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Real Steel Magic Item Contest

Todd Gdula, who makes wonderful items and shares information about the process and more in his Real Steel blog posts, has crafted an item to serve as inspiration for a contest. Here’s the fun part for all of you: We would love to see people stat up this item as a magic item in 5th Edition! Using rules for 5th edition D&D, design a magic item based on the images we’ve provided in the Real Steel blog post titled “Cthulhu...

Lethal Lairs Contest Winner

Congratulations go to James J. Haeck, who wrote the Monument to the Thunderer Lethal Lair! Excellent job, James! Again, many thanks go to all who submitted entries, plus our judges and kobold supporters out there for looking over the entries and helping decide who designed the most lethal lair for this contest!


Lethal Lairs Voting

Now that you have seen all five of the finalists, it’s time for you to vote! You can pick your favorite below. Which encounter would you like to see win the Lethal Lairs contest? Monument to the Thunderer (35%, 67 Votes) Rustrock Spring (22%, 43 Votes) The Matter of the Oasis (21%, 41 Votes) Ambush at the Oasis (15%, 29 Votes) The Red Cliff of Akhal (6%, 12 Votes) Total Voters: 192  Loading ... If you have not seen the encounters...

Lethal Lairs Finalist: Ambush at the Oasis

Welcome to the fifth of the Lethal Lairs finalists, which are presented in no particular order. Our esteemed judges have enjoyed going through each of the entries for this contest, and now you can read each of the five they chose as finalists! After we present all five — unedited — you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks go to both our entrants and our judges for their work! And now, finalist Charlie...

Lethal Lairs Finalist: The Red Cliff of Akhal

Welcome to the fourth of the Lethal Lairs finalists, which are presented in no particular order. Our esteemed judges have enjoyed going through each of the entries for this contest, and now you can read each of the five they chose as finalists! After we present all five — unedited — you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks go to both our entrants and our judges for their work! And now, finalist Zac...

Lethal Lairs Finalist: Rustrock Spring

Welcome to the third of the Lethal Lairs finalists, which are presented in no particular order. Our esteemed judges have enjoyed going through each of the entries for this contest, and now you can read each of the five they chose as finalists! After we present all five — unedited — you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks go to both our entrants and our judges for their work! And now, finalist Matt Roth presents...

Lethal Lairs Finalist: The Matter of the Oasis

Welcome to the second of the Lethal Lairs finalists, which are presented in no particular order. Our esteemed judges have enjoyed going through each of the entries for this contest, and now you can read each of the five they chose as finalists! After we present all five — unedited — you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks go to both our entrants and our judges for their work! And now, finalist Andrew...

Lethal Lairs Finalist: Monument to the Thunderer

Welcome to the first of the Lethal Lairs finalists, which are presented in no particular order. Our esteemed judges have enjoyed going through each of the entries for this contest, and now you can read each of the five they chose as finalists! After we present all five — unedited — you’ll have a chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks go to both our entrants and our judges for their work! And now, finalist James J. Haeck...

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...


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