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Old 08-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #71
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The questions of Platonism strongly affected early christianity. You can see it as influence, or you can see it as christianity answering the questions that were asked, but the schools of thought weren't just pushed out by Christianity, they were absorbed. (at least by my understanding)
Perhaps all of the above.

Jews at the time weren't a philosophical people, so much as a religious people and their writings tended to deal with custom rather then cosmology. Even where Platonists had to sharp a difference to be incorporated into Christianity they were a good foil.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #72
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That is an Awesome adventure idea: The quest for the true name of Zeus. Though Hades would be just as fun. Arguably the other gods will act to erase the name from your mind, but you can use their brother against them.
Remember that campaign in Vikings where the PCs are recruited by Odin in a feud against Loki? That would work well.

This lever would work best if the gods are divided so the PCs have time. Even if you intend to end with a Klingon style storming-of-the-heavens(another good campaign by the way) you can't have all their powers concentrated to prevent it at the start. Furthermore you have to have some reason for the PCs to try such a thing, and starting off with a god as a Patron works reasonably well.
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