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

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From: Eric Slick <eric@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 15:42:36 -0600
I think I'm belaboring the point now, so I'll shut up on the subject after 
this one.

How would you deal with an adventure dealing with the occult as its main 
lesson?  Would it be appropriate to use occultic material then or would it 
be too objectionable to even consider such an adventure.  If not, why would 
using DCs associated with the occult by pop culture be inappropriate (it 
can be argued all non-christian myths of creatures, ancient or not, are 
occultic)?  If they are clearly part of the expression of that evil and 
what is needed to be overcome in order to defeat that evil, I don't see how 
that could be considered objectionable, except by those who would find 
everything else about DragonRaid objectionable.

That's my last few bits on the subject : )

Eric

On Tuesday, February 17, 1998 12:43 AM, Jeff Smith 
[SMTP:thehold@...] wrote:
> At 02:38 PM 2/16/98 -0600, Eric Slick wrote:
> >Jeff,
> >
> >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.
> >
> >Eric
>
> 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.
>
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