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Book of Ebon Tides: 5th Edition enters the Plane of Shadow!

A project in Kirkland, WA by Kobold Press

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A realm just beyond the mortal world—seize magical power, play new heroes, and bring the secrets of the shadows into the light!
Backers: 2706
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $183,888 of $40,000
Dates: Oct 18th -> Nov 17th (31 days)
Project By: Kobold Press
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Latest News

24 Hours to Go!

November 16th - via:
The end of this Kickstarter is steadily moving toward us! Over the course of this campaign, you've unlocked 7 stretch goals, including the patron goddess of necromancers, a map of the City Fallen Into Shadow, a Shadow Realm form-fillable character... (Read More)

48 Hours Left and Art Preview!

November 15th - via:
With just 48 hours left in the Kickstarter, here is a preview of some artwork that just came in for a satarre and shadow fey: We have ghoul magic on the horizon. Can we unlock that stretch goal before the end of the Kickstarter? Let your friends know... (Read More)

Playable Quickstep!

November 12th - via:
Today we bring you one of the playable fey options for the Shadow Realms: the quickstep! Do you want to explore the realms with panache? Do you want to be there and back again before your companions know what happened? Do you feel the need to be... (Read More)

Final Week!

November 11th - via:
That's right, folks! We have one week left of this Kickstarter. So far you have unlocked 6 stretch goals, which includes a map of the City Fallen Into Shadow, a Shadow Realm form-fillable character sheet, a free Syrinscape sound set, 7 additional... (Read More)

Court of Golden Oaks!

November 10th - via:
No book on the Shadow Realms would be complete without extensive details on the various courts of the fey. Here is a bit about the Court of Golden Oaks, strongest holding of the sable elves: The Golden Branch of Yggdrasil. The strength of the Court... (Read More)

Gnomish Distiller!

November 8th - via:
To help populate your own Shadow Realm, we've created a bunch of NPCs just for Book of Ebon Tides. For instance, this delightful little fellow: The maniacal-looking gnome before you has a large, cask-shaped apparatus strapped to his back. He stares... (Read More)

Tales from the Shadows, Again!

November 5th - via:
And the number of the shadows shall total 14! Here are the titles, designers, and levels for the second half of the adventures you'll find in the looming Tales from the Shadows! (You can find the earlier descriptions for levels 1 to 5 here.) Fair... (Read More)

Fandeval, City of Goblins!

November 3rd - via:
While the fey courts are the best known settlements of the Shadow Realm, other races have their own strongholds, cities, and even nations here. The most lively and most often visited include the strange goblin city of Fandeval, the ghost city of... (Read More)

Making of the Shadows!

November 1st - via:
We are hard at work making Book of Ebon Tides the book both you and the Shadow Realms deserve! But do you ever wonder how our books are made? First there's the tending of all those memory vials. You don't think we just come up with this stuff on the... (Read More)

Tales from the Shadows!

October 29th - via:
Lest we all forget, intrepid backers, we've got adventures purely in the lands of shadow on top of everything else: Tales from the Shadows! Here is the first half of those. Fair warning though, mild spoilers occasionally cross this way:  "The Night... (Read More)

Thank you, backers: Four goals down!

October 27th - via:
From the bottom of our little scaly hearts, we’re so thankful to all of our backers! More than 1,400 of you have now tossed some coins to your kobolds to help fund this source book for the Shadow Realm and it's companion shadowy adventures. We’re... (Read More)

Kobold Chats!

October 26th - via:
Just a quick reminder that on Wednesday at noon (PDT) on Twitch, that's tomorrow, Dot will once again be hosting the latest Kobold Chats with some designers of Book of Ebon Tides. It would be a great time to ask some questions! And you can always... (Read More)

Shadowy PC Subclasses!

October 25th - via:
For PCs native to the Plane of Shadow, the Book of Ebon Tides provides new options for both magic-using and martial options. Either way, we've got subclasses inspired by those same shadows, ready for play, and each has carved out their own dedicated... (Read More)

At the Altar of Shadow!

October 22nd - via:
Ye gods! Have we got a pantheon for you. Some of these you know... sort of. And some you don't. Yet! The gods of the Shadow Realm are a strange mix of the fey and the dark, plus borrowed gods from bearfolk, humans, and the darker divine realms. The... (Read More)

Stab at the Dark!

October 20th - via:
Time to share a bit of something near and dear to many of our hearts: monsters!  Of course there are new monsters in the Book of Ebon Tides, and they're all beautifully illustrated by our cadre of super-talented artists. You're going to love them... (Read More)

Dungeons & Dragons Kickstarter Explores Plane of Shadow

October 19th - via:
Earlier this week, the popular publisher of Dungeons & Dragons 5E rulebooks and adventures launched the Kickstarter campaign for The Book of Ebon Tides, a new lorebook detailing the mysterious Plane of Shadow. The Kickstarter campaign describes the Plane of Shadow as "existing beside the mortal world, one step beyond the veil" and is filled with fey shadows and undead horrors. (Read More)

Funded in Under 3 Hours!

October 18th - via:
Amazing! Once again, you, our fantastic and loyal fans, have overwhelmed us with your enthusiasm. Hitting our funding goal so quickly, with so many of you jumping on board first thing, tells us we must be doing something right. It’s great to know... (Read More)

Book of Ebon Tides up on Kickstarter by Kobold Press

October 18th - via:
Book of Ebon Tides: 5th Edition enters the Plane of Shadow! A realm just beyond the mortal world—seize magical power, play new heroes, and bring the secrets of the shadows into the light! (Read More)

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