Lightning. Tornadoes. Tsunamis. Plagues.
Or signs of gods' wrath?
The earthly and divine realms meet in Playing Gods. Whether wreaking disasters of biblical proportions on innocent populations or bestowing providence and goodwill, the gods have ever made sport of humans. Though imbued with amazing powers, the gods are jealous. Other gods, with their silly miracles and ridiculous beliefs, diminish the glory and importance of the one true god--or so each of them believes!
Enact the religious struggles ripped from today's headlines with Moses, Jesus, and others, or step back in time to don the mantle of the Norse ruler Odin, the Roman god Mars, the Celtic warrior Morrigan, or Kali the Hindu god. Wiccans can battle Scientologists and ancient Mayan gods for control over mankind. Players can be Cthulu, the Cult of Oprah, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or create their own gods; the only limit is your imagination.
Using Wrath cards, Gods can command the four elements (Fire, Air, Earth, and Water) to unleash natural disasters on each other's followers, or use special attacks like Darkness, Plague, Locusts, and Famine (against which there is no defense).
But players can also choose to convert, rather than kill, other gods' followers. This is done with Conversion cards, and gods may offer things such as Prosperity, Communion, Afterlife, Miracles, and Scripture to groups of believers. The god with the best strategy, skill, and luck shall rule the world....