“There are forces much more abominable than the deities we worship, standing behind the starlight and the endless cosmic pits beyond.”
Since I wanted to do something a little lighter this week, and to appease our Reddit-based readership where this was requested: here’s a sheet for building out your own deities.
The basic PDF below should essentially work as a character sheet for new gods, but I also played around with making a form-fillable version so that handwriting wouldn’t hamper pantheon building. It was my first attempt at using such tools, so try it out and tell me what you think.
DCC Deity Sheet
Fillable Deity Form
…as one of the Many
my Death means nothing
my life is given
to the Eye from the Void…”
Here are the deity details for Hidden Lord, God of Secrets, as requested by an avid reader of ours on Reddit. I actually like taking requests, and I’m pretty active on (too many) social media platforms, so drop me a line if you’d like to see something specific on the site. Also, you can now be among the first to follow us on Facebook and Instagram – we’ll have more to say about those platforms later, but they’re already up and running.
I heavily recommend reading the patron article for Hidden Lord (here’s a link) and the description of the eldritch Things from the Between-Spaces (over here) as well, seeing as this deity writeup references them somewhat heavily.
DCC Deity – Hidden Lord
Illustration by the ever inconspicuous Joni Kesti.
“WAR IS NECESSARY
CREATION IS CONFLICT
BATTLE IS ETERNAL”
This time in our series of deity writeups for DCC we have Klazath, God of War.
Man, I had trouble with this one.
First of all, a lawful war deity seems reaaally contradictory to me to begin with. Secondly, what’s more boring than “a god of war”? If it’s been made into a mainstream video game it’s really hard to pull yourself away from the usual tropes of Mars, Ares, Thor and what have you… And third, I’d sort of written myself into a knot with my pantheon: my version of Ulesh, the God of Peace (available here) is a former war god, and quite formidable on his own. I didn’t want to revisit the same themes, but still had to take into account the relationship between the deities while generating this one.
So, here is Klazath: all of the war-god tropes pushed into a single piece of bulky, animated armor. Should be weird enough for DCC, right?
DCC Deity – Klazath
Illustrations by the martially talented Joni Kesti.
“The winds and dust are all
Only the storm holds sway
Repent and grovel before you’re swept away”
Last weeks entry for our pantheon: Azi Dahaka, Demon Prince of Storms and Waste!
To be quite frank, I didn’t plan on writing up Azi Dahaka for cleric purposes at all. I was planning on handling small cults like his with a stack of generic disapproval tables (one for each alignment), and some small guidelines for running them. But I mostly do this based on demands from our home table, and one of the guys picked the Prince of Storms and Waste as his god, so who am I to argue?
I’m still catching up on my writing here, but should be up to date this week, barring a force majeure interjection. So watch this space!
DCC deity – Azi Dahaka
“That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And in strange aeons
may die.” Continue reading “Cthulhu, Priest of the Old Ones”
“The moon is barren, the moon is old
The moon is knowing, the moon is cold
Its light’s a mirror
And moves our souls” Continue reading “Shul, God of the Moon”
“The life of the common folk of the north is everywhere similar due to the simple imperative of survival through the bitter winter. Loptir offers succor to his followers, warmth and comfort to all who are in need.” Continue reading “Loptir, Lord of Flame”