Talk:Redeemed Cultist (5e Background)
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I have decided to make this background for my campaign I am about to start, because the campaign is going to be spiced up with some Lovecraftian elements. Redeemed Cultist background is inspired by the character Diana Stanley from the board game Eldritch Horror. This background is primarily designed to fit the "classic" religious cults that sacrifice virgins and worship dark old gods, but with a little bit of work it can be adapted to virtually any type of cult. The background may seem a bit broken, confused or maybe even contradicting itself in same cases. That is supposed to represent the emotional struggle cult survivors are going through. I have done some research and read a few papers on the effects of the cult practices on an individual and tried to stay true to these observations. Playing character with this background may be challenging, both emotionally and in terms of role-play, as there are very few positive qualities to it (basically all traits and even some bonds are negative). But then again, the character is trying to get their life back together and escape from the very dark place they found themselves in.
I would have figured that there wasn't that much difference between the two. --22.214.171.124 13:10, 17 September 2016 (MDT)