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Kobold Quarterly 12

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The fiercest magazine in gaming delivers a complete hoard of articles for better gaming. The treasures this time include:

  • Ecology of the Froghemoth
  • 4E Shadow Elves of the Winter Court
  • James Jacobs' playwright report for "Burnt Offerings"
  • 3 new Pathfinder RPG core classes, including a variant monk
  • Enslaved elves and real ninjas
  • and 6 New Lords of the Abyss!

Plus all the greatness you've come to expect: DM advice from Monte Cook on game balance, tricksy new traps for use in combat, new details of the Zobeck setting, original Relics and Reliquaries, and a dragon's lair completely mapped and ready for play.

Kobold Quarterly is never dull, and it offers practical, directly-useful material that you can bring to your table. Buy Kobold Quarterly #12 today, enjoy a better game tonight!

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Taldor

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Odd. The cover text is different to that on the KQ site.

Will we get a .pdf option soon?

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

GeraintElberion wrote:

Odd. The cover text is different to that on the KQ site.

Will we get a .pdf option soon?

This is an old version of the cover, there is a good technical term for it ;>

Paizo Employee Developer

GeraintElberion wrote:

Odd. The cover text is different to that on the KQ site.

Will we get a .pdf option soon?

This cover is the same as the pdf version I just got as part of my KQ subscription.


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Yeah, its on the pdf I just got, too.

Osirion

This is the right cover.


Remind me again what the subscription is for this? And what are the highlights of this quarter's release? I want to hear about the Pathfinder goodies I can't live without.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

There are, I believe, two PFRPG articles.

One of them is the Froghemoth article (which I wrote) and the other is an article with specialty priests.

There is also a Paizo article with Jacobs writing about going to see Burnt Offerings on stage.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

In other words, we printed every Pathfinder article that met the bar from the submissions, and I would like to see more.

There's also some excellent 3.5 content and systemless content (Ninjas, Dragon Lair, War Wagons, etc).

EDIT: Under the do-not-miss category, I'd definitely add Tim "Siege of the Spider Eaters" Connors article on Telkari, the Inevitable of Death. Wonderfully twisted take on the inevitables.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:

In other words, we printed every Pathfinder article that met the bar from the submissions, and I would like to see more.

There's also some excellent 3.5 content and systemless content (Ninjas, Dragon Lair, War Wagons, etc).

The blend seems pretty good to me, though I recognize there will be those that complain about too much 4e. But perhaps I hold that opinion because I really don't differentiate much between the 3.5 articles and the PFRPG articles.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
yoda8myhead wrote:
This cover is the same as the pdf version I just got as part of my KQ subscription.

!!!!!!!

(hurries to check his Inbox)

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

yoda8myhead wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:

Odd. The cover text is different to that on the KQ site.

Will we get a .pdf option soon?

This cover is the same as the pdf version I just got as part of my KQ subscription.

They must have changed it, because the one I saw was a placeholder (the term I didn't remember) which talked about planar powers. That piece of text was replaced with the shadow elves.

Contributor

Wolfgang Baur wrote:
In other words, we printed every Pathfinder article that met the bar from the submissions, and I would like to see more.

My Abyssal critter submission didn't make the cut it seems.

Oh well, back to coming up with other stuff to pitch.

Osirion

Telkari, the Inevitable of Death
is such a cool piece!

It is my fave of the issue... then the specialty priests.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Good all and all. I have not read all of it yet. But I read some of it. Interesting cover and main topic for the next edition. Can't wait.


Dangit, why does my subscription always run out just before there's an issue with Pathfinder content in it?!?! *shakes fist at the sky*

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Darkjoy wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:

Odd. The cover text is different to that on the KQ site.

Will we get a .pdf option soon?

This cover is the same as the pdf version I just got as part of my KQ subscription.
They must have changed it, because the one I saw was a placeholder (the term I didn't remember) which talked about planar powers. That piece of text was replaced with the shadow elves.

I changed the cover for the print edition this morning after Wolfgang uploaded the correct cover along with the PDF edition.

