[HR:Class] The Wormpriest (or, renaming proficiencies to fit a theme)

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[HR:Class] The Wormpriest (or, renaming proficiencies to fit a theme)

The Wormpriest

Here we have, mostly, an exercise in renaming proficiencies to create a theme out of mostly unrelated abilities.

DrSkull
Joined: 2013-04-07 11:44

That is one fine class. I'd think it would be more of an NPC/villain choice rather than a common PC choice, but it would be a lot of fun to have in the campaign.

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Depends on how you like to play your wizards :)

I had an Alienist PC for a while in a 3.X game that was tentacular.

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I always saw apostasy as a proficiency that was too interesting to completely ignore, but it has a name that makes me feel that it is un-cleric-y to take. I just want a few specific spells without being burned at the stake; is that too much to ask?

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Really cool class. Awesome.

Stolen.

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Well done!

The comment about downtrodden worshipers reminded me of the song "Worms of the Earth" which I first heard sung in a beautiful but haunting rendition. I can totally imagine your Wormpriest leading this song as he leads the peasants to "drink from their [lords'] helmets tonight".

http://www-cs.canisius.edu/~salley/SCA/Bardbook/worms.earth.html

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Makes me think of a priest or priestess of D'rek, the worm of autumn, from Erikson's Malazan books.

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Yep! There's more than a bit of that in there. I'm a big fan of Erikson's cosmology/history.

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Cool. :-) I always thought that was a cool goddess - and I liked Banaschar the priest in the series.