Posts about Cultist Simulator
I've found the game Cultist Simulator quite recently, and the MAG vibes are off the charts. Made by Weather Factory of Fallen London/Sunless Sea fame, CS is a narrative resource management game where the goal is to collect eldritch lore, assemble your cult, and outsmart or overpower any meddlesome detectives or rival cults trying to stop you from selling your humanity to achieve Ascension. There are 13 aspects, each with their own cult, and three different ways to Ascend. It's really good (and I'm really bad at it), so I wanted to plug it to the people who are most likely into this sort of thing. Thank you for your time!
I'm playing through Dishonored Death of the Outsider and it's giving me massive Cultist Simulator vibes
Obviously, Dishonored in general had a lot of occult themes, but here they are cranked up to eleven. Practically every situation we see feels like it could be interpreted in terms of Cult Sim card interactions. Thugs fighting for a chance to win a bone charm? They are edge pawns being recruited into the cult. Ivan Jacobi repealing the regraving practices? It's a heart-aligned cultist doing his PR cult business. Exsanguinations at the Spector club? It's the grail Know knocking on the Spider door. And it goes on for practically everything else happening during the plot.