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 you!

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...

Enter the Dragon’s Lair Finalist: Ice Bridge by Ronald Corn

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 Ronald Corn—congratulations, Ronald, for gaining one of the coveted finalist positions! Ice Bridge Encounter After a grueling climb, you...

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...

Ley Lines Contest Winner: “A Place Without Time”

The public voting has closed, and we have contacted the winner! Congratulations go to David Amburgey for his winning entry “A Place Without Time.” Thanks, everyone, for making a submission, judging, and voting in this contest. We all had a great time with it, and we hope you have enjoyed the results. Stay tuned for the next contest Kobold Press pulls together—it might just be up your alley. If you haven’t yet read the six...

Ley Lines Contest Voting Now Open

Now that you have all six of the entries for the Ley Lines contest, it’s time to vote for your favorite entry. Just pick one of the entries below when you see our poll go live! If you haven’t yet read all the entries, you can visit the handy links below. Which Ley Lines finalist fiction entry did you most enjoy? “A Place Without Time” by David Amburgey (38%, 87 Votes) “The Apple Thief” by Maggie Hoyt (27%, 63 Votes) “Five Finger...

Ley Lines Finalist: “Ice Maiden’s Heart” by Troy E. Taylor

We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is Troy E. Taylor’s entry for your reading pleasure. Mead Hall Yaznexitoken adjusted his jeweled and silver-dusted cloak, which glittered in contrast to his dull maroon scales. Rings adored three fingers on his right hand, a band of worked silver encircled his left wrist. A clasp with an inlaid sapphire kept the silk turban in place, covering his ridges and horns. As the...

Ley Lines Finalist: “Five Finger Discount” by Stephen Rowe

We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is Stephen Rowe’s entry for your reading pleasure. Immortality does not grant flawless recollection. I like to think of my experiences as a solid defining whole, but that’s a pleasant lie. Memories are closer to smoke than stone. I bottle wisps at random, and a little swaps with ordinary air every time I take a look inside. It gets me in trouble sometimes. A surly grizzled...

Ley Lines Finalist: “A Done Deal, a Final Act, and a Parting” by Chris Lozaga

We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is Chris Lozaga’s entry for your reading pleasure.“Put your considerable girth between me and the crowd, else it will look as though we are breaking in,” Ivka said slyly as his nimble, scaly hands furiously worked a set of picks. Gremmel, twice his height and four times as thick, glared at him, glanced over her shoulder and did the best she could to mask the kobold’s efforts...

Ley Lines Finalist: “A Place Without Time” by David Amburgey

We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is David Amburgey’s entry for your reading pleasure.Nera thought she had never seen a man so strong, which was funny, really. The rocks Johr piled onto the cairn were so small. She sat with her back to his travel bags and watched him wander across the blasted land in search of stones. Pulling her cloak around her shoulders the wind played with the expensive fur of the collar...


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