thread: 2011-07-11 : Hooray for Religion
On 2011-07-11, Kit wrote:
Well, I will say that, given my particular Quaker/Jewish upbringing, the idea of religion being about practice more than belief is pretty sensible to me.
I don’t think that religion, as such, is an issue I’m very interested in, in a role-playing context. Particular facets of it, sure: judgment vs. compassion, inclusive and exclusive communities and membership, these sorts of things, these I want to play games about.
For the Apocalypse World game we’re trying to organize right now, I really want to play the Hocus, but I want to de-emphasize some of the obvious religious overtones. Sure, playing a snake-handling Hocus would be awesome, but I think that there’s a lot of room for a rockstar Hocus, too. And you can hit some of the same issues about cults of personality and charismatic leadership.