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Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
This very special bundle contains the complete Platinum-bestselling 360-page Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, several works of fiction set in the same world, a few system-specific sourcebooks that include our just-released “At the Shrine of Othrys” and “On the Plane of Magma,” two beautiful full-color maps, and some miniatures!


Aegean Regional Map (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting)
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This high-resolution JPEG format map depicts the Aegean region of the Mediterranean and is suitable for use with any fantasy or alternate history games set in this area, including the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting. It was created by acclaimed fantasy artist/cartographer Francesca Baerald.  This map is bounded by the Black Sea in the north, mainland Asia in the east, the sprawling island of Crete in the south, and the Ionian sea in the west. It encompasses the area occupied in whole or in part by the modern countries of Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. States represented on the map, both with political boundaries and their national symbols, include the city and island of Kos, Abbadonia, the Tetrarchy of Anatolia, Attica and the city state of Athens, Çatalhöyük, the …


Aigyptos: A Gazetteer for 5th Edition
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Welcome to Aigyptos! We have just released a revised and updated version of this bestselling publication.  This 5th Edition sourcebook can be used in a number of ways. One is to provide a backdrop for self-standing Egyptian-style adventures that do not already have a setting associated with them. Another is to provide a mini-setting sufficient to allow characters to visit or travel through a land reminiscent of ancient Egypt. Yet another is to introduce such a country with an eye to using it for ongoing adventures.  This detailed 5th Edition book includes: * An overview of a fantasy version of ancient Egypt;  * A set of custom encounter tables for Aigyptos;  * 5th Edition game system material that includes stats for all new men, monsters, and environmental hazards that…


At the Shrine of Othrys
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“You have travelled through a desolate wilderness and, after braving untold hardships and dangers, reached the base of Mount Othrys, legendary headquarters of the Titans during their war with the Olympian gods. Before you the valley widens out and, at its center, is a small, rugged hill, a ring of large standing stones at its top marking it as a place of worship since the earliest times. On the western side of this mound of rock, the Rematia River expands into a small lake, and on the eastern side a plume of smoke rises from the ground between it and the mountain. Scrubby copses of vegetation cling to the base of the hill, and sparse rolling grassland lies in the quarter of a mile that separates you from it. You know that you have surely arrived at the Shrine of Othrys.” “At the Sh…


At the Shrine of Othrys (A Campaign Report)
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“At the Shrine of Othrys” is a fun and lively novella-length work of fantasy fiction that follows the activities of four stalwart adventurers, Myrmidon fighter Myrmex, Human rogue Teris, Cynocephalian sorcerer Lyco, and Olympian priestess Angelia as they travel to and explore an ancient temple complex.  This publication is designed to look like a journal written and illustrated with sketches by one of the characters while in the field. It is organized into 14 chapters that start with the formation of the adventuring party and follows its members as they face cultists, elemental monsters, evil humanoids, and all form of natural and unnatural hazards. It is written in a way intended to be reminiscent of classic swords-and-sorcery fantasy and combines humor and grimness as it recounts …


Dark Inheritance: Journey to Kos City
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“Dark Inheritance: Journey to Kos City,” an exciting swords-and-sorcery fantasy novella by author Chris Van Deelen, follows Half-Drow Jaeger, Orc-blood Jarem, and Tiefling Viya as they are dispatched on a mission for the Five Animals Monastery that is their home. And, while they are prepared for hazards like bandits and wild beasts, the unfamiliar environment of cities and those that inhabit them might pose the greatest challenges to the young companions … “Dark Inheritance: Journey to Kos City” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened ma…


Heroes & Monsters of the Necropolis: Tokens & Avatars for Virtual Tabletops
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Welcome to the Necropolis! This set of 30 full-color tokens and avatars by fantasy artist Amanda Kahl can be used in a wide variety of virtual tabletop programs, including the popular Roll20 interface. They represent several sorts of iconic characters and creatures and are inspired by elements from the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting and the affiliated the Swords of Kos: Necropolis novel. They are, of course, system-free and can be used in any sort of fantasy roleplaying games. They include avatars as appropriate and tokens for all of the following: Paros, Rogue/Alchemist Parthenia, Elf Barbarian (with two weapon variants) Selene, Half-Elf Cleric Pumayo, Tiefling Wizard/Transmuter Shade of a Koan Lady Nithernos the Ale’er Corporal Conrad of the Ko…


