GTM #213 - Lore of the Gods: PFRPG Edition
by Steve Creech

Lore of the Gods: PFRPG Edition is a book that harkens back to the earlier days of roleplaying when Deities & Demigods was first published. Instead of only having a single pantheon to work with, players and GMs now had many options from real world mythologies. Now, over 30 years later, real world mythologies are again presented as a tool for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. With Lore of the Gods, DragonWing Games has taken Egyptian, Greek, Mesopotamian, and Norse pantheons and given them a proper treatment so that players and GMs alike will find something useful for their campaigns. Lore of the Gods: PFRPG Edition is similar to the original Deities & Demigods with one huge exception. You won’t find any stats for the deities. DragonWing Games has taken the stance that deities cannot be killed by characters, so no stats are necessary. Instead, these deities give a minute amount of their power to Avatars (who do have stats) so they may interact with the player characters on rare occasions.

Lore of the Gods is a tool designed to be inserted into any sandbox campaign that utilizes the Pathfinder rules. The information will even work seamlessly in Golarion (the default Pathfinder setting). Anyone who has an even casual interest in mythology will appreciate the information contained in these pages. Lore of the Gods focuses on the four main pantheons, each broken down individually by chapters with prominent deities (as well as some lesser known) outlined.

In addition to profiling a deity and giving it life (so to speak), Lore of the Gods examines the known artifacts and magic items associated with specific deities (yes, Mjoinir is included), base and prestige classes that have their foundations based in mythologies, clerical domains and spells that are relevant to specific deities, and monsters and creatures pulled straight from the tales and odysseys rooted in mythology.

This sourcebook is, literally, a product over 15 years in the making! In its infancy, it began as individualized pantheon electronic releases, then combined and expanded upon for the revised 3.5 Edition of Dungeons & Dragons and released during Gen Con at the precise time that Wizards of the Coast announced 4th Edition (talk about bad timing). Now, we’ve revised and expanded it even more for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. It’s truly been a labor of love, blood, sweat, and tears. Early feedback and preorders already confirm what we’ve suspected all along — Lore of the Gods is epic! Because of that, we’ve commissioned Lore of the Gods, Volume 2: Eastern Mythologies, which will cover mythologies from the Orient and India. Tentative release will be Q2, 2018.

Click Here to download excerpts from Lore of the Gods: PFRPG Edition.