Monday, July 18, 2011

A Bit of Petty Gods News

Though I have been quiet on the matter, rest assured that Petty Gods is slowly winding its way toward release. I spent a lot of time in June getting the entries ready, as well as making sure I had all the art needed. There are still some holes to plug, as well as some further tweaking on the entries, not to mention the creation of some supplementary material I think would make good additions to the overall book. You'll be able to see a preview of the book in issue #6 of the fanzine Oubliette, which comes out in a few weeks.

One of the reasons I've been moving slowly on Petty Gods, aside from being distracted by the Dwimmermount Codex and the revision of Thousand Suns, is that I was awaiting word on a possible inclusion from a very special contributor. Happily, I am now able to tell you that, in addition to a foreword by Paul Jaquays, Petty Gods will include the entirety of Professor M.A.R. Barker's 1980 essay, "How to Create a Religion in Your Spare Time for Fun and Profit." It's a terrific article, filled with lots of great ideas and not a few insights. It's long been one of my favorite of Professor Barker's writings and I'm honored that he's granted me permission to include it in Petty Gods. Many thanks to Victor Raymond for making this happen.

17 comments:

  1. That is indeed pretty cool!
    : )

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  2. Looking forward to Petty Gods :)

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  3. That essay's a fine contribution to get. It's up at DriveThruRPG as a product in itself.

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  4. Well, I was wavering on the decision, but that's a pretty cool bonus. I think that I'm on board now.

    Word verification: CUREATE.

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  5. That's welcome news, James. It's going to be a lovely product.

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  6. That is exciting news! I'm looking forward to reading Dr. Barker's essay.

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  7. OMPG!

    :D

    I am so looking forward to Petty Gods being released.

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  8. awesome news!

    really looking forward to this book, thanks :)

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  9. Tapping my watch waiting for the release.

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  10. Petty Gods is one of the products I've been most looking forward to. The MAR Barker essay makes it even more exciting!

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  11. That sounds great. I've been intrigued (but not completely sold) on the Petty Gods project up till now, but the inclusion of the Barker essay moves this from a "Maybe" to a "Definitely."

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  12. I've wanted PG from word one. Cannot wait.

    @Aaron E. Steele: Consider OMPG! yoinked.

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  13. The Barker essay was a game changer (almost literally) for my own handling of religion in my campaign, so I'm happy to see it included in here.

    Doubly good to see the Professor's work getting out to larger circles.

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  14. For some reason I feel like the title of this post should have been "A Wee Bit O' Petty Gods News for Ye" or something.

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  15. I've been meaning to look up that article for years -one more reason to look forward to the release.

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  16. Any updates!?! Too much good stuff going on over here!

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