This storyline is inspired, quite obviously, by the computer game Black & White by Lionhead Studios, creators of such favorite games of mine as Fable. I was playing this game quite a bit when El Goonish Shive started.

I liked both the idea of parodying the game and Grace being a Goddess, but in regard to the former, I felt I should make sure this storyline could be funny to people who haven't played the game while still commenting on it. I think I pulled it off, though knowledge of how the game works is definitely a plus.