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Playing God

Post Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:57 pm

So, after being asked by gamers personally, and by seeing a thread about it, I decided to create a document describing how to create a pantheon for gaming. It is only a few pages long, but I'm hopeful it will help people. Please read it and feel free to offer suggestions how to improve it.

UPDATE: 05/18/19 release 4. various edits for spacing, spelling, word choice. also set the headers properly.
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Re: Playing God

Post Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:48 am

An interesting take and supplement, and easy to implement as well as customize! 8-) I edited a few small things, here's r2.
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Re: Playing God

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:09 am

I appreciate how practical and concise this guide is. I also like the idea of creating a elementalism-themed pantheon. It seems that almost all of the campaigns I've ever played in have had a pantheon loosely based on either Greek or Norse deities, and I've gotten quite tired of those models at this point. Something entirely different would be a welcome change.
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Re: Playing God

Post Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:27 am

Thank you! I actually need to add a few more things to the "add-on" section. And also a few other sample gods. Not a complete pantheon, mind you, just a few examples to get ideas flowing.
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Re: Playing God

Post Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:18 pm

Okay, so since I couldn't work on the app, I updated "Playing God".
So here is r3. Let me know how I can make it better.

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Re: Playing God

Post Wed May 15, 2019 11:01 am

It has been awhile since I've visited this project, and I still want to go forward with it. My dream is for this to someday make it to the Downloads page. With that in mind, do any of the Powers That Be (Solo, Chiisu, etc) have any advice for what is still lacking to make this "Download-worthy"?
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Re: Playing God

Post Wed May 15, 2019 3:27 pm

Here's a revised r3. I put in a few page/column breaks, updated the date (2018-2019) and your PDF didn't have the fonts. I can PM you the fonts later, I don't have access to them right now.

As far as eligibility on the Downloads page, that will be up to Solo. If it was specific/custom religions, politics, etc. I don't think it would be. However, your supplement is generic and leaves the creation up to the GM, so it mayyyyy pass. I really like the examples! 8-)
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Re: Playing God

Post Wed May 15, 2019 4:03 pm

Sounds like I need to read this one.
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Re: Playing God

Post Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 pm

Cool, thanks! Oh, and when I said I was hoping for it to make it to the Downloads page, I was really just meaning as a supplement, or in the showcase. I've added a couple more sample deities too. I'll add those in as well.
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Re: Playing God

Post Thu May 16, 2019 10:11 am

chiisu81 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Here's a revised r3. I put in a few page/column breaks, updated the date (2018-2019) and your PDF didn't have the fonts.
Thank you. I was wondering about some of the page breaks, though. especially the one on the first page. Is that space for some art later? or is that just my machine being wonky?
I can PM you the fonts later, I don't have access to them right now.
I would really appreciate that. I used the .ott files when making this. do they not have the proper fonts already embedded? Or again, is my machine being wonky?
I really like the examples! 8-)
Thank you. I'm not always that creative, but I tried to make something colorful and useful. The idea was to give GMs a starting point if they needed one.

I also added version 3.2 to the first post. It has you credited, as well as an example for an elemental.
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