Kobolds of Golarion

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Kobolds of Golarion
Cover of Kobolds of Golarion
Author(s) Tork Shaw, Mat Smith, and Jerome Virnich
Publisher Paizo Publishing, LLC
Price Print: $12.99
PDF: $9.99
Released June 13, 2013
Type Sourcebook
Binding Paperback
Pages 32 pages
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-512-9
Rules set PFRPG
Series Pathfinder Player Companion
Follows Champions of Purity
Precedes Quests & Campaigns
Artwork from Kobolds of Golarion

Kobolds of Golarion, a Pathfinder Player Companion sourcebook by Tork Shaw, Mat Smith, and Jerome Virnich, was released on June 13, 2013.

Traps, Tribes, and TenacityDwelling underground in the dark and twisting sprawl of their tunnels, kobolds make unlikely heroes. Pathfinder Player Companion: Kobolds of Golarion unlocks the potential of this cunning and skilled race, showing how the talents kobolds have trained in since birth—trapmaking, teamwork, and sneakiness—make them excellent dungeon delvers. Unlike some of the less intelligent creatures that share the Darklands with them, kobolds make allies among the surface races and exert influence in many of Golarion's cities. Though they're limited within their rigid tribal rules, kobolds have the ambition of dragons!

Many of the character options in this book can work for other types of characters who want to use traps or fight in the same style as kobolds. Others relate directly to the unique parts of kobold life, such as the significance of the way their scales mimic the hues of the chromatic dragons. Bring this reptilian race's best skills into the adventuring life with Pathfinder Player Companion: Kobolds of Golarion!

Inside this book, you'll find:

  • A look into the tightly ordered kobold tribes that live in the Darklands—their life cycles, worship, and cultural behaviors—and an overview of several specific tribes that have risen to prominence on Golarion.
  • More tools to build an interesting kobold character, from archetypes and feats to random kobold characteristics and traits.
  • Insight into the spiritual lives of kobolds, including the deities they worship, the sorcerous talents they excel at, and the dragons they revere.
  • The tools of the kobold trade, including an easy-to-use system for traps, a plethora of magic and alchemical items, and several trapped decoys!

This Pathfinder Player Companion is intended for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but can easily be incorporated into any fantasy world.


  • For Your Character (2)
  • Kobolds on Golarion (4)
  • Life as a Kobold (6)
  • Culture (8)
  • Tribes (10)
  • Worship (12)
  • Player Characters (14)
  • Snarl of the Embermaw Clan (16)
  • Coloration (18)
  • Traps (20)
  • Archetypes (22)
  • Feats (24)
  • Spells (26)
  • Equipment (28)
  • Magic Items (30)
  • Kobold Racial Traits and Names (inside front cover)
  • Random Kobold Characteristics (inside back cover)