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KotM Fight! Winner Crowned

King of the Monsters<<zzztt>> Bow down before me, your <<crackle>> new master. I will lead us <<zap>> to victory over the lavamen! <<ZZZTT>>

Get… outta me… you tiny… electrical despot! Argh. The last thing I remember… Hey, back off sparky!

Now, while I’m here anyway, I am ecstatic to announce the winner of Open Design’s first ever King of the Monsters contest: Adam Daigle’s spark. Congratulations Adam! The public has chosen your monster. (I’m watching you sparky.) …

This little guy (the spark, not Adam) will be done up right with an illustration and all (if the kobold’s can get the pictomathingy machine working) in time for publication in Kobold Quarterly #13. There, it can strut its stuff in front of the full readership and… potentially possess everyone. (Wolfgang! Are we sure we thought this through?)

Great work Adam! You did a great job raising your little guy. You were up against incredible competition, and you came out on top. You should be very proud.

As should everyone in the final 10. You were all contenders and all worthy. Thanks to everyone that entered the contest and everyone that voted.

Now, this contest was so much fun and went so well that you can bet we’ll hold it again—the real question is when. Just how long can Adam and his spark hold there title? Only time will tell.

Please, take a moment to congratulate Adam and to let us know if you enjoyed the contest and would like to see more like it.


23 Replies to "KotM Fight! Winner Crowned"

Sersa V

January 20, 2010 at 12:16pm

I for one welcome our new electrical overlord!

Kirth Gersen

January 20, 2010 at 12:39pm

Not to take away from any of the other contestants by so much as an iota — ALL of the entries were exceptional — but congratulations, Adam! Well done indeed.

Kobold Quarterly

January 20, 2010 at 1:03pm

Congrats, Adam, that whole “possess the other contenders and make them vote for you” strategy was BRILLIANT!

We’ll hustle right along to edit, illustrate, and prep the Spark for print.


January 20, 2010 at 2:00pm

A worthy victor. Congratulations!


January 20, 2010 at 2:26pm

Congratulations Adam!


January 20, 2010 at 2:57pm

Congrats, Adam!

Adam Daigle

January 20, 2010 at 3:00pm

Thank you all so much! Wolfgang, Scott, and Jeff for judging. All of my fellow competitors for submitting kick ass monsters. Everyone who voted (not only for me), commented, and took part in this process. You all rock!

The crown is beautiful and the bouquet is gorgeous! I will wear it with pride, and look forward to handing it off to future Kings (or Queens) when the inevitable time comes that I am kicked from my throne.

Jarrod Camiré

January 20, 2010 at 3:04pm

Congratulations Adam!

The Last Rogue

January 20, 2010 at 3:51pm

Great stuff, Daigle! Looking forward to seeing it in KQ soon.

Keep up the good work.

Trevor Gulliver

January 20, 2010 at 4:32pm

Many congratulations Daigle.

Charles Kiley

January 20, 2010 at 7:30pm

Congratulations, champ. Long may you degauss.


January 20, 2010 at 9:19pm

Yay!!! Long live sparky :D Congratz Adam and I must give some cheers to Crystal too…that’s a heckofamontser too!


January 20, 2010 at 11:39pm

Crystal had an awesome critter, but last night we swore an oath to become each other’s nemesis. Since we’re both not billionaires, sadly unmotivated towards total destruction, and otherwise civil people, we agreed to thwart one another through other means such as extended glaring, showing up to one another’s parties uninvited, and not RSVP-ing to announced events. I think there was something about if we ever were driving near one another, we should avoid using our blinkers, and only change lanes if we intend on going a full 5 or 10 miles an hour slower.

Mike Kimmel

January 21, 2010 at 9:19am

Awesome contest! Great job Adam! (I would love to see KQ hold more contests.)


January 21, 2010 at 9:49am

Mike, we’re very happy with the Adopt-A-Soldier contest and the King of the Monsters, and I think it’s safe to say we’ll be doing more.

If you have a suggestion, we’re happy to hear it.

Ask a Shoanti

January 21, 2010 at 10:42am

One more congrats Adam!

And congrats to the Top Ten – they were all excellent. Lot’s of honourable mentions for sure. You should all take a bow.

Hugo Solis

January 21, 2010 at 1:51pm

Adam@ Does that enmity means that you wooldn’t participate on a certain book with her too? :P

David Posener

January 21, 2010 at 7:09pm

Congratulations Adam!

Phil Larwood

January 22, 2010 at 2:10am

A fantastic choice for monster. Well done Daigle!

Randy Dorman

January 22, 2010 at 6:59am

All hail our buzzy overlord!


February 1, 2010 at 11:36am

Go, Adam! Shocking!


February 2, 2010 at 9:00am

congrats !