Paizo Employee Developer

Todd Stewart wrote:
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
In other words, we printed every Pathfinder article that met the bar from the submissions, and I would like to see more.

My Abyssal critter submission didn't make the cut it seems.

Oh well, back to coming up with other stuff to pitch.

That's a shame. My article missed the bar as well it appears. Well, there's always Spring. :)


Hooray! I've been lucky enough to contribute two more illustrations to this issue for the article on enslaved elves. If you have the last issue, they'll go great with the hardworking dwarves. You can set each one next to the other on your coffee table as a reminder of those hard-working demihumans that toil day and night so we don't have to.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

*sigh* PDF downloaded, now in a few ays I'll briefly hold onto the dead tree copy before the roomie snatches it away


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Keep it up, Daigle and Todd. I'd love to see your stuff.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Todd Stewart wrote:
My Abyssal critter submission didn't make the cut it seems ... Oh well, back to coming up with other stuff to pitch.
Adam Daigle wrote:
That's a shame. My article missed the bar as well it appears. Well, there's always Spring. :)

Well, that certainly makes me feel better about having my ecology of the elemental article passed over, if you guys were passed over :)

And it had such cool observations about earth glide and cover, too. >:)

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

We had a LOT of ecologies in the hopper for issue #12, and yet I'd be happy to see more for the Summer issue.

Or hey, query something else. If you haven't seen a formal accept/reject on a submission for this issue, please shoot me email.


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

While I grit my teeth at edition, I enjoyed reading about the Court of the Shadow Fey, and I love that you got Stephanie Law to do a piece -- a perfect choice. The options for Pf cleric classes are really interesting, as is the Wicked take on elves. Yay, Froghemoth!

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:

We had a LOT of ecologies in the hopper for issue #12, and yet I'd be happy to see more for the Summer issue.

Or hey, query something else. If you haven't seen a formal accept/reject on a submission for this issue, please shoot me email.

Wolfgang, I was going to shoot you a letter about this, but I'll ask here while I'm thinking about it. Do you have a general policy of 1 article per author per issue?

I have an idea or two I've been kicking around but thought I might ought to wait 3 months to submit them for your consideration.

Edit: Also, do you care to comment on how long you might keep some articles in the hopper from issue to issue? I ask not only out of personal self-interest but because these insights into the magazine are always interesting to me.

Andoran

Wolfgang Baur wrote:
In other words, we printed every Pathfinder article that met the bar from the submissions, and I would like to see more.

I've submitted an article for next issue about Cleric Domains that I'm very excited and hopeful about .....

Mental fingers crossed ... :)

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

Marc Radle 81 wrote:
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
In other words, we printed every Pathfinder article that met the bar from the submissions, and I would like to see more.

I've submitted an article for next issue about Cleric Domains that I'm very excited and hopeful about .....

Mental fingers crossed ... :)

I've got a contract for something in #13 ;>

Paizo Employee Developer

Darkjoy wrote:
I've got a contract for something in #13 ;>

Awesome!


fray wrote:

Telkari, the Inevitable of Death

is such a cool piece!

It is my fave of the issue... then the specialty priests.

Thanks Fray! High praise, my friend! This issue has really set the bar up there!

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

I keep raising the bar, the freelancers keep getting over it with great stuff!

Maybe I need to add some traps to the submission process? :)

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Wolfgang Baur wrote:

I keep raising the bar, the freelancers keep getting over it with great stuff!

Maybe I need to add some traps to the submission process? :)

If you are getting too many articles you can always switch to a bi-monthly format. :)


Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Maybe I need to add some traps to the submission process? :)

But then only rogues and barbarians will get through!

Paizo Employee Developer

From my experience, that sums up freelancers pretty well. ;)

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

Adam Daigle wrote:
From my experience, that sums up freelancers pretty well. ;)

We are all little Conan's ;>


Wicht wrote:
Wolfgang Baur wrote:

I keep raising the bar, the freelancers keep getting over it with great stuff!

