[HRef] [HR5] Roman Religions

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[HRef] [HR5] Roman Religions

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HR5 The Glory of Rome provides 21 fleshed-out deities or religions to whom you can dedicate your 2e priest player character, assuming you also have Legends & Lore and PHBR3 The Complete Priest’s Handbook:

Aesculapius (use God of Healing from PHBR3)
Apollo (L&L)
Bacchus (use Dinoysus from L&L and HR5)
Bellona (use Ares from L&L)
Ceres (use Demeter from L&L and HR5)
Christian (HR5)
Cybele (HR5)
Diana (use Artemis from L&L)
Hercules (use L&L and God of Strength from PHBR3)
Isis (L&L)
Juno (use Hera from L&L)
Jupiter (use Zeus from L&L)
Mars (use Ares from L&L)
Mercury (use Hermes from L&L)
Minerva (use Athena from L&L)
Mithras (HR5)
Neptune (use Poseidon from L&L)
Quirinus (use God of Community from PHBR3)
Venus (use Aphrodite from L&L)
Vesta (use Hestia from L&L)
Vulcan (use Hephaesteus from L&L)
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Re: [HRef] [HR5] Roman Religions

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What's the write-up in HR5 The Glory of Rome like?

Legends & Lore and PHBR3 The Complete Priest’s Handbook don't use the exact same format, so I can see this approach making a slightly inconsistent set of gods.

AuldDragon set up his Monster Mythology Update Project to improve the DMGR4 Monster Mythology deities. I wonder if it would be worth doing something similar for HR5 The Glory of Rome.
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Re: [HRef] [HR5] Roman Religions

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The writeups in HR5 are pretty bare-bones. Most are a paragraph stating the Greek equivalent and a few points of differentiation. Those where I note HR5 get a little more attention.

I have just been thinking that 2e could have used a default pantheon in its core books (as 3e did) that could be used to put the Specialty Priests into play right out of the box. I thought this might have been a good set of religions for that purpose, a good match for the historical examples given throughout the 2e books, a good mix of options, easy to find equivalents with other pantheons.

Of course the AuldDragon treatment would be welcome!
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