Talk:List of human deities

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Would we want a page to be inclusive of all the human deities from the List of Forgotten Realms deities, List of Greyhawk deities, and List of Dragonlance deities? BOZ (talk) 00:21, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

I say yes because many of the different campaign settings contain the same diety and it would be less confusing to have several large lists split by letter that deals with them as a whole instead of factionally. Those pages; perhaps with Dragonlance as an exception, should contain a table of deities that links to their entry in the lists. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 00:29, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
I see where you are coming from but I am wondering, might we be better served with this page as an overview with a table, and then have pages like the GH and DL gods lists (and make a new one like that for the FR gods?) for the fuller descriptions? BOZ (talk) 15:13, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
I fall in with BOZ's last comment. Though I like the idea of this list, and want to express greatest respect for all the effort your are putting into D&D articles, I am afraid of maintenance of the deities in the long run, if we have the same or similar material in two places. So I would vote for making this a list with the most basic information about the deities only, while putting the extended information into campaign setting specific lists, in whose context the respective information usually appears. I think the number of human deities active in different campaign settings is quite limited (except for Planescape and Spelljammer, which are special cases in this regard anyway), so that this is not a major issue. Or maybe we could include more extended information here for those cross-setting cases only. Daranios (talk) 15:09, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Okay. We can do that. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 03:52, 24 October 2013 (UTC)