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Temples Illuminated



So much more than healing and holy water!

 As a companion piece to the Libraries Illuminated series of supplements I present Temples Illuminated.  The intent behind this supplement is to provide a deep dive into the many aspects of sacred sites, from architecture to politics and services to treasure. There are vast arrays of adventure possibilities lurking just beneath the ornately carved surfaces of Temples.

The lore of sacred places from around the world provide source material for clerics, gods, temples, and radiant powers, which have always been a cornerstone of fantasy RPG since their beginning. Considering the central role temples played in virtually all civilizations on Earth, they don’t often get the attention they deserve in a campaign setting. That’s about to change.

Chapter one – temple functions, politics and priestly hierarchies

Chapter two – architectural elements and temple construction

Chapter three – detailed descriptions of cultural archetypes


 Inside this 50-page supplement you will find:

  • 9 profiles of culturally inspired Temple Archetypes.
  • 9 example adventures illustrating ways to use temples, their priests and contents to full advantage
  • 40 additional adventure hooks to inspire other adventures
  • 15 tables to generate random temple features, available services, rumors and architecture.  
  • 13 adventure maps
  • A complete system for randomly generating temples
  • 4 unique creatures and NPC stat blocks
  • Separate downloadable file containing all adventure maps


As always, Comments and Reviews are welcome.

You can see an extended review of this product at the video linked below begining at time stamp 2:30:47



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Jimmy F December 10, 2021 6:09 pm UTC
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Peter C December 10, 2021 10:35 pm UTC
Jimmy, thanks again for the great review!
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