Maybe I need to add some traps to the submission process? :)

If you are getting too many articles you can always switch to a bi-monthly format. :)

+1 to that!!! Or even go to a Monthly format. We would not object in the least bit.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

Having completed reading most of issue #12 I can say that I do like the shadow elves and the froghemoth ecology.


Wicht wrote:
If you are getting too many articles you can always switch to a bi-monthly format. :)

I've been giving him a hard time about considering that for about the last year now. ;)

Somehow, I think going to a bimonthly format might just drive Wolfgang insane.

-Ben.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

GAAAH! Bimonthly! It burns us!

Seriously, I would love for the magazine to reach the level of success that allows for hiring enough staff to add 50% more issues to every year.

To hire that staff, though, the magazine needs more subscribers or newsstand readers. Please do spread the word and make sure KQ is carried at your FLGS, and that day might happen sooner than expected.

And have I mentioned we offer gift subscriptions? :)


Wolfgang Baur wrote:

GAAAH! Bimonthly! It burns us!

Seriously, I would love for the magazine to reach the level of success that allows for hiring enough staff to add 50% more issues to every year.

To hire that staff, though, the magazine needs more subscribers or newsstand readers. Please do spread the word and make sure KQ is carried at your FLGS, and that day might happen sooner than expected.

And have I mentioned we offer gift subscriptions? :)

What about at a newsstand such as Borders or Barnes & Noble?

Andoran

KQ is on my list of things to possibly buy, especially if there is Pathfinder articles/information in it. Currently not in the budget, but some day it will be.

Recently I was thumbing through some of my old Dragon and Dungeon mags which has stirred my interest in getting something new that fills that need.

Andoran

Githzilla wrote:

KQ is on my list of things to possibly buy, especially if there is Pathfinder articles/information in it. Currently not in the budget, but some day it will be.

Recently I was thumbing through some of my old Dragon and Dungeon mags which has stirred my interest in getting something new that fills that need.

If you are looking for something to fill that Dragon magazine void, I can't reccomend KQ mag enough. Seriously.

A subscription really is not very expensive and the magazine is top quality.

I honestly can say I believe everyone on these boards should be a subscriber!


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Actually, gift subscription is a great idea. I'll make a mental note.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Actually, gift subscription is a great idea. I'll make a mental note.

I did that for a buddy last Christmas. It was cool because then I had someone IRL I could talk about the articles with.

Andoran

Marc Radle 81 wrote:

If you are looking for something to fill that Dragon magazine void, I can't reccomend KQ mag enough. Seriously.

A subscription really is not very expensive and the magazine is top quality.

I honestly can say I believe everyone on these boards should be a subscriber!

You are convincing me to 'just do it'. And you are correct, it isn't very expensive. One aspect of the KQ page I just took a look at is the Adopt-A-Soldier Sponsorship option - very nice touch.

I'll probably end up subscribing within a month and once I find a job perhaps I'll even toss a subscription to a soldier.

Qadira Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Glad to hear you're considering it; the subscriptions really do keep us afloat.

And we did recently run an adopt-a-soldier contest that's done pretty well. KQ and readers combine to offer free subscriptions to anyone on active military service. Civilians have been so generous, that we actually have a few subscriptions left over at the moment!

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

In at number #8 of Paizo's bestsellers list.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Darkjoy wrote:
In at number #8 of Paizo's bestsellers list.

While I am tempted to think this is because everyone likes a froghemoth, I wonder how much of it actually has to do with the free issue being given away.


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Wasn't it there before the giveaway was announced?

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

Wicht wrote:
Darkjoy wrote:
In at number #8 of Paizo's bestsellers list.

While I am tempted to think this is because everyone likes a froghemoth, I wonder how much of it actually has to do with the free issue being given away.

Issue #10 is the free issue, #12 still has to be paid for. Checking all Open Design products you can see that every new issue sells more copies which is good for the magazine.


Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Maybe I misunderstood Wicht, but I took him to be making a connection between the offering of 10 for free and increased sales of 12.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mairkurion {tm} wrote:
Maybe I misunderstood Wicht, but I took him to be making a connection between the offering of 10 for free and increased sales of 12.

I was indeed wondering about that connection.

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