Posts Tagged ‘Kobold Quarterly’

7 Magazine Advertising Tips

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Magazine advertising is one way you can reach out to new customers. Here’s some tips you might find useful. (more…)


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanks to gaming, I’ve met many great people and had many great experiences. (more…)

Farewell Kobold Quarterly & Level Up!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

kqluA short note to let you all know that I have decided to stop representing Kobold Quarterly (published by Wolfgang Baur) and Level Up! Magazine (published by Goodman Games) in order to pursue other opportunities in 2010. (more…)

Kobolds get a Second Life

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Kobold-in-Chief, Wolfgang Baur (), has been invited to be the guest of honor at Wordsmith Hall. Don’t be alarmed, loyal minions, thinking you won’t be able to attend. Wordsmith Hall is not located in a real-life town; it’s a location in Second Life.

Date: 03 February 2008
Time: 3:30 PM (PST)

What is Second Life?
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents. One of those residents is New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole. He hosts writing groups and other events at ThirdLife Books and Wordsmith Hall.

What is ThirdLife Books?
ThirdLife Books is the hub of a community of like-minded individual interested in creativity and exploring their full potential across a variety of media and areas of interest. It’s a home for readers of fantastic fiction, for writers both beginning and accomplished, gamers, podcasters and anyone else who enjoys intellectual stimulation, is curious and just enjoys hanging out with a lively group of thier peers. ThirdLife offers classes, writers’ groups, contests, meet the author events and a plethora of other reasons to get together.

How to attend.
If you would like to attend this event, you must first sign up for a free account at Second Life, then download and install the SL software on your computer. Once you have an account, fire up the software and click on this link, or the Wordsmith Hall image above, and you will be taken to the castle.

Everyone attending this event will have the opportunity to join the Second Life Kobold Army, and receive a special (FREE) t-shirt only available during the event.

Till Death us do part…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Web Exclusive from Kobold Quarterly
The D&D Monster Manual states that the organisation of liches is solitary or a troupe (assisted by vampires). But what happens if love truly conquers all? Could two evil spellcasters decide that life without each other is simply impossible?

Here are two scenarios between entangled lovers in the mortal world, Kith and his lover Leptonia. Both are accomplished spellcasters who wish for the immortality of lichdom. Kith has already attained his undeath, and his lover wishes only one act to precede joining him – their marriage. Shortly thereafter, Leptonia becomes a willing participant in the ceremony to become a lich.

This lich’s tale expands on the material of the “Ecology of the Lich,” written by Richard Pett, and published in Kobold Quarterly #3.

Read this article, now.

Kobold Quarterly Promotion

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

If you’ve been thinking about subscribing to Kobold Quarterly, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, now’s the time.

While supplies last, each new paper + PDF subscriber will receive a FREE set dice from Q-Workshop. I’ve held them in my hand, and these aren’t cheap hunks of plastic. They’re really nice dice.

But forget about the promotion for a moment, because KQ is getting bigger and better all the time. The January issue clocks in at 56 pages, with offerings from Keith Baker, Ed Greenwood, Ari Marmell, Wolfgang Baur, and more. You can’t get this kind of gaming content anywhere.

Arbeyach, Lord of the Locusts by Ari Marmell
Buzzzz! The master of famine, decay, and bureaucracy strikes down his foes like a plague. Or possibly a swarm. Is there a plague template?

Star & Shadow Magic
The secret school of Zobeck magic, found nowhere else! The heavens part, the stars descend, and we reveal the secrets of this uniquely Zobeckian form of magery.


Great gaming content!

From great authors!

At a great price!

Kobolds on the Brain

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

I’ve been working on a new website for Kobold Quarterly all evening. Actually, I’ve been doing it off and on for the better part of the last couple months. The creative juices are flowing, and I find myself thinking about:

What do people want from their gaming magazine’s website?
Do they just want a place to get information on the magazine? Do they really want yet another set of forums to go to? What about information on related topics–new releases, conventions, etc.?

What do people want from their gaming magazine?
I know, we all want great articles about GMing, playing, etc. We all want new fluff to drop into our games. We all like a solid bite of crunch to gnaw on. But what else? What about an article on snacks for gamers (Hershey Kyusses™, anyone?)? What about one on how to build a gaming room (“Pimp My GameRoom”)?

How much advertising is too much?
If you could have the same amount and quality of content, would you rather pay extra so that you didn’t have to look at ads? Where’s the breaking point?

What kind of cool promotions could we run?
Subscriber swag? What?

See? I play with a website, and look what happens to me!

Emeral City Gamefest

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

I wanted to take the time to thank the organizers of the Emerald City Gamefest for their great event this year. Third Place Books, where it was held, turned out to be a great venue. The people were cordial and fun to be around. Most importantly, the gaming was great!

I spent the lion’s share of my time assuming the identity of Veelus (Male kobold Cleric 4), in ‘s “One Night in Zobeck” game. Wolfgang’s scenario was challenging in parts, yet filled with opportunities for light-hearted fun at every turn. I’m not sure if that’s how it was designed, but that’s how it turned out. Of course, our party of diminutive reptiles succeeded in evading some pretty hairy encounters! You’ll all be shocked to learn that, while there were ghouls in the adventure, we never had to confront them. Phew!

My sister, Erin, was gracious enough to spend some time handing out fliers for Kobold Quarterly, and I was pleased to see the dice we’ll be offering as a promotion for new subscribers in the near future. They’re gorgeous!

I got a chance to finally meet , who was running “A Song of Ice and Fire.” We didn’t have long to chat, but he seemed like a nice guy. I also got a chance to chat with , which I’ve been meaning to do for months. Another great guy whom I wish lived closer to me, so I could see more often.

“Brengan,” “Eleo” (Ann), and “Lothas” (Rob)… it was great gaming with you. I hope you’ll keep in touch!