|Steven Lau Venture-Lieutenant, Alaska—Anchorage aka Dragnmoon|
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We need a better definition of "Venerate" for PFS.
Some people are equating it to full on worship, just without mechanical benefits.
But that's not what veneration is.
Veneration is when you're about to get on a ship, and you utter a quick prayer to Gozreh that they don't blow you off course.
Veneration is crossing a narrow precipice over a volcano, and praying to Yamatsumi that he doesn't blow you to smithereens.
Veneration is storytelling about the entire Vudran Pantheon, and explaining why each and every god is crucial to the whole, while still maintaining that Irori is best.
Veneration is not performing daily rituals, regular prayers, weekly sacrifices, self adornment, personal trials, quiet whispers, scarification, or any other indication that you regularly follow a deity.
Veneration is quick and fleeting, without any long term focus.
Worship is a lifestyle.
I actually agree with Nefreet here, this is how I see it as well.
What I don't see is "Venerate" as a means to get around the legal Deity list. There is a reason that there is a list of deities that are not legal, they don't fit the campaign and/or can be disruptive. IMO I don't want to see the idea of veneration as a means to get around that.