Heroes and Monsters of the Necropolis (Cardstock Characters™)
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Welcome to the Necropolis! These downloadable paper miniatures are based on characters and creatures from the Swords of Kos novels Necropolis and Return to the Necropolis and the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting and can be used in any sort of fantasy roleplaying games. “Heroes and Monsters of the Necropolis” contains 14 different custom miniatures, four of which are provided in multiple sizes and/or color schemes. They include: Paros, Rogue/Alchemist Parthenia, Elf Barbarian Selene, Half-Elf Cleric Pumayo, Tiefling Wizard/Transmuter Shade of a Koan Lady Nithernos the Ale’er Corporal Conrad of the Kos City Guard Trodecarn, Dwarf Fighter/Combat Engineer Animated Shield Mummy/Embalmed Zombie “Achilles,” Animated Bronze Statue (in two sizes)…


In the Footsteps of Hercules
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In the Footsteps of Hercules is a system-free sourcebook devoted to a pilgrimage trail that can be used in con­junction with any fantasy role-playing game. This book describes the various sections of the trail and the prevailing terrain and conditions associated with them; how most pilgrims travel them; alternate ways some pilgrims choose to approach the trail overall or specific parts of it; the things they generally hope to accomplish along the way; and things they might encounter on it.  It contains a detailed entry on the title pilgrimage trail and entries on thirteen other places, communities, or events, including a bathhouse, farm, hermitage, hospital, hostel, monastery, oracle, port, shrine, stables, temple, tournament ground, and trade fair.  There are many ways this b…


Mediterranean Campaign Map (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting)
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Sail the wine-dark seas with this Mediterranean Campaign Map that depicts the lands surrounding the sprawling body of water! It is provided as a high-resolution JPEG that can be printed out in any standard paper sizes and is suitable for use with any fantasy or alternate history games set in this area, including the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting. It was created by acclaimed fantasy artist/cartographer Francesca Baerald.  This map is bounded by the Black Sea and central Europe in the north, the Persian Gulf in the east, North Africa in the south, and the Pillars of Herakles and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. States represented on the map, both with political boundaries and their national symbols, include Aigyptos, Amazonia, the Tetrarchy of Anatolia, Attica and the city…


Men & Monsters of the Aegean (BASH Fantasy)
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Men & Monsters of the Aegean is Skirmisher Publishing’s first title for the BASH Fantasy role-playing game system. It presents a dozen player character races and 30 types of monster, with multiple variants for many of them, all inspired by the myths and legends of the Classical world and each with an Adventure Hook and background information integrating it into the setting.  New races include the hulking Antaeans, the Myrmidons who followed Achilles in the Trojan War, and the dog-head Cynocephalians. Monsters include everything from familiar creatures like the Cyclops, Manticore, Pegasus, and Sphinx to more exotic ones like the Drakon, Empusa, Hippalectryon, Ophiotaurus, and Sea Leopard. This fully-illustrated manual also includes sections on using existing creatures in an A…


Mines of Moira: An Adventure for 5th Edition
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Something has invaded Moira’s, a popular Dwarven restaurant established in an old mine in the hills outside of the city where your party is currently adventuring! Now, it falls to you to learn what ancient evil has crawled up from the depths, to drive it out if possible, and to rescue an ill-fated squad of Dwarf militiamen if they are still alive.  “Into the Mines of Moira” contains:  * A complete small dungeon with nine encounter areas.  * 15 sets of new or variant monster stats.  *Custom illustrations by fantasy artist Amanda Kahl.  * A dungeon map by cartographer William T. Thrasher.  * Five detailed pre-generated 5th-level Player Characters — Dwarf Fighter Trodecarn, Human Rogue Paros, Half-Elf Cleric Selene, Tiefling Wizard Malyo, and Human Bard Desdinova — each fully…


Myrmidons (Cardstock Characters™)
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These beautiful miniatures by noted fantasy artist Amanda Kahl are the ideal addition to any sort of tabletop fantasy RPG or wargame and can be used to enhance encounters or even serve as the basis for them.  This set of downloadable Cardstock Characters™ miniatures contains 10 different figures, including seven Myrmidons representing members of various iconic classes, a Myrmidon cavalier mounted on a giant beetle, a “Myrmidog” war beast, and a giant ant pack animal. Multiple copies of some figures are included on the page to round it out, and a horizintally-flopped version of the entire set is also provided to allow for additional variety.  In Classical mythology, Myrmidons were created by Zeus to repopulate a land where nearly everyone was killed by a terrible plague after its r…


Nithernos the Ale’er
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Upholding its reputation as a place where people can find beverages from any known land can sometimes be a challenge for the Four Winds Bar and its proprietor, the retired marine Cratinus. Fortunately for him, however, he has managed to establish a mutually profitable relationship with the man known as Nithernos the Ale’er, whose knowledge of beverages and skill with lockpicks and daggers — and access to a very special enchanted item — make him the ideal supplier. “Nithernos the Ale’er” is a fun, self-standing swords-and-sorcery fantasy short story by author John Giddens that takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a Dark Ages fantasy milieu set in the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it. A century after the old world was plunged into …


