I’ve been kicking around an idea for a campaign that involves a monastery. As I’ve explored the campaign, I figured that I might as well create some potentially useful generators.
This is heavily influenced by Roman Catholic tenets and organizational structures . Much has been drawn from LordsAndLadies.org and Wikipedia.
|1||Bishop||Spiritual and political head of multiple parishes (e.g. a diocese)|
|2||Archdeacon||A cleric having a defined administrative authority delegated to him by the bishop in the whole or part of the diocese.|
|3||Deacon||Minister to the physical needs of the congregation.|
|4||Abbot/Abbess||Head of the abbey|
|5||Prior||Oversees the internal life of the monastery, responsible for the monastery when the abbot is gone|
|6||Subprior||When the prior and abbot are away, the subprior is responsible|
|7||Almoner||Responsible for distributing alms to the poor|
|8||Barber Surgeon||Responsible for shaving faces, tonsures, and performing light surgery|
|9||Cellarer||Responsible for provisioning the monastery|
|10||Infirmarian||Oversees the infirmary|
|11||Novice Master||Oversees the postulants and novices|
|12||Lector||Entrusted with reading the lessons in church|
|13||Guest Master||Responsible for overseeing any guests|
|14||Refectorian||Responsible for refectory where meals are served|
|15||Sacrist||Responsible for the safe keeping of books, vestiments, vessels, and maintenance of buildings|
|16||Cantor||Leads the church choir|
|17||Postulant||a person that has come to the monastery to take the vows; watched by the Novice Master|
|18||Novice||a person who has completed their postulancy and within the year will take their vows|
|19||Brother||a monk that has taken the vows|
|20||Father||an ordained priest|
|d8||Age ‡||Joining this chapter||Background before joining|
|1||10+d8||Yesterday||A foreigner banished from their land|
|2||10+d10||Last month||An orphan taken in at age 1d6-1|
|3||10+d12||Last year||A noble born with a gift of land|
|4||20+d8||1d6 years ago||A free person with an aptitude|
|5||20+d10||2d6 years ago||A serf that fled his liege|
|6||20+d12||3d6 years ago||A soldier forsaking the way of war|
|7||30+d20||1d4 decades ago||An outlaw posing as a free person|
|8||30+2d20||At age 11||A slave that escaped his master|
|‡ If you roll the maximum value, roll the die again and add the new result to the previous result; Repeat if you again roll the maxium value.|
A monk’s daily routine includes numerous religious services.
|2||Lauds||at dawn (approximately 3am)|
|7||Vespers||before dark (approximately 6pm)|
|8||Compline||before retiring (approximately 9pm)|
Virtue and Vice
Answer the following questions related to the clergy member’s perception of vice and virtue.
- They lack this virtue?
- They exemplify this virtue?
- They loath this vice? They personally hold it as the worst of all vices.
- They conceal, yet are consumed by, this vice?
|8||Roll 2 times||Roll 2 times|
Methods and Means
Determine a clergy member’s method and concern.