I love cults, particularly when they are as well-defined and original as this one. I love the origin story, I love the dogma, and I love the thematic labels for everything (Gear, Cog, Professor, etc). There isn't much that needs to be improved here, content-wise, though I would suggest going over it one more time to clean up the writing and correct little inconsistencies (i.e. a shot vs a quart of motor oil during the initiation ceremony). Also, please add the "cult" and possibly the "steampunk" freetext, so that it can be found more easily.
Overall a very solid sub, one that I would be happy to place in a steam-punk or even a near-future game, with a bit of tweaking.Go to Comment
I haven't read any of the related subs, so I have no context. With that caveat in mind, I really like this. Especially the word play on sinister/left-handed (or left-socked, in this case :P ).
The idea of an evil god which sets up competing cults works well for me.
The only thing I was confused on was how could he survive what the other gods did not, yet be outdone by a group of mortal adventurers?