Faiths and Pantheons, Part 1
Deity Do's and Don'ts
By Sean K Reynolds

Faiths and Pantheons by Eric L. Boyd and Erik Mona offers an incredible amount of information on the primary deities of the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, including hit points, attacks, saving throws, and other abilities in a format similar to the Monster Manual's. At first glance, one might expect to treat deities in a Forgotten Realms campaign like any other monster -- brought in to harass and fight the heroes. Otherwise, why include that combat information?

In truth, the deities of Faerūn are much more than very powerful monsters and should be treated as such. Epic-level characters who have an easy time slaying dragons and the tarrasque should not look to the deities as their next conquests, to be pushed off the tops of walls, looted of their items, and locked in dungeons to make artifacts. These beings are deities for a reason, so introduce them into your campaign after careful consideration and in particular circumstances.

This free supplement to Faiths and Pantheons helps guide you through this process. It also provides extensive lists of each deity's associated manifestations: animals, plants, colors, minerals and gems, and other phenomena, so you can make your divine encounters as detailed as possible. Plus, this web exclusive offers expanded descriptions of the Realms' orders of monks and paladins.

What are you waiting for? Get the low-down on Faerūn's high-ups!
Download the free Faiths and Pantheons web enhancement now. (834k ZIP/PDF)

The Leaves of Learning
Bonus Web Enhancement for Faiths and Pantheons

This bonus supplement -- a full description of a temple to Oghma, god of knowledge -- was cut from the Faiths and Pantheons sourcebook for space reasons. We offer it here as free source material for the product or to use in your Forgotten Realms campaign. In this 12-page supplement you'll find a description of the temple and its function, a color map with keyed location descriptions, NPC statistics, new equipment, adventure hooks, and more! Unfold the Leaves of Learning for yourself?

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