Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Petty Gods "Minions Lightning Round" BONUS EDITION!

****** ENTRIES CLOSED ******

VERY IMPORTANT! THIS IS A LIGHTNING ROUND! I WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE FIRST FIVE SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE SENT TO ME (VIA EMAIL NOTED BELOW)! I WILL UPDATE THIS POST TO ANNOUNCE WHEN SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN CLOSED.

BTW, There's no need to claim this image or claim a spot. The order in which I receive the emails will stake your claim!


General Description: I got some really great entries the other day for a particular image (the image at left that I re-inked from the Byam Shaw original). So I decided to include all of the various entries in Expanded Petty Gods under the same image. The challenge today... write your own entry for the same image!

Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

Send your descriptions in .rtf, .txt, .doc or .docx format only. DO NOT SEND PDFs!!!
Mail your entry to: pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com

IMPORTANT: IF YOU HAVEN'T PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED FOR "PETTY GODS" PUBLICATION, INCLUDE YOUR NAME AS YOU'D LIKE YOUR CREDIT TO APPEAR WITH YOUR ENTRY!

CONTINUED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: The minion you write up has to serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc.), rather than serving a particular petty god.

BTW, if you've submitted an entry before for this image, you're quite welcome to submit another, but please give it a new name.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Final Petty Gods "Minions Speed Round" Challenge

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE DO NOT WORK ON A WRITE-UP UNLESS YOU FIRST CLAIM IT HERE (VIA COMMENTS), AND I OFFICIALLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE CLAIMANT!

REVISED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: The minion you write up has to serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc.), rather than serving a particular petty god.

TIME CUTOFFS FOR THIS CHALLENGE....
GMT+1 (Sweden/Germany) - Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 a.m.
United Kingdom, Greenwich Mean Time - Tuesday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.
United States, Easter Time Zone - Tuesday, December 16, 3:00 a.m.
United States, Central Time Zone - Tuesday, December 16, 2:00 a.m.
United States, Mountain Time Zone - Tuesday, December 16, 1:00 a.m.
United States, Pacific Time Zone - Tuesday, December 16, 12:00 a.m. (Midnight tonight)
United States, Alaska Time Zone - Monday, December 15, 11:00 p.m.
Australian Capital Territory - Tuesday, December 16, 5:00 p.m.

Here are the rules... (UPDATED RULES; PLEASE READ)
1. The first person who claims an image via a comment below (one claim at a time per person, please) gets to write it up. (But additional claimers will be considered "Backups" per #4 below.)

2. You have to complete the write-up and email it to pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com by the time noted above (per your time zone).

3. If there's no entry in my inbox when I check email tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, I will take the entry away and give a chance to the first backup (i.e., second person who claimed an entry) and they will have approximately 12 hours from the time they claim it to complete the write-up and email it.

4. If you have already completed an entry, you are eligible to be a backup (please express that interest when making your first claim). Otherwise, you may only be working on 1 claim at a time. If you want to be considered for more than 1, please list them in order of preference.

5. Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #1
(illustrator: Arthur Rackham)
[completed/received]

Kash-Kash
by James Spahn
The Kash-Kash is a cursed, pathetic creature who drifts across the planes of reality eager to serve a divine master as their cupbearer and court jester. Unfortunately, it is a horrible, clumsy, yowling thing that appears to be a cross between a kobold and a coyote that somehow prances about awkardly on its hind legs.


MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #2
(illustrator: Anne Merriman Peck)
[completed/received]

Augenwinkel
by Christopher Stogdill
Augenwinkel are servitors to petty gods of small areas like a home or frequently used campsite. Their primary function is to serve and guides and intermediaries between the petty gods and mortals.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #3
(illustrator: Richard Heighway)
[completed/received]

Ghostly Lecher
by Matthew W. Schmeer
The ghosts of ancient mortals who were enamored with death when they were alive, Ghostly Lechers serve the gods of death merely as
rubbernecking hangers-on. Wherever a gristly death has occurred, a Ghostly Lecher is sure to be found, feeding on the deathwave
vibrations that emanate from the corpse.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #4
(illustrator: William H. Robinson)
[completed/received]

Arbitrator of Sphere
by Eric Potter
These wise sages are entrusted by each and every petty god to help settle disputes arising from conflicting spheres of influence. Revered for their wisdom and experience, Arbitrators have the final say should one petty god’s dominion be shown to overlap another’s.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Petty Gods "Minions Lightning Round" Challenge

VERY IMPORTANT! THIS IS A LIGHTNING ROUND! ANY AND ALL SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED IN TIME WILL BE INCLUDED! BUT YOU ONLY HAVE 4 HOURS TO FINISH THIS CHALLENGE! NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CUT-OFF TIME!

