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MensajeTema: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Sáb Ene 28, 2017 2:27 pm

Straight from @Scottish Knight, the loremaster off T9A, we have a sneak preview for some off the background lore for the Dark Gods.

Later in the week we will also reveal some of the artwork for the WDG book, including some sketches that show how the artwork grows from idea to finished product.

But since we are really proud of the artwork I want to give you a look at one of the designs for a Warrior of Pride!



Now for the background reveal:


The Dark Gods are entities in the Immortal Realm, feeding on the destructive impulses of mortals, and collecting those who would choose to willingly sell their soul to pursue an existence free of the restrictions of civilisation.


The current Dark Gods will be familiar to players, however what they have lacked is an original identity. In the search to provide this, we explored all manner of ways to divide and identify the Dark Gods, while retaining the strong sense of undermining civilisation and its rules.
As a result of this process, we decided to move forward with the following 7 Dark Gods - Pride, Lust, Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed and Envy.


Hopefully you are still reading at this stage, and I will explain some reasons why this basis was chosen:

  • Existing concepts, so no IP risk to adapt these concepts
  • They represent a strong summary of destructive impulses, and have been used for centuries
  • They have existing links to demonology, which can provide a wealth of material
  • There are many parallels to community expectations and existing model collections, while also opening up possibilities for new models and new concepts

The CDS and ADT will be able to provide more detail on how these concepts will inform the design of the Warriors in the upcoming Army Book. In the meantime, I have set out below an excerpt from the draft background on each of the Dark Gods and their worshippers, along with some concept art for Warriors sworn to these Gods.


Many of you will have recognised that the basis for the Dark Gods comes from the 7 Deadly Sins. However, I would like to reassure players that while that gives us a helpful inspiration, it does not mean Christianity will be incorporated wholesale or that the game will become heaven vs hell. Rather each of these vices represents a positive quality which can be subverted by the Dark Gods: confidence becomes pride, industry turns to greed, patience to sloth, conviction to wrath, ambition becomes envy, passion turns into lust and self-care becomes gluttony.


Below are the Dark Gods, with the names given to them by their worshippers, which have spread out among the people of the world. Many cultures have their own terms, and each civilisation will fear the influences of some Dark Gods more than others, but the names have been spread for many centuries to draw in those who would live free of constraint.


The Dark Gods


Savar, the Fallen Star, God of Pride
Those who fall from exalted station, whose pre-eminence is never recognised among their own people, or are passed over for promotion find a natural home with the Fallen Star. He gifts them with the strength to realise their ambitions, displaying their achievements proudly and shunning lesser enemies.


Kuulima, Lady of Flies, Goddess of Envy
Some followers of the Lady of Flies see her as the great leveller, to bring all to level footing and be judged. Others have more base motivations, and simply grasp for what others possess. Those in poverty, the dispossessed and unrequited lovers turn to the Lady for the means to extend their reach.


Vanadra, the Adversary, Goddess of Wrath
At the vanguard of the Dark Gods’ forces, the followers of Wrath have a well-earned reputation as deadly enemies. The oppressed and falsely accused have always numbered among Vanadra’s servants, empowered to hunt betrayers and oath-breakers, until they are consumed by a thirst for vengeance.


Sugulag, the Collector, God of Greed
To the servants of the Collector, all things are their possessions to be claimed. By conquest or cunning, the hoards of their greatest members rival any monarch. Misers and smugglers have often found a place with Sugulag, as they seek to retain their rightful rewards.


Nukuja, the Sleeper, Goddess of Sloth
In the black eyes of the Sleeper’s followers, it is said you can see your death approach. Prophets of doom have long sworn to Nukuja, and been granted visions of death and destruction in return. The Slothful endure though, determined that their inscrutable gaze will witness the end of all.


Akaan, the Devourer, God of Gluttony
The great maw of the Titan is never sated, and his followers devour all before them in a horrific parody of natural hunger. Gourmands, drunks and those with darker appetites may turn to the Devourer to meet their twisted needs, yet they soon find their outward appearance just as disgusting, all thoughts of aesthetics long since fled.


Cibaresh, the Tempter, God of Lust


Though sadists, masochists and lechers are drawn to Cibaresh’ promises of indulgence, the true delight of the Tempter is to seduce the righteous, placing snares in their path to entice them towards ruin. In battle his followers have a similar allure, threatening to overpower the senses of even seasoned soldiers.

Come back later in the week for more background material!
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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Dom Ene 29, 2017 1:53 pm

Interesante... será que luego tendrán al menos una regla para cada uno de ellos así como las marcas?
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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Dom Ene 29, 2017 2:10 pm

Es dificil despegarse de los dioses del caos de warhammer, en comparacion los pecados capitales me parecen un poco mas sosos, tal ves es por que siempre tuve la esperanza de ver derrotado a uno de los dioses del caos con un monton de flechas negras clavadas en el cuello (nurgle no, el no tiene cuello... ¿o es solo cuello?), aunque solo fuera una victoria temporal.

Estos nuevos dioses oscuros, affectaran solo al caos o se exteneran por mas ejercitos, por que ogros pide gula naturalmente.

Debo acetar que el concepto de peresa me sorprendio.
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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Dom Ene 29, 2017 10:12 pm

no me queda claro la relación de pereza y las visiones, pero si, pereza es un dios poco marcial tocaba hacer algo
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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Lun Ene 30, 2017 11:29 am

Ahi estan los 4 originales, dando licencia artística a que Tzeench es un poco de Orgullo y Envidia.
No me disgusta para nada si esto da para múltiples posibilidades de personalización de listas y se evitan demandas de los creadores de los 4 dioses originales. 
Agradezcamos que usaron conceptos judeo-cristiano-islamistas en vez de hinduistas, porque sino hubieran salido unos 540 dioses del caos y ahi si hubieramos visto al indio llorar. Razz
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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Lun Ene 30, 2017 5:07 pm

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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Mar Ene 31, 2017 12:55 am

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MensajeTema: Re: los dioses oscuros en novena.   Mar Feb 07, 2017 2:14 pm

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