Thought I’d chip into this thread as one of the writers on the new campaign setting
I’ve been a fan of Midgard since 2007 when I first got involved in Open Design with the Empire of the Ghouls project. As a patron I joined in the discussions on the adventure and underdark campaign setting, voted in every poll, and argued passionately for the inclusion of deathcap mycolids (aka myconids) by stealing the slogan “make room for the mushrooms!” I got a few tiny credits in subsequent Open Design/Midgard projects like Six Arabian Nights, Wrath of the River King, Halls of the Mountain King and Courts of the Shadow Fey, before co-writing the Midgard Bestiary for 4th Edition with Brian Liberge back in 2012. Now I get to go back to Midgard and write new and updated lore on the setting and I’m loving it!
To anyone not sure about this Kickstarter, I would heartily recommend backing it. If you are new to Midgard, you are in for a treat. It has a very different, much darker, feel to the Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, or any of the established D&D settings, and tons of amazing characters, cities and locations. I love Zobeck with its Kobold Ghetto and clockwork magic, the sinister Old Margreve forest, Per-Bastet, City of Cats in Nuria Natal, the River King’s Court in the Arbonesse, the lands of the Shadow Fey, the blasted and warped wastelands of the West, and the dozens of other adventure-filled places to put into your game.
And if you already have the 2012 version of the campaign setting, I think you’ll be even happier with the updated version. The timeline has moved on, so some characters haven't , new threats have risen to take their place and make a grab for power, and at least one kingdom has fallen to the forces of darkness.
I’ve been working on two regions – the Blood Kingdom of Morgau and the Wasted West. For both, I’ve taken the existing lore and expanded it, writing about the events of the last ten years, adding new characters, and detailing some of those mysterious locations that appeared on the original map that didn’t have any descriptions. If I’ve spotted any continuity errors in the older material, I’ve flagged these to Wolfgang and we’ve found a solution, and I’ve scoured my collection of Kobold Press books and magazines for cool snippets of lore to include. In the much-expanded Blood Kingdom chapter, there’s info on the Principalities’ conquest of the Electoral Kingdom of Krakova, the rise of the Blood Sisters, what’s lurks in Wendestal Wood and what Lord Fandorin is up to in his underground stronghold of Whispergloom in the Grisal Marches, plus loads of adventure hooks. And in the Wasted West… well, let’s just say that the Black Goat’s Flock’s antics might have changed a few things for the worse, and the dust goblins are on the march….
So, what are you waiting for? You don’t want to miss out on this!