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Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« on: March 05, 2015, 07:13:24 pm »
Because this weather is getting me down. I've seen this world-buidling game elsewhere, and it looked like fun. This is how it works: each poster adds one new fact about this religion. New facts can't contradict ones that have already been posted. Other than that, anything goes.

Here are a few to start off with:

- There are seven elements.
- Melons are a typical offering.
- Amethyst is considered sacred.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 07:26:22 pm »
Quote from: Sefiru;172474
Because this weather is getting me down. I've seen this world-buidling game elsewhere, and it looked like fun. This is how it works: each poster adds one new fact about this religion. New facts can't contradict ones that have already been posted. Other than that, anything goes.

Here are a few to start off with:

- There are seven elements.
- Melons are a typical offering.
- Amethyst is considered sacred.

 
Human sacrifice is acceptable, although optional.

One of the elements is titanium. Oil is another.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 07:36:25 pm »
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One of the elements is titanium. Oil is another.

And another is beer.

(I'm also snowbound today.)
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 08:29:27 pm »
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And another is beer.

(I'm also snowbound today.)

 
Another is the internet.

A ritual is considered especially potent if it utilizes all of the elements at once.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 09:55:30 pm »
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Another is the internet.

A ritual is considered especially potent if it utilizes all of the elements at once.

 
Another element is gingerbread.

using durian fruits for protection is a valid spell component.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 06:35:08 pm »
Quote from: Sefiru;172474
Because this weather is getting me down. I've seen this world-buidling game elsewhere, and it looked like fun. This is how it works: each poster adds one new fact about this religion. New facts can't contradict ones that have already been posted. Other than that, anything goes.

Here are a few to start off with:

- There are seven elements.
- Melons are a typical offering.
- Amethyst is considered sacred.

Hmm... coffee should be an element in about everything :)
"Let it be that state of manyhood bound and loathing. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that and no other shall say nay. For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is in every way perfect."

AL 1:42-44

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 06:43:47 pm »
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Hmm... coffee should be an element in about everything :)

 
There's still blood in my caffiene stream!

We need... hypercoffe.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 06:45:38 pm »
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Another element is gingerbread.

using durian fruits for protection is a valid spell component.

 
Cats are the embodiments of deities.  Obviously.

Durian fruits may not be offered to cat gods. Ever.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 06:53:26 pm »
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Another element is gingerbread.

using durian fruits for protection is a valid spell component.


Human sacrifice is only ritually acceptable if the cause of death is one of the elements.

(We have 6/7 now: titanium, oil, beer, internet, gingerbread, and coffee)

The coat pattern of a cat determines which god it embodies (tabby, Siamese, tortoiseshell etc.)

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2015, 07:04:47 pm »
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The coat pattern of a cat determines which god it embodies (tabby, Siamese, tortoiseshell etc.)

 
Are you sure it's not the other way around -- the embodying god determines the coat pattern?  ;)
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2015, 07:43:25 pm »
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There's still blood in my caffiene stream!

We need... hypercoffe.


 
This machine needs to be in the religion somehow, so I propose that every important temple has one. For ritual purposes, naturally.

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2015, 07:56:17 pm »
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This machine needs to be in the religion somehow, so I propose that every important temple has one. For ritual purposes, naturally.

 
Fine, as long as there's a hot chocolate option for those of us who can't drink coffee.

In fact, I propose that all rituals include the optional consumption of chocolate.
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2015, 07:59:09 pm »
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Fine, as long as there's a hot chocolate option for those of us who can't drink coffee.

In fact, I propose that all rituals include the optional consumption of chocolate.
That machine looks fancy enough to produce any form of hot beverage you can think of. Seconded on the chocolate. (Now I make brownies!)
"Let it be that state of manyhood bound and loathing. So with thy all; thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that and no other shall say nay. For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is in every way perfect."

AL 1:42-44

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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2015, 12:20:29 am »
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Are you sure it's not the other way around -- the embodying god determines the coat pattern?  ;)
Oh dear, are we schisming already?
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Re: Let's make a (fictional) religion!
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2015, 12:31:35 am »
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Oh dear, are we schisming already?

Well, all *I* know is that the cat deities are all-powerful and all-knowing. OB-viously.  (Yeesh.)  

So, it stands to reason that the deity would decide what it wants it's embodiment to look like.

And anyone who disagrees with me is just wrong.

(I'm joking, of course! :-D )
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