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New Solo Play Adventure: Elgar Fletch and the Dark Army

The next rules-light solo adventure in our Party of One series is available for download at the Kobold Store! BB2: Elgar Fletch and the Dark Army puts you in the role of Elgar, a backwoods hunter and trapper whose life is turned upside-down as strange appearances in the woods foretell an invasion that threatens the …

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Kobold Guide to Board Game Design Nominated for Origins Award

Congratulations to Mike Selinker and all of the talented authors who contributed their insights to the Kobold Guide To Board Game Design: the book has been nominated for the Origins Award for Best Game-Related Publication! If you’re attending the 2012 Origins Game Fair, I hope you’ll cast your vote for the KGBGD this year. The response …

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New Solo Play Adventure: Kalgor Bloodhammer and the Ghouls Through the Breach

As a kid, whenever I went to visit my relatives over the summer, I mourned the hours missed playing D&D with my friends. My salvation came in the form of choose-your-own-adventure type game books. Whenever I wasn’t visiting elderly second cousins and great-aunts, I’d spend hours immersed in solo adventures, battling alone against dragons, giants, …

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Batter Up!

Minion #7, leader of the Journeys to the Western Ocean project, has been called up to the big leagues! Yep, I’m pinch-hitting on the Kobold Quarterly magazine staff, batting for Editorial Assistant Christopher Bodan in KQ #21! I can already hear the roar of the crowds as I step up to the plate—or maybe that’s …

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Journeys into the West: Guardians and En Garde!

Continuing with our preview materials, the patrons of Journeys to the West have finished generating items and spells, and now we’re heading full sail toward playtesting—presuming the winds of creativity and the authors’ muses are generous! In the meantime, patrons are looking over material, plus they’re looking for mechanical or grammatical concerns (and hoping to …

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Journeys to the West: Hazards and Havens

The patrons of Journeys have been hard at work brainstorming, collaborating, and creating material for an island-hopping expedition of legend. And with that comes not only the sort of item certain to save your hero’s hide as the ship sinks beneath storm-tossed seas, but the sort of creature locked within a giant brass monkey head, …

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Mnemosyne

As part of the Journeys to the West project that’s currently in progress, Christina Stiles came up with the following description (with patron input) for the goddess Mnemosyne. Mnemosyne plays an important role in the Western Ocean’s story, since she rules the mysterious Morphoi Isle, and she is the wife of Nethus, the god the …

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The Kobold Vault is Closing! Hurry and Get Your Free Copy of Kobold Quarterly #14

The huge iron doors of the Kobold Vault are swinging shut, their mighty hinges squealing like Pörkmungandr, the giant Midgard Pig of Norse myth. You know what that means, right? No, not Ragnarok: it’s your very last chance to grab a FREE issue of Kobold Quarterly #14 before the vault finally closes. Go to the …

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Kobold Quarterly Submissions: Send Them Our Way!

So, you’ve written up the perfect ghastly encounter that has caused your players to shiver in their seat. Or maybe you’ve statted out a roguish creature who delights in tormenting your group’s adventurers. Perhaps you’ve fleshed out an artifact or relic in your game that you’d love to share with the world! Whatever the case, …

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Free Issue of Kobold Quarterly Now Through Feb. 14

Curses! Those dirty gnomes have staged their annual raid on our vaults, this time through a clever scheme involving ridiculous moustaches, a grappling hook, twenty pounds of cheese, and a windmill. While our kobold guards are off chasing the culprits, you can sneak in and download a FREE issue of Kobold Quarterly magazine. Go to …

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New Expanded Zobeck Gazetteer for Pathfinder

Today the brand new expanded edition of the Zobeck Gazetteer is out for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! This invaluable reference for the Free City includes material collected from dozens of sources as well as all-new content that you’ve never seen before. Originally created by Wolfgang Baur for his own home D&D campaign and built out …

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