Hearth & Blade

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Hearth & Blade is a homebrew campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG. Explore Yavmir, a frozen realm steeped in rich Slavic folklore! Delve into ancient ruins, acquaint yourself with strange cultures, and fight to survive in a world the gods have forsaken.

This project was first conceived in 2011, as a way for my brother and I to explore two things we love: Russian folklore and tabletop games. It has evolved from a collection of random notes and disjointed ramblings into a formalized (albeit still raw) campaign setting. If you are interested in using Hearth & Blade in a home game, feel free to dive into the playable beta website that we’ve put together. You can also sift through the various posts we’ve made about the campaign setting below.

All Hearth & Blade content is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Canada Licence. That essentially means you’re allowed to use, share, and adapt the game, as long as it is for non-commercial purposes and you attribute the content back to us.

Recent Updates

The Elephant in the Room: Feat Taxes in Pathfinder (Full Rules Document)

In September of 2012, my brother and I released a blog post discussing the issue of feat taxes in the Pathfinder ...
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Hearth & Blade: Fan-Made Map

It seems that, despite not having an official release yet, the Hearth & Blade Pathfinder campaign setting has its first ...
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Hearth & Blade: P6 Monster Bestiary

I've mentioned it on the blog a few times before, so I'm sure you're all familiar with the Hearth & ...
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Feat Taxes in Pathfinder: P6 Feat Tree

NOTE: This feat tree is completely and totally out-of-date (and likely soon inaccessible). Instead, please consult the Full Rules Document ...
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4 New Classes for Pathfinder P6

I think it has been evidenced about a hundred times before on this blog, but my brother and I are ...
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Yavmir: Interactive Map

As I have mentioned on the blog a bunch of times before, I've been slowly working away at a new, ...
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Yavmir Map Reconstruction: Complete

It has taken a few months of on-and-off work, but I've finally finished the terrain reconstruction for the new map of ...
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Vector Map Pack: Trees

Way back in March I posted a delightful little .eps file that included some vector mountains that I had been using ...
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Yavmir Map Reconstruction: Mountains

As I mentioned last month on the blog, I've been investing some time into reconstructing the venerable Yavmir map that Matt and. I'm ...
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Vector Map Pack: Mountains

A great deal of my downtime lately has been dedicated to map-making. Nothing too complicated or mind-blowing: I've basically just been ...
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Yavmir Bestiary: Nivkhi

The Yavmir Bestiary is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm brainstorm ideas for a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information ...
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Yavmir Almanac: Lineages

Yavmir is an ongoing project, where Michael and Radiostorm work together to build a slavic-themed fantasy setting. More information can ...
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