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Tue 5 Dec 2017
at 01:38
Godless Cleric Domains? D&D 3.5

So I'm trying to build a godless cleric for a D&D 3.5 game. My concept was that the character worships the multi-verse/cosmos.

"Seeing harmony and truth in the cosmos, in all the positive and negative energies, he began to see the truth of harmony in his own soul, in all its positive and negative aspects, and it mirrored with that of the cosmos; To be one with the cosmos is to be one with oneself" or "Be true to yourself"

...almost like a druid, but cosmos>nature. In choosing thematically linked domains, I first went with Knowledge-Trickery (as I was thinking of the distinction between truth and lies). I would like to incorporate maybe Animal, Chaos, Luck as related domains, but I'm struggling to develop philosophy/beliefs/religion for the character based on original concept.

If anyone has any ideas or thoughts I'd love to hear them, thanks

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Tue 5 Dec 2017
at 01:50
Godless Cleric Domains?
Look to Buddhism.  That should give some idea.  I would add Life and Death domains. I think it was Bill Nye who said, We are how the universe sees itself."  There is a belief that when we die, our souls once again become a part of the universal consciousness.
Mad Mick
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Tue 5 Dec 2017
at 02:13
Godless Cleric Domains?
So basically a pantheist, then?  You could take a look at Spinoza, too.  This belief that all is divine is pretty well established.  Even people like Carl Sagan and perhaps even Einstein embraced it.