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Gen Con 2014: Images from the Convention

Gen Con 2014 was a blast, and the Kobolds had a wonderful and fun time at it. Take a peek at some of the photos that our Kobolds took so that you can get a taste of what happened at the convention—from a Kobold’s standpoint.

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Enter the Dragon’s Lair: Voting

The five finalists have been posted, and now it’s time to vote for the entry you enjoyed most. If you haven’t had a chance to read the entries, they are posted below. Voting will continue through 8/25/14.

Ice Bridge by Ronald Corn
The Black Crater of Blinder’s Keep by Christopher Lockey
Rotting Within the Forest by David Adams
Lair of the Toymaker by Stephen Rowe
Slave to the Forge by Lucas Elijah Friedman

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Enter the Dragon’s Lair Finalist: Slave to the Forge by Lucas Elijah Friedman

Dragon LairOur expert judges have conferred, and we have our five finalists for the Enter the Dragon’s Lair contest! Today we present the last of five finalist, and you can watch for information on how you can vote for your favorite entry. Our final entry comes from Lucas Elijah Friedman—congratulations!

BACKGROUND

High atop a lonesome, snowcapped mountain range, a village perches — Bellows Bluff, a town wreathed in perpetual smoke. At its heart sits a furnace that burns as hot as dragonfire, the source of the hamlet’s unlikely prosperity. There are scores of legends surrounding the forge, but all pale in comparison to the truth of its construction.

Half-elf town elder and part-time pyromancer Aelisia Wintrish hides a terrible secret. Many years ago, she captured a wyrmling magma dragon named Fernax, blinded it, and imprisoned the beast beneath her forge and laboratory, binding its fiery essence to runic furnaces. Its burning heart powers Bellows Bluff, channeling flame hot enough to craft masterwork arms and armor (and to power the town’s famous steam baths).

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Enter the Dragon’s Lair Finalist: Lair of the Toymaker by Stephen Rowe

Dragon LairOur 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 playthings and trinkets of questionable quality are all too common. Natives leave such dross for the tourists, and seek only the work of the Toymaker for their children.

All would be stunned to learn that the mysterious recluse is no man or mage. Sanadeen, the Toymaker, is a copper dragon claiming the ancient tunnels that survived the Isonade’s touch. After losing his mate, the depressed dragon spent many human lifetimes finding solace in creative arts originally meant to delight his wyrmlings. His lair filled with the fruits of his labor— from intricate dancing constructs, to ridiculously colored rubber balls that never ceased bouncing.

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Gen Con 2014: Setup and Exclusives

Kobold Booth Gen Con 2014The kobolds arrived from near and far, and built a nice booth. It includes two convention exclusives, including a new T-shirt option and an entire Goblin Brewery adventure available to the first fifty visitors. We give them until Friday afternoon before they are all gone. When the last of them disappears, we will have a new surprise to share.

Speaking of surprises: We also have three friendly sasquatches at our booth. Yes, Kobold Press teamed up with Richard Baker, David Noonan, and Steve Schubert, AKA Sasquatch Game Studio, the creative team behind the Primeval Thule campaign setting. They’re a fine crew and Thule is their very first Pathfinder Roleplaying Game book. This setup makes it possible for the Kobolds to run more events (such as the mysterious Southlands Delve series) and to eat lunches this year.

Also at booth 2537 this year: the remaining stock of our signed Hoard of the Dragon Queen collector’s edition with exclusive Tiamat patch. We really have no idea how long they will last. Look for the Tyranny of Dragons banner way, way at the back of the hall. In true Kobold fashion, we believe it is far easier to defend the back of any warren than the front. Hail Tiamat!

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