Friday, June 12, 2015
Expanded Petty Gods Compendium
Not to be confused with the obese gods of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour bus D&D game circa 1979, the Expanded Petty Gods Compendium is a cornucopia of crazy religious goodness. Flipping through the pdf is one thing, but when you actually get your hands on the almost 400 page tome (for like, 13 bucks,) the true scope of this thing sets in. There are gods and monsters and magic items and inspiration spurting out of this thing like a fire hose. It's like TSR's Deities & Demigods and the OSR Blogosphere had an illegitimate love child. Well, actually, that's exactly what it is.
At a rough guess, I'd estimate there were about 42,000 of us who submitted write-ups, articles, and art to the book. Okay, maybe less, but it feels like a lot. It took three cycles of insane editors to climb on each other's backs and pull this thing together.
Richard LeBlanc finally beat it into submission. I think he deserves another one of those Three Castle Award things for that monumental task. So yeah, NTRPGCON, I am unofficially nominating the book for next year!