One thing I notice lacking in RPG's with clerics or priests is that the holy symbol is rarely a direct weapon in its own right. When Van-Ripoff slams a crucifix into a vampire I expect that vampire to sizzle. That being said, I also always like the quote often used in horror movies "Without faith, the cross is only Iron".
One of the miracles in Piecemeal solves this issue.
This miracle allows the priest to make a suitable item into a weapon that harms mystical creatures. The item does 2d4+1 damage and gains +1 to hit (requiring no skill to use). The weapon has a speed of 5. The holy item must have a personal history with the priest in question.
Time to call forth: Speed = Priest's Rank
Piety 1 per round
Why is this good? It allows items like rosary beads to be used in direct action against a ghost..or a druid to take a fresh oak branch and destroy an undead with the flick of the wrist, while still preventing it from being mass produced and thus destroying the low magic setting.
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