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Ley Lines Contest Update

The deadline has passed, and we’ve received quite a few submissions for this fiction contest! Thanks go out to those who submitted an entry and those who spread the word about the contest. The judges now have all the entries, and you’ll hear back from us in April! In the meantime, keep writing, keep reading, and keep gaming!

Ley Lines: A Fiction Contest for Midgard

We’ve had a variety of contests over the years here at Kobold Press, and we want to try another one that’s new to us: fiction. We also want to see what your creativity can create for the world of Midgard. To that end, we introduce a fiction contest. How does this work? First, become familiar with the Midgard setting—we do want the entries to integrate the setting. Then write and submit your entry. Your submission will be evaluated...

Monarch of the Monsters: We Have a Winner!

Voting has closed for our Monarch of the Monsters design contest, and we have a winner! With 107 votes it’s the mask wight designed by Sersa Victory for the 13th Age RPG. Sersa’s commitments for 2014 prevent him from taking on any new freelance projects. So we’re awarding a freelance design commission from Kobold Press to the second place winner: Jeff Lee who brought us the phlogistian faerie for Pathfinder RPG!...

Monarch of the Monsters Voting Begins

Now that you’ve seen the five finalists for the Monarch of the Monsters contest, you can vote! We’re opening the polls so that you can help crown the 2013 Monarch of the Monsters. Which monster would you like to see win the Monarch of the Monsters 4 contest? Mask wight by Sersa Victory (45%, 107 Votes) Phlogistian faerie by Jeff Lee (18%, 42 Votes) Echo demon by Eric Hindley (14%, 33 Votes) Bouda by Wendall Roy (13%, 32 Votes) Green...

Monarch of the Monsters 4: Phlogistian Faerie

In the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. We now present those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy them, and, at the end of the week, vote on your favorite. This time, we have the phlogistian faerie by Jeff Lee. A lithe, feminine form leaps and twirls amid the conflagration, not only unharmed by the flames,...

Monarch of the Monsters 4: Mask Wight

In the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. We now present those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy them, and, at the end of the week, vote on your favorite. This time, we have the mask wight by Sersa Victory. Millennia ago, two icons fell in love – the first, a lord of shadow and subterfuge; the other, a...

Monarch of the Monsters 4: Echo Demon

In the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. We now present those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy them, and, at the end of the week, vote on your favorite. This time, we have the echo demon by Eric Hindley. This vaguely humanoid creature has a bat-like face and large claws of twisted, rusting iron at the...

Monarch of the Monsters 4: Green Strangler

In the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. We now present those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy them, and, at the end of the week, vote on your favorite. This time, we have the green strangler by Mike Welham. This plant, composed of writhing roots and vines, is arranged in a vaguely humanoid form. It...

Monarch of the Monsters 4 Finalist: Bouda

In the past few weeks, we had many wonderful entries to the Monarch of the Monsters contest, and our talented and skilled judges chose five finalists from among the entries. Each day this week, we will present one of those five finalists to you so that you can enjoy it, and, at the end of the week, you can vote on your favorite. Without further ado, here’s the bouda by Wendall Roy. Bouda (CR 5) This hulking, hyena-faced humanoid has...

Monarch of the Monsters 4: Enter the Arena!

Let us once again venture forth to Monster Island and see what our creative monster artisans have wrought for our deadly amusement. Will you choose to join the ranks of the monster artisans and set your monster creation against those of others? If so, read on for contest rules! Behold the Monarch of the Monsters Contest, the greatest and most glorious contest ever! In this, our fourth tournament of monster design, you can test your skills by...

Flying Towers Contest Winner!

We recently posted a cartography contest that started off with a vote to determine what type of map budding cartographers should craft for us. The voting public decided that they wanted to see flying towers. Because we had a lower number of submissions than we’d hoped to receive, our panel of judges took a look at those who shared their craft with us and determined a winner from among the participants. It’s time to reveal that...

Flying Towers Cartography Contest Deadline Looms

For those of you who seek to become cartographers of the fanciful and the fantastic, take note of our cartography contest! Our voting public chose to focus on flying towers, and we’re still seeking entries. We want to see what you can come up with! The deadline for the contest is September 20, so don’t delay too much longer! To read the rules and find out what cool stuff you might win if your entry is chosen, visit our contest rules...

Flying Towers: A Cartography Contest

People love maps. They come in useful in tabletop roleplaying games, plus they’re just wonderful to look at. They can be a form of art, and they showcase wonderful and sometimes strange worlds and locations. Recently, we had a poll that asked you, the voting public, what type of map you’d love to have cartographers depict for you in an upcoming contest. Now it’s time to start the contest and see what wondrous flying towers we...

Cartography Contest: Flying Tower

Now that the Kobolds are back from being exceedingly busy at Gen Con, we can dig through a few things that have been placed aside around the warrens temporarily in favor of convention-oriented tasks and provide a few updates! Let’s first tackle the upcoming cartography contest update. Our voting public has done its job and provided us with a focus for the cartography contest: flying tower. Those of you interested in creating a map entry...


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