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The Kobold Diplomats have spoken: The augurs are good; the planets have aligned.

Kobold Quarterly is ready to kick things up a notch.

For the past two years, you, our readers, have stepped up to the plate for us time and time again. You were with us when we were black and white and barely 50 pages. Your submissions and passion for our hobby made sure Kobold Quarterly would be more than just another also-ran, fly-by-night game publication whose flame burns brightly yet briefly. And your constant feedback and support have ensured our magazine can make games better, one game at a time.

You’ve given us submissions. You’ve given us your money. Most importantly, you’ve given us your time and attention. And we’re going to repay you by asking for just a little bit more.

We need minions.

OK, no, we don’t actually need minions. What we do need is your help to get Kobold Quarterly in your friendly local gaming stores. It’s actually pretty easy, but we can’t do it alone.

We kobolds are smart and sassy. We know traps and tricks. But there’s only so many of us to go around.

A magazine lives and dies by the news-stand — and for Kobold Quarterly to grow, we have to find ways to get our magazine to the gamers who don’t know about us yet.

Understand this: we’re proud of our Web site. We value each and every reader who takes time out of their day to stop by our forums to chat with us about what’s working and what isn’t. We’re excited that our Web exclusive content is generating traffic and creating new subscribers every month.

And now we need to spread the word about the things we’re doing every issue. To do it, we just need you to answer two questions — either in the comments or e-mail to

Does your friendly local gaming store currrently carry Kobold Quarterly? If so, great! Please let us know — and if you have it, give us your store’s contact information so that our advertising critters can remind these stores that we appreciate their business.

If your friendly local gaming store doesn’t carry us, let us know that, too. It doesn’t take a genius to realize there’s a dragon-shaped hole in gaming stores’ magazine racks that we’re dying to fill – but we’ll never know about the opportunity to build our circulation if you don’t tell us where these opportunities are.

Where is your friendly local game store? Give us a store name, an address or a phone number and we’ll do everything we can to make sure an FLGS near you has copies of Kobold Quarterly for sale.

Kobolds may be proud, but we’re not stupid. We know our limitations, and we know when we need help. So please, help us. Send an e-mail to or leave a comment so we can know exactly where we need to be putting our energy before the big Summer issue hits.

— Wolfgang Baur, Scott Gable, and Neal Hebert

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