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Chosen of the Gods is a player and DM resource detailing the Chosen of the Forgotten Realms - mortals selected to fulfill the will of the gods. Rules, Inspiration, Feats, and Roleplaying Details for 50 different Chosen of Faerûn.

 - "Follow me!" The Chosen of Torm, the Loyal Fury, cries out at the head of the battle line. His sword blazes with golden light as his warhorse rears. "Follow me, men! Evil does not prevail tonight!"

- Urku scratched impatiently under his eyepatch. These Orcs were too eager for bloodshed, and knew nothing of empire. Urku knew that Gruumsh had chosen him to lead his people to empire. First, however, Urku would have to unite the tribes.

- Liilue wiped her chin after drawing the last of her healing potion and winced in pain. Her Harper pin had been spotted by the sharp-eyed bullyboy who even now was chasing her. Selûne's presence was still with her, and cool power surged into her hands. She had a few more tricks up her sleeves.

- Hunted, the Chosen of Asmodeus, Lord of the Hells, crouched in a dingy alley. He observed the guard captain quietly, his mind filling with the captain's deepest desires - and weaknesses.

Live the heroic stories of the Chosen of the Gods. Answer the call of adventure, or hide from your heroic destiny. Resist the evil gifts of malevolent deities, or give in to the temptation of evil power. Carve your own divine path through the Forgotten Realms!

What's Included:

  • 40-page PDF with complete hyperlinked outline and table of contents
  • Background and Setting information for the Chosen
  • Rules and Guidelines for integrating the Chosen into your game
  • Feats, Roleplaying Details, Traits, Ideals, Bonds, and Flaws for 50 Faerûnian Deities
    • Ilmater, god of Endurance
    • Moradin, god of Dwarves
    • Torm, god of Duty
    • Tyr, god of Justice
    • Chauntea, goddess of Agriculture
    • Deneir, god of Writing
    • Eldath, goddess of Peace
    • Gwaeron Windstrom, god of Tracking
    • Lathander, god of the Dawn
    • Mielikki, goddess of the Forest
    • Milil, god of Song
    • Mystra, goddess of Magic
    • Lliira, goddess of Joy
    • Selûne, goddess of the Moon
    • Sune, goddess of Love
    • Tymora, goddess of Fortune
    • Amaunator, god of the sun
    • Azuth, god of Wizardry
    • Hoar, god of Revenge
    • Helm, god of Vigilance
    • Kelemvor, god of the Dead
    • The Red Knight, goddess of Strategy
    • Savras, god of Divination
    • Akadi, goddess of Air
    • Gond, god of Craft
    • Grumbar, god of Earth
    • Istishia, god of Water
    • Kossuth, god of Fire
    • Oghma, god of Knowledge
    • Silvanus, god of Nature
    • Tempus, god of War
    • Waukeen, goddess of Trade
    • Leira, goddess of Illusion
    • Mask, god of Thieves
    • Asmodeus, god of Sin
    • Bane, god of Tyranny
    • Loviatar, goddess of Pain
    • Auril, goddess of Winter
    • Bhaal, god of Murder
    • Myrkul, god of Death
    • Shar, goddess of Loss
    • Beshaba, goddess of Misfortune
    • Cyric, god of Lies
    • Gruumsh, god of Orcs
    • Llolth, goddess of Spiders
    • Malar, god of the Hunt
    • Talona, goddess of Affliction
    • Talos, god of Destruction
    • Tiamat, goddess of Dragons
    • Umberlee, goddess of the Sea

Add Chosen of the Gods to your cart now and bring the unforgettable Chosen of the Forgotten Realms to your D&D game!

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Gage E April 22, 2018 3:07 am UTC
Love your book and might use it as inspiration but I must ask, since I plan on blessing my Sorcerer/Wizard in my campaign with Mystra’s blessing, why isn’t there any mention of the Chosen of Mystra’s Silver Fire? It’s kinda their staple and what most of their gifts stem from. Not a complaint just curious.
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John P April 23, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
I'm so glad someone asked about this! Silver Fire as presented in the novels was very hard to quantify in a satisfying way. In an earlier draft, the casting of spells from the weave (which is in the final version) was replaced by silver fire, that allowed a chosen of mystra to utilize silver fire as a beam of light for damage, or to hold it and feed it to another using the chosen's spell slots as either healing, or to give other arcane casters spell slots back. It was too fiddly, in the end, a relic of older non-5e approaches where things were wild and less streamlined.

Ultimately, when play testing, the version presented in the pdf was more playable and fun than a more old-school approach, and from a lore perspective matched better some of the latter Blackstaff and Elminster lore at a cost of leaving behind an iconic but problematic (gameplay-wise) ability.
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John P May 01, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Aw, heck, here is the "Silver Fire" variant of the Chosen of Mystra, presented here, just for you and my fellow realms buffs:

Chosen of Mystra

Neutral Good goddess of Magic Prerequisite: 1 level in Bard, Ranger, Rogue, Sorceror, or Wizard; Spellcasting class feature

• Mark of Mystery. You can directly view the Weave of magic in your surroundings. You learn the Detect Magic spell, and you may cast it without preparing it.

• Arcane Inspiration. Once per day, during a short or long rest, you may choose to expend a spell slot of level 2 or higher to make repairs to the Weave. If you do, you and up to 5 allies gain a point of Inspiration.

• Work of Silver Fire. You gain a number of Silver Fire points equal to your spellcasting ability modifier. As an action, you may spend these Silver Fire points to cause any of the following effects.
-1 point: You transfer one spell that you have prepared from your spell sheet to another character's...See more
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Cody S August 11, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Any plans for an update for more deitys, or just plan to have it as it is? Say maybe including Bahamut? Only fair, what with Tiamat being in there ;-)
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John P August 11, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
Bahamut is kinda-sorta-Torm, but there will be a follow up to this book with other options. Specifically, the Elven and Dwarven pantheons (who give boons, rather than take Chosen), and the Monstrous pantheons including Draconic, who *do* take Chosen.
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Matt H August 09, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
This is a fantastic addition to the player options. It provides a really nice bit of diversity to the rule set, managing to be useful and novel, but without breaking the game balance. The options all feel like the make a big impact on your character, but all within the parameters of the game. Additionally, they provide a crunchy path to deity driven story and character hooks. Well written and organized, this is a must have.
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John P August 09, 2017 10:57 pm UTC
Thanks for the great comments. I've overjoyed that people are loving the book.
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Cody S August 03, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
I'll write a review once I get more time to read and possibly play-test this, but just some initial thoughts at first glance, I really like this! Pretty well written and formatted. Some of it may be a little overpowered, but you're playing as a Chosen! It should be something special. And it is powerful enough to feel special, but not so powerful it will kill the enjoyment for the other players. Similar to finding a strong magical item. My own personal use for this is at the end of my campaigns, I have a post-climax finale type dungeon where the players are destined to die, and it's almost a competition of sorts. They get points based on roleplaying, killing, and whoever lasts the longest in this dungeon of death. At the end, whoever wins gets to start the next campaign with a bonus. This will probably be that bonus if one of two out of my four players come out on top.
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John P August 04, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Thanks, Cody! In playtesting and feedback, a lot of the notes were players wanted more from the feats. In particular, we pushed the "evil" ones a little farther since they were less likely to appear in more "balanced" campaigns. Thanks for buying Chosen of the Gods!
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John P August 02, 2017 8:05 am UTC
I'd love to hear any questions or feedback, let me know what you think! This was a real passion project for me - and my debut character options book.
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