Tales of the Valiant RPG: Launching Black Flag Roleplaying

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TOV GM Screen Preview
1 day ago – Fri, Dec 08, 2023 at 10:33:12 AM

Update to GM Screen Mockup

Dear Backers,

Lots has been going into Tales of the Valiant Player's Guide and Monster Vault in the last few months as we incorporate the playtest results. At the same time, some really sweet art is rolling in, and we want to share it. 

Here's the latest and biggest: a preview of the TOV GM Screen art by Joshua Raphael, with a familiar black flag warrior and the new black dragon as well. Celeste Conowitch and the crew are locking down the items to put on the inside of that screen--if you have suggestsions or neat ideas from other GM screens, feel free to drop them in the comments!

To add the graphic roll going, I'm also happy to share the class icons for Barbarian, Monk, Rogue, Sorcerer, and Wizard below!

Helmet, fireball, three daggers, swirling magic, and fist icons for TOV barbarian monk rogue sorcerer and wizard base classes
Class icons for barbarian, monk, rogue, sorcerer and wizard

Art director Marc Radle mentions that there are T-shirts featuring these designs available: check them out today!

Thanks for your support, and happy holidays!

Wolfgang and the Kobold crew

Black Flag Roleplaying Reference Document Plus 4 New Class Icons
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 16, 2023 at 09:24:25 AM

Exciting news from the warrens! The first version of the Black Flag Roleplaying Reference Document is now available to the public under the Open RPG Creative license, more commonly known as the ORC license.

This core rules document is available under the ORC license so that anyone can publish their own Black-Flag-compatible roleplaying material. This is not the final reference document; it doesn't yet contain everything the complete rules will cover. However, there's plenty now for creative work to start.

You can find the PDF here, and the terms of the ORC license here with explanations for how the license works here. Follow Kobold Press on social media, in our Discord, or in the Courier newsletter so you don’t miss when the next update of the Black Flag Reference Document goes live!

Icons for Mechanist, Warlock, Paladin & Bard

Check out the next four class icons for the Mechanist, the Warlock, the Paladin, and the Bard! These icons will be featured within the pages of Tales of the Valiant rulebooks, and backers get to see them here first!

Show Your Character Class Colors!

As with the previous set of icons, you can share your passion for your favorite class right now with a cool icon shirt of your own. They're even on sale for the next two days! Head over to TeePublic to mix and match your own perfect style!

That's all the news from the Warrens this week! We'll share more updates, rewards, and previews as they roll out.

Trouble at Mossbeard Mill for Backers
about 2 months ago – Thu, Oct 12, 2023 at 02:30:24 PM

Second Adventure for Tales of the Valiant RPG

Dear Backers,

The second Tales of the Valiant adventure, Trouble at Mossbeard Mill, has been released via a Kickstarter message and the Kobold Press Store to all backers who pledged $48 or more.

Getting the Adventure

If you pledged at least $48 on this Kickstarter (from the $48 PDF Collection tier to the $699 Super-Deluxe Two-Book Set tier), you will receive a message via Kickstarter (and/or an email from Kickstarter that you received a message from us) with a link to the adventure PDF on the Kobold Press website along with a coupon code. You can add the adventure to your cart and use the coupon code during checkout, making it a $0 purchase. This coupon is good through December 2024. You will need an account on the Kobold Press store website to complete your order. Once checkout is complete, download the PDF by clicking the Download link in the receipt or from My Account > Downloads.

Create a Kobold Press Store Account

To create an account, click Store > My Account > Create Account. The store will automatically sign you in after you complete the registration. You can then complete checkout.


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What if I Didn’t Pledge at a Tier? What if My Friend Wants a Copy?

Trouble at Mossbeard Mill will be available for purchase on the Kobold Press website for those who didn’t back this Kickstarter or for those who didn’t back at a pledge tier.

Class Icons Revealed!
3 months ago – Wed, Sep 06, 2023 at 12:08:13 PM

Rangers, Druids, Fighters, and Clerics Represent!

Check out these cool new class icons! The Ranger, the Druid, the Fighter, and the Cleric, revealed here for the first time, will be featured within the pages of the Tales of the Valiant books!

You Could Win Your Favorite On a T-Shirt!

We're giving away the all-new and exclusive Tales of the Valiant Class Icon Shirt by Kobold Press to two lucky winners! Click here to enter as many ways as possible. The two winners will each receive a t-shirt with their choice of icon and shirt color from our TeePublic site. The Giveaway is open from now until Wednesday, September 20th. Winners will be announced by Friday, September 22nd.

Wear Them Proudly!

But you don't have to win to show off your Tales of the Valiant bona fides. You can grab your own favorite icon shirt right now!

August Playtest Available
4 months ago – Fri, Aug 18, 2023 at 02:00:01 PM

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