There’s no such thing as the Priest character class in D&D 5e, but back in AD&D there was.
The original Priest’s Player Pack was a plastic carrying case with a screen, character sheets, an 8-page guide for beginners playing the class, 4 types of mapping paper, three minis (the priest, priestess and druid), 7 gaming dice, a pencil and stickers.
Therefore, it’s not quite right to say you can buy the Priest’s Players Pack again. You can buy a digital version of it from DriveThruRPG for $4.95.
The official DriveThruRPG description of the download says;
You have found the ideal all-in-one playing aid for your favorite game with the AD&D Game Priest’s Player Pack. Inside your Player Pack is the information you need to play your chosen class of character – the priest – will skill and finesse, and a gathering of playing aids selected by TSR game designers as the items both experienced and beginning gamers find most useful.
That’s the exact text that appeared on the back of the plastic case the player’s pack was sold initially in back in 1994.
Update Yes, I know D&D now has the Cleric.
The original D&D only had three main classes; Cleric, Fighting man and Magic-User. The Thief class was added in Greyhawk, and Paladin was introduced as a Fighting Man subclass.
Priest was introduced in AD&D 2e as a metaclass along with Warrior, Wizard and Rogue. Cleric was a class within Priest.
By D&D 3e, the terminology of Priest was dropped entirely. You could argue that the classification was now redundant given how the system worked or that the name has stronger contemporary links to real-life religion than Cleric does, but it is no longer there.
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