One of the bigger changes between MRQ2 and RQ6 is the disappearance of Dedicated POW for divine spellcasters. All in all it's a nice change that fixes some of the problems of a lower magic point pool for powerful theists (ie vulnerability to spirits, or inability to cast common magic).
But I've been thinking about this change in the context of the Age of Treason setting.
As I read it, one of the main drivers for the Taskan Empire's power is that it basically openly welcomes anyone who wishes to become a citizen. This is because anyone who becomes a citizen is also automatically initiated into the imperial cult, dedicating one point of POW to fuel the emperor's apotheosis.
I really like how this one small mechanical detail adds verisimilitude to the setting.
Is there any little mechanical detail that could be added to do the same that fits within the framework of RQ6 rules? Maybe I'm just overthinking it and should keep the dedicated POW to the emperor as the price of being a citizen. Any thoughts?
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