Rumor has it an article may come out to assist in our domain plights
Don't really see it as a "plight" place your bets on straight conversion from the CCG it's just that simple.
For the 11 deities listed in the conversion. Doesn't help with the 41 (or 37 if you can't worship primordials in LFR) other eligible player deities not listed in the CCG
Exarchs and Primordials probably won't get domains,
can't worship Evil/Chaotic Evil Gods, or any God from the PHB.
place your bets on straight conversion from the CCG it's just that simple. Look at the list of 4th Ed Gods see who they converted into LFR Gods now assign the domains to the converted Gods and presto those are the domains for the LFR Gods. Call it lazy but that's the most straight forward solution.
Is retraining Deities allowed? What about for a multiclass Martial character (like a fighter) who doesn't actually have any game mechanics related to his Deity (Clangeddin)? His worship has only been fluff to this point, so it shouldn't matter, right?
Well in many cases you can just worship the food chain and your ok...so if you worship truesilver then you select that you also worship moradin and your good. Pick a domain that fits moradin (using him as an example, don't know for sure if we know any of his) according to charts and that you think would also fit with truesilver. Mechanically you are following the rules, for role-play your are getting your domain from truesilver. Now in some cases we may see that a true conversion is needed because truesilver should definately have the life domain but im not sure if moradin does (don't have any books with me atm).
Unfortunately, this isn't true. If there are no Domains listed for Truesilver, you cannot "just take one." Even if it's one Moradin has (just FYI, we do know which ones he has because they are listed in DP). So no, mechanically you wouldn't be following the rules. The rules for a Domain is that you have to worship a God with that particular domain to take a domain feat. If there are no Domains listed for a deity you can't extrapolate them on your own to take one.
Select a deity for your character, if applicable.Characters that have a divine class or multiclass optionmust choose one (and only one) living deity for their
character. See the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
(“Pantheons of the World”) or Player’s Guide (Deities of
the World chapter) for a list of deities available in the
Realms. If you’ve chosen a deity from the Player’s
Handbook, listed below is an equivalency chart so that you
can convert your character’s choice to the appropriate
campaign-specific deity. You may need to alter your
character’s alignment slightly to align more properly with
the Realms deity. If you have a Channel Divinity feat from
the Player’s Handbook, it is a valid character option for the
Realms-equivalent deity. The Forgotten Realms Player’s
Guide will have Channel Divinity feats for all the Realms
deities listed on the chart. In addition, the Realmsequivalent
deity serves as a proxy for any other rules
prerequisite that specifies the Player’s Handbook deity.
You failed to get what I was saying...its simple...worship more than one deity (which is allowed)
This is where you are incorrect. The LFR rules state that you must choose one deity to worship. You cannot worship more than one deity.
I was thinking of doing something like this with my cleric if it's not against the rules. My cleric worships Uthgar (an exarch of Tempus). So far Uthgar has no options whatsoever. I'm fully expecting him to get ignored in the Dragon article. If that happens, and I can't take any domain feats or anything for my character I'm considering converting him to Tempus for all crunch aspects of the character, but continue to worship Uthgar in character. (Unless that's illegal.)
The Dragon Magazine article has been released. [link]
And, it looks like the answer is "if you worship an exarch, no domains for you." Only the deity-rank gods were given domains in the article, and, as far as I can see, there's no mention at all of exarchs, or what to do about them.
Ah excellent stuff, I've been looking forward to this article for a while!
Doesn't the FRCG already tells what to do about them? If you are a divine worshipper of an exarch you are effectively worshipping that exarch's superior and might as well stick to that superior's domains and divine channeling feats.
I don't recall the FRCG saying anything like that.
I also don't think it is true. If you worshipp an exarch, you worship a lesser power, so should have less options. It's part of the choice. It would be a bit strange if you gained more options when you worship an excrach (such as Sharess) than if you worship a lesser deity (such as Tymora).
I think Exarchs should have one domain, but I can imagine it is too much hassle, so they get none.
Unfortunately I don't have a subscription to Dragon Magazine. Can someone please tell me what the domains are for Ilmater and Waukeen? Thanks!
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Dragon Magazine #412: Unearthed Arcana: Ships in Your Campaign
Calimshan Adventures (LFR): CALI3-3, CALI4-1, and QUES4-1
Epic Adventures (LFR): EPIC5-1 and EPIC5-3
Other LFR Adventures: NETH4-1, ADCP5-2, and MYTH6-3