Marc is a professional graphic artist and designer by trade. In his copious amount of spare time, he also does freelance illustration, writing, and graphic design. (sleep is highly overrated!) He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, teenaged son, and two very spoiled cats.
Five years ago, I was writing Living Greyhawk adventures as a volunteer for the RPGA. We were trying new ideas and having fun, but I wanted to do more. I joined Empire of the Ghouls as a senior patron and started learning with the community at Open Design. I playtested, I punched up stat blocks, and when I saw a chance to write an adventure, I asked Wolfgang, “Put me in, coach, I won’t disappoint you.”
On Friday, August 17, 2012, many gathered at Union Station in Indianapolis for the ENnie Awards. The kobolds, who were already pleased at being nominated for various awards, were ecstatic when they learned the results of the fans’ votes: Open Design won gold awards for Streets of Zobeck (Best Adventure) and Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design (Best RPG-Related Product). Congratulations go to all those who added their talent, skills, and passion for gaming to both of these products, and many thanks go to those who voted for these products.
Here’s the scoop on when and where to see Wolfgang Baur and the Kobold Crew at the show. Kobold publisher Wolfgang is an Industry Guest of Honor this year so they’re working him hard. You’ll find him and various freelancers at the following panels and events:
Homebrewers Guide to RPG Worldbuilding
Admit it: Sometimes the fun of a game is not playing the game–it’s building the world! RPG designers sit down and talk about how to make your world sharper, more exciting, and 10 pounds lighter.
Panelist(s): Wolfgang Baur, Kenneth Hite, T.S. Luikart, Richard Thomas, Rodney Thompson
Time/Place: Thursday, 12 Noon, Room 210
Those of you who want to show off your monster creation skills have three weeks in which to do so. The effort to crown the third King of the Monsters has begun, and you have until May 18, 2012, to send forth your best monster. To learn more about this contest, check out the contest rules!