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Enter the Dragon’s Lair: An Encounter Contest

In honor of one of the deadliest of beasties in fantasy roleplaying games, which we like to call dragons, we wanted to give you all a chance to join in on the draconic fun! Using rules for the Pathfinder RPG or 13th Age RPG, design a Midgard encounter with a dragon of any kind in its lair and send it to us for judging. The maximum length for entries is 1,500 words, and entries must be submitted on or before July 11, 2014, to be eligible. You’ll...

D&D’s 40th Anniversary: Words to Celebrate, Part Four

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week! To help commemorate this most glorious occasion, we asked several folk who are working in or who have worked in the RPG industry to share their memories of the game with us. Due to more such folk wishing to share their memories, we have a final part to this series. Enjoy! Leonard Balsera What was the first edition of D&D you played?...

D&D’s 40th Anniversary: Words to Celebrate, Part Three

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week! To help commemorate this most glorious occasion, we asked several folk who are working in or who have worked in the RPG industry to share their memories of the game with us. Due to more such folk wishing to share their memories, we have another part to this series. Behold! Steve Kenson What was the first edition of D&D you played? Steve:...

Kobold Press Joins 3D Virtual Tabletop

We are pleased to announce that many of our maps and paper miniatures are going to be available in 3D Virtual Tabletop. 3D Virtual Tabletop is a visually stunning virtual tabletop that presents the miniatures in 3D as stand-up pawns on the map. Already available as a standalone app on iPad, iPhone, and Android, it has been a massively successful Kickstarter, which is adding cross-platform multiplayer networking and a web browser version, among...

Midgard Campaign Setting Now Available for Hero Lab

Or, “You didn’t think we’d stop with just the Midgard Bestiary, did you?” A lot of you asked for this (more like SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY) so we’re incredibly pleased to announce that Hero Lab users can purchase Hero Lab files for the Midgard Campaign Setting. These complete and tested files include new PC races, new magic schools and domains, and the entirely original Status system. You also get Midgardian...

Cartography Contest Poll

Attention all cartographers and fans of maps! Kobold Press is going to have a cartography contest soon, but we want you to choose which type of map you’d prefer to see. So, here are ten ideas. Some are more focused than others, but all should be fun. Pick one, and after the poll closes on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, we’ll post contest rules and fun details. Thank you in advance for sharing your choice with us! What type of map would...

Kobold Press Signings at Gen Con 2013

Attention, fellow Kobolds! If you’re attending Gen Con 2013, we have a signing session for you to add to your fun times at the convention. We’ll add more information about all Kobold Press events over the next few days, too, so watch the site for updates. When: Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Paizo booth in the Exhibit Hall Who: Colin McComb, Ben McFarland, Brian Suskind, and Wolfgang Baur Please do stop by to see them and get...

Available Now: Player’s Guide to the Rothenian Plains

Ride Hard and Loot Everything! In Midgard’s Rothenian Plain, the dangers are everywhere: slavers, demonic warlock, raiding centaur bands, bandits and more . But on the open grasslands, it is easy to make a life of banditry and adventure as well, for a fresh start is just over the horizon. The centaur shamans, human horsemen, and elvish archers of the Plains are all justly famous for their skill and daring. Join their ranks with new archetypes,...

Questioning the Trapsmith: An Interview

Maurice de Mare, trapsmith and author of the traps and adventure you’ll find in the Trapsmith book by Kobold Press, has taken several minutes of his time to answer a few questions for us! Come see what he has to say about designing traps, playtesting the adventure, and Paizo’s RPG Superstar. You’ve been a long-time contributor to Kobold Press with your Trapsmith blog articles and now your Trapsmith book. What about traps keeps...

Advanced Races: Tieflings Now Available

Master the secrets of the Hellborn…if you dare! More than 2,000 years ago, Caelmarath’s most ambitious spellcasters entered into dark pacts with certain denizens of the Eleven Hells. In exchange for magical prowess they coupled with hellish beings, ensuring their bloodlines would forever carry a fiendish taint. The scions of these unions were known as tieflings—the Demonmarked, the Hellborn. Advanced Races: Tieflings is your essential guide to...

Deep Magic: The App

Thanks to the support of the gaming community, the Deep Magic Kickstarter hit (and exceeded) the goal that brings 3lb Games on board with their Deep Magic app. With only a minimum of arcane effort (and no verbal components), we called forth the booming voice of their official spokesperson and now share those words of wonder and wisdom with you, our gathered kobolds: “All of us here at 3lb Games are excited . . . wait, no, thrilled. Yeah,...

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