On the Plane of Magma
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“On the Plane of Magma” is a 5E scenario designed to represent a spot on the quasi-elemental Plane of Magma that a character party might be transported to for any number of reasons. Note: This scenario is available by itself but is also included with Skirmisher Publishing’s just-released “At the Shrine of Othyrs” campaign-length adventure!  “On the Plane of Magma” includes: ● A six-page adventure by game developer Michael O. Varhola that includes encounters, an intriguing puzzle, and a description for a strange and monster-haunted castle. ● Descriptions and stats for two new monsters, the Magma Serpent and Metavulcanus, a Unique Paragon Magma Mephit. ● A large encounter map by cartographer Octavius Knorr. ● Four custom illustrations by artist Brenda Cass. “On the…


Player’s Guide to the Aegean (BASH Fantasy)
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Player’s Guide to the Aegean for BASH!/BASH! Fantasy provides all the information you need to create characters for campaigns and scenarios in a Classical setting. It accomplishes this by presenting the various playable races and backgrounds and providing you with the details you need to generate a character of that race, including the exciting new Antaean, Arachean, Bull Centaur, Cynocephalian, and Myrmidon. This fully-illustrated sourcebook also provides you with options for play, like signature spells, or specialties for a specific culture, some information on their common worldview, gods worshipped, favored weapons, technology, companions, likes, and dislikes. It also includes information on using existing races in an Aegean campaign and new items, powers, advantages, and d…


Rogue’s Nightmare
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After nearly perishing with his companions in the sprawling ruined necropolis in the hills outside of Kos City, wily rogue Paros walked away with the biggest score of his life and was able to set himself up with the alchemy workshop he had always dreamed of. He brought back more than just loot, however, and since then his actual dreams, and increasingly even his waking hours, are haunted by the shade of the beautiful woman he encountered in the subterranean catacombs. Now, he must seek out a means of exorcizing himself of the unquiet spirit before she can further disrupt or even ruin his life. “Rogue’s Nightmare” is a self-standing swords-and-sorcery fantasy short story by author R.M. Aislin that takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a Dark Ages …


Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting
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Welcome to the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu based on a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it! It is set a century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters. Now, the agents of Gods and Titans struggle against each other on behalf of their masters, nations strive to survive or dominate one another, and adventurers descend into the ruins in search of wealth and lost technology.  This universal campaign setting is ideal for adventures of the sorts inspired by the works of Fritz Leiber, Robert E. Howard, and Jack Vance. It has deliberately been designed to be system free and compatible with any set of role-playing game ru…


Swords of Kos: Bloodsuckers
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“Bloodsuckers” follows a party of intrepid adventurers as they stumble across a band of undead monsters and resolve to track them over the wine-dark sea to their nest on a small, disease-ridden island situated off a marshy coast. As they overcome their fears and push on with their mission, however, they are met with one surprise after another and have revealed to them horrors that go beyond their wildest expectations. Join monster hunter Shovelless, Olympian priest Kord, wizard Zoltar, wily little rogue Loleda, and agent of fortune Desdinova on their dark and dangerous quest.  “Bloodsuckers” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Aegean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great …


Swords of Kos: Hekaton
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“Hekaton” is a short story that looks at a chaotic annual street festival through the eyes of a veteran guard officer trying to keep order in his particularly troublesome area of the city and put together the pieces of incidents that have caught his attention. Join Captain Ivan Pieger, commander of the prestigious Hippodrome Commanderie, as he deals with the 100th annual celebration of the victory of the Olympian Gods over the Great Old Ones known as the Titans.  “Hekaton” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Aegean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters…


Swords of Kos: Necropolis
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“Paros could only venture a guess as to how many graves the forsaken burial ground in the little valley before him contained. North to south, it ran about a half mile and, from where he stood beside the wrought-iron fence that zigzagged along its eastern edge, it stretched about a quarter mile to the base of the hills that surrounded it. The rolling, broken ground of this unkempt area was heavily overgrown with grass, vines, copses of scrubby little oaks and brushy gray-green juniper, great clumps of flowers in every color, and probably every other sort of vegetation native to the island of Kos. Obelisks, statues of patron deities, and other stones marking the gravesites of families and individuals lay broken and tumbled amongst the rampant growth, and mausoleums of every size were inte…


Swords of Kos: Pateon Fnordseeker and the Day He Gave Up Drinking
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“Pateon Fnordseeker and the Day He Gave Up Drinking” follows three bounty hunters on the track of a fugitive mage and, as they close in on him, reveals how they may have bitten off more than they are able to swallow. Because sometimes there really is such a thing as too much alcohol … “Pateon Fnordseeker and the Day He Gave Up Drinking” is a short story that takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters, the agents of Gods and Titans struggle against each other, nations strive to survive or dominate one anothe…


