Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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.

14 comments:

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    1. I had a feeling that's the one you'd take.
      #1 claimed!

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    2. So I'm that predictable, eh? ;-)

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    3. Not necessarily. Just based on the minions you've done so far, I knew this image would fit your sensibilities.

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    1. No sooner had I posted a general challenge to the Google+ Role-playing community to write this one up, when you claimed it!

      #3 claimed!

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    2. Ha! Ever since I missed speed rounds #2,3,& 4 - I'm up checking the blog every morning!

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    3. Well there's going to be at least one more tomorrow morning (more of Joel's stuff). With any luck, we'll have a couple more rounds from some other illustrators as well.

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  3. It's a lot of fun and deeply satisfying to read the great descriptions people are coming up with for these! Thanks, folks!

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