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. 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

  3. 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]]>