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May 2016 Kobold Press Calendar Wallpapers

1280 x 960 May

May is here and so is another month of wallpapers for your computer, your smartphone, or whatever electronic device you’ve got! These come from our Kobold Press 2016 Calendar, and they feature May’s art by Marcel Mercado. Continue reading »

And Straight On ’til Morning


A huge round of applause for Miranda! She’s done an amazing job of running the Kobold Blogmines for years. While I’m a wee bit sad to see her go, I’m greatly excited to see what great things she does next. When you slay some dragons, Miranda, come back and tell us all about them! It’s Deja Vu All Over Again As introduced, I’m... Continue reading »

Editor Shot the Food

Fairy Islands from the book Elves and Fairies 1916 by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Okay, well, maybe not, because who would do that? It’s food! I’m pretty sure we all need that badly. Anyway, as the byline states, this is Miranda, your friendly neighborhood Kobold Press blog editor, and I’m here to make my last post in that role after years of curating the Kobold Press blog. It has... Continue reading »

Real Steel: Kerambit

Kerambit 002-001

Gamers are fairly well versed on the wide variety of real life weapons that have made their way into our campaigns. It’s pretty unusual that I feel like I can show you something that there’s even a small chance you haven’t seen before. I’ll bet that for some of you, this is one of those... Continue reading »

Join the ARENA: FURY OF HELLAS Card Game Kickstarter

Arena medusa by Brian Syme

Hey, who doesn’t like to play god once in a while? Especially the gods of Greek mythology, who loved to compete against each other using mortals and monsters as pawns. If this sounds like hella fun*, check out our just-launched Kickstarter for ARENA: FURY OF HELLAS — the first ever card game from Kobold Press! ARENA: FURY OF... Continue reading »

Grand Duchy: Clerical Adventurers

Landscape with ruins by Jacob Isaacksz

Clerics, priests, and holy officers willing to join adventuring parties are, quite literally, cut from a different cloth than their brethren. In the Grand Duchy, most who heed a calling to a religious vocation take comfort and shelter within a tight-knit community. Even those who do good works in the broader community return each evening... Continue reading »

The King and Queen of Sharps Tournament

fencing duel

You can never trust the faces presented to you in the twisted alleys or on the colorful promenades of the city. The smiling merchant might be weighting the scales, the richly dressed woman might live in a mean little room, and the harmless beggar may be nothing of the sort. If you know what to... Continue reading »

Collection of Curiosities: The Herbalist’s Garden

Edmund Dulac - The Garden of Paradise

Aside from the usual herbs and plants you might find growing in an herbalist’s garden, you could also stumble (literally) across some unusual and potentially nasty surprises. Whether the adventurers are dealing with an herbalist or simply racing through a community after a vile creature, the herbalist’s garden can provide you with some unexpected fun... Continue reading »

Real Steel Contest: Date Extended

Cthulhu 23

In an effort to gather more entries for our judges to enjoy — especially from those of you who were working on your taxes until today — we’re extending the contest deadline until April 25, 2016. So, if you haven’t yet pulled together an entry for this contest, you have some more time! If you’re... Continue reading »

New Hero Lab Files Available!

southlands bestiary

Southlands Bestiary Hero Lab files are waiting to fill your world with over 90 new monsters, perfect for adventures in sprawling jungles and desert empires. From sphinx and swamp adders to genies and golems, the Southlands Bestiary is an indispensable companion to the Southlands Campaign Setting. Pick up the Southlands Bestiary Hero Lab package today... Continue reading »

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Howling Tower

A veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Steve Winter writes the Howling Tower blog and shares his thoughts on the Kobold Press blog. Always well-reasoned and thought-provoking, his work in RPGs incites discussion rather than just more edition-war rage. The kobolds bow to him with deepest respect!

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Your Whispering Homunculus

A veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Richard Pett writes adventure paths for Paizo, smaller adventures for Open Design, and delivers delightful and offbeat tales and game tables in the Whispering Homunculus series. These have proven so popular, they have been collected in the Your Whispering Homunculus book and PDF. Bizarre and whimsical and veddy veddy British, it’s gaming with dark humor and sly amusement. Check out the slithering vileness of the homunculus!

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Real Steel

As a practicing bladesmith, Todd Gdula knows what’s he’s talking about, and he will smack down nonsense like a bar of pigiron smacks down a fencepost. Only, you know, with more deadly force. His practical knowledge and gaming background combine to provide a unique perspective on the making and use of human-powered melee weapons.

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About Kobold Press

Welcome to the small tunnels and the dangerous life of the kobold! We’re always tinkering here, and there’s quite a few projects underway every week. Here’s the two most important at the moment. Check back often, because we’ll be announcing some more in the coming weeks.

Kobold Quarterly: After an amazing five-year run culminating with Kobold Quarterly 23, Kobold Press ended the magazine on a high note. (You can read the announcement on the blog.) The kobolds are now focused on designing and publishing high-quality RPG adventures, sourcebooks, campaign materials and other types of roleplaying game supplements in print and electronic formats.

Open Design: One or two projects each year are written as Open Design commissions, funded by gamers who gain input into the final adventure or sourcebook, and who learn about the steps involved in moving from idea to final publication.

Do you want to write for Kobold Press? We accept submissions for new articles. The best place to start is by checking out our Submission guidelines.

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