Sometimes, editors change their minds for silly reasons. This time, it was for a good reason — we got lucky with a new cover, and it’s a looker.
Those of you who examine the “Coming Next Issue” art might hve noticed that Kobold Quarterly #15 doesn’t sport the art found in issue #14. But the new cover by William O’Connor — entitled “Merlin and Arthur” — was just too good to pass up. It’s a terrific painting by any measure, with hints of the druids within the issue, with details in the swaddling clothes and hidden symbolism. I hope you like it as much as I do, though I confess I compulsively read and re-read a modernized King Arthur collection throughout 6th grade. Knights rule.
The contents of the issue are just as amazing as the cover: druids, knights, traps, and a surprise interview.
The issue contains a remarkable collection of playable material and (we hope) some truly useful tools for your game:
- side-scrolling dungeons,
- expanded rules for mounted combat,
- 3 new druid base classes for Pathfinder RPG,
- an ecology of the giant ant (!)
- and a peek at the Black Chamber of the Cartways, the dungeons below Zobeck.
I hope you pick up the PDF edition or the print version as suits your fancy. I couldn’t be happier to welcome in the holiday season!
So tell me, what do you think of the new issue?
14 thoughts on “Kobold Quarterly #15 Is Beautiful”
Can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on it!
The print is looking mighty, mighty fine. Despite the natural kobold hoarding instincts, they are shipping to subscribers pronto.
If you are in the US, you’ll have it next week, I suspect.
I’ve had a look through and it is indeed really, really pretty. Great work.
Good stuff! I’m a big fan of the article about critical actions — can’t stop thinking of ways I can use this in next week’s big battle.
And I just got my pdf copy link in my inbox. It is rather delicious.
Good Call Wolfgang. I don’t remember what the cover was slated to be from the back of #14, but, this is awesome.
Yeah, I actually really, really like the other cover as well, and it will likely appear before too long… But this one spoke to my Arthurian-loving heart.
Man, where’s my edition of Mallory? I may need to re-read that again soon… Or finally run the perilous Pendragon adventure I have in mind.
I have to admit, I think this is my favorite cover yet, maybe only beaten by #7.
It’s really tough to beat issue #7.
I’m sorely tempted to change my T-shirt vote.
Fantastic cover! I really like William O’Connor’s work and I am a HUGE King Arthur fan so this is a double home rome!
Awesomw cover art! I also really like Collaborative Killers – Tactical Maneuvers for Groups, by Michael Kortes, as well as Blades From the Past, by Alex Putnam… Hmmm… methinks I may fire the forge more soon than late! Is that Firesong I hear?
Anything that inspires a bladesmith has got to be good. And heck, I can loan you some kobolds to pump the bellows.
Uhhh, Wolfgang, thanks, but I’ll take a pass on the kobolds. The ones you sent last time won’t leave; they’ve tunneled under the smithy, they scare the neighbors with night time forays, and quite frankly they are a bit attitudinal.