Buy it here already!
An historical supplement on pilgrimages, relics and religion in the European Middle Ages.
The Poor Pilgrim’s Almanack is filled with painstakingly researched essays on religious life (and death) in the middle ages, it lets you use relics and pilgrimage as the basis of an alternative conception of clerical magic. Also included are details on travel, burial customs, catacombs, and the business of relic theft. A travelogue of shrines and other pilgrimage sites, detailed rules for relics and reliquaries, and a listing of historical miracles (corresponding to familiar clerical spells) make this 128 page sourcebook a treasure trove of inspiration. Dozens of adventure seeds and tables for generating encounters on the road, graves and grave goods, and randomized catacomb generation and stocking round out the contents. A new class, the Palmer, provides a novel take on religious adventurers.
An excellent and necessary supplement if you’re wanting your campaign’s religious culture to feel more European Medieval and less the polytheistic/pantheon style used in mainstream D&D
– James Raggi, Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Full reviews? Just one so far. And a mention.
On RPG Geek? Check. Goodreads? Check.
Bonus materials! Not everything I planned for this was able to fit into the 128 page format, and some sidebars just didn’t fit. But they were too cool to be lost… so they’ve been posted as “Research mathoms” on this blog.
Research mathoms I
Research mathoms II
Research mathoms III