Review – Priestess by Jason Bradley Thompson

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Priestess is a new core class for D&D 5e created by Jason Bradley Thompson. You may recognize Jason’s art style (he wrote the module and drew the interior art) from his humorous walk through maps of classic D&D modules. Priestess has an old school feel, but fits the 5e rules system nicely. The product is a great example of how DMs can sculpt 5e to feel like any previous edition. Thompson has a great deal of experience as a DM and that shows in the quality of the product.

What is a priestess? From the product:

“The priestess is based on two things: (1) the historical priests of real-world ancient cultures and (2) the sword & sorcery archetype of the “high priest,” a (usually evil) character with mysterious magical powers.”

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Examples of the idols worshiped by the priestess class

Overall, I think this is a solid, well-balanced character class. It would work best in a campaign centered in an urban setting, especially one set in an earlier age like ancient Greece, Egypt, or the like. In my opinion some highlights of Priestess include:

  • High production value
  • Beautiful cover art by Konstantin Pogorelov
  • Great interior artwork
  • 2 new clerical domains
  • A new monster, The Living Idol
  • 6 new divine spells
  • 5 NPC Priestesses

Priestess is available on Dungeon Master’s Guild.  Be sure to visit Mockman Press to see Thompson’s other works, they are pretty amazing.

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