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3/18/2013

Let Gorgonmilk do the layout/edit for PETTY GODS

Seriously, I'm up for it. Plus Cyclopeatron knows where I live and could probably hassle me pretty good if I take too long.

I'd do it as a free LBB-sized PDF booklet a la the Vancian Supplement.

Artists/creators can contact me here:

flowthrake AT gmail DOT com

84 comments:

  1. I will gladly send you the art I did to get this off the ground.

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    1. Thank you, Courtney! I appreciate your support.

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  2. I'm up for it. I'll send you my entry. James showed the illustration an artist had done to go with mind, but I don't remember off hand who it was by.

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    1. That sounds great, Trey. I will try to track down the artist.

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  3. Sounds great. I'll dig up the stuff that my boy and I did for it and get it to you.

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  4. Does this mean I get to redo my illustration? I'd happily oblige.

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    1. Methinks you're deserving of a rousing chorus of Huzzahs!

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    2. YAY! I remember that Tom's were two of my favorite petty gods!

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  5. This would be very awesome. If any additional work is needed, I'd be happy to join in, too, this time around.

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    1. If you want to contribute art or a new deity, let me know via e-mail. I can always use a good proof-reader too.

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    2. I'm on the road for the next 24 hours, but I'll get back at you as soon as I'm at home. Sure, a new petty god (or a missing one, at that) I could deliver, I'm not that good with art, though. Proof-reading is always a welcome challenge.

      If you're able to do it with InDesign, it would be far superiour to word. I can do some stuff in scribus, if need be, but as far as I know there's not really a connection with InDesign (at least it might be very, very difficult...), so I'm out of the loop regarding that.

      Oh, and what Porky said...

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  6. I'm happy to help with this too. If you haven't already got it there's the Petty gods preview in Issue 6 of Oubliette (drop me an email if you haven't and I'll send you an RPGNow voucher for a free copy). I've also got a PDF with some sample pages from Petty Gods from last Autumn. Some work was being done on it back then (I think someone offered to help James out with it), but I'm not sure how far it got or who was doing the work.

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    1. I have that ish, Peter, thanks! But please send any other material you think I might need. Oubliette rules!

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    2. Just out of curiosity, what were the gods featured in the preview & sample? (Ya never know: he may have had mine finished.)

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    3. @Gorgonmilk, I'll have a look for the other PDF tonight.

      @Carlson, The Gods in the preview were: Mespilus, Qurgan Quagnar and St. Vineria of the Eyes.

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  7. Perfect! We should spread the word - and maybe send out a new call in the event that you need more submissions (I missed the first go 'round)

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    1. I third that.

      If you do want new material - and I'd be in for sure this time round - reposting the submission format would be ideal, maybe in one clear reference post with everything.

      It could also be a good idea to recap what Petty Gods actually was for people who've forgotten or weren't even around at the time. It's been a good while.

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  8. I will be happy to host the PDF and create a Print on Demand book at cost on my Bat in the Attic RPGNOW and/or Lulu store front.

    RPGNow PoD has an inexpensive color option for color interiors for $1.20 plus .025 cents a page. If folks want to go that way.

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    1. Rob, that would be fantastic. I would be glad to put together a color version in addition to a b/w for the booklet-crafters.

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    2. The b/w option on RPGNow is $1.20 plus .015 cents per page so there standard color option is a very good deal. Only a penny different per page.

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    3. It would be amazing if Thomas Denmark allowed the use of his post-UA style AD&D hardback cover artwork for a color version.

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  9. I wasn't contributing to the original project, but I can make some illustrations if some of the original work have been lost and/or new art's needed. My e-mail is malsetto at gmail dawt com - yo!

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    1. I will drop you a line tonight, Il Male.

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  10. I'll dig out my contribution and send it.

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  11. I'm all over it. I've got 5 illustrations I think - email coming in just a sec.

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  12. I'll see what I got art-wise and send it to ya.

    -SJ

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  13. I'd love to see my stuff finally 'in print' - been waiting forever to see the art that was gonna be attached to my submissions. If needed, I might even be able to provide some InDesign-fu to help things along.

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    1. I'm still on the fence about going with InDesign or just simply laying it out in Word. If you have any suggestions or tips I would love to hear from you.

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    2. For single column booklets Word should work just fine. I used it for Majestic Wilderlands with virtually no issues.

      Double column letter size on the other hand, Word is a pain in the ass especially when you want to mix full size pictures with smaller pictures.

