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So in interviews about Rising Sun, Eric mentioned he wants to do a series of games based on different mythologies, with Blood Rage (Norse) being the first, and Rising Sun (Japanese) being second.

What mythology would you want to see next?
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What mythology do you want to see Eric do next?
Greek
Roman
Egyptian
Mesopotamian
Indian
Arabian
Celtic (Irish)
Native American
Australian (Aboriginal/Dream Time)
Christian (Dante's Divine Comedy, Angels, Demons, etc.)
Other (Specify in your reply)
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No love for Chinese or Persian mythology?

Sidenote: why do "Greek" and "Roman" and "Arabian" and "Mesopotamian" get split while "Native American" and "Australian" both get diverse cultures lumped together? And are we just entirely ignoring sub-Saharan Africa?
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Islam. I love the drawings...
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The Yoruba, as they are part of the origins of Brazilian religions and I don't think they receive as much attention as they deserve.
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Personally - Canadians.
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JRietveld wrote:
Personally - Canadians.

Though I wish it were otherwise, Canadians are no myth, my friend. These eyes have seen the vast frozen hinterlands, and despaired.
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wamsp wrote:
No love for Chinese or Persian mythology?

I couldn't include everything, obviously. But "Other" includes those.

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Sidenote: why do "Greek" and "Roman" and "Arabian" and "Mesopotamian" get split while "Native American" and "Australian" both get diverse cultures lumped together?

Because it would make the list ridiculously long to name every individual Native American tribe/people.
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And are we just entirely ignoring sub-Saharan Africa?

Yes, we are. Nobody wants to hear about Sub-Saharan African Mythology...but seriously, we're not ignoring it, clearly you're not, anyway.
 
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Welsh please. It is the pantheon I worship as a Wiccan
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wamsp wrote:
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Nobody wants to hear about Sub-Saharan African Mythology...but seriously, we're not ignoring it, clearly you're not, anyway.

Yes I am: I want Chinese.

Yeah, but he's not gonna do Chinese right after Japanese, it wouldn't make sense.
 
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Zoroastrianism because ...

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jamesl59 wrote:
Welsh please. It is the pantheon I worship as a Wiccan


    Actually Welsh would be pretty cool. There's a tremendous amount of material to work from.

    "Celtic" is a mess, more or less claiming all pagans that don't fit cleanly into other European cultural groups, but at least it's a mess that many have agreed upon in their writings, be it accurate or not. Welsh is part of that family, but particularly rich in written material. You could argue it should be its own category separate from the rest of its language group.

    Lumping all of "Native American" into one category isn't the proper alternative to naming "every individual Native American tribe/people". There are four or five major subcategories of culture that separate huge numbers of people, and they're pretty interesting. There isn't much written information on them, granted, but Incan mythology has about as much in common with Mississippian mythology as the Indian subcontinent mythology has with Norse. Lumping Judaica, Christianity and Islam into a single category would make far more sense that putting all on New World cultures together.

    The Aztecs would be cool, the Incans as well. Pacific Northwest is very interesting.

             S.


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The Aztecs would be my pick. He could base the game around the caves in Chicomoztoc and the 7 tribes that emerged from the cave.
 
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Sagrilarus wrote:
jamesl59 wrote:
Welsh please. It is the pantheon I worship as a Wiccan


    Actually Welsh would be pretty cool. There's a tremendous amount of material to work from.

    "Celtic" is a mess, more or less claiming all pagans that don't fit cleanly into other European cultural groups, but at least it's a mess that many have agreed upon in their writings, be it accurate or not. Welsh is part of that family, but particularly rich in written material. You could argue it should be its own category separate from the rest of its language group.

    Lumping all of "Native American" into one category isn't the proper alternative to naming "every individual Native American tribe/people". There are four or five major subcategories of culture that separate huge numbers of people, and they're pretty interesting. There isn't much written information on them, granted, but Incan mythology has about as much in common with Mississippian mythology as the Indian subcontinent mythology has with Norse. Lumping Judaica, Christianity and Islam into a single category would make far more sense that putting all on New World cultures together.

