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Inside Godhood 04: Your Rituals

RickSo

Abbey Games Developer
Developer
Abbey Games Developer

In Inside Godhood, we’ll take a deep dive in our upcoming god game: Godhood.
One of the Abbey Games monks will walk you through some of the great things you’re going to be doing in Godhood.

Before that, we'd like you to know that Godhood is going to Kickstarter January 30th!
You can check out this post to learn all about it.

We've gone over The Sacrament, Your Disciples and Creating Your Religion already.
This time we'll talk more about your Rituals.

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Hi young Gods! It's me, Rick, again!

Last time we mentioned powering up your Disciples for the Sacrament: gaining new Abilities and preparing their Mind.
The primary way your Disciples will gain in power is by performing holy Rituals in your honor.

Godhood plays out over a number of days. Each in-game day your Disciples will decide how to best spend it.
Depending on their traits and faith, they might dilligently perform a Ritual, laze about, socialize with other Disciples, get into fights or some other thing they no doubt expect you to be proud of them for.

Watch over your Disciples day by day

You, as a divine being, have access to a number of divine inspirations each day, which you use to inspire a Disciple to perform a specific activity.
For example, you might inspire a Disciple to perform a ritual of power so they may raise their physical strength, a knowledge ritual to increase their level to gain a new Ability, or a cleansing ritual to lose a bad trait.

However, as your inspirations are only as strong as your Disciples' faith, do not be surprised when a low-faith Disciple chooses to ignore or even go against your divine word! High faith Disciples, on the other hand, have a chance of excelling in the task you inspire them to perform.

UI & Art Work in Progress

Creating a new ritual always starts with the construction of a temple site.
If your religion has acquired enough commodities from converted enemy tribes you may inspire Disciples to start construction.
The type of temple you select will set out in broad lines the sort of ritual performed there, and which abilities & stats Disciples improve by performing it.

Each God Commandment (see Inside Godhood 01) has a number of tenets. For instance, War gets you the Vengeance, Honor & Destruction tenets.
Tenets can be tied to symbolic dedications you gain by levelling up, such as Bat, Ox or Star, to grant it a unique mechanical modifier.
Temples can then be adorned with these dedications to make the ritual there even more powerful!
Your worshippers might revere the Bat of Destruction, the Vengeance Star or the Ox of Honor (and others that sound even more like metal albums).

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Combine your Commandments, Dedications and Temples to develop your Rituals.

Commandments also grant you access to new temple site types: such as Greed's Treasure Hoard or Chastity's Bathhouse.
Make use of these, the tenets provided by your Commandments, and your temple sites to create the perfect rituals to fit your playstyle or train your Disciples to convert those strange druids lurking in the nearby woods.

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And that's it!
What sorts of rituals will your Disciples perform to honor you?
Will they sacrifice to the Sneaky Cat? Dance the seven dances in front of the Vengeance Star, or satiate their lust in your holy brothels?
Let us know in the comments!

Godhood is going to Kickstarter January 30th! See this post to learn all about it.
The latest gameplay trailer can be found over on our Youtube Channel, or up on the Steam page, which also has a bunch more screenshots.
Wishlisting the game would help us a ton. :) And if you'd like to keep up to date on Godhood, consider joining our mailing list.

Got questions?
If you have any questions or insights in Your Rituals or next time's topic, The Mission, let us know in the comments!
We'll do our best to answer them in a reply or the next Inside Godhood.

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Next Inside Godhood, Friday January 18th, we’ll talk about…
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Send your Disciples out to explore the world and convert other tribes!
 

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Noctua

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"The seven dance" Do they dance in the form of a seven?! Is the religion mathematical in combination with the vengeance star :3 ? Will the star lecture you in geometry if you try to oppose it?
 

RickSo

Abbey Games Developer
Developer
Abbey Games Developer
"The seven dance" Do they dance in the form of a seven?! Is the religion mathematical in combination with the vengeance star :3 ? Will the star lecture you in geometry if you try to oppose it?
While we're saving our 'dancing pattern' tech for Bollywood Simulator 2024, I will be looking forward to hearing about your Knowledge God playthrough that's inexplicably all about tribal mathematics. ;)
 
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