Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Thor Encounters, Part I

Mighty sinews might adjust in their direction.

Main Emphasis 
1-2. Stand up to giants and other oppressors
3-4. Show honor and courage!
5-6. Become strong, not some girly-man
7-8. Enjoy strong drink and sport too!
9. Hallowing, Borders
10. Fertility
11. The oak
12-20. All are emphasized

For example, if a cleric of Thor focused on enjoying strong drink and sport too, then he could get a +2 bonus to his Strength when partaking of both (rather than +1, since it has a requirement, and it might also cause a penalty to other rolls) and even have magical side-effect result #3 (Power Nap!) be treated as result #4 as well (Time for Some Calisthenics) instead.


Male Classes (85% chance, d8)
1-6. Cleric 
7-8. Priest

Female Classes (15% chance, d8)
1-4. Cleric 
5-8. Priestess

Hair Color (d10)
1-4. Blond
5-7. Red
8-9. Brown
10. Black

Build (d8)
1. Slender
2-3. Medium
4-8. Stocky

Complexion (d8)
1-4. Fair
5-7. Medium
8. Tanned

Garb (d8)
1-2. Robes
3-6. Practical Garb
7-8. Not enough

Special Possessions (percent chance each)
- Magic Weapon (7% per level)
- Magic Armor (4% per level)
- Magic Item (4% per level)

Main Weapon (d4)
1-2. Two-handed hammer!
3-4. Warhammer!

Special Qualities (percent chance)
- Vigorous fylgja (15%): their spirit guardian is particularly active in the matters of strength and might granting a +1d3 bonus to 1d3 rolls that involve them per day. The fylgja is otherwise generally supportive, like those that other people have.
- Has faced a hill or stone giant, per Divine Test #16 (3% per level)
Has faced a frost or fire giant, per Divine Test #17 (3% per level)

Sample Cleric-Type of Thor
Thorarin Arnorsson, Lvl 7 Norse cleric of Thor
Align: N, MV: 40', AC 7, HD: 7, HP: 42, Atk: 1, Dmg: 1d6+2 (+1 hammer)
SP: cleric abilities, spells prepared:
   1st Level: Protection from Evil (+4 vs. giants), Remove Fear, Enlarge* (self only)
   2nd Level: Hold Person, Spiritual Weapon (as a hammer flying from the cleric’s hand), Strength*
   3rd Level:  Remove Curse, Striking
   4th Level: Exorcise (requires the cleric to be engaged in exercise)
SV: C7, Mor: 9, Items: holy symbol, +1 warhammer!, loin cloth, 44 gold pieces. 
Main Emphasis: Become strong, not some girly-man! Appearance: red hair, stocky build, medium complexion.  


Optional Rule: Allowing Other Than Prepared Spells to Be Cast
For those feeling limited by prepared spells, cleric-types can cast other types of spells instead of the ones they have ready. The most popular choice would be healing spells, though others, such as divinatory spells can be cast as an alternative (as described for the Volva/ Seidkona, listing under Freya - link). 

In return, such cleric-types can only fight as magic-users, give up uses of their divinity's mysteries, or even have other restrictions deemed fitting, in an honest, Thorian way.

Next week: Temples of Thor, Part II!