Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Divinities & Cults: Volume III, Preview #1

While I’m finishing up the final writing pieces and the art is about halfway done, I thought I’d provide you with your first preview. Take a look for yourself with this sample page of Enlil, illustrated by Luigi Castellani:

Divinities & Cults: Volume III covers the Mesopotamian and Egyptian pantheons, along with a number of related Demon Lords and the like. As with Volumes I & II, each divinity has his or her own unique tenets, weapons and armor allowed, divine tests, spell lists, other qualities, and related tables. In this volume though, they also have magical side-effects (for all spells, not just healing) and rules for encountering their avatars. I’ve also included a number of new monsters- a preview of them coming next week.

Mesopotamian divinities: Enki, Enlil, Ereshkigal, Ishtar, Marduk, Nanna, and Utu.
Egyptian divinities: Anubis, Bast, Horus, Isis, Osiris, Ra, and Thoth.
And the Demon Lords, etc.: Apep, Dagon, Nergal, Set, and Tiamat.

If you liked the free divinity articles for Ninhursag (here) and Sobek (here), you’ll enjoy the divinities provided in this volume, since they follow similar formats. Nevertheless, each god and goddess is unique and so too are their clerics- each one becoming its own, minor magical tradition as a result, extensively detailed for play.

Like with all my Divinities and Cults volumes, the first version will be for Labyrinth Lord, though if there’s enough interest, I’ll make a DCC RPG version as well. In any case, after I release this version of Volume III in a few weeks, I’ll be getting both versions of Volume I ready for print-on-demand to be ready by April.

Next week: Divinities & Cults: Volume III, Preview #2