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Jason Morningstar
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« on: October 25, 2004, 09:51:10 AM »

Hey all,

I put together a couple of play aids that you might find useful.  

One is a 36-page booklet of biblical quotes on various topics relevant to Dogs ("Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him." and stuff like that).

The other is an 8-page book of biblical and period names.  Both are available as formatted PDF files and raw text.  I made fancy covers for them as well, just because.  

http://www.meekmok.com/sassy/dogs/tools.html

I hope you like them and can use them.  Let me know if you have difficulties, encounter errors, or have comments.

--Jason
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Joshua A.C. Newman
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2004, 10:55:28 AM »

Darn right, I like them!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2004, 11:00:51 AM »

I think my absolute favorite part was the name significance stuff.  You can now point and say: "Yeah, my guy's name is Caleb, and that's rather appropriate since he is a dog..."  And feel all cool and stuff...

Thomas
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2004, 11:05:43 AM »

Thanks, guys.

If anybody had the time or inclination to find the meanings of the names I skipped (not hard, just time-consuming), I'd be delighted to update the document.  

Similarly, if there are cool proverbs, parables, and sayings that can be culled from the Book of Mormon, I'd be glad to include them.  I wasn't able to find a  collection online.  

BTW, I included the unformatted text file for folks who can't access PDFs.  The PDFs are much easier to read and more attractive.  

--Jason
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Joshua A.C. Newman
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2004, 11:09:01 AM »

Quote from: LordSmerf
I think my absolute favorite part was the name significance stuff.  You can now point and say: "Yeah, my guy's name is Caleb, and that's rather appropriate since he is a dog..."  And feel all cool and stuff...


Knowing the meaning of your character's name also means that you can take dice in your own name!
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2004, 11:55:16 AM »

Jason!

Let's talk print. I'll PM you.

Here's the Internet Sacred Text Archive, by the way. It's got the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Doctrine and Covenants, a half dozen Bibles or so, and a million others.

-Vincent
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johnmarron
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2004, 05:23:21 AM »

Jason,

These play aids seriously rock!  I just printed out and bound both booklets, and they look great.  I've been carrying around a names book with a list of 19th c. names with my Dogs stuff, but yours looks much, much better.  I also have a bible and copy of the book of Mormon on hand, but your subject  sorted quotes are 100 times more useful.  Thanks for going through this effort and making it available to everyone.  You've done a great job.

John Marron
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Jason Morningstar
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2004, 07:24:18 AM »

Thanks for your kind words, John.  I'm thinking about doing a similar booklet to help with place names.  And if I can find a list of proverbs and sayings from Mormon literature, I'll add them to the ones I have.
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Mark D. Eddy
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2004, 07:31:12 AM »

I don't know if you're open to this, but here are a few Names & Definitions:

Women's Names:
Cynthia: Dog Goddess (literal translation from the Greek -- by analogy, Loyal)
Theodosia: Glory to God
Madeline/Magdalene: from Magdala (by analogy to Mary of Magdala, Woman who is redeemed from sin)
Hester: Woman of the hearth
Margaret: Pearl
Clementine: Peaceful
Adelaide/Adelia: Snow-like
Alexandria: Defender of mankind
Althea: White Goddess (again from the Greek)
Fidelia: Loyal
Columbine: Dove

Men's Names:
Alexander: Defender of Mankind
Azariah: The Lord is King
Cornelius: Man of Strength
Theophilus: Friend of God
Michael: Who is like God?
Micah: Like the Lord
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2004, 07:39:14 AM »

Cool, I'll update when I get a chance.  Keep the definitions coming!
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2004, 07:54:38 AM »

Only because it's near and dear to my heart (see the Dogs in the IRC game), your entry for Jezebel  (wicked) is the common association, but not actually the meaning.  The meaning is "follower of idols".  

She was the wife of Ahab, king of Israel in the old testament, persecuted yhwh's people and was generally a pagan and idolater.  She was thrown out a window and - get this - was eaten by dogs.

It's a *great* name for a Dog, if I say so myself. :)

James
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Jason Morningstar
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2004, 09:03:57 AM »

Awesome.  I'll change that, too - this stuff was culled from Web sources and surely has other mistakes.  

I consciously left out some definitions, BTW, like the many names that default to "Christ-like" or place names.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2004, 09:47:02 AM »

Here's some quotes from various Mormon scripture that I've ganked for use in Dogs. Several of them should be useful for general Dogs play.

Doctrine and Covenants

LISTEN to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same today as yesterday, and forever.

Lift up your hearts and be glad, your redemption draweth nigh. Fear not, little flock, the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold, I come quickly. Even so. Amen.

For what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter of them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one: Be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other: Be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there—and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just?

He that receiveth my law and doeth it, the same is my disciple; and he that saith he receiveth it and doeth it not, the same is not my disciple, and shall be cast out from among you; for it is not meet that the things which belong to the children of the kingdom should be given to them that are not worthy, or to dogs, or the pearls to be cast before swine.

Behold, I am God; give heed unto my word, which is quick and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my words.

Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day blasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God.

Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen? Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men, that they do not learn this one lesson— that the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.

When we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, our vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man. Behold, ere he is aware, he is left unto himself, to kick against the pricks, to persecute the saints, and to fight against God.

Now, the nature of this ordinance consists in the power of the priesthood, by the revelation of Jesus Christ, wherein it is granted that whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

BoM

I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands; behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.

Therefore remember, O man, for all thy doings thou shalt be brought into judgment. Wherefore, if ye have sought to do wickedly in the days of your probation, then ye are found unclean before the judgment-seat of God; and no unclean thing can dwell with God; wherefore, ye must be cast off forever.

And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that the great and spacious building was the pride of the world; and it fell, and the fall thereof was exceedingly great. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, saying: Thus shall be the destruction of all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, that shall fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. Behold, ye have called me your king; and if I, whom ye call your king, do labor to serve you, then ought not ye to labor to serve one another?

And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole. He took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren

And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery; yea, a man whose heart did swell with thanksgiving to his God, for the many privileges and blessings which he bestowed upon his people; a man who did labor exceedingly for the welfare and safety of his people. Yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ, and he had sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.

And behold, instead of gathering you, except ye will repent, behold, he shall scatter you forth that ye shall become meat for dogs

Now they were ordained after this manner—being called with a holy calling, and ordained with a holy ordinance, and taking upon them the high priesthood of the holy order, which calling, and ordinance, and high priesthood, is without beginning or end

Behold, it came to pass that the son of Nephihah was appointed to fill the judgment-seat, in the stead of his father; yea, he was appointed chief judge and governor over the people, with an oath and sacred ordinance to judge righteously, and to keep the peace and the freedom of the people, and to grant unto them their sacred privileges to worship the Lord their God, yea, to support and maintain the cause of God all his days, and to bring the wicked to justice according to their crime.

Pearl of Great Price

And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words. For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

And Cain said: Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan, and he gloried in his wickedness.
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2004, 10:28:19 AM »

Shazam!

That's exactly what I was looking for.
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Jason Morningstar
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2004, 11:08:29 AM »

I'e added the Mormon material and updated the names list.

http://www.meekmok.com/sassy/dogs/tools.html links to the revised versions.
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