January 19, 2009

RPG Blog Anthology Weekly Update

Progress on the Anthology marches on. Since last week, the Assistant Editors and I have begun trimming down the book a bit as well as reorganizing and renaming chapters. Hopefully today I'll have the first fully laid out chapter done for us to wrangle over. One of the things I'm enjoying most about this project is that each week I encounter some new aspect of the publishing process I have had (yet again) no experience with. Thus, the process is constantly a challenge, especially because I want things to look right, I want the content to be just right and with the right artwork, etc. I'm learning as I go, but with everyone's input things are constantly moving forward. Its very satisfying nonetheless.

Speaking of art, the team of artists who have volunteered their time continue to produce quality work. Below are some additional concepts they contributed in the last week.

monk class concept
cover concept 3

entourage gaming

I'm very happy to report that we've received another $50 donation from an Individual Sponsor. In addition, Otherworld Miniatures has come through with the $50 in promised Advertising Sponsorship funds! Wohoo! THANK YOU!!! These funds are going to be used to cover the printing costs for the complementary copies of the book that will be sent to the contributing authors and artists. I am honored and humbled that so many folks have pitched in to help support this project; thus far I've managed to raise about $280, which is more than half-way towards my personal goal of raising $500 to help offset the costs of printing. This is simply amazing, since at the start I didn't think I would be able to raise any funds at all.

If you are interested in being an Individual Sponsor, please feel free to use the PayPal link below to donate. Your help is deeply appreciated and will go a long long way towards making this project a reality for everyone involved.

For companies or other RPG industry people - several advertising spots are still available! Please contact me for more information at jonathan DOT jacobs AT gmail DOT com.

Until next week, GAME ON!


  1. Oh man, the art is looking good. I can't remember, but do you have a goal date set for when you want to have the book finished?

    I realize it would be a highly speculative date since this is all a learning experience.

  2. I'm shooting for the middle to end of February at this point. Hopefully I'll be able to hit that target date.

  3. Is it wrong of me to want to see what art, if any, will be associated with my entries? ;)

  4. Tony : currently none of the artists have offered to do any artwork for your entry. I will be supplementing the artist's contributions to the Anthology with additional high-res art that is in the public domain (or for real cheap); but not every post will be getting artwork (while nice, i don't want to bloat the Anthology beyond what is affordable though. If there is something you would like to include some art of your own, then by all means please let me know.

  5. That's some pretty cool artwork. Love the way the monk is looking. ^_^


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