[dragonraid] Vampires...and now, demons...

Message: < previous - next > : Reply : Subscribe : Cleanse
Home   : February 1998 : Group Archive : Group : All Groups

From: Jeff Smith <thehold@...>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 22:43:20 -0800 (PST)
At 02:38 PM 2/16/98 -0600, Eric Slick wrote:
>I agree except that demons are not occultic.  Tarot cards are occultic and 
>demons have been used in an occultic manner by ignorant or missguided 
>people.  Demons are a specific entity in scripture and I think that any 
>subject the Bible covers is legitimate for incorporation into DragonRaid. 
> Just because the world has perverted it we shouldn't be gun shy...indeed I 
>think we should seek to reclaim what others have destroyed.  But that's 
>just me, preaching.
>The practical side agrees that we should avoid needless controversy. 
> Nevertheless, if it's appropriate and handled well, I dont' think we 
>should shy away from it either.

I don't think my comments dealt with demons; they're something of special
case within DragonRaid...after all, the dragons are representative of demons
themselves.  And, you're right -- the Bible is clear on the reality, power
and danger of demons.  We can't hide from them.

By occult, I'm refering primarily to the whole werewolf/vampyre/ghost/zombie
line of Dark Creature -- contemporary western European/American mythology,
if you will.  To repeat; I suggest we try to use sources similar to those
used with the original system;  things such as ancient mythology (we haven't
even touched on the rich Norse mythos) or created Creatures (like muks and
fluster beasts) unless and until an occultic one is the best for the Sin
Enchantment we're attempting to communicate.

Jeff and Belinda Smith - WilderLands Hold        <><    
Beaverton, OR     <http://www.teleport.com/~thehold>
 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, 
 committed people can change the world...

 "Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has!"
Fight spam!  Join C.A.U.C.E.  <http://www.cauce.org>