Dominions 3: The Awakening/God Design
After selecting your Nation you will be prompted to design your Pretender God. The Pretender God is the leader of the chosen nation and the subject of its worship. The Pretender God has a physical form and a Dominion which is an extension of its ideas about the future of the world.
 Design points
At the start of the God Design phase you will be given 350 Design Points which you will use to "purchase" your Physical Form, magic skills and scales & strength of Dominion. You can gain more design points by taking negative Scales of Dominion and by using one of the Awakening options.
After going through these phases you are free to start the game. You can also save your Pretender God for later use.