Hello fellow DH players! As I was going through our beloved DH books I noticed some weird things .First of all the fact that if you're a Puritan you get no extra goodies whilst a Radical can end up with some awesome abilities ,powers ,weapons etc. The other weird thing is the cleric and the sororitas,she gets some badass faith talents and the priest whose the vessel of the God-Emperor's will gets…nothing…
Though some might argue fluff-wise that a Puritan just just seek righteousness ad nothing else it is not rewarding for players ;and the same thing can be said for the cleric ,but I believe that I've seen some miracles i WH40K.
So after noticing and thinking about thos things I came up with this idea : a Faith characteristic !
It isn't completely finished but my secondary GM and I worked up much of the rules.
It would work similarly to the Infamy points in BC ,depending on your actions ,you'll gain or lose Faith points.The players would only know at the end of the session so that they must think in order to know what they did to gain/lose Faith Points. Ultimately ,it is the gm who'll choose how many points to give ( in order to not encourage the players to do good deeds only in order to get Faith Points).Each character starts with 20+1d10 faith points except for the cleric who starts with 25+1d10.
Every ten points you roll a d100 and apply the effects on your character (I'll post the grid later). If somehow you lose Faith you'll also randomly lose one of the bonuses. That is for every character. But priests have in addition miracles. Every ten points they also get to choose a minor miracle and every 20 points he gets a minor and a major miracle. Minor miracles basically work the same way as minor psychic powers . However these major power are not chosen but divided in different branches (ex: Banishment,aura etc…) . When you first gain a major miracle you choose a branch . Then every time you are to gain one ,you advance one step .
My topic is not complete sorry ,has we haven't finished yet but I'd like to know your opinion and if some of you are interested I'll complete the post.