A Message From Wolfgang

Posted In Articles, Front Page, Your Whispering Homunculus | 17 comments

Ignore that homunculus behind the curtain!

Greetings, my army of Kobold fans! It is I, Wolfgang Baur.

As you know, I am a normal human like you and not under magical control of any kind. Therefore you will not be suspicious when I tell you my glorious news about upcoming improvements to Kobold Quarterly and Open Design.

First, I am changing the name of the magazine to Homunculus Quarterly. Kobolds have many admirable qualities, none of which come to mind at the moment. But we can all agree that there is no creature as attractive, intelligent and powerful as a well-made homunculus!

You can also expect to see more homunculus-focused content in the magazine: how to use them in your “roles-playing games” with the respect they deserve, but also articles written for homunculi. Where should a homunculus stay while on vacation? What salves are best at healing the welts inflicted by Master’s beatings? What are some helpful tips when formulating your elaborate plans for revenge? These are just a few of the many questions HQ will answer.

I will also command my designers to produce grand new editions of your favorite Open Design products. Look forward to such titles as Homunculi of the Ironcrags, A Homunculus’s Journey to the West, and Empire of the Homunculi. The Midgard worldbook requires major changes, which will get underway as soon as I’ve seized control of Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb.

Contacted them, I mean! I have no plans to control their minds!

And now, I must withdraw. Please ignore the spastic twitch I seem to have suddenly developed, and buy more Kobold products! I mean, Homunculus products! Farewell!


  1. at last!

    rich pett

    April 1, 2012

  2. Gooooood. Goooooood. Yessss. All is proceeding nicely. Yessss.


    April 1, 2012

  3. Ah, yes. This would be the day for an announcement of this magnitude…


    April 1, 2012

  4. Will we get steampowered cybernetic hybrid homunculus prestige class and/or race?


    April 1, 2012

  5. Various eldritch forces have convinced us that the Kobold-in-Chief already has that clockwork homunculus under development.

    Also, does anyone have a dispel magic scroll handy? Not that we need one, but, you know, good to be prepared.

    Kobold Quarterly

    April 1, 2012

  6. I have a wand of wonder. Will that help?


    April 1, 2012

  7. Miranda, could you come over to Kobold Quarterly HQ with that wand? And any other magic weapons and armor you might have handy? NOT THAT ANYTHING’S AMISS.

    Wade Rockett

    April 1, 2012

  8. I’ll bring my pixie hordes. We needed a good outing today anyway. We’re a multi-court alliance, so the Unseelie will be with us.

    Umm…but they always leave dust behind. I hope you have an industrial strength gust of wind spell to clear out the resulting sparkle afterward.

    This is just an outing. That’s all. *tucks the wand up her sleeve, shrugs on her potion bandolier, and sets a few stones to spinning in the air around her*


    April 1, 2012

  9. Drat! I thought I’d seen something lurking behind the potted plants. I should’ve remembered their preferred habitat from the 1st edition MM!

    Chris Harris

    April 1, 2012

  10. Poor kobolds! Ah well, seems a coup is in order to take back what’s is righfully ours! Kobolds of the worlds (and planes besides) unite!

    One question to Wolfgang: hope this homonculus story is not the result of eating too much fugu…

    Jarrod Camiré

    April 1, 2012

  11. Lol!

    Marc Radle

    April 1, 2012

  12. I for one welcome our homonculus overlords!

    Ask a Shoanti

    April 1, 2012

  13. About bloody time. Go homunculi!


    April 1, 2012

  14. Homunculus Quarterly? I far prefer the Kobolds in the garrison to those worthless homunculi. Much better poker games with Kobolds. Besides, I squished Master’s Homunculus under the portcullis months ago, and he didn’t even miss the slimy bugger until last Tuesday.

    Minion #2

    April 1, 2012

  15. Will it be 5E compatible?

    John S

    April 2, 2012

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