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D&D Queen of Dragons Patch Revealed

When you pre-order Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Autographed Collectors Edition from the Kobold Store, you get a special commemorative patch along with the signed book. If you’ve been wondering what the patch will look like, wonder no longer! Nicole Roberts of NokHoo has done another amazing job for us with the design of the QUEEN OF DRAGONS patch …

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen Autographed Edition EXCLUSIVE at the Kobold Store

If you’ve paid attention to the Dungeons & Dragons news over the past couple of weeks, you know that Kobold Press designed two adventures to support the upcoming Tyranny of Dragons storyline—Hoard of the Dragon Queen (out in August) and The Rise of Tiamat (October). These adventures are the first to work with the new D&D rules set. Now we’re …

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Kobold Press Designed Tyranny of Dragons Adventures for the New Edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Somehow, words like “happy,” “pleased” or even “excited” don’t do this announcement justice. So just imagine the dazed grins on our faces when we say… …Kobold Press, working as a design studio for Wizards of the Coast, has designed two adventures to support the upcoming Tyranny of Dragons storyline—Hoard of the Dragon Queen (out in August) …

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D&D’s 40th Anniversary: Words to Celebrate, Part Four

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week! To help commemorate this most glorious occasion, we asked several folk who are working in or who have worked in the RPG industry to share their memories of the game with us. Due to more such folk wishing to share …

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D&D’s 40th Anniversary: Words to Celebrate, Part Three

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week! To help commemorate this most glorious occasion, we asked several folk who are working in or who have worked in the RPG industry to share their memories of the game with us. Due to more such folk wishing to share …

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D&D’s 40th Anniversary: Words to Celebrate, Part Two

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week! To help commemorate this most glorious occasion, we asked several folk who are working in or who have worked in the RPG industry to share their memories of the game with us. Come see how they answered four questions we …

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D&D’s 40th Anniversary: Words to Celebrate, Part One

It’s hard to believe that Dungeons & Dragons is celebrating its 40th anniversary today! To help commemorate this most glorious occasion, we asked several folk who are working in or who have worked in the RPG industry to share their memories of the game with us. Come see how they answered four questions we posed …

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4 New Adventures from Kobold Press

Summer’s almost here! With convention season coming and school letting out, there are more opportunities to play. You could probably use some new adventures to run, yes? The Kobolds have you covered with four new adventures for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Over at Paizo.com you’ll find two new adventures for Pathfinder …

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1,000-Word Rebuttal: Against the Fetish of Progressive Design

This blog hosted “Penny Dreadfuls: Against the Nostalgia Fetish in Fantasy Roleplaying” yesterday, a pleasant-but-perhaps-confused rant against nostalgia in roleplaying game design, and in favor of progress and modernity. Maybe I’m just old enough to see the upside of the conservative worldview, but let me be the first to say “bah, nonsense!” and offer this …

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Defenders of Midgard Are Here! Seven New D&D Themes and More

The next edition of Dungeons & Dragons is on the horizon, and players have more options than ever to get their tabletop fantasy fix. It’s in this spirit that we present The Defenders of Midgard, available at DriveThruRPG and Paizo, with 7 outstanding new themes — and lots of other crunchy D&D goodness — made …

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Kobold Quarterly 23 Now Available

Bursting from the infernal depths in a cloud of fire and brimstone comes Kobold Quarterly’s Fall 2012 issue! Either this is the promised “demons and devils” issue, or the magazine is being guest-edited by Ronnie James Dio. This issue is packed with Stygian foes, diabolical adventure, cannibal demon apes, soul-sundering artifacts and evil chocolatiers. Kobold Quarterly # …

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You’re Cursed!

Imprecations—curses—are as old as recorded memory. They appeal to supernatural powers to inflict harm on a person or group. Practiced by many cultures, the curse usually involves crafting an effigy of the victim with clay, stuffed cloth, wax, or wood, and marking or painting to represent the target. Though malicious and spiteful evil magic, the …

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Howling Tower: Mounts

When is the last time one of your characters bothered to own a horse in a D&D game? How long has it been since anyone soared over the mountains on the back of a roc or traversed the underworld on a lizard or giant worm? Has anyone ever even seen a chariot?

Howling Tower: The Tongue-Tied Bard

The introduction of skills into D&D and its offshoots solved some important problems in the game, but those solutions came with costs of their own. The earliest editions had rules for fighting and not much else. That’s not surprising, considering they were written by wargamers, for wargamers. No one yet understood what a roleplaying game …

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