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Shelly, Take a Bow

Edgar Degas - Dancer Taking a BowShelly Baur has been a mainstay of Kobold Press from the early days, and she proudly called herself Minion #1 during her tenure wearing at least 5 different hats — sometimes all at once! So it’s with some dismay that we announce she’s resigning her roles as the Kobold Press customer service contact and shipping coordinator.

Shelly, thank you for all the treasures you’ve shipped and the all troubles you unsnarled as the Mistress of All Minions. Folks, it’ll be rocky for a bit, but we have a plan to keep shipping going as best we can until we either remove the Kobold Store or find local help with shipping. (The current plan means giving the Overlord a third shift. That should work, right?) So we hope you’ll excuse any delays while Wolfgang comes up to speed on some of these things.

Although she’s hanging up a couple of her hats, Shelly will continue to be involved with the business as the company’s Finance Manager; or as we prefer to say, Keeper of the Coinage. Thank you, Shelly, and take a bow!

20 Replies to "Shelly, Take a Bow"


January 16, 2013 at 8:00am

*Bows to Shelly*

Mrs. Baur, I will miss your always kind and considerate questions regarding my shipments. Thank you very much for always being there.

All the best and here’s to you!


January 16, 2013 at 8:11am

Huzzah for Shelly! Working with you has always been a joy.

Michael Holland

January 16, 2013 at 8:31am

Thanks Shelly! You are one awesome lady. :)

Todd the Bladesmith

January 16, 2013 at 10:18am

Shelly, I’ll miss your occasional note right along with missing my much anticipated copy of KQ.

Mike Franke

January 16, 2013 at 10:56am

Thank you Shelly! I always knew my products were in good hands with you at the helm…and good luck Wolfgang. You may soon need one of those Harry Potter time turners to keep up.

Frank Tedeschi

January 16, 2013 at 11:10am

Thanks for everything, wishing you all the best! And Wolfgang, good luck!!


January 16, 2013 at 12:03pm

KQ’s customer service has always been topnotch, and Mrs. Baur has often been the face of that. I’m sorry to see her step down, but best wishes!

Christina Stiles

January 16, 2013 at 1:13pm

Shelly, whatever Wolf did to make you want to resign, we’ll beat him up for it! :)

Really, though, best wishes! Enjoy your free time, Shelly!

Tim E Werner (TimsterMon)

January 16, 2013 at 1:47pm

YAY!!! Shelly!!! 8′)


January 16, 2013 at 1:49pm

Yeah Shelly! Looking forward to the Overlord’s new “dropkick & fingers crossed” shipment paradigm.

Rone Barton

January 16, 2013 at 1:58pm

I understand that you’re leaving Kobold Press to pursue a career in soldiering of fortune, Shelly. I have to admit that I would have never… and I mean never in a thousand years would I have predicted that. But I wish you all of the luck in the world in your lethal new endeavors.

You shall be missed!


January 16, 2013 at 2:24pm

Thanks for all you’ve done for Kobold Press, Shelly!

(I love the Smiths reference!)

Carlos Ovalle

January 16, 2013 at 2:24pm

Thanks for all of your hard work. ^_^

Chris Harris

January 16, 2013 at 5:56pm

Thanks for getting all of my stuff here, and for being such a friendly face among friendly faces at the Kobold booth at PaizoCon 2011!

F. Emond

January 16, 2013 at 6:25pm

Thanks for the outstanding, fast, efficient customer service!

James Thomas

January 16, 2013 at 8:54pm

I raise a glass in you honor ma’am!

Kobold Minion #66

Frank "Grayhawk" Huminski

January 17, 2013 at 6:00am


I wanted to take a moment to thank you for every time you helped me (rare as it was) with an issue with my subscription to the late ::snif, snif:: KQ. You were a pleasure to deal with, and I wish you nothing but the greatest of successes in the future.


January 17, 2013 at 6:06am

I will chime in with all the glowing comments.

Every time I dealt with you, Shelly, it was always such a pleasure!

You will be missed. Good luck in all your new endeavours!!!


The Dolphins

January 17, 2013 at 9:24am

Our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude for all the fish.

Brett Walsh

January 19, 2013 at 10:30pm


A sincere thanks for your endless tasks as Minion #1. Many a tankard will be clanked in toasts to honor your contributions in adding joy to our gaming worlds.

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