventures or supplements.

      The world book is mammoth, Tome of Beasts mammoth. Lots and lots of good stuff.
    1. mach1.9pants's Avatar
      mach1.9pants -
      I've not inwardly digested the PDF yet, but I agree with TerraDave, there's a lot there, and interesting fluff
    1. Azzy's Avatar
      Azzy -
      I hope, when you lot have had time to fully look over the books, you'll give your reviews/impressions, and such.
    1. Jhaelen -
      Looks good. I like the layout. Reminds me a bit of Free League Publishing's 'Tales from the Loop'.

      I'm just not sure why this is called Midgard. It doesn't appear to be a setting based on Nordic Myths, nor does it appear to have any connection with the Midgard RPG. Confusing.
    1. mach1.9pants's Avatar
      mach1.9pants -
      It's just the name Wolfgang came up with for his home campaign many years ago. I don't know but probably cos he thought it sounded cool!
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      It should say "any polearm" in place of "pike" in the charge ability.
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