Category Archives: Polyhedral Pantheons

Fundamental Cosmic Forces

I realized a while ago that for my polyhedral pantheons methods to really shine, I need more subdomains, and I want them to be more interesting. I think I know how to manage that, but it leads me to some other things I need to consider. The polyhedral pantheon methods result in assigning thirty-two domains […]

I Want Some New Gods, Part 2: Divisions

I started a new pantheon this morning, resulting in 44 gods (or at least, 44 sets of domains, to be described as gods with portfolios and the like). First, I’ll start by splitting them up into groups of gods that are related somehow. I don’t particularly want them to be related by domain sets, nor […]

I Want Some New Gods

It seems I enjoy creating new pantheons using the Polyhedral Pantheons method. I liked how the last one was shaping up, but it’s based on the older dodecahedron model. I started looking into an alternate model based on 2d10 rather than a single die, and that looked like it had more potential (and more slots […]

Polyhedral Pantheons: Alternate Polyhedrons

This morning, for whatever reason, I was thinking about using other polyhedrons in the Polyhedral Pantheon methodology. I originally considered the Platonic solids, partly because they would give the most consistent results, but mostly because the entire idea was prompted by the Rose of the Prophet series written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Platonic Solids […]

A New Polyhedral Pantheon

I was goofing around a bit today with the Polyhedral Pantheons methodology and ended up with some potentially interesting results. The only constraint I put on the result is that I wanted all nine alignments covered. This requires that the alignment domains be placed on the nodes, with certain relationships between them (which are conveniently […]

Pathfinder Domain Cards, Version 1

I’ve got a first cut at a set of domain cards (technically three sets — one for the core domains, one for core subdomains, and one for domains from third-party publishers). These aren’t done yet.  I’m sure there is room for refinement.  I could certainly change the fonts, but I can see dressing the cards […]

Pathfinder Domain Map

I’m reviewing my Polyhedral Pantheons material and building a deck of cards to help me actually apply the process a little more easily.  I wanted to automate the card layout and construction as much as possible, so I’ll be creating XSL-FO files (to be converted to PDF) from text data files. I find that testing […]

Rethinking Pathfinder Cleric Subdomains, Part 1

I’ll start by saying that I like Pathfinder’s domains and subdomains. Domains provide a structured means to collect divine spells and granted powers so they can be assigned and associated with gods in a structured way.  Pathfinder expanded on the D&D 3.x model by adding an intermediate power available to eighth-level clerics.  I like this. […]

Building Pantheons

I am considering a series of blog posts building pantheons — or rather, a pantheon identifying the gods for each culture, since by definition the ‘pantheon’ coverseverything. I’m drafting some sets of god-domain assignments using my Polyhedral Pantheons methods, and some of the combinations are telling me very, very interesting things about their associated cultures. […]

Polyhedral Pantheons: Sanity Check

When developing something new, it is often worthwhile to look around and compare to similar things that already exist to make sure you’re not going too far off the rails — or if you are, that it is in a direction you want. In this post I do a rough comparison of my intermediate results with the Greyhawk pantheon to make sure I’m not too far out of line. I’m mildly surprised at what i find.