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Episode 339 – the secular and divine
by Dan Repperger

* (0:30) Granite and truth (though Dan got the phrase slightly wrong).

* (2:28) Handling characters of faith that don’t follow any particular god or goddess.  The role of game balance.  Why such characters have been fairly rare in our experience.

* (20:57) What goes into making a deep, plausible, and religious character?

Hosts: Chad, Chris, Dan, Pat

Comments (3)

The DanielMay 15th, 2014 at 8:35 am

An example of a cleric without a deity but a cause (like a Sphere priest or Domain cleric) would be the Druid from AD&D and 3e. In the later, they even pointed out in the flavor text that the druid generally didn’t worship deities. Always thought it was missed opportunity that they didn’t flesh out other examples to that level.

The drawback for a Domain cleric, they don’t have a built-in tie to the generic setting. So there’s a little more work for the player. A priest of Pelor has a connection to others of the faith of Pelor, for example. One of the questions a domain cleric can explore in a campaign is what is the source of the divine energy.

DannyMay 16th, 2014 at 1:28 am

Chad, I totally finished Dan’s “Wibbly Wobbly” with Timey Wimey too ;-)

AdamMay 17th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I think Dresden explains it well. Men of Faith tend to be Good people. Otherwise they wouldn´t be faith-people. A large part of the calling is a call to see and give humanity in many who don´t have much. As is the case of Dresden Conviction is not tied to a specific faith. It is just Conviction.

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