2 thoughts on “Adventures in Film Fiction: Hammer Films and the Cleric Class|Goodman Games”

  1. Huh. I’d always assumed that Turn Undead was a riff on the vampires-and-crosses thing. Interesting that the class itself started there.

    Anyone know where the heal-bot trope for clerics came from, then?

  2. It seems to come out of the “miracle healing” by holy hermits folklore of the medieval period filtered by Gygax/Arneson. If you study the period its full of blessings and curses by clergy that stick, many of them unappealing by modern standards. .Jeremy Strandberg

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