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    3. Generally, InDesign will always have better image reproduction than Word, as well as handling other features and effects better (text wraps, text spacing and scaling, overprints, etc.). I'm at the point now that the only reason I have Word on my home system is that's what my son is taught to use in school.

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  14. I will endeavor to find my entry and send it along. I'm sure I have the art somewhere as well, even though I didn't draw it.

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    1. Sounds good, John. As for the art -- I won't use it if I can't get permission from the artist. However, there are other artists willing to do new illos for this project, so one way or another your godling will have a depiction.

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  15. You realize, Greg, that this is the perfect opportunity to incorporate your post here into the mix:

    http://gorgonmilk.blogspot.com/2011/09/community-project-ersatz-mythos-of.html

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    1. Not a bad idea at all, Matt. I will post submission guidelines tonight and get in contact with the other contributors to the Dark Gods project to see if they'd like to take part.

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  16. I did, I think, three art pieces for Petty Gods. I'll dig them out when I get home and then I'll get in touch about file formats, size and so on.

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  17. Now this is an idea I can get behind!

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  18. I will send you my illustration and write-up later today.

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  19. 'Nother question relating to PG: it was announced by James (December 27, 2010) that Paul Jaquays was writing the forward to it. Has anyone contacted him yet regarding taking part in this 'reclamation' ?

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    1. I will try to get ahold of Mr Jaquays this week.

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  20. @Gorgonmilk
    Good for you for stepping up to the plate for this project!

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  21. I didn't participate in the first go round of this project, but if you need a petty god or three to fill in some gaps let me know.

    Thanks for taking the reins on this :)

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    1. Erik, I request -- nay, demand -- at least two if not three Tenkarian gods. I have illustrators standing by who are ready to depict them :)

      I'll post submission guidelines tonight.

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    2. So it is said, so it shall be!

      Looking forward to the guidelines, as Tenkarian Gods generally have difficulty conforming ;)

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  22. I'll try and find my entry for it later tonight.

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  23. I can contribute pictures if needed. I love the JG "Unknown Gods."

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    1. Is this Stefan Poag? Either way, drop me a line: flowthrake AT gmail DOT com. I'm sure that there will be gods, petty and/or unknown, that will need depicting :)

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    2. Please let there be an orc/goblin god of shitting in mouths!

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    3. I thought you were doing the write-up on that, Blair.

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  24. YES! Good on you! I'll send my contributions your way. (I was never sure whether they were officially "accepted" or whatever, but I saw my name on a list of contributors at one point, so I guess they were ;)

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  25. Hiya, I created Mespilus, and it would be cool to see him appear in the book finally. :) I think Chris Huth did the art for him (but Chris has issues himself currently, I think).

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    1. I would greatly like to see all of the original PG material incorporated into this revival. If Chris is not available, there are several other artists who will be down for providing illustrations.

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    2. The illo appeared in Oubliette #6 but of course, I don't know what copyright issues there may be.

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    3. I do still have the stuff.

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  26. I wished I would have got in on this when James first started it, it's nice to see someone has picked up the slack.

    ERIC!

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    1. I will be opening up the project for new submissions shortly, so if you'd like to incorporate a god or two into PG just send them my way.

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  27. Got a big smile hearing this because your Vancian stuff rocked.

    Will send you my entry forthwith.

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  28. I contributed. I'll happily pass my stuff along.

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    1. That would be great, Justin. Send it my way: flowthrake AT gmail DOT com

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  29. Well this is exciting. I'm fighting deadlines of my own right now, but if you need a drawing to fill in a missing deity, I'll be able to work on it in April

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    1. Wow, I would love to have you on board, Paul. Please drop me a line:

      flowthrake AT gmail DOT com

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  30. Great news! I submitted some petty gods, and at least one I know that was accepted. I will send my works for you.

    In regard to the illustrations, Mark Allen had done a good amount of them. Try to contact hym.

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    1. Thanks, Igor! I look forward to hearing from you. I am in contact with Mark and will hopefully have his permission to use his illustrations.

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    2. This illustration is signed by "E.J.H.", but I have no idea who is this artist...

      http://grognardia.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/petty-gods-update.html

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  31. I did illustrations of Dinud and Tremella of the Cups. I'll send you the files later this afternoon.

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  32. I did a few that got accepted as well as the art. I wouldn't mind redoing the art and resubmitting the entries.

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    1. That would be great, John! Thank you

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  33. Mine is on the way. Thanks for this! Let me know if there's any way I can help. :)

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