As a history and mysterious prophet figure, it works, but overall John's backstory is a boring tale of some dude avoiding a few assassination attempts while the masses fall at his feet and covert immediately despite the angry guys with swords acting like the Spanish Inquisition running around.
Do Lunist holidays exist in John's name? Are there rites or sayings that invoke him? What are they? Do priests attempt to emulate what little they know about such a bland and mysterious figure who was seen speaking by hundreds if not thousands of people?
How did a guy who managed to convert an entire continent remain mostly anonymous and why are the details of how he lived his daily life shrouded in mystery? Go to Comment
Players take cues from the GM about what is important. The GM is the only true source of information players have, and it is painfully easy for players to latch onto unimportant details.
I see it as a question of consistency. What are the consequences for killing a man? Is there a difference between murdering a random serf and a noble?
Beyond that, Players will follow the GM's lead over what details are important or not. The work to make the consistency work has to be made, but random mooks can be made to be more than cannon fodder or cardboard cutouts. Go to Comment