Sunday, 4 May 2014

Religious Nutters

I've been watching Orphan Black and in the second season we start seeing more of a faction that has a religious interest in the clones. It makes for a good story element and provides plenty of conflict and choices for the protagonists. 

But it makes me think that groups like this are always the religious nutters. Doesn't matter if it's the X-Files or Supernatural or whatever, they're cast in that light. 

In gaming it's probably quite similar. I think of exceptions like Warhammer or Dogs In The Vineyard, though. Those settings put the religious nutters as established religion so they don't count as fringe groups any more. 

With all of that rattling around in my mind I've taken an interest in playing a religious nutter, steeped in cult language and motivations. I'm not sure if the urge will have gone by the time the opportunity comes but I'll just have to park the idea. 

Have any of you out there had experience playing these characters? How did it go for you?
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