Kobold Press is an American game company that produces role-playing games and game supplements. Open Design funded projects using a crowdfunding model dubbed "patronage," with the resulting products available exclusively to backers through PDF releases and limited print runs. Open Design began to shift away from a focus on the "patronage" model in 2008, and began publishing products entirely outside the "patronage" model in 2011. In 2007, Baur launched Kobold Quarterly, a magazine that filled the gap left by the end of Paizo Publishing's run on the magazines Dragon and Dungeon. Unlike previous projects from the company, Kobold Quarterly was available to the public. Kobold Quarterly ran for 23 issues, with the final issue produced in October 2012.
Kobold Press had their sales quadruple in January 2023, in response to customers seeking D&D alternatives in light of the new, more restrictive 'Open Game License' (OGL) announced by Wizard of the Coast. Kobold Press partnered with Paizo that same year to develop their own 'Open RPG Creative License' (ORC); this would be an open, perpetual, and irrevocable system-agnostic license stewarded by a nonprofit. They have also started testing a "Project Black Flag' meant to be an alternative to OneDnD.
this is a publishing imprint being used by Open Design LLC
it appears that different products will use a different imprint
we will keep these entries separate