Talk:Gods of Dungeons and Dragons
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If you are going to throw in Deities from other campaign settings, make sure to divide it up as such. Ragnasal 16:08, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
I think that this page seems at least mildly provokative towards an edition war. And of course there are other editions besides 3.X and 4e. Is there a way to change the name to something like Gods of 3.X Dungeons and dragons. I think the other editions might deserve a page to, except for 4e, because it has that template. Although because 4e has the template, maybe we should just do that for every edition. Or at least just the editions with a small pantheon.
D&D's Historical Fantasy Gods?
So, it's not exactly hard to miss that Dungeons & Dragons has a long tradition of invoking Historical Fantasy by presenting various real-world pantheons as objectively real members of the multiverse - the Norse, Egyptian and Olympian pantheons in particular have shown up in multiple editions. Should we create some kind of template and/or category for these historical fantasy gods?--QuietBrowser (talk) 03:50, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
On a related topic, Dragon Magazine #263 has an article called "Hearth & Sword", which provides a complete Deities & Demigods style writeup for the Anglo-Saxon historical pantheon. This includes a complete godly writeup, an avatar statblock, a church overview, a specialty priest detail, and at least one unique spell for each of the following deities: Nerthus, Eostre, Hred, Mannus, Woden, Tir, Thunor, and Ing. Are pages on these deities worth adding to this wiki?--QuietBrowser (talk) 03:50, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
- Making a template shouldn't be hard, just take the nonhuman deities template and replace the gods there with historical ones. Also I don't see any particular reason the anglo-saxon gods couldn't be included here, although Woden, Tir, and Thunor should be rolled into Odin, Tyr, and Thor respectively, as they're just alternate names for the latter. --The Hat That Was (talk) 05:39, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
- Mythologically, maybe, but they're treated very much as separately in Hearth & Sword - Woden is a Lesser Deity, for example. Still, thanks for the go-ahead. We should probably leave out the "Christianity" faith from that article, though; that's just asking for power.--QuietBrowser (talk) 06:27, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Location of the Anglo-Saxon Pantheon
So, the article Hearth & Sword doesn't mention where the Anglo-Saxon pantheon actually hangs out on the Outer Planes, so I just spitballed it as "Prime Material". Any suggestions for a better place to put them, though? Given their status as a kind of precursor model to the Norse pantheon, maybe say they can also be found on Ysgard?--QuietBrowser (talk) 10:14, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
- Well the article says they hang in the Prime Material and I don't see a point in giving them another place to hang around in. --The Hat That Was (talk) 16:22, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Explanation of Divine Rank?
I have to be honest, I've never really understood the Divine Rank system, other than knowing it's an old bit of D&D lore. Maybe we should add a segment to this page explaining the hierarchy, so readers know what terms like "Dead God" or "Intermediate God" or "Exarch" mean?--QuietBrowser (talk) 00:36, 17 July 2019 (UTC)