A theocracy is a form of government dominated by some form of religious establishment - or perhaps one directly ruled by the worshiped entity in question.
Game and Story Use
- A theocratic government can play any role from villain to good guy, depending on the religion involved (and on how that religion is actually put into practice). And in settings where some form of "divine" magic exist, they can make especially potent enemies or allies.
- An interesting version would be a largely autarchic state with little or no government but a strong theologically derived legal code such as sharia or the Mosaic Law.