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Winston Smith21 Feb 2019 4:01 a.m. PST

I STRONGLY suggest that anyone voting for Ares read the Iliad first. Ares is a sniveling coward and bully. Aphrodite puts up a better fight.

mildbill21 Feb 2019 5:01 a.m. PST

ST Barara patron saint of artillery.

Vigilant21 Feb 2019 5:02 a.m. PST

Which one is the saint of lost causes? Causes such as I won't get in to new periods, scales, or I will paint every thing I've got already before buying more, or my dice rolling can't get any worse?

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 5:11 a.m. PST

The Ambler Gaming Club has adopted St. Olaf, king of Norway, as our patron saint due to his association with dice. He once rolled a 13 on 2D6 to win a border province from the King of Sweden :)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 6:21 a.m. PST

Which one is the saint of lost causes?

It would be nice to have the "short title" for some of the saints along with the name for those of us not fluent in saintology.

Winston Smith21 Feb 2019 9:12 a.m. PST

Go to the Pill Suggestion thread linked to the poll for a full discussion of saintly merits.
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It is disgusting that that cowardly fraud Ares is getting any votes at all! Read your Iliad!

Joe Legan21 Feb 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Some of the names on the list aren't even saints or christian

Deucey21 Feb 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

St Michael

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

Jude is traditionally the "saint of lost causes." In fact the St Jude Children's Hospital was built by Danny Thomas in fulfillment of a vow made to St Jude at a low point in his career.

They used to conceal information like that in books, but I'm told these days there is a thing called "google search" for unfamiliar names.

"Hagiography," etotheipi. And I'm a Methodist. If I can keep up, anyone can keep up.

Winston Smith21 Feb 2019 3:05 p.m. PST

How can Ares be beating Athena???
He ran and cried to Zeus when Diomedes gave him a little scratch!
Athena is the real badass in the family. So is Apollo.
Diomedes routed Aphrodite and Zeus. All Apollo had to say to Diomedes was "Do you know who I am?"

Baaah. Gods don't belong in the poll anyway. We're talking about saints!

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 3:20 p.m. PST

mildbill-yup, St. Barbara, patron saint of artillerists.


USAFpilot21 Feb 2019 3:51 p.m. PST

For some of us, our introduction to mythology came from the AD&D Deities & Demigods book. That may explain why some pick Ares, the god of war. Athena in this book was considered the goddess of wisdom and combat.

Personal logo pavelft Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

I would put canonize John Hill as Patron Saint of Wargamers.

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