Most gamers think “Fantasy” requires “Many Gods”. A trend that is only exacerbated by DnD, which is the training wheel system for most gamers. To a point, there is nothing wrong with it. Many gamers choose a many gods option because it is required, in their minds, for game worlds. Many gamers choose a many gods option because they think, they can seperate their reality and their fantasy (even though a significant portion of the world’s population is polytheistic) and avoid offending someone’s religious beliefs (like most Christians are not offended by polytheism/ or would take an adverse view of any game/ story that had a less than perfect priest in it ... Like The Three Musketeers). The inspiration of this many gods option came from Conan and many early works of fantasy that inspired the early gamers.
Yet some of the best fantasy fiction, especially fiction based on Medieval history, are monotheistic. Historical and Historically styled games need a monotheistic religion. It is almost imperative to have one, if you want a real medieval feel.
Now some people feel uncomfortable using the Catholic faith as their game’s religion (though there is plenty of source material to study about it). I can understand that. If you are not running a strict historical game, there are lots of ways you can create a monotheistic game religion. This gives you all the medieval feel without being bound by “real” religion.
That is what this thread is about. Post your ideas for a primary single God religion. (One religion per post if you can.) While most of these will be analogs to Abrahamic religions (Judism, Christianity in all its forms, and Islam) or Zorasterism, other options are possible (A single Earth Mother Diety or so on). (You can also crib ideas from other books/ works of fiction).
And remember, just because it is a religion with a primary diety, does not mean it can’t have minions beings (like Angels, Devils, etc).
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CodexBA'AN and The Messenger ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
"Harken to The Word of the Messenger, He who is heralding new age, one without the upsurping lesser Gods."
Followers of Pandjit ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
Pandjit was a magi and philospher several hundred years ago. He used meditation, prayer (focused) dance, and soul access to determine the nature of the universe.
God of The People ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
In this world, each race had its own Spirit, or Diety it revered. It personified the race. The Mythic people (Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, et al) had worshiped their spirits since before time began, long before Humans crawled out of their caves and became a speaking race.
Helion ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - General
In the begining there was a great Darkness. Then there was light. It was Helion.
Keeper of the Hourglass ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
"Remember, lad, nothing on this world remains constant, not even the world itself or anything beyond. The only constants ever are the Fabric and time"
Mothon ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - General
Mothon is considered a Demon Cult by the other religions. Mothon is called The Spirit of the Darkness. That is true, though not an appealing name. He created space, light, and time. He created everything by seperating Mothon and Not-Mothon. He is The Deity, but he does not care if you know it.
The Divine Lord- The Adoni ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - General
The Adoni is celebrated in several regions of the world, sometimes under a different name. Some of the details are different, but it is basically the same myth.
The Great One ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
There used to be many Gods. They were petty, cruel, and plagued Humanity almost as badly as the Demons of Sogoth. They bore more Gods. They fought with each other. They were unworthy of the divine mantle. Then came Argon.
The Judge ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
The Judge is the Ultimate Judge, who judges all beings after death. After death, you face The One. He measures your worth and determines your faith appropriately.
The Old One ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Specific
The Old One is the living core of Tarrod.
The One ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
The One is the primal spirit of the universe. The One shaped the Material, for as the spirit goes so does the dust. The One is behind everything.
The Oracle of Ein ( Locations ) Other - Any
The Oracle of Ein
(pronounced un) is a relic devoted to the sole idol of faith remaining
on the world of Kalimon after Elementallion, a major catastrophe (75 words Short and Sweet Challenge)
The Vicean Deity ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - General
The Vicean Deity is a mysterious Deity. Some say it is the primal god - the universal spark- that created all the other dieties and the rest of the universe. Some say that it is the God within all of us. The Vicean Deity is The Sun. The Vicean Deity is not simple. There is no “personaification” of the Vicean Deity. Is it confusing to most people, but it seems to work.
The Weaver ( Systems ) Divine/ Spirit - Defining
The Weaver spun time, space, fire earth, air, water, light, and spirit into existance from the primal chaos, the way a spinner spins threads out of cotton or wool. Weaving them together, The Weaver made all.
Various Theisms ( Articles ) Resource - Gaming - In General
Religions. Sigh. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. They have been such an intergral part of Human existance, that ignoring them is something you do at your own peril. A lack of religion (even hidden away in the background) can completely destroy the verisimiltude that a world designer desperately works so hard to achieve. So here is brief outline of various kinds of theisms.