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Old 10-05-2017, 01:38 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Ulzgoroth View Post
Not necessarily, on lots of fronts. A god could relate to their organized religion as a US president to the armed forces (able to give orders to the hierarchy but not actually within it) or even as a celebrity to their fan club.

Some fantasy gods do directly head up their personal religions, but I'd say they're a pretty small minority.
Agreed. It all depends on whether you want one's Religious Rank to be directly or inversely proportionate to their Divine Favor or Power Investiture levels. In my own setting, the Power Investiture is essentially inversely proportionate to a priest's Religious Rank, as the upper levels (bishops and higher, using Roman Catholic/Anglican church rankings) are political appointments made by the ruling elite and subject more to Politics than Theology rolls.
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