Lethal Lairs: A Contest

Are you ready to put on your encounter design hat? Would you like to venture into the Southlands to craft your next bit of adventuring fun, then share it with the world? We think so! Using rules for the Pathfinder RPG or 5th edition D&D, design a Southlands encounter named “Red Cliff Raiders”, which uses a theme of desert bandits, and send it to us for judging. We’d also like to see a map about 24 by 36 squares large (this...


Monarch of the Monsters 5: Let the Public Voting Begin!

In the course of the Monarch of the Monsters 5 contest, we had a huge number of entries from many monster designers out there. Now you, the voting public, can pick which one you want to see win the Monarch of the Monsters 5 contest! Please familiarize yourself (possibly again) with the sixfinalists, then proceed to the poll. Living Wicks by Ben Wertz Fext by Dave Olson Chronalmental by David Gibson Xanka by Jeremy Hochhalter Skein Witch by...

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Spire Walker by James L. Crawford

And now, with this post, we bring you the sixth finalist in the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Take a peek at the spire walker from James L. Crawford. Spire Walker When storm clouds gather over cities, harbors, and twisted badlands, electrical energies fill the air. During these times, miniscule fey dance upon church steeples, desolate peaks, and ships’ masts, kicking up a ghostly, sparkling fire as they jostle and jig....

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Skein Witch by Sersa Victory

Today, from the virtual pile of monsters that enterprising and creative designers submitted, our judges provide you with the fifth finalist, untouched by the colorful pen of an editor. Welcome to the fifth finalist in the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Take a peek at the skein witch from Sersa Victory. Skein Witch Medium celestial, neutral   Curators of destiny and enforcers of what must be, skein witches voyage across the...

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Xanka by Jeremy Hochhalter

Though the number of beasties that the judges handled was daunting, we have another finalist for the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Today we have the xanka from Jeremy Hochhalter. Come look at the unedited creature submitted by the fourth of our five finalists. XANKA These small globes of metal have three to six jointed legs which are attached near the base of the sphere of their bodies. Most often, these creatures are formed...

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Chronalmental by David Gibson

Carefully feeling their way ahead, our judges evaluated the multitude of monsters they received for this contest. Now you too may see an unedited sampling of the creative entries we received as a part of the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Without further ado, we have the chronalmental from David Gibson. Come look at the third of our six finalists. Chronalmental Resembled a humanoid-shaped distortion flickering between the...

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Fext by Dave Olson

Recently, our judges evaluated the multitude of monsters they received for this contest. Now you too may see an unedited sampling of the creative entries we received as a part of the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Without further ado, we have the fext from Dave Olson. Come look at the second of our sixfinalists. FEXT Ancient and powerful beings across the multiverse grant magical knowledge to mortals through wildly dangerous...

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Finalist: Living Wicks by Ben Wertz

With both trepidation and excitement, our judges evaluated the multitude of monsters they received for this contest. Now you too may see an unedited sampling of the creative entries we received as a part of the fifth monster contest that Kobold Press has run. Without further ado, we have living wicks from Ben Wertz. Come look at the first of our six finalists. (Yes, SIX of them!) Living Wicks Living wicks are obedient wax statues brought to...

Monarch of the Monsters 5 Update

Hello, folks! I just wanted to let you know that the judges have all the entries and are currently going over them to pick out the finalists. I hope to post them this week (maybe even starting tonight!), with a poll at the end of the week so that you, the voting public, can help pick the winner of this contest! So, stay tuned. We had a LOT of wonderful entries, and our esteemed judges are having an interesting time picking out finalists. Thanks...


Monarch of the Monsters 5: All Monsters Attack!

It is that time again—time for another Kobold Press contest! And this time, we’re focusing on the latest edition of D&D. Using rules for the 5th edition of D&D, design a monster of any kind and send it to us for judging. The maximum length for entries is 600 words, and entries must be submitted on or before February 23, 2015, to be eligible. You’ll find the full details in the rules below. A panel of judges will pick out five...

Enter the Dragon’s Lair: Winner!

We are pleased to announce that we have a winner for the Enter the Dragon’s Lair contest: “The Black Crater of Blinder’s Keep” by Christopher Lockey. Congratulations, Christopher! In case you missed it, you can still view his winning entry. Also, thanks go to everyone who entered the contest, voted in the contest, and judged the contest entries. We couldn’t do it without...

Enter the Dragon’s Lair Finalist: Lair of the Toymaker by Stephen Rowe

Our expert judges have conferred, and we have our five finalists for the Enter the Dragon’s Lair contest! Each day this week, we’ll post one of the finalists, and then we’ll set up a voting process so that you, our readers, can vote for your favorite entry. Our next entry comes from Stephen Rowe—congratulations, Stephen, for joining our other three finalists with your entry! Lair of the Toymaker­ Background: In Bemmea, magical...

Enter the Dragon’s Lair Finalist: The Black Crater of Blinder’s Keep by Chris Lockey

Our expert judges have conferred, and we have our five finalists for the Enter the Dragon’s Lair contest! Each day this week, we’ll post one of the finalists, and then we’ll set up a voting process so that you, our readers, can vote for your favorite entry. Today’s entry comes from Christopher Lockey—congratulations, Chris, for being another of our finalists! The Black Crater of Blinder’s Keep (CR 14) Rumors...


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