One thing that I always found a little lacking was the shuffling of the god tiles to then be put on the Biding board. It just seemed a little lame and also damages components that really should not take that much damage. So my solution is to get 4 different coloured dice with colours that correspond to each of the four colours of the gods and role them. Highest number goes at the top and lowest number goes at the bottom. In the case of ties, reroll those particular dice for the places that they tie over.
Orange - 3
Blue - 5
White - 5
Purple - 4
So I would need to reroll Blue and White for first and second.
1. Blue - 3
2. White - 1
which gives the order of
Worse when you play with an ADHD idiot who can't take care of the components / stress it / do it violently / whatever. One of my gods got a small dent. If you shuffle under the table I guess it's fine but it's still disturbing, retarded and a shitty solution. Easy to learn what piece have the white mark on the back side.
Guess one could cover them in plastic but it would had been better to glue a plastic backside on them earlier, now it won't solve anything, and I would prefer to not cover the art work.
I have also heard of other players putting one of each of the small buildings in a bag and putting the gods in the order that their corresponding building was drawn.