Dice of Doom Contest: The Winner

And the Winner Is… The winner of our Dice of Doom contest, the gamer with the bragging rights to Best Kobold Dice Pic of 2016™, the roller that Kobold fans all over the world voted for, and the one that will be winning even more dice because of it… Cliff Newman! *Kermit arms* Congratulations! May your new dice never fail you. And just for fun, here are a few pics of our own dice, so you can see how kobolds roll in the mines:...

Dice of Doom Contest: The Finalists

Roll them beautiful dice! You showed us your dice, and they were glorious. So many to choose from. By no means an easy choice, but our judges have narrowed down all those pictures you sent in. Before we announce the finalists, we want to thank… The judges: Wolfgang Baur, Marc Radle, and Liz Courts, your job was tough, but you rolled your way through. Thank you! The participants: you made this all possible. To those of you who sent in...

Dice of Doom Contest

Show us your dice, for a chance to win MOAR DICE! If you’re like us, you love dice—and you can NEVER have too many. The Dice of Doom photography contest is your chance to show off your collection and add to it! Share a photo of your dice collection with us (all of it or a noteworthy selection), and a panel of judges will pick out five finalists to post on the Kobold Press website. Then, we’ll ask the public to vote on the entry they think...

Real Steel: Shadow Bane, A Benefit Roll Off

Once in a while, I get asked to make a piece for a benefit raffle or auction. A few months ago, I was contacted about doing a piece to benefit Ernie Gygax, the eldest child of Gary Gygax. Ernie has had some medical issues, and the bills have been piling up. Ernie and I conspired, and we decided on a short sword, with the design left mostly up to me. Shadow Bane: A Work in Progress There are fewer pictures as when I did the Cthulhu cutlass to...

A Hoard Fit for a Kobold: Anthony Jennings, Real Steel Contest Winner

Just a little window into the days and nights of the Kobold Blog-Mines… Here’s a pic of Anthony Jennings, Real Steel contest winner. This talented wizard designed the fantastic Blade of Ancient Visions for the recent Real Steel contest.  Winning the contest. And this is the fat treasure pile he received. Notice the cutter from blacksmith Todd Gdula. Anthony will cut you. He’s needs XP just like the rest of us. Fair warning....

Real Steel: Blade of Ancient Visions

And the winner is… Anthony Jennings! His Blade of Ancient Visions has stolen the hearts—and minds!—of all that would look upon it. And now this blade crafted by the hands of Todd Gdula can go on to speak to a new wielder with its wondrous visions and whispers. (Well, when you’re paranoid, you’re never alone, right?) Congratulations to all of the finalists for a stupendous series of squamous swords. May you all prosper under...

Real Steel: Contest Finalists

Arr! And ia ia! It’s that day on Real Steel when we announce the finalists to our contest. Finalists The five finalists—Blade of Ancient Visions, Cutlass of the Eldritch Deeps, Cutlass of the Shattered Mind, Eye of the Deep One, and R’lyeh’s Gaze—are listed below. Please, vote for your favorite in the poll at the end. Polls close on May 23, 2016. 1. Blade of Ancient Vision by Anthony Jennings Weapon (cutlass), legendary (requires...

Real Steel Contest: Date Extended

In an effort to gather more entries for our judges to enjoy — especially from those of you who were working on your taxes until today — we’re extending the contest deadline until April 25, 2016. So, if you haven’t yet pulled together an entry for this contest, you have some more time! If you’re not aware of this contest, please do check out the rules — the prizes are absolutely awesome and include something...

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...


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: 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...


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