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Worldbuilding Guide Takes ENnies Gold

Gen Con 2013 - Kobold ENniesWhen the Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design took ENnies gold last year, we were delighted—because it’s a game product that helps create new game designers.

Well, it happened again in 2013. The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding won TWO gold ENnie awards for Best Writing, and Best RPG Related Product.

Congratulations to Wolfgang Baur, Keith Baker, David “Zeb” Cook, Monte Cook, Jeff Grubb, Scott Hungerford, Chris Pramas, Jonathan Roberts, Ken Scholes, Janna Silverstein, Michael A. Stackpole, and Steve Winter!

We’re gratified and humbled at this recognition from our fellow industry professionals, and the fans. Our whole series of game design books embodies the principles that Kobold Press was founded on, and it’s great to see that others find value in them.

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ENnie Nominations: Midgard, Worldbuilding, and Dark Roads

ENnies 2013 nomineeThis year’s nominees for the annual Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (ENnies) are out, and we’re delighted to report that three Kobold Press books are in the running!

Midgard Campaign SettingMidgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur, Brandon Hodge, and Jeff Grubb: Best Setting

We asked Brandon Hodge how he felt about the nomination and he wrote back, “When Wolfgang assembled the Midgard Campaign Setting team, I was both honored and thrilled to help lead and collaborate with such an amazing and creative collective. Now that the fruits of that labor have been recognized with an ENnie nomination, it makes all the work pouring our hearts and souls into its pages all the more satisfying, and I couldn’t be happier to know that the dark realms of Midgard will be corrupting the gaming tables of a wider audience.”

 Jeff Grubb adds, “I am delighted to see that our combined efforts on both Midgard and the Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding have been recognized by the ENnies! Both projects were a team effort, and congratulations to everyone involved. Huzzah!”


Kobold Guide To Worldbuilding CoverKobold Guide to Worldbuilding, edited by Janna Silverstein: Best RPG Related Product, Best Writing

Kobold Press and Open Design aren’t just about delivering great games: they’re about inspiring and mentoring new game designers through active participation in the design process. This book followed in that tradition when it joined our best-selling line of game design guides, with essays on the art and craft of creating worlds from Wolfgang Baur, Keith Baker, Monte Cook, David “Zeb” Cook, Jeff Grubb,  Chris Pramas, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Winter, and more. The Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design took home the gold last year, and it would be pretty great to see this book do the same.

Wolfgang says, “The double nomination for Kobold Guide To Worldbuilding is a very happy sign. The newest member of the Kobold Guide series is the strongest yet!”


Dark Roads CoverDark Roads and Golden Hells by Dan Voyce, Jarrod Camiré, Sarah Hood, Chad Middleton, Umber Phillips, John Pope, Burt Smith, Brian Suskind, and George “Loki” Williams Best Supplement

Ah, the planes, the PLANES! We were very excited to do this project, and the results show in the weird and wonderful worlds where Good and Evil, Law and Chaos reign in their purest forms.

Thanks to all of our readers and players for their support. Voting begins on Monday, July 22, and runs to Wednesday, July 31—and we hope you’ll vote kobold in 2013!

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Journeying to the West: An Interview with Christina Stiles

Journeys to the West

Tell me what’s awesome about your new Kobold Press adventure anthology Journeys to the West.

It’s sea-faring adventure. What’s not awesome about high-seas escapades and exploration? Plus, we’ve thrown in enough new monsters and islands to keep a campaign going for quite some time. Although these are set in Midgard’s Western Ocean, a GM could really place them in any campaign with no trouble at all.

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Exotic Trade Goods of the Mharoti Bazaars

Players Guide to the Dragon EmpireThe empire is a place of wonders and strangeness, since its people and its merchants serve scaly masters with needs unlike those of the humans, dwarves, and minotaurs of the north and west. Here is a sampling of some of the unique goods found in the Empire’s bazaars, from Harkesh to Sarkland and Achillon to Na’akesh. For full descriptions of these items, you can snag a copy of Player’s Guide to the Dragon Empire.

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Journeys to the West Adventure Anthology Now Available

Journeys to the WestLet the Journeys begin!

Journeys to the West, the new 8-island, 5-adventure anthology of seafaring excitement for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is out from Kobold Press! Set sail from Barsella, the City at the Edge of the world, home of adventurers and pirates, and explore the vast, uncharted waters of the Western Ocean of the Midgard Campaign Setting –or any ocean you choose to sail!

Purchase Journeys to the West as a standalone book, or take advantage of the limited-time Seafaring Bundle and get Journeys in print and PDF, Pirates of the Western Ocean PDF, To the Edge of the World adventure PDF, and the Sunken Empires sourcebook PDF.

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