All you holy rollers,
Through December and January the Sterling Vermin Adventuring Co. presented new archetypes for the cleric, druid, monk, and paladin classes. Thanks to the feedback from our brave and handsome (and oh so wise) readership we’ve cleaned up some of the mechanics and language and compiled them all into the Complete Devout Handbook.
For clerics, this handbook contains the Domain of Commerce and the Domain of Prophecy. The Domain of Commerce is given by the rare but popular deities who stand at the intersection of divine and financial interests. The Domain of Prophecy is often given to clerics by gods of fate or foresight but occasionally holy men and woman of all kinds are blessed with this gift.
For druids, this handbook contains the Circle of Root & Branch and the Circle of the Spirit. The Circle of Root & Branch is for druids who want a deeper connection with the flora of the world and a reliable mandragora pet to boot. The Circle of the Spirit blurs the lines between druid and shaman, allowing its practitioners to call on spirits to possess them and give them their strength.
For monks, this handbook contains the Way of the Drunken Master and the Way of the Tattooed Temple. The Way of the Drunken Master is for monks who imbibe too much or are just really good at pretending they do. The Way of the Tattooed Temple is a tradition that empowers body art with spiritual energy for potent abilities.
Finally, for paladins this handbook contains the Oath of Ancestors and the Oath of Vigilance. The Oath of Ancestors allows paladins to honor their ancestors rather than the gods or abstract philosophical codes. The Oath of Vigilance mirrors the Oath of Vengeance but focuses on protecting what’s good in the world rather than destroying what’s wicked.
Without further ado…
the Complete Devout Handbook
EDIT: Since the release of this blog post this material has been extensively revised and expanded. You can find the spiritual successor of this project on the DM’s Guild now.