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  • When scholars of religion have tried to figure out why certain traditions have survived and spread more than others, they've come up with a few ideas that could apply to the World:

    1. Scripture-based religions are generally portable. (J.Z. Smith's utopian and locative distinction.) So long as you have your book, you can practice it anywhere, which makes it really appealing to empires that have to incorporate a lot of other cultures.
    2. Monotheism can be a mediating influence. (Max Weber.) The larger a territory you have to control, the fewer distinct characteristics your gods...
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  • Geoffrey
    replied to Origins on backerkit
    Hmm. You and I might be looking at different versions of the text. The one that I have doesn't have it as a knack (for just the reasons that you point out: no one would take it voluntarily). It was in there in an earlier version, though marked as a drawback (something you acquired by virtue of who you are, like European werewolves being vulnerable to silver) rather than a knack you chose....
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  • Geoffrey
    replied to Origins on backerkit
    Technically, I think the Kitsune was meant to be an example of a supernatural animal (i.e., a fox that turns into a person) and the CĂș Sith is a variant on that (a dog that definitely doesn't turn into a person). At least, that was my idea when I wrote it....
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