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Christian "Magic"

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 4:23 am
by Ellmo
So Keltia is ultimately set in a fantasy setting where the historical and mythological blur together. We have rules for magic based on druidism and the old gods but what of those that follow the path of the Roman Church. Any ideas on magic or miracles that could be performed by christian priest characters? The easy solution would be to simply re-skin one of the magic using types by describing their abilities as prayers. the obvious choice in my opinion would be the Druid, ironically. Since their abilities, blessings, tend to be more "natural phenomenon" and less tangible magic as the mage.

Re: Christian "Magic"

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:35 pm
by NIÑO
Hellos!

In my experience, Christian magic is usually described/implemented as miracles, mirroring those that occured in the bible (miraculous healing, exorcism). Or, mirroring the sacraments (ie., consecrating baptism, marriage; also blessings and prayers are a common miracle). There was also the notion of the notaricon: consulting random passages of the bible for miraculous insight.


That is, if you wanna do it "by the book". ;)


HTH
Ñ

Re: Christian "Magic"

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:31 pm
by Corone
If you can find a copy of 4th Edition Pendragon (the edition that has magic in it)
you will also find some helpful notes on Christian miracles there.

I'd be tempted as a GM to let a devout Christian character pray, and made some sort of religion roll.
If they do well on the roll and tell me exactly what they are praying for (and adjusting for the fact I am an arbitrary god!) I might then just let whatever they want happen without any system.