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The Author of Masks’ Foreword: Wolfgang Baur

With his excellent foreword off to layout, I’m thrilled to be able to announce that Wolfgang Baur, gaming industry legend and the man behind Kobold Quarterly [1] and Open Design, is the Mystery Author of the foreword for Masks: 1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any Roleplaying Game!

Wolfgang is one of the best-known names in gaming, with credits stretching back more than two decades. You’ve probably read his work, and if you haven’t, you should — he’s an excellent writer and game designer. Wolfgang has also been a friend of the Stew for years, and he loved our first book (here’s his review of Eureka [2]).

Hot damn am I excited that Wolfgang agreed to do this! It’s an honor and a privilege, as well as a huge vote of confidence in Gnome Stew’s second book.

Many thanks to Wolfgang!

Masks Status Update

The Fantasy and Sci-Fi chapters, which together represent roughly 2/3 of the book, have come back from layout. God willing and the creek don’t rise, Modern will be off to layout this week.

From there, I’ll be wrapping up loose ends — chapter openers, a final pass at the GMing advice chapter, etc. — as soon as humanly possible. Things are looking good for a late June/early July preorder, and for our fulfillment partner, Studio 2 Publishing [3], to have copies of Masks for sale at GenCon.

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6 Comments To "The Author of Masks’ Foreword: Wolfgang Baur"

#1 Comment By Troy E. Taylor On June 7, 2011 @ 7:44 am

Kobolds and gnomes together again!

#2 Comment By BryanB On June 7, 2011 @ 9:23 am

I’ll bet my favorite local game store is going to have a few copies of this title. I’ll certainly have to check it out when it comes in. 🙂

#3 Comment By Martin Ralya On June 9, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

[4] – Thanks, Brian!

If they don’t stock it, let them know that they can order it through their regular distributor. That should be true worldwide, not just in the U.S.

#4 Comment By BryanB On June 15, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

[5] – I would think that Scott would have it in stock…. Ahem. 😀

#5 Comment By Martin Ralya On June 15, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

[6] – If Scott doesn’t stock Masks, I’ll just have to release those photos of him cosplaying a dwarf…

#6 Comment By Kurt “Telas” Schneider On June 15, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

[7] – Please don’t. The therapy is finally working…