Skirmisher Releases 'Lives of Kos' (Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting)

Michael O. Varhola

Skirmisher Publishing is proud to announce the release of Lives of Kos, the fifth volume of the highly-anticipated Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting! This 70-page book contains 115 system-free biographies of personages who live on the island of Kos or the lands surrounding it and are mentioned or appear as characters in the related sourcebooks or stories about the campaign setting. All of them can be used either individually or in conjunction with one another, and within the context of the Swords of Kos campaign setting or as part of any other milieu. This book follows Kos CityKos IslandLands Beyond Kos, and Encounters and is fully compatible with and expands upon concepts that appear in them. 

Lives of Kos was written by game developers Michael O. Varhola, Clint Staples, Jim Clunie, Chris Van Deelen, Brendan Cass, Heath Farnden, and William T. Thrasher and contains illustrations by fantasy artists Bob Greyvenstein, Amanda Kahl, Alfonso Maesa, William T. Thrasher. It is available for $3.99 as a PDF download through online venues that include DriveThruRPGRPGNowWargameVault, and Paizo

The Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting has deliberately been designed to be system free, not tied to any particular game setting, and to be compatible with any set of role-playing game rules suitable for ancient, medieval, or fantasy venues. In that the setting was used as the playtest backdrop for games using the OGL/d20, Pathfinder, “Basic” Dungeons & Dragons and Labyrinth Lord retroclone, and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules, of course, it is an especially ideal setting for them.