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More godly goodness from +Bruce Heard.
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Or "mighty ungoodness" in the case of Arkhâna.  :)
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Krîma Ironblaze is rival to the dwarves' main god, Khrâlia.  Krîma is a goddess of war, while Khrâlia's interests are the earth, mountains, and... fertility.  This puts them naturally at odds, and so far Khrâlia has come out on top, despite the warlike nature of the dwarves.

This second preview tells the story of one of many myths regarding these two goddesses.  These mythology sections will head up each god's description in the upcoming +World of Calidar book, #CC1   Beyond the Skies, which +Bruce Heard is currently working on for release later in the year.

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+Bruce Heard has posted another preview of Beyond the Skies: a timeline for the elven gods.

You can blame me for suggesting timelines as something that would be fun to have in this book.  I was always a huge fan of Mystara's timelines, so I'm majorly excited to see more in +World of Calidar !

Well, all I did was make the suggestion...  Bruce is the one bringing these things to life.  Can't wait to read the rest in the finished book!
Things have been pretty quiet, blogwise.  I've been busy fleshing out the gods of the Great Caldera for the next book, CC1 "Beyond the Skies," which will eventually lead to a Kickstarter to secure decent artwork.  Until this ...
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The official announcement for CC1 Beyond the Skies is here!
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Cheez!  :)
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The Nordheim pantheon is the first opportunity for us to see gods who draw their power from another world soul — in this case, the Fringe, where the Wayfarers are based.  There are a number of other off world pantheons waiting to be detailed, chief among them Draconia's draconic gods, but also the gods of Lao-Kwei and Kumoshima, as well as whatever other Fringe pantheons there are (Felisean, Canisean, Tanethian...).

But those are all for the future.  For now, we can get a peek into how these things may work.
The Gods of Nordheim Aside from their ancient, native cults, Nordheimers honor Calderan Faiths. Dwarves and elves, who aren’t uncommon in these northern climes, may adopt local beliefs or those of Araldûr or Alfdaín. O...
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Calidar's dwarven gods take the stage in the second part of +Bruce Heard's Gods of Calidar article.  I'm really enjoying the demographic faith maps.
Gods of the Dwarves Unlike the elves, dwarven deities do not bear racial distinctions. Nonetheless, preferences exist among the clans. There are two broad camps among the gods, one aligned with Khrâlia, the pantheon's ruler...
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Good thing you're enjoying the maps, since I like drawing them!  :D
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I really like this one...  The dwarven god of healing is a kind soul — who just happens to be the son of Krîma Ironblade, the goddess of war.  That must be tough.  And yet he seems to be doing fine so far.  Definitely one of my favourites in this pantheon.
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It is a tough thing indeed, yet he is a demigod owing loyalty and obedience to the goddess who enabled him to ascend: his mother and divine liege.  Wait until you get a look at his half-sister...  ;)
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More previews from +Bruce Heard's work on the upcoming +World of Calidar book, Beyond the Skies.  This time the focus is on the mythologies Bruce has developed for each god.

CC1 Beyond the Skies is going to be a big book, with around 100 gods, each of which has their own mythology as well as personality, history, and motivations.
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I see your distractions and raise you two small kids.  ;-)

Wait, doesn't that analogy mean that whoever "wins" gets to keep both sets of distractions?
I was getting all cozy this morning, writing about Calidar's Grand Flying Circus.  Here I am thinking about the look and feel of a magical circus populated with freaks and a menagerie of monsters, with weird stuff here and th...
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Something like that!  :D
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Calling all Mystara fans!  Come and vote and let our presence known!

It doesn't matter what you think about 5th Edition, or even of getting new Mystara stuff printed — let's just make our community stand out as a strong and vibrant bastion among D&D's settings.
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Thaleera's goodness!!  Gnomish and fellfolk gods aplenty.
The Gods of Belledor Gods of the gnomes and of the fellfolk are listed together because their primary followers essentially occupy the same land. Though theirs are separate pantheons, gnomes and fellfolk know and occasionally...
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+Bruce Heard  has created a new page on his blog showcasing the reviews that have been posted so far for +World of Calidar.
Here are reviews on other sites that you may find useful in your evaluation of Calidar as a potential campaign setting for your game, or as a source of ideas to boost your current campaign. Tim Brannan wrote this in Oct. 2...
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We're still hanging on to first place on the EnWolrd ranking chart, right ahead of the D&D5th Edition rulebooks.
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Born and raised in the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, UK.  Moved to Akita, Japan in 2000.  Teacher by trade, with cartography and graphic design on the side.  Would love it if that were the other way round.  Happily married to Kika, a dancer and choreographer, with two children, Erik and Isla.

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