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A roleplaying game of gods and heroes, set in a modern world full of ancient myth.
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Fifth Stretch Reward Unlocked: Four Bonus Gods!

Posted by Anne Ruthven (Creator)
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Hello again, everyone!  As we're about to head into our final week, we have just successfully crested the $15,000 mark - that's 300% of our original goal!  We are so grateful, humbled and incredibly excited by the enthusiasm all of you have shown for this project, and we can't wait to bring you the mythic adventures you all so crave.

Because we've just reached our fifth stretch goal, we will be adding four bonus gods to the core rulebook, one from each pantheon; and, coincidentally, the last of the pledges for additional gods was just picked up recently, giving us a whopping total of twelve extra gods in the book.  We couldn't have done it without all of you.

Let's take a look at these awesome new additions!  First, here are the eight that were pledged for by awesome backers, ready and waiting to explode onto the page:

Ares, the Greek god of warfare, bloodlust and battlefield domination joins his fellow deities already on the field!

Durga, invincible Hindu goddess of victory and female power, will now appear in all her glory alongside her fellow deities!

Hephaestus, the smith god of the Greeks who created all their most famous magical weapons and tools, will be available to lend his expertise to your games!

Hod, the blind warrior god of the Norse who is doomed to slay his brother, has been added alongside his fellows!

Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of plague, slaughter and divine retribution, is set to rampage her way into your games!

Skadi, Norse goddess of hunting and skiing, will march into our book as she once marched into the halls of Asgard!

Sobek, Egyptian lord of crocodiles and master of the Nile, now guards the core rulebook zealously from the waters!

Tyr, the Norse god of bravery, charges one-armed but dauntless to stand beside his fellow gods!

And finally, thanks to all of your efforts, we're adding four more ourselves.  These are deities we wanted to put in the book from the beginning, but couldn't spare the extra art budget for - but now that we've reached our goal, we're bringing them back and couldn't be more excited.

Agni, the Hindu god of fire who carries sacrifices to all the gods!

 Heimdall, the guardian of the Norse heavens and watcher of the rainbow bridge Bifrost!

Nephthys, Egyptian goddess of protection, guidance and comfort for the dead!

Pan, rustic Greek god of the woodlands and fields, inventor of panic and mischief!

Now that the final gods are chosen, our artists are hard at work rendering them for the book.  As we head into our final week, we want to again thank everyone who has helped us come this far.  This game is for all of you, and we can't wait to share it with you.  If you haven't yet, please tell your friends about us - the more, the merrier!

Until next time!

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    1. Jordan Springer
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      Thanks for the quick reply and I can't wait to see it all in action once it's ready

    2. Anne Ruthven Creator on

      Hi, Jordan! We actually wrote a blog post on that very subject a few weeks ago: http://herosjourneyrpg.blogspot.com/2014/05/pantheons-in-heros-journey-whos-who-in.html

      The general gist of it is that, knowing we could only handle a few pantheons to begin with in the core rulebook, we did our best to choose those that players were most likely to be familiar with and excited about, that gave us a decently wide range of gods from different parts of the world, and that represented large and story-filled mythologies.

      We are big fans of the Japanese and Maya gods, among others, though. We hope to release supplements with new material, including them, regularly once the core book is out. :)

    3. Jordan Springer
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      Congrats! Sorry if this has been asked before, but what made you decide on these four pantheons for the corebook instead of say the Japanese or Mayan pantheons for example?