In D&D 3.5e and the official expanded books, it seems Greyhawk has about 10,000 different gods; some just mentioned in a table somewhere.

There's nothing that I can find in the rulebooks, but I read here in a wiki that some "gods" cannot grant spells, such as Rank 0 and Overdeities. However, I've seen nothing in any rule-books that define which "Rank" any god is.

So I'm unsure if this was just made up by a wiki author, or maybe I'm missing something.

In particular, there are monster deities, such as Maglubiyet, which from what I can tell was only briefly mentioned in errata for MM1, that I can't really tell where they sit in the default Pantheon.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Despite dandwiki containing a lot of homebrew content, that page is part of the actual D&D 3.5e d20 SRD. It's not just wiki content, it's not user-edited, it is (or should be) an exact reproduction of the official d20 SRD. That text is also found on the corresponding d20srd.org page. d20srd.org contains no homebrew and is reliably only a reproduction of the d20 SRD text. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 20, 2016 at 20:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener (Because its ads don't crash my browser, I usually prefer this reproduction of the SRD, which is similarly faithful yet not as extensively hyperlinked and slightly harder to search.) \$\endgroup\$ Nov 20, 2016 at 21:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener Strictly speaking, d20srd.org does contain one (1) marked piece of homebrew: the scorpionfolk monster listed in the Monsters section. \$\endgroup\$
    – KRyan
    Nov 21, 2016 at 1:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KRyan - nice catch! \$\endgroup\$
    – nijineko
    Dec 5, 2016 at 23:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Afaik overdeities could grant spells, but they do not. They are too far above us. \$\endgroup\$
    – Gray Sheep
    Mar 19 at 21:52

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A deity with divine rank 0 can't grant spells, and a deity with divine rank 21 or higher does not grant spells. Deities and Demigods (Apr. 2002) covers divinity in much greater detail.

According to the Official Listing of Deities for Use in the Campaign (version 2.0) (Mar. 2002) for the now-defunct Living Greyhawk campaign, Maglubiyet is a greater deity therefore possessing divine rank 16-20, making the High Chieftain perfectly capable of granting his goblinoid worshipers spells.


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