Idiot’s guide to making a deity.
Posted by Yamane Ishi on February 1, 2009
How many times have you tried to make a God? And by that I mean stat one up in fourth edition Dungeons & Dragons. Way back before I can remember, a couple of years ago, I created a character for a campaign that Doug was going to run. By the nature of the campaign and there only being one player the character was epic 3.5 to begin with and a gestalt rouge-fighter. Well through a series of unfortunate evens, or very fortunate depending how you look at it, he acquired divine ranks and became a god.
Well now it’s my turn to have a go at wreaking mischief upon player characters and I’ve decided to use my character as a major deity within the campaign. It may come to pass that I will need to stat him up as a monster. Now that shouldn’t be too hard right? Except that he had some pretty amazing ability in his 3.5 incarnation. So now I have to create abilities for him that at least resemble to some degree ones that he had without making him massively overwhelming; cause let’s face it, what’s the point to a big baddy if the characters have no hope in hell of wining. So how do you convert a character that could take on a Great Wyrm Prismatic Dragon as is it was a bug bear to something that 5 level 30s 4e characters can face? Where did I put my Idiot’s guide creating Deities?