Watching this ep of CC-Mythology got me wondering: What RPGs are out there for playing a god? Where you don’t just generate fiction, you generate a mythology?

Mythender was the first thing that leaped​ to mind. I know that Scion is kinda-sorta in this space (but not, afaik). And Heroquest seems like it’d be usable for such an endeavor.

Anything else?

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  1. Definitely! Either one of those, I think.

    Godbound has a list of triggers/keywords/concepts you use to build any particular god. Nobilis I think is super open-ended.

    Nobilis is IIRC more abstract-events-in-heaven type play than Godbound is supposed to be.

    I can’t think of any RPG where you literally play out a creation myth. That’s interesting!

  2. < ![CDATA[Definitely! Either one of those, I think. Godbound has a list of triggers/keywords/concepts you use to build any particular god. Nobilis I think is super open-ended. Nobilis is IIRC more abstract-events-in-heaven type play than Godbound is supposed to be. I can't think of any RPG where you literally play out a creation myth. That's interesting!]]>

  3. < ![CDATA[I mean, maybe a bit loosey-goosey for what you're looking for, but Microscope would be fun, especially if you allowed multiple Scenes to contradict each other within the same Event, to account for the fact that sometimes myths are inconsistent.]]>

  4. Aria was mostly about world creation, not playing a god. It suffered from wanting too much to design it’s own language and being way to academic in its approach to things, and then ending up with a lack of detail.

    Savage Worlds : Suzerain is about playing Demi-Gods

  5. < ![CDATA[Aria was mostly about world creation, not playing a god. It suffered from wanting too much to design it’s own language and being way to academic in its approach to things, and then ending up with a lack of detail.
    Savage Worlds : Suzerain is about playing Demi-Gods]]>