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He killed the God of War. He ascended into his divinity. No one told him that was the easy part. Look into the inner workings of gods and how they build worlds. From a divine perch, map your world and experience tectonics, magical geography, predation, ecological conflict, and cultural development. Following in the footsteps of A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe (Gen Con ENnies 2003 Best Setting Supplement), A Magical Society: Ecology and Culture provides real-world phenomena for a fantasy game.

Build Your World. Better.

"Wow! It's been a while since I was wowed by a book"~Crothian: EN World Staff Reviewer

"A book like this comes along once in a blue moon..."~Duane Nutley: d20 Magazine Rack Staff Reviewer

"A magnificent resource for the world-building Game Master"~Bradford Ferguson: Head of the d20 Section at Silven Crossroads

"Thoroughly researched and logically outlined, the information it contains is of immense value to a world building GM."~Morgan Davey: RPGnet

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Kolja G March 07, 2024 9:58 pm UTC
Higher resolution PDF:
The free sample of this work comes in two versions (fancy layout and printer friendly) and the images have a higher resolution (look better on screen). Would it be possible to add a high resolution version for the full PDF as well?
Kolja Gross
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Joseph B March 08, 2024 3:52 pm UTC
Thanks for letting us know about this. An updated file has been uploaded.
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Kolja G March 08, 2024 8:43 pm UTC
Thanks for the fast reply and the new PDF version!
Great support!
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Brent X October 05, 2023 6:08 pm UTC

I haven't read the entirety yet, but how does godhood work here? I know that when a god falls, one shall take its place, and that seems logical and sound. But I'm curious about the number of gods and worlds in existence. It appears that there are more worlds than gods since every god must have created at least one world. Are there numerous worlds without gods? Are the newly created worlds less significant than the ones where the evil god was defeated? Or is it more like this: a new world will spawn a new god, but then godhood becomes almost meaningless?

In short, my questions are:

Why do gods create worlds?

How many gods are there?

Can the number of gods increase?

Can gods visit their creations?

Why was the evil god able to be slain? Wouldn't he be outside the world?

How many worlds are there?

Do most worlds lack a god?

I apologize if this is totally incomprehensible.
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Abdullah A August 23, 2023 8:38 am UTC
I am having a bit of an issue with the PDF version of the book. For some reason, aside from the cover, the file has no graphics. The mapping guide, which includes pages from the original book, includes these graphics. Can I get help in that regard? Thanks.
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Joseph B August 23, 2023 3:18 pm UTC
Maybe delete the file and try downloading it again? If that doesn't work, contact DTRPG customer service (using the button on the bottom left of this page)
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Malin F February 14, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Any chance of collecting the world-building guides into a single printable work?
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Joseph B April 21, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Right now we have no intentions of doing such, sorry.
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June 01, 2018 1:42 am UTC
These could use a bundle.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 02, 2004.