SRD Talk:Divine Ranks
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Salient Divine Abilities
Under the SDA section, (see Salient Divine Abilities) could be turned into a link to SRD:Divine Abilities.
There are a few other words and phrases on this page that could be turned into useful links to the segments of the character sheet that they relate to, such as 'Hit Points', 'Speed', and the others that have or could have info pages in the future. -- xido 21:32, 15 November 2007 (MST)
- That's a whole project for me. I'll be scripting some linking after I'm done renaming pages and my current huge slate of chores.--Dmilewski 05:24, 16 November 2007 (MST)
- I see that you actually just got to do that. I can also see that 'Powers' is continuously linked to the psionic page, which is a tad off. Looking good. -- xido 10:33, 30 December 2007 (MST)
- This area just needs an admin to go over it by hand. I'm still auto-linking common terms. I keep hitting places where terms are not unique. For example, "power" refers to more than psionics. My current focus is on universal terms and high-traffic areas. Divine stuff is fairly far down on the list. --Dmilewski 07:11, 14 January 2008 (MST)
Can we make a template for divine rank? Using the general outline here but making it so that you can be granted god-like powers by your DM? Also this allows for an easier making of extra deities for quick use in a campaign. --Sabre070 01:10, 8 October 2008 (MDT)
- Yes, but not on this page. Have at it!--Dmilewski 07:12, 8 October 2008 (MDT)
- Very interesting, Sledged. Great link. -- xido 22:15, 23 August 2009 (MDT)
Does anyone know anything about what Wizards plans to do with deities in 4e D&D? I am wondering what changes will have been made to the 3.5 system and how it will be balanced. As it is, I am still having some troubles finding time to work on my variant deities concept (Inath), but I am also wondering if and when I will be able to convert it over to 4e in order to keep it marketable to new players and DMs. THANKS! -- xido 22:15, 23 August 2009 (MDT)
- Deities in 4e are all FLAVOR and no crunch. Divine Power introduced some domain powers. For the most part, WotC leave it up to the player to flesh out his own conception of the deity and what power the deity would grant. I've been rewriting some of my deities lately (but nowhere near done), and generally find that 4e deities are far easier to write. --Dmilewski 20:50, 27 August 2009 (MDT)
- So, in that sense, a deity no longer has character write-up statistics? They would be more like impersonal beings off somewhere in the cosmos? The reason I ask is because of my Variant Rule System for deification of characters through Inath Progression, that leads the character/NPC through an incremental process of taking on Divine Rank... I was considering making this system 4e-friendly after its conversion, but if they are doing away with deities as personal beings, than I guess that point becomes moot. I will look into Divine Power to see what is suggested there as well, when I get a chance. -- xido 13:19, 28 August 2009 (MDT)
Portfolio Every deity of rank 1 or higher has at least limited knowledge and control over some aspect of mortal existence. A deity’s connection to its portfolio gives it a number of powers.
- in this section the link "powers" reffers to psionic powers. not deific powers. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jokeboy (talk • contribs) . Please sign your posts!
Ability bonus points
I have a rather puzzling question!
In the section about levels it says that "The deity gains an ability bonus every four levels". I can see the "an" part making it single point bonus, but it is still strange, why is there the need to mention that they have the bonus if it doesn't implement any changes? Thus, my questions are: "Do deities receive +1 to all abilities on every 4 levels when they would normally gain just 1 point? Do they receive 1 point every 4 levels after achieving Divine status in addition to the 1 point the character normally receives? Do they gain +1 to all scores every 4 levels after DR 0, in addition to the 1 point normal gain. If there isn't any change to the game rule for acquiring ability points, why is it copied in these texts? And how come most deities have an admirable amount of ability scores? Most deities have scores of +29.
I realize that the deities are immortal and can just craft items as they wish. If I had all eternity and a realm I where I command time I would probably create myself a ring +50 to all scores but that is a different matter :D --Jokeboy (talk) 05:16, 7 January 2014 (MST)
- I know this is Necro(!), but I'd have to assume you're right with the "1 point to all stats every 4 levels" except in the case of Wis and Int, for obvious reasons. Else it'd have to be 2 points to allocate every four, probably retroactively, to get those "God Stats". Hope that makes sense. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) . Please sign your posts!
- Though not totally explicit, it looks like it is simply referring to the standard +1 to a chosen ability score that all characters get. It's simply relisting important developments to ensure players realise they get these, there's no reason to believe it's suddenly a +1 to all ability scores. I'd homerule it differently, though. I'd imagine most deities are probably assumed to get large stats by levelling enormously, racial bonuses, multiple equipment/permanent bonuses. --SgtLion (talk) 13:24, 12 May 2015 (MDT)
- There has only been one edit in the last two or so years, according to the History page. According to the editor, it was removing misleading wikilinks. Jwguy (talk) 06:02, 13 May 2014 (MDT)
- Haven't seen the "history" above. If I knew about it I would checked it. Thanks for the tip! -- Jokeboy (talk) 07:16, 3 July 2014 (MDT)