- Jul 8, 2019
IF the idea is to have Schisms like this as a more natural/dynamic event. OKPersonally, I think schisms should generally be the result of failure to achieve consensus at an ecumenical council. To put this in terms of how Civ6 does religion, half the council wants Choral Music to be a doctrine, and the other half wants Work Ethic. The Work Ethic crowd rejects the conclusion of the council to adopt Choral Music and becomes a schismatic sect endorsing Work Ethic instead.
BUT what I think is NOT OK is to have schism as a Theocracy unique ability, in any case should be an option for anybody since it actualy would be useful way to play againts "religious" civs.
I mean the famous/classic/average idea of "Theocratic"states are either Ancient ones with religions based on local deities (make sense since no other nations would have your gods), small nations (that are more City-States material on CIV) or ones like Iran (who for CIV would probably be the only playable Shia civ so still fit the idea of not be contested when claim the Theocracy title).I don't particularly see why this should be a restriction. A theocracy is simply a government run by priests or the ecclesiastical apparatus; it doesn't have to be orthodox. E.g., Iran is one of the few theocracies left, and its state religion is Twelver Shi'a, which is endorsed by no other nation in the world (although it has a majority following in Azerbaijan and Iraq and a majority of the Muslim population of Lebanon).