Kobold Press

ENnies 2014 Nominations Announced

ENnies_LogoThe annual ENnie Awards have posted their list of nominations plus their Judges’ Spotlight awards — and the kobolds are in the running!

I’m honored and delighted to see the Kobold Guide to Magic and the Midgard Bestiary: 13th Age Compatible Edition nominated. It’s always gratifying to have a book nominated that’s designed to bring new professionals into the industry; and the Bestiary is the first 13th Age title we’ve done for that system, so clearly we’re on to something there.

I’m also very pleased that Deep Magic is a 2014 Judges’ Spotlight Winner! Congrats to all the nominees this year. Kobold Press is in great company and the fWolfgang Baur, Eccentric Game Designerield looks strong.

I’d like to thank all those who contributed their wonderful work to Kobold Press this year, and special thanks go to the fans, who continue to support our efforts to bring you fun games to play.


46 Replies to "ENnies 2014 Nominations Announced"


July 14, 2014 at 6:35pm

Oh, and if 100 people comment on this post, I’ll get a new picture without the helmet. Or heck, might just wear the policeman’s helmet to the ENnies ceremony this year.

Mike Welham

July 14, 2014 at 6:40pm

Congratulations on the nominations! I know I’ll be voting for Kobold Press this year.

Personally, I’m in favor of you wearing the helmet to the ENnies.

Todd S.

July 14, 2014 at 6:57pm

Hmm… not sure why anyone would *not* want to see the helmet.


July 14, 2014 at 6:58pm

Congrats on the nominations!
My vote is for wearing the hat. ;)

Kirk Moore

July 14, 2014 at 6:59pm

100 post? Challenge accepted!

Kirk Moore

July 14, 2014 at 7:00pm

Did nobody warn you?

Kirk Moore

July 14, 2014 at 7:01pm

About the Fawtlies?


July 14, 2014 at 7:02pm

At risk of running up the comment count myself, I guess I should say, not just 1 person commenting over and over.

Though yes, the thought did cross my mind that challenges on the Internet are sometimes foolish things. :)

Kirk Moore

July 14, 2014 at 7:10pm

Sad LPM is sad.

Justin Franklin

July 14, 2014 at 7:11pm

Still there are many of us!

Mike Welham

July 14, 2014 at 7:13pm

I’m confident that many people will want to congratulate the Kobolds on their ENnie nominations. I have spread the word…

Brian Ratcliff

July 14, 2014 at 7:16pm

Huzzah!! Congratulations guys!

Karlis Lejnieks

July 14, 2014 at 8:02pm

I post here in hopes that WB will wear the helmet to the Ennies. Also–congratulations are due.

I have a lot more to say fawtly-wise, which is to say I have nothing to contribute, I can post on the job, and I’m about to spam the living crap out of this comment thread.

Lastly, when you say “not just 1 person commenting over and over” does “person” denote the actual flesh, or do our headmates count? The reason being that I know that the not only mine, but also the fleshes of Kirk Moore, Mike Welham, Flash XXX all house a number of actual “persons”.


July 14, 2014 at 8:19pm

Caso en la convención!!! Y muchas felicidades por las nominaciones y el Spotlight win!

Kuddos for the Kobolds!!!

Theodric the Obscure

July 14, 2014 at 8:54pm

Surely Wolfgang remembers we still exist, right? Congrats on the honors, WB and Co.!


July 14, 2014 at 8:59pm

Helmet! Helmet! *ahem* I mean Congrats.


July 14, 2014 at 9:28pm


rich pett

July 14, 2014 at 11:43pm


Bravo sir, bravo.

Helmet! Helmet! Helmet!

Max Denler

July 15, 2014 at 3:56am

If I had a helmet like that, I’d wear it everywhere.

Mike Tresca

July 15, 2014 at 4:12am

Dear ENnie Nominee,

Congratulations on your nomination! As the National RPG Examiner I’m happy to interview any of the nominees to get the word out about their product during the voting process. Please answer any or all of the following questions:

* Name and title of the person who will answer the below questions
* At least five pictures (can be of products or people).
* Tell us about your company.
* Has your company been nominated for any ENnies in the past?
* Tell us about your nominated products/site.
* What distinguishes your entries from your competitors?
* What products will you be producing for the remainder of this year?
* Have you participated in any recent Kickstarters? Are there any upcoming Kickstarters on the horizon?
* Congratulations on working on Tyranny of Dragons. How did Wizards approach you?
* What can players expect from Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat all about? What about DMs?
* What makes a successful 5th Edition adventure?
* What’s the secret to designing an adventure path?
* What’s your opnion on including anachronistic elements in an adventure?
* Will you be working on any future collaborations with Wizards?
* Will you be at Gen Con? Where? Will any new products debut at Gen Con?
* Where can we find out more about your company online?
* Anything else you’d like to share?

