Steal this idea if you like.
Existing experienced Pantheon with their own Paradise. The Pantheon had a TPK in some shard realm in the Night Roads. Due to variations in time and the duration to reform in their Paradise realm, it has been hundreds of years in their realm of origin. During the time they have been gone, their cults have split and fractured over doctrine. Some have grown, some have shrunk, some have split into factions, some factions may have even been picked up by Parasite Gods pretending to be them or absorbed by another Godbound.
Where does the Pantheon start? Do they try to reform their cults? How do they pursuade people that they are actually the real version of their god, especially if there is another power pretending to be them? How do they reconcile the factions of their religions?
These could all be especially fun to use once Kevin launches his next supplement on the religions.
Interesting. I’ll chip in...
Scenario one: characters are totally aware of it and they see what they did wrong from the people point of view; this can start with a cool discussion with you players on how they’d manage a paradise and what could go wrong, using the players ideas against themselves.
Scenario two: characters forgot what happened, so revelation can come in pieces and take some time (but not too much otherwise the idea is lost); they could find out they are battling their cultural heirs, their sons or even version of themselves made by the missing words they lost by “dying”.
+Riccardo Caverni by Paradise, I mean the separate realm. Those cannot go wrong. The realm their followers live in is where things have gone off the rails.
I stand corrected. My Godbound-fu is pretty rusty, planning to get it all back in time for the new supplement.
This is actually get interesting. It's very much a "you won, congratulations, but wait!" Which could lead to a very interesting campaign.
A slight variant is that the process of them coming back required a present living mortal as a soul catalyst which results in gods with memories of both their old form and their new form.
But yeah this sounds really cool.
+Carl Pellegrini you could do that, but I am talking about the Paradise from the Deluxe appendix. If a god has a Paradise, death isn't permanent unless they are killed there. Otherwise, they will reform over time in the Paradise.