TIME CUTOFFS FOR THIS CHALLENGE....
GMT+1 (Sweden/Germany) - Monday, December 15, 12:00 a.m. (midnight)
United Kingdom, Greenwich Mean Time - Sunday, December 14, 11:00 p.m.
United States, Easter Time Zone - Sunday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.
United States, Central Time Zone - Sunday, December 14, 5:00 p.m.
United States, Mountain Time Zone - Sunday, December 14, 4:00 p.m.
United States, Pacific Time Zone - Sunday, December 14, 3:00 p.m.
United States, Alaska Time Zone - Sunday, December 14, 2:00 p.m.
Australian Capital Territory - Monday, December 15, 10:00 a.m.

General Description: I got some really great entries the other day for a particular image (the image at left that I re-inked from the Byam Shaw original). So I decided to include all of the various entries in Expanded Petty Gods under the same image. The challenge today... write your own entry for the same image!

Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

Send your descriptions in .rtf, .txt, .doc or .docx format only. DO NOT SEND PDFs!!!
Mail your entry to: pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com

IMPORTANT: IF YOU HAVEN'T PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED FOR "PETTY GODS" PUBLICATION, INCLUDE YOUR NAME AS YOU'D LIKE YOUR CREDIT TO APPEAR WITH YOUR ENTRY!

CONTINUED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: Unlike the last few rounds, this round the minion you write up may serve a particular petty god (that rule has been off the table the last couple of rounds), but they may also serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc., instead of serving a particular petty god). If the minion serves a particular petty god, please make sure that god is already included in the book (I'd rather not have to work a new god entry in to justify a minion); you're also welcome to ask me to recommend a god based on your concept. If you make them serve a particular type of petty god, and I know there's an entry for that type of god, I may connect the minion with that petty god when the minion copy gets put into the layout.

BTW, if you've submitted an entry before for this image, you're quite welcome to submit another, but please give it a new name.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Petty Gods "Minions Speed Round"
Challenge #7 (Jason Sholtis Edition Part II)

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE DO NOT WORK ON A WRITE-UP UNLESS YOU FIRST CLAIM IT HERE (VIA COMMENTS), AND I OFFICIALLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE CLAIMANT!

CONTINUED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: Unlike the last few rounds, this round the minion you write up may serve a particular petty god (that rule has been off the table the last couple of rounds), but they may also serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc., instead of serving a particular petty god). If the minion serves a particular petty god, please make sure that god is already included in the book (I'd rather not have to work a new god entry in to justify a minion); you're also welcome to ask me to recommend a god based on your concept. If you make them serve a particular type of petty god, and I know there's an entry for that type of god, I may connect the minion with that petty god when the minion copy gets put into the layout.

Today's speed round (as yesterday's speed round) is brought to you courtesy of Jason Sholtis. With today's round, and hopefully 1-1/2 more rounds (I'll explain the half-round later), the content for the "Minions/Knights/Servitors" section will close in a few days having just topped 100 entries. I would be REALLY happy with that number!

Here are the rules...
1. The first person who claims an image via a comment below (one claim at a time per person, please) gets to write it up. (But additional claimers will be considered "Backups" per #4 below.)

2. You have to complete the write-up and email it to pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com by midnight PST tonight (Saturday night).

3. If there's no entry in my inbox when I check email tomorrow (Sunday) morning, I will take the entry away and give a chance to the first backup (i.e., second person who claimed an entry) and they will have until midnight PST Sunday night to complete the write-up and email it.

4. If you have already completed an entry, you are eligible to be a backup (please express that interest when making your first claim). Otherwise, you may only be working on 1 claim at a time. If you want to be considered for more than 1, please list them in order of preference.

5. Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #1
[completed/received]

Venous Exsanguinator
by Eric Potter
Utilized by the Lords of Bloodshed to seek revenge against survivors of battle, these tiny leeches strike in the dead of night, carefully using long, slender legs to burrow slowly and unnoticed into any exposed orifice, such as open wound, ear, anus, or most often – nostril, while a victim is sleeping.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #2
[completed/received]

Milduitic
by Vance Atkins
The Milduitic are found impassively guarding remote desert tombs and temples in honor of various insectoid gods and godlets. Created for, and tasked with, this role, they are above bribery and will resolutely defend their responsibility with force of arms.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #3
[completed/received]

Ouster Apes, AKA Jungle Cyclops
by Christopher Stogdill
Ouster Apes serve as protectors for petty gods located in a sub-tropical environment. These large creatures are distinguishable from other apes by their shaggy, almost mangy, unkempt fur and their prominent large single eye.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #4
[completed/received]

Ggiyy, Eidolon Knight of Hate
by Matthew W. Schmeer

It is little known that the Jale God employs twelve knights to protect the 12 Eidolons scattered across the world and ensure their separation. Ggiyy, the Eidolon Knight of Hate, may be one of the only knights whose identity is fully known, as he is a frequent visitor to magical academies and royal courts throughout the realms.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Petty Gods "Minions Speed Round"
Challenge #6 (Jason Sholtis Edition Part I)

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE DO NOT WORK ON A WRITE-UP UNLESS YOU FIRST CLAIM IT HERE (VIA COMMENTS), AND I OFFICIALLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE CLAIMANT!

ADJUSTED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: Unlike the last few rounds, this round the minion you write up may serve a particular petty god (that rule has been off the table the last couple of rounds), but they may also serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc., instead of serving a particular petty god). If the minion serves a particular petty god, please make sure that god is already included in the book (I'd rather not have to work a new god entry in to justify a minion). If you make them serve a particular type of petty god, and I know there's an entry for that type of god, I may connect the minion with that petty god when the minion copy gets put into the layout.

Today's speed round is brought to you courtesy of Jason Sholtis, who is searching for some more images (so hopefully we'll have a "round 2" of his work over the weekend). In the last week, the minions list has grown by about 25 entries. With today's round, and hopefully 2 more rounds, the content for the "Minions/Knights/Servitors" section will close at the beginning of next week having just topped 100 entries. I would be REALLY happy with that number!

Here are the rules...
1. The first person who claims an image via a comment below (one claim at a time per person, please) gets to write it up. (But additional claimers will be considered "Backups" per #4 below.)

2. You have to complete the write-up and email it to pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com by midnight PST tonight (Friday night).

3. If there's no entry in my inbox when I check email tomorrow (Saturday) morning, I will take the entry away and give a chance to the first backup (i.e., second person who claimed an entry) and they will have until midnight PST Saturday night to complete the write-up and email it.

4. If you have already completed an entry, you are eligible to be a backup (please express that interest when making your first claim). Otherwise, you may only be working on 1 claim at a time. If you want to be considered for more than 1, please list them in order of preference.

5. Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #2
[completed/received]

Myrmidons of Paranoid Gods
by John Everett Till
The Myrmidons of Paranoid Gods are cyclopean android-demon servitors of evolved machine intelligences. These intelligences are always petty (in every sense of the word) gods, are invariably paranoid, and all too often entirely mad.


MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #2
[completed/received]

Guardians of Laam
by Matthew W. Schmeer
Descended from ruined seed of Mi-go that fused with an unnamed reptilian race in eons past, Guardians of Laam protect the incubating eggs of Pherosathoola, the Petty Goddess of Sexual Fear. "Laam" is the term for embryonic succubi; these creatures do not have a name for themselves and so are often referred to simply as "Guardians".


MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #3
[completed/received]

Mother of all Minions
by Eric Potter
This poor, childless servant of the petty goddesses of fertility has taken it upon herself to become caretaker to all minions everywhere.

[I received three total entries for this—the one above by Eric Potter, one by Paul Wolfe, and another by Vance Atkins. The other two have been edited slightly, and will appear as minions, but with different illustrations.]

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #4
[completed/received]

Pox Knight
by Eric Potter
These unfortunate souls are devout defenders of Ogrimox, the petty god of purulent skin conditions. “Blessed” by his loving touch, these fierce warriors main intent is to spread the dominion of their god.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Petty Gods "Minions Speed Round"
Challenge #5 (Joel Priddy Edition Part II)

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE DO NOT WORK ON A WRITE-UP UNLESS YOU FIRST CLAIM IT HERE (VIA COMMENTS), AND I OFFICIALLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE CLAIMANT!

