My book GURPS Monster Hunters 6: Holy Hunters came out this week. I thought it might be of interest to share a box that got cut in favor of some extra verbiage about Native American religions penned by the wise Christopher Rice. In the end, it was decided that we shouldn't give space to silly religions when there was so much more to be said about "real" ones. Hence this deleted scene . . .
While this supplement attempts to respect all faiths, there are some religions that couldn’t care less about respect! These tongue-in-cheek faiths exist more as a commentary on religion than anything, but if your group doesn’t take itself or religion too seriously, you could always play a crusader of . . .
Discordianism: According to the Principia Discordia, reality is a mix of order and chaos; those who try to enforce order on the universe are chasing an illusion. Discordians worship Eris, the goddess of chaos, via such nonsensical rituals as eating hot dogs on Friday. A Discordian crusader should take abilities from the Chaos power on p. 124 of GURPS Powers.
The Church of the SubGenius: The high prophet of the Church, J.R. “Bob” Dobbs, warns that a global Conspiracy of Normalcy is trying to steal everyone’s Slack (“happiness,” “joy,” or “giving-a-damn-ness”). The Book of the SubGenius promises eternal salvation via the intervention of aliens (the “Xists,” who are probably the Nordics from GURPS Monster Hunters 5: Applied Xenology) for every SubGenius who’s paid proper dues at subgenius.com (currently $35). A SubGenius is lucky, not smart; consider Probability Alteration (GURPS Psionic Powers, pp. 43‑46) with the Mysticism PM.
Pastafarianism: Although the baby of the bunch at barely a decade old, the church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) became widely known after going viral on the Internet (venganza.org). Pastafarians wear colanders on their heads and have great respect for pirates. Those touched by His Noodly Appendage look forward to an afterlife with beer volcanoes and “stripper factories.” Use the standard Mysticism abilities, as the FSM takes the place of the Abrahamic God.