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Tome of Salvation: Priests of the Old World (Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) Paperback – 15 Aug 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Black Industries (15 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844163148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844163144
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An excellent addition to the range.

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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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece equal and as important as «Tome of Corruption» for this fantasy universe. 8 Nov. 2007
By Entomophobie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Before Tome of Salvation the Gods in Warhammer universe had meat mostly around the gods of Chaos. The ruinous powers and their followers was so well developed that it was leaving all the other gods in a secondary role at best (except maybe Sigmar and Ulric, but what the players had at their disposal was still far from what have been dug about the Chaos gods). The background about the Classical Gods (Verena, Shaylla, Sigmar, Morr, etc) was so thin that it was not appealing for the players to take these gods as a key stone around which a character could be built. The book Tome of Salvation comes to fix this by adding content to the Classical Gods. It goes even further by providing matter concerning the role and the importance of faith in the Old World in general. It defines the life of a priest and how each differ according to the god they worship. It explains how the common folks and nobles deals with the Classical Gods, the superstition and the ancestor spirits. The book provides also information concerning the minor gods of the Old World. It deals with the issue of the outlawed gods, such as Khaine and Gunndred, outside the famous Chaos Gods. It gives also some information about the Gods of the other races (Dwarf, Elf, Halfling) and how their faith differ.

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
Minor Deities
Ancestor Spirits
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
- Manann
- Morr
- Myrmidia
- Ranald
- Shallya
- Sigmar
- Taal and Rhya
- Ulric
- Verena
Acts of Faith
-penance
-punishment
-sacrifice
-service
A Temple of Flesh
- Abstinence
- Mortification
New Careers
Tensions Between The Cults
-theological differences
-behavior
-personal differences

Chapter V: Other Gods

-Gunndred
-Handrich
Foreign Gods In The Empire
Dwarf, Elf, and Halfling Gods
Gods and Monsters
Outlawed Gods
- Outlawed or Chaos?
- Khaine
- Other outlawed gods
- False beliefs
The Dark Gods

Chapter VI:Festivals, Holy Days, and Rights of Passage

The Imperial Calendar
Holidays
Rites of Passage
- Pregnancy and fatherhood
- Birth
- Dooming
- Quickening
- Marriage
- Divorce
- Journeyman's Release
- Soldier's Day
A Sample Town's Year of Festivals

Chapter VII: A Holy World

Places of Worship
- Shrines
- Temples
- Monasteries
The Monastery of the Dark Maiden
Holy Sites
Pilgrimages
The Road to Couronne

Chapter VIII: The Life of A Priest

To Be A Priest
A Priest For Every Occasion
Different Paths
- Manann
- Morr
- Myrmidia
- Ranald
- Shallya
- Sigmar
- Taal and Rhya
- Ulric
- Verena
- A wandering life
The Laity
I Need A Priest!

Chapter IX: The Holy Warriors

Crusades
The Holy Orders
- Knights of the White Wolf
- The Black Guard
- Knights of the Blazing Sun
- Knights of the Everlasting Light
- Longshanks
- Knights Griffon
- Sons of Manann
- Other orders
Templar Careers
Hammers of Righteousness, Shields of Faith
-new weaponry
-new armor and clothing
Men of God, Men of War

Chapter X: Miracles

The Book of Prayers
Divine Magic
Divine Lores
The Wrath of the Gods
Optional Rule: Mark of the Gods
Relics

Index

(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.)
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The World of Warhammer comes to life even more! 9 Jan. 2008
By Justin L. Plotts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I personally think that this book truly helps give new life to the world of Warhammer. Other books list gods and pantheons and what spells they get and stick to that. But this book gives you important holidays, gestures, minor local gods, people's feelings, different orders and radical beliefs, how other's see elder races's gods, etc. It actually gives you the means to show why religion is more than just a skill bonus or special power. These are gods who are prayed to when the people are troubled, who races and kingdoms go to war for, and who willingly (or unwillingly) die or be executed for. It shows once more Warhammer's dedication to a roleplaying game.

And yes, there are still very, very cool new rules, careers, and spells and such. Very sweet book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 23 Sept. 2008
By Justin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Tome of salvation (ToS) offered me a great and in-depth insight into the mechanics of religion in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. ToS lets you understand why the inhabitants of the old world embrace religion and also has a very detailed section for each faith. Its very interesting and Iam very happy i purchased this title. I highly reccommend the ToS to experienced and hardcore readers of Warhammer Fantasy that crave for more knowledge about the old world.

Overall, Illustraions are great and a great read - 5 stars.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tome of Salvation a Must for Warhammer FRP 12 July 2011
By Marzorati Alessio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
English review:
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.

Alessio
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sourcebook 25 Oct. 2008
By Thomas Ratz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was very impressed with this sourcebook, both from a roleplay and mechanics point of view. Having played Warhammer Fantasy since second edition, I have been very happy with the level of detail balance versus playability of this editions books in general.
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