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Monday, 25 February 2019

Some Positive Notes on Cult of the Saints!

A few days ago Precis released my Cult of the Saints sourcebook, which details how to incorporate the veneration of saints (and their relics, icons,  miracles, etc) plus a moderately big list of saints popular in the medieval era (some still well known, others weird and now obscure).



Well, apparently this product hit a niche several people were looking for, whether they knew it before or figured it out just now. Anyways, there's been a lot of people commenting on how they either wanted this book (or something like it) for a long time or how they've picked it up and liked it.

So I thought I'd share with you a couple of reviews.  First, a review posted in the DTRPG page for Cult of the Saints, by Eric H (who gave it 5 stars):

"Very nice product that gives a great sub-system to make Clerics in Old-School Dungeons and Dragons a little more flavorful and "Medieval Authentic". I have tried this approach myself in home-brew settings but this product does a much better job than I did.
Reminds me of the old days of my D&D experience, before Pantheon-istic Settings."


Second, one that was posted here in the comments, from David Johnston, which includes his try at a saint that doesn't appear in my book!:

"Currently using Lion & Dragon / Dark Albion for my Midderlands game. The saints book has been really useful. My player band is known as "The Pilgrims of St Jude" and do "Holy work" for the Clerical Order.

If anyone wants another "free" saint here is how St Jude is represented: -

St Jude

Judas Thaddaeus was one of the Twelve Apostles and it is believed he preached in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia and Libya. A farmer by trade, son of Clopas and Mary of Clopas, his father was martyred because of his forthright and outspoken devotion during the early years of the church. Saint Jude suffered martyrdom about 65 AD in Beirut, in the province of Syria, together with the apostle Simon the Zealot, with whom he is usually connected. The axe that he is often shown holding in pictures symbolises the way in which he was killed.

Known as 'The Saint for the Hopeless and the Despaired' Saint Jude is often called upon in desperate times by those who have lost all hope.

Patron: Help with lost causes, Zealous worship
Relics: Body brought from Beirut to Rome and placed in a crypt in St. Peter's Basilica
Feast Day: October 28th
Clerical Miracle: One critically failed (natural roll of a 1) saving throw which would result in death may be automatically passed. The resolution of a lost or desperate cause."

 So there you go! Be sure to check it out and see how you can bring the veneration of saints into your OSR or D&D game.

RPGpundit

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5 comments:

  1. Just purchased a copy myself, looking forward to reading it :)

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  2. Great stuff - thanks for the notes on the cult of the saints.

    BTW - I was pretty sure Barking Dog is long out of production - what's your secret? An old tin, or a knock off?

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