Final Shipments Underway: Australia and NZ, plus Last Shirts
The kobolds are delighted and relieved to announce that the Creature Codex and Codex Pawnsare now shipping in Australia and New Zealand--this is the last set of... Read more
Canada Shipped, EU Next, and Codex Lairs Now Available
Great news this week, as the rollout continues!
All Canadian backers should be seeing their Creature Codexrewards in the coming week; the Kobolds have confirmed that all packages (that... Read more
Books Have Crossed Canadian Border
The news arrived owlback late yesterday! The Creature Codex has cleared Canadian customs and is at the warehouse in B.C.
This means packages of books and pawns will be packed... Read more
August Progress Report: Logistics
Frederick the Great (or Napoleon, depending on who you ask) once said that an army marches on its stomach. The Kobold Corollary says that Kickstarters march on the strength of... Read more
Progress Report for July: NOW ON PRESS
The kobolds are very tired, and very happy to announce that the CREATURE CODEX is on press! That means bindery and trucking are about a month away, and we anticipate... Read more
June Progress Report: A Dozen Big Wins
We’re cruising now! The layout and editing and copyfit work in June was hammer and tongs all the way through, smashing through section after section. This means we’re into the... Read more
May Progress Report
We’re in crunch time now! Keeping it short, here are the highlights for the Creature Codex in May:
1. Released the BackerKit survey—and 90% of all backers have completed... Read more
BackerKit Surveys are Coming!
Later this week, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you... Read more
April Progress Report and Previews
May this is not a surprise, and nevertheless the kobolds are delighted to say we have tons of progress to report from April!
Here's the short-and-sweet of what... Read more
March Progress Report
March was a busy month for monstrous art and editing and playtest! First off, thank you to everyone who sent in a playtest report; we have a very... Read more
46 Winners of the Creature Codex Backer Monster Competition
Ok, so this was an AMAZING selection of monsters, and everyone who submitted can be proud of their creation. Your judges were delighted, entertained, occasionally puzzled, and overall extremely impressed with... Read more
321 Monsters Under Review
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a monster. all 321 of you! That is a whole book worth of monsters, and there's a good... Read more
Monsters, Packets, and River Kings
Three bits of news to share today, all good:
1) We're up to 55 monsters submitted from backers.Keep 'em coming--we have room for a full 46 monsters, if the... Read more
We’re so pleased (and humbled) by your outpouring of support for creatures fanged and fierce! The Creature Codexsmashed all prior Kobold Press records... Read more
Geek & Sundry Short Interview, Simurgh Art, & Record Breaking
Really pleased to see this heads-up about the project from Geek & Sundry, with lessons learned from TOB by publisher Wolfgang Baur and design notes from designer James Haeck. Always exciting... Read more
3 Days to Codex! And Golems
Nice one, this project has snagged the golem stretch goal, thanks to your support! These golems are designed by Shawn Merwin (and one by Wolfgang Baur), with art by Eva... Read more
New Year's Dragon Eve
Happy new years dragon eve! The kobolds are off celebrating and making resolutions, and possibly planning a whole year's worth of pranks.
We resolve to:
- Buy healing potions before a... Read more
30 Backer Monsters! One Week to Go
There's a week left to run, and we're extremely happy to have more than 2,500 backers on board! That means you've unlocked 30 backer monsters, and our... Read more
Art Preview 3: Wicker Man and Friends
We shared this on the Kobold Press Facebook page earlier today, and then realized they should definitely be shared here as well. Some final art... Read more
The Creature Codexin good shape with 12 days left in this project. Yesterday, the project hit a major backer goal, and we are now taking 25 backer... Read more
Spellcasters and WotC Podcast
Happy to say we added 3 monstrous spellcasters to the book with the latest stretch goal, AND ALSO we sent Wolfgang Baur and editor Meagan Maricle to... Read more
Art: Monster Sketches Part 2
Things are cruising along on the backer goals (we're closing in on another one), and it feels like time to share a few more art sketches. These are two from... Read more
We're still in the middle of the campaign, and yet we're putting out the call for playtesters?! Yes indeed! The Creature Codexmonster design and development is far... Read more
Art: Monster Sketches
We're so close to that City Battle Map goal, but it's time for a small art update. Here are rough sketches of a few creatures from the Creature Codex,... Read more
Monster Designer Shoptalk on Tabletop Babble
Three of the monster designers for the Codex -- Dan Dillon, James Haeck, and Shawn Merwin-- talk shop on the Tabletop Babble podcast with James Introcaso. What does... Read more
Monster Submissions 101
Lots to update and also HOLY CATS what a great first few days!
First off, we're at 1,500 backers and 100K, so you have unlocked more BackerMonsters and we're getting... Read more
Demon Lords, Hill Forts, and More: Stretch Goal Pileup!
Today you unleashed Hell, plus a touch of the Abyss, and also draconic villains, not to mention whatever foul beasts show up in the backer submissions!
Yes, backers added a... Read more
FUNDED in 2 Hours, & 2 Stretch Goals
As kobolds, we're 100% ready to strap in and ride a crazed underdark bat straight up up up! Yeah, that feels about right for this one. Things just keep moving!... Read more