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The Forgotten Realms are full of gods. Big ones, small ones, itty-bitty weeny ones: each oversees a domain and grants spells to its devout. Over the long years, gods have schemed and murdered each other with abandon, eventually taking a back seat to let mortals drive their own affairs. Lest they be forgotten, however, the gods imbue their power into mortals wherever faith waxes strong. Chauntea brings a full harvest to the devout. Beshaba holds a bridge aloft for just long enough for you to cross safely. Sune takes away her grace, and curses the unfaithful to walk the earth as monsters.

The workings of the divine are everywhere, for those with an eye to see them. Presented within are three mechanics for representing these blessings, usable as you see fit. 

Piety lets you grow strong by walking as an exemplar of a God's innate talents.

Devotion grants mortals Inspiration for acting in accordance with a God's dogma.

And those special few who are Chosen? Well, then things get interesting.

In this core pack are eighteen gods which appear often in Faerunian lore. This is all you need to add some divine kickassery to your game. For more options, including race-specific gods, see the expanded document, also on DMSguild.



Mother Haggle's Notice Board

The Magic Cow, in which she loses her favourite cow. What larks. [Level 1]
Fairly Inconvenient, in which she gets on the wrong side of the fey. [Level 1-2]
Spooky Sidequests, in which peculiar events turn into nightmarish conclusions. [Level 1-2]
The Wages Of Sin, in which unholy occurrences prove hard to dispel. [Level 1-2]
Ill Met By Moonlight, in which in which the light of the moon shows who you truly are. [Level 1-2]
Bring Me A Dream, in which a witch hunt becomes a sleepover. [Level 3]
Weird Sisters, in which Mother Haggle's daughters need putting to bed. Permanently. [Level 3-5]
Dust and Shadow, in which you get to deal with an ugly old bag. [Level 4-5]


Fifth Business - Faction Quests for Faerun
City of Eyes - A setting you'd rather not see.
One Page Woes - Miserable ideas for a rainy day. 


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Bryan H November 16, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
It's very neat. The presentation is well done, being able to print out and cut the gods into strips is useful. Perhaps make the backs of each have things like, duties followers of that god are asked to perform, the colors of their robes or whatever devotees of that god wear. The fluffy stuff. Crunch is good but it leads to either over complicating characters with too many abilities or allowing them to stack their existing ones so well they fall outside of 'balance'.

Speaking of crunch/balance:
Bane: The game rarely gives a +1 bonus. Consider doubling a character's proficiency. Also terrifying wrath specifies that it does not use concentration, so you should state how long it does last.

Chauntea: Feeder has the same problem of giving a +1 bonus.

Gond: Gaining proficiency is great, but you should state IF it is lost should the character lose piety. The Devotion ability sounds good on paper, but given players preference for power, I could see them making trinkets just...See more
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Oliver C November 19, 2017 11:43 pm UTC
Wow. Given it some real thought! In a way I'm flattered you've gone to the effort. When I come back to revise these (which I intend to sooner than later), I'll definitely be making some of the changes you've suggested. The one thing I would say is that if you look at the intention behind the Piety mechanic in particular, it's intended to stack (over a long period of time), meaning it does need to reflect an incremental change rather than flat advantage or a binary effect. Anyway, I agree with a lot of the thoughts you've put together here. Watch this space for version 2.0. :D

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