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So happy to see this! I'm still learning, right along with my gaming group of many years now. My players all love the changes! I'm having trouble adjusting, but then I always do: I'm actually the slowest to pick up new rules, but fortunately my friends are patient. And this is going to be absolutely invaluable for us! Thank you!

I've just read through the Community Use Policy, and maybe I am bad at comprehension, but I think I would need special permission of some sort for the project I am working on.

Currently I am writing a novel - it started out as simple character notes, blossomed into a full blown project as my novel for NaNoWriMo, and now I feel that I've started something that simply must be finished!

The tale is set in my homebrew campaign world, which has elements of both Paizo's Pathfinder and the "old" D&D 3.5 setting. Most of my story doesn't involve anything specifically copyrighted by either set of publishers...but the characters reference heavily two different Pathfinder deities in my original draft: Shelyn, and Calistria (and later, Pharasma).

Now, I've taken those deities largely out of context for my own use in this homebrew setting, using the descriptions of them given in Gods & Magic, and extrapolating from there. Since these interpretations of the Pathfinder gods weren't really intended to see use other than among my personal gaming circle, I didn't give a thought to that use, for it's clearly stated that such use is OK.

But, if I want to use those names in my book - which I intend to publish eventually - do I need specific permission from Paizo? I removed the names from the draft of the novel that went up for NaNoWriMo, even though their rules and yours state that posting the story there would not have been a problem. But I was uncomfortable with it, and now I would like to find out very clearly whether I can use the names of Pathfinder gods in a non-Pathfinder setting of my own creation, in a work of fiction of my own creation.