SRD Talk:Divine Abilities

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Salient Divine Abilities / Divine Characteristic Abilities[edit]

I have a question, and kind of a discussion topic:

In the OGL/SRD content, Divine Ability is the term used to describe the Salient Characteristics gained for each Divine Rank earned or attained. But this is somewhat of a conflicting term with what I envisioned Divine Abilities to be, which is the extra abilities granted by simply HAVING a Divine Rank at all.

I bring this up because I was considering making a page for "Divine Abilities" (ie, Di for Divine, or De for Deific), and naming all of the abilities granted to deities with Divine Rank of 0 or more (not the Salient ones, but the ones granted to any deity, based on the info utilized in Deities and Demigods). I had planned on creating a new type of Ability that would involve naming each of those traits granted to deities, and perhaps some new spells that would allow Inath Characters the ability to oppress or oppose them (such as an Antimagic Field opposes magical abilities). I wanted to call them Divine Abilities, but perhaps Deific Abilities might be more appropriate...?

Any suggestions or input? I hope I have explained the difference between these two well enough to let you know what I am talking about... Thanks! -- xido 23:23, 14 November 2007 (MST)

Name something in a way that makes the most sense to you. You may wish to add something in the page which says, "This is an alternate implementation of divine abilities. See XXX," or something like that. This lets a reader know that they are looking at a different implementation. --Dmilewski 05:26, 15 November 2007 (MST)
One suggestion is calling them "divine qualities" or "divine traits." —Sledged (talk) 11:28, 15 November 2007 (MST)
Would it be better as 'Divine' or 'Deific' as named? Yes, yes, I know... It's my concept, I should make the decision myself... But I want it to be cool and liked by many, so I want it to be just right. ;)
In this case, D... Traits will be composed on either of those pages, listed above. These traits will be given their own individual pages, so that they can be links on the SRD Divine Abilities page, and then they can have a link posted as to their alternative naming/Inath implementation. All of these traits will be the same as the original descriptions, but because of their alternate usage in Inath (3.5e Variant Rule), I will give them all spiffy new unique names, and they can include what Inath Levels they are earned at (since this differs from the original content).
Thanks, guys. You rock. -- xido 21:24, 15 November 2007 (MST)
These days, divine is associated with feats and character abilities. I think that Deific will better indicate the intention of these abilities. --Dmilewski 05:22, 16 November 2007 (MST)
I agree, and I like the sound of 'Deific' better than 'Divine'. My close friend and partner in crime agrees, so I have made the change on my To-Do List to reflect this idea. I will be implementing it on the named pages for the Divine Characteristics, and provide a synopsis of how Deific Traits work (and how these and Divine Salient Abilities can be utilized in a variant manner utilizing Ego and Spirit, and related abilities.
Thanks, everyone. -- xido 20:31, 21 November 2007 (MST)


I know you have done some scripting to make all links work, Dim, but they are messing this page up, if nothing else. Only some of the links are screwy, but most of them work... :/ -- xido 10:38, 30 December 2007 (MST)

Not Pertinant. Just a dragon saying "Hi."[edit]

Ok so I know that what I am about to say will have nothing to do with any of this but I wanted to start somewhere. K here goes.

Hello, my name is Elderon Analas. I am a 1,600 year old Brass Dragon. (I know that puts me at Great Wyrn or something like that, but on my age scale i use, it only makes me an Adult. anyway...) I am pleased to meet all of you and am hopeing to have a great stay here at this place. As I walk around I find myself interested in what everyone is saying and can't wait to join in, as a Brass I love to talk. I have a little page set up. Hopeing to get some people to talk to me. But, if not, oh well, I still have Dungeon Mastering to fofill my need for conversation. I also have a blog, but I'm not going to get into that now. Anyway, it has been nice meeting you and hope you will talk to me.

Divine Bard[edit]

It says "Divine" instead of "Divine Bard".--Milo High-Hill 00:26, 3 February 2011 (MST)

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