Right, but again, even if I named those 4-5, I'd have to name every different European set of mythology, and that's and insane amount. The point was to keep the poll concise. Either name literally everything, or name a few, and add "other" as an option to encompass everything else. Which made a lot more sense.

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   The Aztecs would be cool, the Incans as well. Pacific Northwest is very interesting.

             S.



Aztecs could definitely be interesting. Or Hawaiian, Hawaiian myth is quite interesting.
 
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Personally i could'nt care much as i dont really like Eric's game.
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Native "north" American would be cool. (Navajo, Cherokee, Sioux, etc)
It's hugely underserviced in every medium.
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Sagrilarus wrote:

    "Celtic" is a mess, more or less claiming all pagans that don't fit cleanly into other European cultural groups, but at least it's a mess that many have agreed upon in their writings, be it accurate or not. Welsh is part of that family, but particularly rich in written material. You could argue it should be its own category separate from the rest of its language group.

That would be because there are no distinct mythological cycles, or at least none we really have any records for. The Mabinogion is the main source for what we deem Welsh mythology, but since it also incorporates Irish, Greco-Roman, Germanic and Catholic traditions calling it 'Welsh' is a bit of a stretch. In fact there's not really such a thing as a distinct mythology - even the earliest Greek mythology is actually a rehashing of a much earlier tradition (one which unfortunately pre-dates writing). The earliest we have of what could be deemed Celtic is from Ireland, but even there we see influence from Rome as well as well as the incorporation of myths from continental Celtic cultures.
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Incan mythology has about as much in common with Mississippian mythology as the Indian subcontinent mythology has with Norse.

Like the offspring of the main god who's a trickster and considered the father of monsters? I'm referring to Kashyap of course, though I believe the Norse called him Loki
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wamsp wrote:
JRietveld wrote:
Personally - Canadians.

Though I wish it were otherwise, Canadians are no myth, my friend. These eyes have seen the vast frozen hinterlands, and despaired.


That's because we keep fighting the good fight to protect the world against the giant ice spiders of the great north.

What, you've never heard about them?

Exactly. We are doing a good job.
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Exactly. We are doing a good job.


    Thank you.

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deedob wrote:
wamsp wrote:
JRietveld wrote:
Personally - Canadians.

Though I wish it were otherwise, Canadians are no myth, my friend. These eyes have seen the vast frozen hinterlands, and despaired.


That's because we keep fighting the good fight to protect the world against the giant ice spiders of the great north.

What, you've never heard about them?

Exactly. We are doing a good job.

Look closer. Those are mosquitos.
 
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JRietveld wrote:
deedob wrote:
wamsp wrote:
JRietveld wrote:
Personally - Canadians.

Though I wish it were otherwise, Canadians are no myth, my friend. These eyes have seen the vast frozen hinterlands, and despaired.


That's because we keep fighting the good fight to protect the world against the giant ice spiders of the great north.

What, you've never heard about them?

Exactly. We are doing a good job.

Look closer. Those are mosquitos.


Yeah... no...

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Eastern European "pagan" religions. Slavs in Ukraine had a pretty rad religion.
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Indian would be my pick, as I think it would lend itself to amazing artwork and minis and is pretty under-represented. Egyptian and Arabian also sound interesting.

However, I'll take anything but Greek and Roman. I'm so tired of them.
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A pan-African theme would be cool. The continent is so diverse and so rich in history and culture that the possibilities are huge.
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Indian would be my pick, as I think it would lend itself to amazing artwork and minis and is pretty under-represented. Egyptian and Arabian also sound interesting.

However, I'll take anything but Greek and Roman. I'm so tired of them.


The thing is that taking Greek, Roman, Egyptian or Norse is that you won't offend anyone.
Picking from religions (like Induism) that people are still believing is just asking for trouble imo. Even christian ones keep having these talks about themes that are "not right" here on BGG.
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i want to see eric lang do a backflip next.
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