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.
Kobolds do more than build traps. They sometimes venture forth to gatherings of creatures and seek to impart their wisdom to these worthy beings. Soon, in fact, you’ll have some proof of this type of activity. Until that time arrives, you can seek out the Paizo booth in the Gen Con Exhibit Hall and pick up one of the titles you see in the picture. (Go! Seek the wisdom of the written word if you’re in the vicinity, then check out one of the panels listed in this handy schedule.)
We just saw a couple of great reviews from Endzeitgeist over at Paizo.com, and wanted to wave them at you!
First, he calls Dark Roads & Golden Hells “One of the best planar sourcebooks ever made”.
As if that weren’t enough, he also deems Shadow Planes & Pocket Worlds: A Dark Roads and Golden Hells Supplement “a stellar supplement at an unbeatable price”.
We’re big fans of fantastic adventures across the planes here, so it’s gratifying to see the wonderful reception that Dark Roads & Golden Hells and Shadow Planes & Pocket Worlds have gotten. Want to see more like this? Let us know!