Category Archives: Series

Ultimate Shu-shi Deities Post

As much as I like the Shu-shi pantheon and the implied culture, and as delighted as I am at the results, and as glad I am to have this pantheon drafted, I don’t mean this is the best Shu-shi article ever. Even if there is only one other to compare it to. It’s just the last […]

Twelve Shu-shi Deities

‘T day’ in the A-Z Blog Challenge. I refused to be cheap and claim a title starting with ‘The’, but I’m not too proud to use ‘Twelve’. Here are twelve of the twenty-two Shu-shi deities. The Jixiang Shen are the auspicious deities, favored by (and believed to favor) the Shu-shi. The Bukeshi Shen would never be […]

Shu-shi Pantheon (Halfling Pantheon Revised)

I started work on a halfling pantheon to include in Polyhedral Pantheons, but it got sidelined while I worked on other things. Now that I’m up to ‘S’ in the April A-Z Blog Challenge I thought I’d look for a name for the halflings, or at least the subpantheons I expect to include, that starts with […]

Reviewing the Elemental Tetratheon

The Elemental Tetratheon is a deliberately polarized pantheon focusing on the hermetic elements as its primary foci. While I like how most of the deities in this pantheon turned out, and the individual subpantheons show merit, I decided to take a closer look to see how they fit together as a whole. Final List of Deities […]

Quick Update on Polyhedral Pantheons

The April A-Z Blog Challenge is proving to be a great way to encourage me to work on Polyhedral Pantheons. I have completed drafts of all deities of the Goblin Pantheon and the Elemental Tetratheon. The Halfling Pantheon is hardly started, but I should be able to get back to that one soon. Reviewing against the book outline […]

Water Deities of the Elemental Tetratheon

I was asked how ‘water can be chaotic’. Certainly the surface of the water can be unpredictable, but water, fluids in general, follow rules. In fact, the movement of water encourages and grows toward more orderly movement (erosion cuts channels so water will be more likely to follow ‘previous water’). Which is all true, but […]

Air Deities of the Elemental Tetratheon

Here are the air deities of the Elemental Tetratheon. Not actually part of the A-Z Challenge, or I would’ve done it three weeks ago for ‘A’, but I have a use for it fairly soon. Much of this pantheon was shaped, even created, by a tragic misjudgement on Povjetara’s part. It broke her mind, and the […]

Musing on Spell-Like Abilities in Echelon

In almost all editions of D&D many creatures have abilities defined in terms of spells, such as the succubus’ suggestion. These are like spells (subject to spell resistance, etc.) but not exactly (each may be limited to a certain number of uses per day, and they don’t share all the casting requirements of normal spells). ‘Spell-like […]

Lusus Naturae is Live in PDF

Lasus Naturae is now available in PDF at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. In fact, it comes in three forms: hyperlinked PDF, “art only” PDF so you can show your players (“print them at work, it might make more time for gaming!”, says Bad Advice Guy), and a “text only” PDF for ebook readers and tablets and whatnot. All text […]

Kouzelnik Deities of the Goblin Pantheon

The kouzelnik are the third of the tribes involved in the revised goblin pantheon. A decent fit for ‘K Day’ of the A-Z Blog Challenge, and I’m happy to finally have this pantheon fully drafted. I’m taking a break from Polyhedral Pantheons work tomorrow. I spent a big chunk of this last weekend — when I wasn’t […]