Alternate Religions

The default religion tech tree is interesting, but makes no real sense. Why is monotheism worse than polytheism? Why go through Hindu...

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The default religion tech tree is interesting, but makes no real sense. Why is monotheism worse than polytheism? Why go through Hinduism to get to Judaism? So I redesigned the tree based around some genuine religious concepts. Each religion tech gets a wonder and a civic. There is a detailed readme in the mod, but the following should give you a flavor...

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Alternate Religions Mod
The default religion tech tree is interesting, but makes no real sense. Why is monotheism worse than polytheism? Why go through Hinduism to get to Judaism? So I redesigned the tree based around some genuine religious concepts. Each religion tech gets a wonder and a civic. There is a detailed readme in the mod, but the following should give you a flavor...


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{No religious tech assumes an animism where you are completely at the mercy of spirits with no control over what happens to you.}
Divine Appeasement: Can appease the gods with sacrifices made in temples by priests.  Temple, Chichen Itza, Slavery.  First founds Paganism.
Divine Patronage: God(s) is actually on your side.  Oracle, Theocracy.  First founds Judaism.
Ordained Government: God(s) sponsors your government which works closely with your religious hierarchy.  Haggia Sophia, Organized Religion.  First founds Chrisitanity.  
Crusading Religion: Any and all means are justified for you to “share” your religion with the rest of the world.  Spiral Minaret, Police State.  First founds Islam.  
Ordained Social Order: God(s) defines the social classes in your culture.  Angkor Wat, Caste System.  First founds Hinduism.  
Universalism: God(s) have a plan for working out the salvation/enlightenment of everyone in the world.  Sistine Chapel, Pacifism.  First founds Buddhism.

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