Tome of Salvation: Priests of the Old World (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) Paperback – 15 Aug 2007
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A further book covering the magic of the Old World, this one covers the religious cults out side of the followers of Chaos covered in the earlier Tome of Corruption.
Within this book you will find some very in depth discussions of the differences between the various cults, all of which is very useful to players of priests as well as GMs looking to give their NPC priests some more character. There is also a substantial section devoted to the various lesser known Templar orders along with the necessary information for playing them.
Much like the previous magic book this one has a plethora of new spells for each of the Divine Lores along with a few extra petty and lesser spells, and even a few totally new Divine Lores for the new Gods introduced in the book.
The illustration and cartography is excellent, an area that the WFRP books seem to be improving in with each new release. The writing in this book is also much improved, and the classic WFRP humour that has been a bit lacking in some previous volumes makes a strong stand here, I actually laughed out loud whilst reading this book.
All in all an excellent addition to the range, one I shall be using to futher the causes of Sigmar across the land.
Buy it. Love it. Smite the heathens.
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If Tome of Corruption is essential to Warhammer by the review and the information it give about the influence and power the Chaos have in this universe, Tome of Salvation marks an important turning point because it come to add content and depth to those who are benevolent. It comes also to offer an alternative to those who are evil in intent but who do not worship or rely on the faith for the Ruinous Power.
For the numerous topics this book explores and develops for the first time, it is doomed to become a classic for the world of Warhammer.
Here is the Table of contents:
Chapter I: A Brief History of the Cults of the Empire.
Chapter II: Old World Cults
The Cult of Manann
The Cult of Morr
The Cult of Myrmidia
The Cult of Ranald
The Cult of Shallya
The Cult of Sigmar
The Cult of Taal and Rhya
The Cult of Ulric
The Cult of Verena
Chapter III: Folk Worship
Noble vs. Folk Worship
Superstitions and Folk Customs
- Magic and superstition
- The Evil Eye
- Variations in the Folk Customs
- Prayers and Holy Sayings
- Showing faith
- Venerated Souls of the Empire
Chapter IV: Extremes of Faith
The Reasons Why
Motivations of the Truly Pious
Major Fanatical Sects
- Taal and Rhya
Acts of Faith
A Temple of Flesh
Tensions Between The Cults
Chapter V: Other Gods
Foreign Gods In The Empire
Dwarf, Elf, and Halfling Gods
Gods and Monsters
- Outlawed or Chaos?
- Other outlawed gods
- False beliefs
The Dark Gods
Chapter VI:Festivals, Holy Days, and Rights of Passage
The Imperial Calendar
Rites of Passage
- Pregnancy and fatherhood
- Journeyman's Release
- Soldier's Day
A Sample Town's Year of Festivals
Chapter VII: A Holy World
Places of Worship
The Monastery of the Dark Maiden
The Road to Couronne
Chapter VIII: The Life of A Priest
To Be A Priest
A Priest For Every Occasion
- Taal and Rhya
- A wandering life
I Need A Priest!
Chapter IX: The Holy Warriors
The Holy Orders
- Knights of the White Wolf
- The Black Guard
- Knights of the Blazing Sun
- Knights of the Everlasting Light
- Knights Griffon
- Sons of Manann
- Other orders
Hammers of Righteousness, Shields of Faith
-new armor and clothing
Men of God, Men of War
Chapter X: Miracles
The Book of Prayers
The Wrath of the Gods
Optional Rule: Mark of the Gods
(I only included the "-sub category" on an entry of the table of contents when I thought it could help to define it more specificly.)
And yes, there are still very, very cool new rules, careers, and spells and such. Very sweet book.
Overall, Illustraions are great and a great read - 5 stars.
This is a really good book, filled with a lot of information about everything you need to know about Religion in the Warhammer FRP 2nd Edition game. As all the book about WFRP this book contains a lot of information that could be used to create the WFRP feel and so you could use also for the 3rd Edition; in this case you doesn't have the card and you have to skip the NPC statistics, but these information cover only a little amount of the book.
It has a softcover, but the book is really good made; layout, images, font and so on are like the hardcover version. The price, around the 20$ is really an affair.
Recensione in italiano
Davvero un bel libro, riempito in ogni dove di tutte le informazioni necessarie per conoscere la Religione nel mondo di Warhammer FRP, seconda edizione. Come per tutti gli altri libri di WRFP anche questo contiene un enorme quantitativo di materiale che può essere utilizzato per evocare lo spirito che caratterizza l'ambientazione di WFRP, e quindi può essere usato anche per la terza edizione; in questo caso non si avranno le carte e le sezioni relative alle statistiche dei PNG vanno saltate, ma queste informazioni occupano davvero una piccola parte del libro.
La copertina è morbida (detta paperback version o softcover), ma il libro è veramente ben realizzato; l'impaginazione, le immagini, il font e tutto il resto è come la versione a copertina rigida (hardcover). Il prezzo, aggirandosi attorno ai 20$ è un vero affare.