2011-07-11 : Hooray for Religion
How much does your religious upbringing influence your designs? Or did you deal with everything you wanted to religion-wise in DitV?
I have a trilogy of religous games: kill puppies for satan, Dogs in the Vineyard, and Poison'd. Between the three of them I think I've said everything about my religious upbringing that I need to, yeah.
But there's a lot more for me to say about religion than just about my religious upbringing. It's nice to have my religious upbringing out of the way so I can approach the subject with a little more clarity. My thinking about religion has changed quite a bit over the past 5 years, and sooner or later I'm going to make a game about that.
Right now I'm inspired by Ron Edwards' three games about religion. His games reject belief as the core of religion, placing practice there instead, and I think that's both correct and compelling. Check 'em out if you haven't already.
On a related note, what do you think of the Book of Mormon musical (if you've seen it or listened to the soundtrack)?
I've heard only snippets of it. I'd like to go see it. I like pretty much everything those guys have done, and they're always very funny when they talk about Mormonism.
What about you, Luke? You're a kind of religious guy, yes? Do you deal with religion in your roleplaying?
Everybody else can answer too!
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