Swords of Kos: The Dinner Party
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“The Dinner Party” is a self-standing short story set in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting that takes place shortly after the events described in the bestselling swords-and-sorcery novel Swords of Kos: Necropolis and in the same location as the adventure “Into the Mines of Moira.”  The Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting is set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it a century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters. Now, the agents of Gods and Titans struggle against each other on behalf of their masters, nations strive to survive or dominate one another, and adventurers descend into the ruins in search…


Swords of Kos: The Misadventures of Bjoric
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“The Misadventures of Bjoric” is the tale of two down-on-their-luck Germanic war orphans who emigrated to the Aegean as children. Bjoric and his brother Frantz have only ever wanted to make a simple life for themselves on the island of Kos, but fate always seemed to work against them. Now, after a failed attempt at living the life of an adventurer, Bjoric finds himself in jail with no options, and his brother is lost and maybe even dead.  “The Misadventures of Bjoric” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a bestselling swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient race…


Swords of Kos: The Price of Land
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“The Price of Land” follows three adventurers, wily Sandra, burly Reddog, and clever Alarac, as they enter the tunnels beneath a sprawling city of the dead and, for better or worse, find their fortunes there.  “The Price of Land” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Aegean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters, the agents of Gods and Titans struggle against each other, nations strive to survive or dominate one another, and adventurers descend into the ruins in search of wealth and lost technology. …


Swords of Kos: The Rite
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In “The Rite,” Half-Drow martial artist Jaeger faces the greatest ordeal of his young life when he is forced to battle his two closest friends in the arena of the Five Animals Monastery. Unbeknownst to him, however, that will not be the toughest or most lethal challenge he will face when his past comes back to haunt him and the bonds of blood and friendship are put to the ultimate test.  “The Rite” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Mediterranean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world, plunged it into chaos, and reawakened magic and all form of ancient races and monsters, the agents of Gods and Titans struggle against each other, nations …


Swords of Kos: Unfamiliar Ground
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“Unfamiliar Ground” opens upon the festive chaos of the “Hekaton,” the biggest party of the century, as it sweeps across Kos City in a maelstrom of revelry, intoxication, and plays depicting the war between the Olympian Gods and the Titans. A sinister plot is being hatched just out of sight of boozy merrymakers and the authorities alike, however, and when a visiting Gnome stops to help someone who has been badly injured an adventure begins that will carry them away from the bright city and into conflict with a dark and dangerous enemy. “Unfamiliar Ground” takes place in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Aegean and the lands surrounding it. A century after a Great Cataclysm destroyed the old world,…


To The Dragon Apeiron
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Once, it is said, the Dragon Apeiron rained fire and terror over Kos and the lands around it. Once, but no longer, and so long ago it is in the realm of fables. It is said that the wisest of the wise, the magos, the priests, struck with it a bargain. It waited in its lair in the rocky pinnacle-isle of Stongyli in the Karpathian Sea, and was sent such tribute as adventurers could only dream of. But this last not often, once per century only.  Yet the last time the tribute was sent some decades ago, to the little island eight miles south of the coastal Koan village of Kardemena, for the first time the dragon Apeiron was absent. Gone after seeming aeons, the oracles say, and none could divine where …  “To the Dragon Apeiron” is a self-standing swords-and-sorcery fantasy short story…


Vault of the Sea Goddess
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A hundred years ago, the Great Cataclysm caused the lighthouse of Amphitritos to fall into the sea and, with it, the crystal trident that for long years had guided mariners safely through the islands of the Dodecanese. Now, three adventurers, pious rogue Neeko, Aigyptian warrior Kari, and Gnome artificer Zopee, have sought out the ancient site in a quest to retrieve the holy relic and restore it to the purpose for which is was intended. While they are prepared to descend into and explore the depths, however, there are hazards and evils concealed within them that will put their abilities to the ultimate test … “Vault of the Sea Goddess” is an exciting, self-standing swords-and-sorcery fantasy short story by author and game developer Octavius Knorr that takes place in the bestselling…


~ ‘Into the Mines of Moira’ Bonus Content ~
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This document provides information on free bonus content that has been created as support for Skirmisher Publishing’s “Into the Mines of Moira” adventure for the 5th Edition role-playing game system! All these items are self standing and can also be enjoyed on their own, used in conjunction with other scenarios, etc. We will periodically update it with new material. We very much hope you will enjoy it and the adventure it has been created to support!  Background: Koan: This post contains a new Background for the 5th Edition role-playing game system, the Koan, a citizen of the city-state of Kos in the Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting! It can be applied to anyone from the island of Kos who does not already have another background and can easily be used as a …

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