Holy dire weasels, Gen Con is next week! New Midgard postcards have just been shipped out, along with Midgard t-shirts that the Kobold crew will be wearing at the con. The backs of the shirts will have the Midgard motto that Midgard Campaign Setting patrons voted on earlier — we’ll post photos so you can see which tagline won.
[EDIT 8/16: Brandon Hodge will be coming, so we’ve added him to several panels below. Hooray!]
Two big changes to our Gen Con program:
- Everything You Don’t Need to Know about the RPG Industry has been cancelled because our Kobold-in-Chief is instead going to appear on the Rise of the Runelords 5th Anniversary Round Table panel in ICC room 243
- We’ve also had to cancel Wolfgang’s Saturday night game Midgard Adventures: Who Watches the Watchtower? Our apologies to those who signed up.
Here’s the curent lineup of seminars for Kobold Press and Open Design:
Homebrewers Guide to RPG Worldbuilding
Admit it: Sometimes the fun of a game is not playing the game–it’s building the world! RPG designers sit down and talk about how to make your world sharper, more exciting, and 10 pounds lighter.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Kenneth Hite, T.S. Luikart, Richard Thomas, Rodney Thompson
Time/Place: Thursday, 12 Noon, Room 210
Bored with store-bought adventures? Want to write better adventures quickly? Learn some of the techniques that RPG freelancers use when writing or prepping for a game! Practical advice any GM can use.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur
Time/Place: Thursday, 2 PM, Room 211
RPG Freelancing 101
Come talk with established and emerging RPG freelancers about what it takes to break into print, in venues like Kobold Quarterly, Open Design, and other markets.
Panelist(s): Ben McFarland, Wolfgang Baur, Christina Stiles, Brandon Hodge
Time/Place: Friday 9 AM, Crowne Plaza : Grand Central Bllrm
Creating and Improving Your Homebrew RPG Setting
Come hear about developing a larger setting and talk about the considerations, scope, details, and pitfalls learned through the Midgard Setting project.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Brandon Hodge, Ben McFarland
Time/Place: Friday, 10 AM, Crowne Plaza : Grand Central Bllrm
+5 Sword of Epublishing
The games industry was an early adopter of the digital publishing business model. Join our Industry Insider Guests as they discuss ways you can bring your game project to life as a digital release.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Susan Morris, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Stan!
Time/Place: Friday, 1 PM, room 210
Fund Your Game Project With Kickstarter
From publishing your RPG or board game to opening a gaming café, learn how crowdfunding can help you achieve your dream from those who have succeeded (and failed) with Kickstarter.
Panelist(s): Tavis Allison, Wolfgang Baur, T.S. Luikart
Time/Place: Friday 3 PM, Room 211
Meet the KQ Minions!
Ever wonder what’s keeping a small publishing company like KQ or the Open Design community running smoothly? Minions are the answer! Come meet several of the KQ minions and hear how they do it!
Time/Place: Saturday at 9:00 AM, Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D
Panelist(s): Ben McFarland, Christina Stiles, Wade Rockett, Brandon Hodge
How to Start an RPG Publishing Company
Ever wanted to start an RPG Publishing company, but didn’t know where to begin? Come listen to Wolfgang Baur share his experiences as he explains how he started Open Design and Kobold Quarterly— and what you need to know to start publishing yourself!
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Brandon Hodge
Time/Place: Sat 10 AM, Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D
Hope to see you there!