D&D 5E 5E Survivor - Deities (Part 2: Greyhawk) Boccob Advances!

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Hero
Beory 24
Boccob 26
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 22
Istus 11
Nerull 11
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 23
St. Cuthbert 26
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 16
 

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Yardiff

Adventurer
Beory 24
Boccob 26
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 22
Istus 11
Nerull 11-2=9
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 23
St. Cuthbert 26
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 16+1=17
 

AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
Beory 24
Boccob 26
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 22
Istus 11
Nerull 7
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 24
St. Cuthbert 26
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 17
 

Omand

Hero
Beory 24
Boccob 26
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 22
Istus 11
Nerull 7 + 1 = 8
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 24
St. Cuthbert 26 - 2 = 24 All he has is a cudgel, and his shtick is hitting people over the head. Gary Gygax created him as a joke.
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 17
 


Omand

Hero
That feeling when you realize a joke is the most popular part of your pantheon.
You know it. :)

But yeah, a joke deity in the vein of the Three Stooges for players demanding a deity to worship. Or at least that is the version of the tale I saw on one of Gary's threads here on ENWorld.

Cheers :)
 

Omand

Hero
Actually, I should slightly amend my statement about St. Cuthbert:

"All he has is a cudgel, and his shtick is hitting people over the head until they repent and convert."

Cheers :)
 


Omand

Hero
I don't know how to break it to you, but everything in Greyhawk was Gygax creating stuff as a joke.
Well yes, I know that in general.

But some of the deities are a bit more serious in conception, even if they focus on archetypes and stereotypes of other deities/pantheons.

Cheers :)
 

AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
I don't know how to break it to you, but everything in Greyhawk was Gygax creating stuff as a joke.
Well yes, I know that in general.

But some of the deities are a bit more serious in conception, even if they focus on archetypes and stereotypes of other deities/pantheons.

Cheers :)
Side note: This is why I generally don't get the complaints about certain D&D settings or playstyles being "too silly". The setting that Gygax, the creator of D&D, made was about 90% jokes and 10% stealing from other IPs (Tolkien, Lovecraft, Moorcock, etc). He created iconic monsters such as the Displacer Beast (a black panther with tentacles sprouting from its shoulders), the Owlbear, the Rust Monster, the Gelatinous Cube, and the Beholder (a giant floating head that shoots laser beams out of its 11 eyeballs, 10 of which are mounted on eye-stalks).

"Silliness" is part of D&D's core identity. It's a silly fantasy game. Even the "serious settings" like Dark Sun and Ravenloft have super silly stuff in them (cannibal halflings, 6-limbed psionic ant-people, vampiric mind flayers, an ooze made up of the blood of a dead god that acts as a puppeteer-parasite for other creatures, floating undead heads that want to eat you, etc). D&D is silly. It's supposed to be. There is not a single setting in all of D&D (including homebrew and Magic: the Gathering settings) that isn't silly.

Most of the most iconic NPCs are extremely silly, too. Volothamp Geddarm (incompetent traveler-author of the Forgotten Realms that is perpetually super resourceful, but also super broke), Xanathar (aforementioned floating-alien-laser-head, but this one runs a crime syndicate and has a pet goldfish that he believes is immortal), Fizban (elderly, senile archmage avatar the Top God of Dragonlance), Iggwilv/Tasha (a witch raised by Baba Yaga that had an affair with the Demon Lord of hedonism and gave birth to a demigod, and rules over a demiplane in D&D's Fairyland), Minsc and Boo (One of them is a Miniature Giant Space Hamster. Need I say more?), Jarlaxle Baenre and Drizzt Do'Urden, and so on.

/rant
 

Beory 24
Boccob 26-2=24
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 22
Istus 11
Nerull 8
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 24
St. Cuthbert 24+1=25 Yesterday I gave him -2, today +1. It's all a joke.
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 17
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Beory 24+1=25
Boccob 24
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 22-2=20 Like I would upvote an evil god of plague in the year 2022.
Istus 11
Nerull 8
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 24
St. Cuthbert 25
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 17
 

Yardiff

Adventurer
Beory 25
Boccob 24
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 8-2=6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 24
St. Cuthbert 25
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 17+1=18
 

Beory 25
Boccob 25
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 22
St. Cuthbert 25
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 18
 

Plaguescarred

D&D Playtester for WoTC since 2012
Beory 25
Boccob 25
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 3 - 2 = 1
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 22
St. Cuthbert 25 + 1 = 26
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 18
 

OB1

Jedi Master
Beory 25
Boccob 25
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 1
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 22+1=23
St. Cuthbert 26
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 18-2=16
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Beory 25
Boccob 25
Celestian 22
Ehlonna 1 - 2 = dead
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 23
St. Cuthbert 26 + 1 = 27
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 16
 

RoughCoronet0

Dragon Lover
Beory 25
Boccob 25+1=26
Celestian 22
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 5-2=3
Heironeous 24
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 23
St. Cuthbert 27
Trithereon 15
Ulaa 16
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
I generally don't get the complaints about certain D&D settings or playstyles being "too silly".

Because we all have our own line of what is "too silly" beyond which we don't want to pass?
Because just because Gygax (or someone else) added his silly shiz to their setting doesn't mean we have to like the same silly shiz?
Because some of us prefer the silliness that emerges from play than silliness being baked in?

Personally, I prefer the word "goofy" to silly - but I am totally not a fan of explicitly jokey shiz in my games, though do appreciate the goofy stuff that comes up.
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
Beory 25
Boccob 26
Celestian 22
Erythnul 12
Fharlanghn 3
Heironeous 24 + 1 = 25
Kord 17
Incabulos 20
Istus 11
Nerull 6
Obad-Hai 21
Olidammara 23
Pelor 23
St. Cuthbert 27
Trithereon 15 - 2 = 13
Ulaa 16
 

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