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Divine Appearances

The following can be used to create randomized templates for demi-gods, extraplanar creatures, diety’s mortal avatars, godly minions, and the like. Using the general terms can provide some direction or inspiration where choice paralysis might make it hard to invent one out of nothing. Alternatively, the random results can modify an existing idea to invigorate ones creativity to deepen the features of an otherwise bland cult or demi-god.


Some examples:

Laborer form imbued with Raw Material: A demigod of strength takes the form of a burly humanoid with a skin of raw lumber.


Pack Animal with Simple parts of Machinery: The avatar of a godling of balanced progress is a tan donkey carrying two large gears on its back.

Ancient Parental Shaman: Demi-god of dreams, this divine being looks like a wrinkled, elderly magician clothed in hides, pelts, gilded animal skulls, and trinkets. He is always surrounded by ghostly children that are unfinished dreams given form.

2d6 Formulations

  1. [Descriptor] Swarm of [Object], [Object], and [Animal]
  2. [Object](s) taking the shape of a [Humanoid]
  3. [Animal] with [Descriptor] parts of [Object]
  4. [Humanoid] [Animal] with parts of [Animal]
  5. [Descriptor] [Animal] with [Humanoid] features.
  6. [Humanoid] with [Descriptor] [Animal] feature.
  7. [Humanoid] form imbued with [Object]
  8. [Descriptor] [Humanoid] crossed with [Animal] and [Object]
  9. [Descriptor] [Humanoid] [Humanoid]
  10. [Humanoid] bearing signs or markings of [Animal]
  11. [Humanoid] with accessories or symbols of [Object]


1d20 Humanoid

  1. Parent(al)
  2. Artisan(al)
  3. Soldier(ly)
  4. Priest(ly)
  5. Scholar(ly)
  6. Traveler(‘s)
  7. Adolescent
  8. Criminal
  9. Laborer(‘s)
  10. Hero(ic)
  11. Villain(ous)
  12. Noble
  13. Entertainer(‘s)
  14. Trader(‘s)
  15. Hedonist(ic)
  16. Stoic
  17. Steward(‘s)
  18. Shaman(ic)
  19. Politician(‘s)
  20. Teacher(‘s)

1d20 Animal

  1. Predator
  2. Scavenger
  3. Herbivore
  4. Insect
  5. Fish
  6. Parasite
  7. Bird
  8. Burrower
  9. Reptile
  10. Mammal
  11. Nocturnal Animal
  12. Social Animal
  13. Poisonous Animal
  14. Monstrosity
  15. Aberration
  16. Outsider
  17. Omnivore
  18. Ambush Hunter
  19. Symbiotic Pair
  20. Pack Animal

1d20 Object

  1. Weather
  2. Furniture
  3. Weapon
  4. Armor
  5. Crafting Tool
  6. Plant
  7. Structure
  8. Machinery
  9. Terrain
  10. Fungus
  11. Foodstuff
  12. Artwork
  13. Raw Material
  14. Detritus
  15. Spell
  16. Anatomy
  17. Clothing
  18. Element
  19. Vehicle
  20. Biome

1d10 Descriptors

  1. Exotic
  2. Mundane
  3. Ancient
  4. Modern
  5. Complex
  6. Simple
  7. Dangerous
  8. Magical
  9. Chaotic
  10. Orderly

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