Please send all answers to talien@toast.net. Thank you for the opportunity!

Tom R

July 15, 2014 at 6:14am

Congratulations Wolfgang and Kobold Press on your Ennie Nominations!

P.S. I vote for you to where the helmet to the awards presentation.


July 15, 2014 at 6:23am

Wolfgang’s dog did all the work. He’s a fake.

Steve Martin

July 15, 2014 at 7:16am



July 15, 2014 at 8:13am

For the Ennies, ditch the helmet for the Deep Magic fire mage robes …

And heartfelt congratulations. All well-deserved.


July 15, 2014 at 8:15am

It’s a trap! The 100th reply will damage someones monitor in a way that will display that picture every 5th frame…..

I love traps…..hehe

Grotog the Odourless

July 15, 2014 at 8:30am

van’a’ ‘ej jagh Qaw’


July 15, 2014 at 8:48am

Only a lousy hundred comments. Or is that 100 peeps each with their own post? Because we could do 100 in our sleep.


July 15, 2014 at 8:50am

Oh yeah more importantly, congratulations!!!!

Pete von Bleichert

July 15, 2014 at 9:44am

Congrats! Hope you win AND keep the helmet. After all, you are an authority.

Lou Agresta

July 15, 2014 at 12:12pm

Congratulations, Wolfgang!


July 15, 2014 at 12:37pm

Thank you, everyone! The helmet is starting to seem almost plausible.

Karlis Lejnieks

July 15, 2014 at 3:27pm

You made me learn a new term: “custodian helmet”.

Patrick Curtin

July 16, 2014 at 11:34am

‘Nother FAWTLy chiming in. HELMET!

Hans Cummings

July 17, 2014 at 6:09am

Congrats! I was going to ask if you would wear the helmet to the ceremony! :D

Scott Hungerford

July 17, 2014 at 6:57am

“Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.” : )


July 17, 2014 at 7:20am

Seriously, congratulations to Kobold Press. But I think Deep Magic got robbed.

Stephen Abel

July 17, 2014 at 10:41am

Thrilled to see ASH LAW and Wade Rockett’s work recognized for the Midgard Bestiary for 13th Age. Very proud of them both. Of course they started based on the excellent work for the Pathfinder and 4e versions. Hmm – perhaps I should see if there is another good monster to convert like I did with the Dragonleaf Tree…

And the Overlord definitely needs a funny hat for the award ceremony.

David lambiase

July 17, 2014 at 1:11pm

Looking good in that sporty hat!

Lewis Crown

July 17, 2014 at 3:11pm

I get where wearing a hat comes from, but where does the idea for a police man’s hat come from? Is there a joke I’m missing or did you just get one you want to use, or what?


July 17, 2014 at 3:14pm

A magical policeman’s hat that temporarily gives a bonus +2 to any reaction based rolls when interacting with NPCs?

Kobold Press

July 17, 2014 at 3:51pm

Lewis, at risk of adding to the total number of comments, the idea of a policeman’s helmet comes from the Jeeves & Wooster novels by P.G. Wodehouse (and later TV shows with Fry & Laurie).

I’m rather fond of the novels, and they distill a certain era of British-ness down into a few great stories and characters.

That *particular* helmet I got in Canada, where I took part judging a costume contest. Somewhat long story, but ever since I trot out the helmet for special occasions. Most recently, I got to take it to NorWesCon, where I was honored to be on a panel about Wodehouse with Michael Moorcock. Mr. Moorcock read the stories when they first appeared in British magazines in the 30 and 40s.

TL/DR: Blame the Brits for the helmet. :)


July 18, 2014 at 8:00am

Add one more vote for the policeman’s cap!

Tim B.

July 18, 2014 at 6:13pm

I’d enjoy having you arrive in your policeman’s helmet.


July 22, 2014 at 2:50pm

Congrats, Kobolds!