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The Author of Masks’ Foreword: Wolfgang Baur

Posted By Martin Ralya On June 7, 2011 @ 12:02 am In Gnome Gnews | 6 Comments

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 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).

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, to have copies of Masks for sale at GenCon.

About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. He lives in Utah with his amazing wife Alysia and their awesome daughter Lark in a house full of books and games.




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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

@BryanB – 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

@Martin Ralya – I would think that Scott would have it in stock…. Ahem. :D

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

@BryanB – 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

@Martin Ralya – Please don’t. The therapy is finally working…


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