After six and a half years, the RPG Blog Carnival returns.
The topic of the January 2019 carnival is ‘Divine Worldbuilding’.
Does this mean “how the gods build the world”?
Does this mean “how to build the worlds of the gods”?
Does this mean “how to gods and world building go together”?
That’s for you to decide.
My first post to support the carnival, Divine Worldbuilding in the Age of Rediscovery.
And my second post to support the carnival, Divine Worldbuilding: Bandisal Deities.
While not particularly long, here is my contribution to the Blog Carnival. https://thelibraryoflostlegends.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-2019-blog-carnival-in-my.html
Good post, Temmogen! Thanks for the joining the Carnival.
I tend to approach campaign design from the top, much as you describe. As above, so below… so the divine landscape and the mortal realm tend to reflect each other in my campaigns.
Here’s a more unusual take on deities constructing worlds…
In my case, rock music creating deities!
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And some thoughts about divine world building of the Sea of Stars: https://seaofstarsrpg.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/did-the-gods-build-the-sea-of-stars/
Some thoughts about how divine world building may, or may not, have been the foundation of the Sea of Stars:
Glad to be part of the carnival!
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Inspired by the phrase “Divine Worlds”, which is implied by the subject matter, I offer outlines of four quite different D&D campaigns on behalf of Campaign Mastery.
Oops, forgot the link!
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I crafted this blog post for this month’s topic, specifically relating to the four patrons of one of my cultures in my homebrewed campaign setting: the dragon deities by the names of Glamdraug, Otughu, Khorvas and Parnaghast.
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Let’s take a look at the Grand Pantheon in the Mitica setting!
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I’m back with my insane science-fantasy universe with this post, looking a little into how deities work in the world and how they relate to the world’s genesis.
I’m just in time: https://thefrankgm.com/divine-worldbuilding/
I created thematic conflicts to drive stories and create appropriate gods so I could set up the foundations for a new fantasy world.
Just in time: https://thefrankgm.com/divine-worldbuilding/
I started my worldbuilding process by setting up thematic conflicts that would drive cool stories, create appropriate gods and coming up with the foundation of a new fantasy world, enjoy and tell me what you think =)