CONTINUED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: The minion you write up has to serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc.), rather than serving a particular petty god.

After a rousing speed round this morning, we're going to go ahead and do an "evening" edition of the "Minions Speed Round" Challenge, so that folks without flexible days can get in on the action. As this morning, these minions-to-be come courtesy of Joel Priddy.

Here are the rules...
1. The first person who claims an image via a comment below (one claim at a time per person, please) gets to write it up. (But additional claimers will be considered "Backups" per #4 below.)

2. You have to complete the write-up and email it to pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com by midnight PST tonight (Tuesday night).

3. If there's no entry in my inbox when I check email tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, I will take the entry away and give a chance to the first backup (i.e., second person who claimed an entry) and they will have until midnight PST Wednesday night to complete the write-up and email it.

4. If you have already completed an entry, you are eligible to be a backup (please express that interest when making your first claim). Otherwise, you may only be working on 1 claim at a time. If you want to be considered for more than 1, please list them in order of preference.

5. Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #1
[completed/received]

Aretia
by Vance Atkins
The Aretia appear as barefoot adolescent girls in service to Lubella (Deity of the Awkward Teen Years), as well as deities associated with whispered gossip.


MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #2
[completed/received]

Puddlegeists
by Eric Potter
Minions of the petty gods of folly, these pesky elemental tricksters get a real kick watching adventurers fall on their asses. Puddlegeists wait patiently for unsuspecting passersby, then as they are being stepped over, reach up and grab at ankles or feet.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #3
[completed/received]

Visible Stalker
by Matthew W. Schmeer
Roughly the size of a normal swan and looking somewhat like a child's awkward attempt to create an oversized decoy of an orange-billed flaxen waxfeather, the Visible Stalker is the bane of magic-users the world over.

Petty Gods "Minions Speed Round"
Challenge #4 (Joel Priddy Edition)

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE DO NOT WORK ON A WRITE-UP UNLESS YOU FIRST CLAIM IT HERE (VIA COMMENTS), AND I OFFICIALLY ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AS THE CLAIMANT!

CONTINUED RULE FOR THIS ROUND: The minion you write up has to serve a certain type or kind of petty god (e.g., a petty god with a particular domain, a petty god of a certain race, etc.), rather than serving a particular petty god.

Well here we go again... a couple more days of speed round challenges. Today's minions-to-be come courtesy of Joel Priddy, as will tomorrow's minions-to-be.

Here are the rules...
1. The first person who claims an image via a comment below (one claim at a time per person, please) gets to write it up. (But additional claimers will be considered "Backups" per #4 below.)

2. You have to complete the write-up and email it to pgcopy(at)newbigdragon(dot)com by midnight PST tonight (Tuesday night).

3. If there's no entry in my inbox when I check email tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, I will take the entry away and give a chance to the first backup (i.e., second person who claimed an entry) and they will have until midnight PST Wednesday night to complete the write-up and email it.

4. If you have already completed an entry, you are eligible to be a backup (please express that interest when making your first claim). Otherwise, you may only be working on 1 claim at a time. If you want to be considered for more than 1, please list them in order of preference.

5. Use the Lab Lord format for entries as described in the previous Minions/Knights/Servitors post.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #1
[completed/received]

Grampajack
by Matthew W. Schmeer
Although he appears to be nothing more than an old man's head trailing his entrails behind him, Grampajack is a favored servitor of the entire petty god pantheon, serving as the Grand High Jester of the Court of the Petty Gods.


MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #2
[completed/received]

Polisus of the Larder
by Vance Atkins
Minion to those gods of the butcher or hearth, and those who prepare for lean times, the polisus serves as a guardian for those who have prepared well, and made the correct offerings. The polisus is typically encountered as a hog carcass (more rarely beef or goat).


MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #3
[completed/received]

Y'ko
by Eric Potter
Gifted with tiny Amulets of Underwater Breathing by the generous petty gods of Fortune, the Y’ko spend most of their short lives collecting wished-upon coins from the bottoms of fountains, wells, ponds, rivers, and streams, and will bestow nearly all to their petty gods.

MINIONS SPEED ROUND OPTION #4
[completed/received]

Laughing Cocks of Hellish Mirth
by Rorschachhamster
These foul fowl are servants of lesser gods of witchcraft, sorcery and the hellish arts, often part of the entourage of powerful fiends. They cackle endlessly about jokes only they and their masters understand, cursing those around them in the process.