Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Latest Word on Petty Gods

The Petty Gods project I announced nearly a week ago is still going strong. I now have nearly 60 submissions and promises of more, so I suspect the final compilation will be very meaty indeed. An updated list of all current submissions is available here. Though the deadline for submission is December 31, 2010, I appreciate the fact that so many people have already sent me their submissions. For those of you who want to take your time, please do so. This is a volunteer project, after all, and no one should be under any undue pressure. If you can submit something to me before the end of the year, great; if not, I have a feeling I'll do at least one more project of this sort in 2011, so you can always participate in that.

Now, some important updates:
  • Dan Proctor of Goblinoid Games has generously offered to provide RPGNow coupon codes for Labyrinth Lord and the Advanced Edition Companion to PDFs to anyone who helps out with the book by writing, illustrating, or otherwise getting it ready for print. That was very kind of Dan and I hope it'll provide an additional incentive to send in your ideas to this collaborative project.
  • I'll be spending a lot of tomorrow going through the current entries to see which ones I want to use, which ones require some reworking, etc. If you haven't heard anything from me yet -- and that's most of you, alas -- I'll be getting in touch sometime tomorrow, so thanks again for your patience.
  • Once I've made some decisions about which submissions will definitely be in the book, I'll be contacting artists about illustrations. My plan, at present anyway, is to give each artist a single illustration to start, both so that we get a wide diversity of styles and because I don't want to overtax anyone's time with a volunteer project like this. If, after you've completed an assignment, you're able to do more art, let me know, but I don't want to presume too much of anyone's time unless specifically told to so.
And that's it for the moment. Thanks again to everyone who's submitted so far and I look forward to even more submissions between now and the end of next month.


  1. Hi James,

    I'm an editor by profession and would love to help in any way you see fit.

    Drop me a line to


  2. James,

    Where do you want these e-mailed? Or am I being dense and missing a link on this site where I can e-mail you.


  3. It'll be fun to see how the different contributors approach this. It should provide for a wide range of ideas.