As readers of this blog probably remember, I planned to do away with clerics in Gyphons & Gramarye and replace them with Runequest-like cults that any character of any class could join at the Lay Member, Initiate, or Acolyte level (both at character creation and during play) and receive benefits in exchange for funding the cult with a percentage of all treasure and other earnings (and said donations do not count for experience). The second playtest draft of Gyphons & Gramarye contains the first draft of the core of these new Divine Cult rules. While they are complete enough to use (and are being used in my playtest games), they do not include variations for type of deity (demi-god, minor god, major god, etc.) nor many examples.
For those who may have forgotten Gyphons & Gramarye is based on Microlite74/78/81 with different classes: a fighter who is truly superb at combat, a hunter who is a fair combatant but specialized in hunting supernatural creatures, a scout an outdoorsman who is also fair at combat, a magician who is a poor combatant but has access to healing and illusion magic, and finally the wizard who is truly awful at combat, but wields powerful magic.
The Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive is on. Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win a one of the many early D&D, Empire of the Petal Throne, and early TSR games items items described in the above-linked post. Multiple drawings will be held as described in the above linked post. The highest donors will have a separate chance to receive an Artists of TSR portfolio. These are in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund. To get help us pay our medical bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned lazy days of summer items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!
As of the time of this post $178 dollars have been donated. That’s about 5% of our goal and over 23% of the way to the first drawing trigger point of $750 dollars..