This installment of Raging Swan Press’ “I Loot the Body”-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
This installment of the I loot the body-series begins with a 100-entry strong table of diverse outfits for clerics: From unusually large powdered wigs to strange brimmed hats, undershirts embroidered to look like ribs and bones (hey, I have one of those!) to thick cloaks of wool covered in angelic feathers and pauldrons denoting church hierarchy – there is an appropriately varied selection of unique vestments here.
The second table, also 100-entry-strong, covers religious objects – and these are just as varied: Clay prayer beads stained with blood, curved knives and jars of leeches, wooden hand drums with painted stars on them, carved knucklebones or fingernails torn from heretics and servants of other deities – no matter the clergy, there is something in here for your clerics.
Finally, as has become the tradition for ILB-files detailing spellcasters, we get a 100-entry-long table of pouch components – and here, the pdf becomes rather creative – scribbled warnings to not trust the owls, sketchbooks containing drawings of locals, leather stripes with defiled holy symbols, copper cases with wax impressions that are shaped like a key – in the tradition of the best of these dressing-files, the entries in this table can inspire further adventures…why did the cleric carry around 3 glass eyeballs?
Editing and formatting are top-notch, as we’ve come to expect from Raging Swan Press. Layout adheres to the crisp and printer-friendly two-column b/w-standard and the pdf comes fully bookmarked for your convenience. It should also be noted that the pdf comes in two versions – one optimized for the printer and one optimized for screen-use – kudos for the extra-mile there!
Taylor Hubler’s take on looting clerics is a fun, diverse little file, with a significant diversity of unique fun tables – and none of them becoming redundant or boring. While not yet on par with e.g. Mike Welham’s brilliance, the pdf still can be considered an excellent entry in the series, which means I will arrive at a final verdict of 5 stars.
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