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Faith in RPGs – Ep203

Nothing says faith like a big frickin' chainsaw
Nothing says faith like a big frickin’ chainsaw – Picture by Althair Langley

Always a hot-button topic, faith is a rather unique thing in RPGs. Do you really have faith if you have definitive proof of a god’s existence?

Cast – Mike, Jayson, Shawn, Eric, Shannon, Dan and Brandon

Items Mentioned:
Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Warhammer 40k, Star Wars, Deadlands, Pathfinder

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  1. Scott
    Scott March 3, 2015

    Another great ep. I believe St. Michael is the patron of Police Officers.

  2. Amanda Rönne Idänge
    Amanda Rönne Idänge March 3, 2015

    As a theoilogian I really ejnoyed your discussion, good work :D.

    • this_is_Dan
      this_is_Dan March 3, 2015

      Thank you for listening, one never knows how people will take topics such as this one.

      Glad you enjoyed!

  3. mrm1138
    mrm1138 March 3, 2015

    At first I thought you might be talking about the upcoming RPG Faith by Burning Games. The RPG Academy just recently did a few episodes about it—a multi-part actual play and a wrap-up/review—and one of the things they did discuss was the idea of religion in a sci-fi setting. One person thought it was a little strange, citing more hard-sciency stories wherein religion plays little to no part, while another person mentioned stories wherein people worshipped computer gods or some such thing.

    Anyway, I thought the game sounded fantastic, so I donated to the Kickstarter. It’s currently in its final week and is nearing its funding goal.

    • Gamerstable
      Gamerstable March 4, 2015

      Faith does look like an interesting game. Subbing a card mechanic for dice mechanic can turn some people off (especially at this table), but it looks really fun.

    • Scott
      Scott March 4, 2015

      “Faith” by “Burning Games”. That just conjures up the wrong image. Or, the right one if you come from Salem, Mass. in the 1600’s. 😉

      I actually like when sci-fi and religion are combined in a story. One of my favourites was an ep of The Twilight Zone called “The Star” in which the crew of Research Star Ship was sent to a system long destroyed in a Super Nova. During the investigation the Ship’s Chaplin discovered that the star that went nova was “The Star of Bethlehem”, and he had to come to grips with the fact that a whole system was wiped out in the sign of the Saviour’s Birth.

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