Living the Life

Clerics default to following the will of a divine being, such as a god or possibly an archangel. 3rd Edition shook this up by including a provision that clerics could choose to devote themselves to a cause or pledge themselves to a doctrine or ideology, such a cleric of Buddhism or animism. This can get weird if a cleric decides to devote themselves to something inherently nonclerical, such as nihilism.

I like the idea in concept, but it’s probably better as an option. Something DMs can choose to add to their campaign setting rather than having to remove.