Several years ago I wrote an article on Polyhedral Pantheon Design. This article predates this blog, so when I imported it from the original site to this one it has basically languished, unread, back in the depths of history. This weekend I updated it and expanded on it. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
- Polyhedral Pantheons Revisited (includes PDF worksheet)
- Polyhedral Pantheon Design (the original post, included for completeness)
- Polyhedral Pantheon Clerics
- Polyhedral Pantheons: Pathfinder Edition
- Polyhedral Pantheons: Applied
- Polyhedral Pantheons: Sanity Check (just making sure the pantheon sizes aren’t crazy)
- Polyhedral Pantheons: Alternate Polyhedrons
- I Want Some New Gods
- I Want Some New Gods, Part 2: Divisions
- I Want Some New Gods: GreyKnight Thoughts
All in all I’m pleased with this series so far. There are still a few posts to come.
In fact, I’m working on Echelon Explorations: Polyhedral Pantheons, collecting material from the above posts.
I’m also adding some more articles here as I round out the content of the book.
- Polyhedral Pantheons Book Outline is a draft outline and I’ve already diverged from it… for the better.
- Goblin Pantheon, The Crunchy Bits has the start of a mob of deities with nothing good about them. There are three groups of goblins that follow these deities, each following a different set of the mob.
- Jhesiri God: Ramdzasha, The Five Headed, Feeds on Devastation is the goddess of destruction, and the other deities of the jhesiri are her aspects… physically torn from her body and sent to do her bidding as needed.
- Jhesiri God: Hadang Samptar, Razing Hunter, Wandering Ravager is the aspect of Ramdzasha that most epitomizes the jhesiri attitude of “kill and destroy and move on to find more to kill and destroy”.
- Jhesiri God: Natlot, Battlesinger, Lethal Dancer is a surprising ally of Hadang Samptar. Where Hadang Samptar tries to destroy everything, Natlot is more precise in his destruction, being very selective in targets and efficient in approach. Even non-jhesiri assassins and duelists sometimes follow Natlot.
- Elemental Tetratheon, The Crunchy Bits has the start of a element-oriented pantheon for a much larger, more sophisticated, and nuanced culture than the jhesiri.
- Elemental Tetratheon, First Analysis looks into the interactions present in the Elemental Tetratheon. The structure of the domain assignments caused some interesting connections.
There are even a couple of posts at Sycarion Diversions, where John Payne has developed a small pantheon using the Polyhedral Pantheons methods.
- A Tight-Knit Pantheon outlines the domain assignment.
- Tight-Knit Worldbuilding or How I Let Go and Learned to Enjoy the Hexcrawl interprets the results and does some world building around the results of the domain assignments.
I’ve been getting a lot of favorable feedback from people in conversation. I aim to have the book out within a couple of weeks, but I think I’ll put up a package with the worksheets sometime this weekend.