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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: Rotting Within the Forest by David Adams

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 David Adams—congratulations, David, for making it to the finals! Rotting Within the Forest CR 12 As the twisted trees of the Forest of Forgetting...

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: “Lantern Festival” by Jeff Quick

We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is Jeff Quick’s entry for your reading pleasure.The snow was piled a human’s height this year, taller in some places. “Baba Yaga hides fresh secrets this winter,” went the saying. And so the Lantern Festival was invested with an unusual fervor in Urdengard this year (and in most of Domovogrod). Everyone was ready for spring’s triumphant return. Every torch, lantern,...

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: “The Apple Thief” by Maggie Hoyt

We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is Maggie Hoyt’s entry for your reading pleasure.The eastern Margreve was desolate, an endless waste of sparse trees. Finna crunched through falling autumn leaves, her footsteps echoing against the silent, lifeless backdrop. Her hunger hadn’t been so bad yesterday, for she had gorged herself on candied apples at the festival the night before. Finna loved apples. Every autumn...

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...

Ley Lines Contest Finalists

The Ley Line judges have made their decisions, and today we are happy to announce the SIX finalists and their stories for this contest (presented in alphabetical order by author’s last name): “A Place Without Time” by David Amburgey “The Apple Thief” by Maggie Hoyt “A Done Deal, a Final Act, and a Parting” by Chris Lozaga “Lantern Festival” by Jeff Quick “Five Finger Discount” by...


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