Author Topic: What is your character's alignment?  (Read 14419 times)

Kalai

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2011, 03:20:00 PM »
Yea, I have that book too. There is a reason that the paragraph you have quote is followed up by nine more paragraphs before continuing into a detailed set of examples. Glancing at the surface of the ocean and saying you understand it does not do justice to the depths below.

True, but when you look into the abyss the abyss looks back into you, or such. Analyze the ethical alignments thoroughly and they're not even opposed... I'm mostly citing those statements because they support the idea that alignments are not necessarily internal matters, and you can have lawful half-elves or chaotic dwarves without much difficulty.

Lawful and Chaotic are trying to describe two things. Relation to society, and personal consistency/code/strictness of behavior. A machine is lawful by the second part (hence Mechanus). A judge tries to be lawful by the first part. The two aren't really related at all...but the alignment system tries to describe both.

On that note, my character's alignment is probably actually traditional-collectivist-nonsystematic somethin'-or-other.

My first really enjoyable character was quite simply Lawful Good. Gotten NG and TN too.
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Bilanthri

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2011, 03:42:07 PM »
True, but when you look into the abyss the abyss looks back into you, or such.

Other than an attempt to match metaphor, I'm not sure how this relates.

Lawful and Chaotic are trying to describe two things. Relation to society, and personal consistency/code/strictness of behavior.

And there's the rub. Society is not a strictly defined group. A gang of thieves is a society, and, within this group, they are capable of acting Lawful. However, the City Watch would heartily disagree.

As for my character, I currently play a decidedly Lawful Neutral. Rigid in personal values, and driven to uphold the tenants of -his- society. Anyone outside of this structure is judged based on how close to his societal norms they come.
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Kalai

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2011, 03:57:40 PM »
True, but when you look into the abyss the abyss looks back into you, or such.

Other than an attempt to match metaphor, I'm not sure how this relates.

Lawful and Chaotic are trying to describe two things. Relation to society, and personal consistency/code/strictness of behavior.

And there's the rub. Society is not a strictly defined group. A gang of thieves is a society, and, within this group, they are capable of acting Lawful. However, the City Watch would heartily disagree.

As for my character, I currently play a decidedly Lawful Neutral. Rigid in personal values, and driven to uphold the tenants of -his- society. Anyone outside of this structure is judged based on how close to his societal norms they come.

I thought it safest not to expand on the metaphor. Just ignore it for now.  ;)

Certainly true on society not being a strictly defined group, and that tenants of them may come into conflict. Therein lies fun.

Bilanthri

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2011, 05:39:10 PM »
Therein lies fun.

Heh...Fun, as defined by Dwarf Fortress.  ;)
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2011, 08:41:51 PM »
Chaotic Neutral, i'd say.
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2011, 11:42:21 AM »
Neutral Evil.
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2011, 02:13:00 PM »
Lawful neutral.
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2011, 02:17:52 PM »
Lawful good, probably? I'd say I most commonly play true neutrals.

Xagon

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2011, 05:28:09 PM »
True neutral, though the DM's probably going to make me change it to Lawful Neutral soon enough

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Bilanthri

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2011, 07:25:17 PM »
Fuck you, Smite evil! ^_^

Ugh...my old gaming group would always get into long-winded debates over whether Smite Evil worked on mortals who effectively adopt their alignment as opposed to supernatural creatures who are intrinsically tied to it.

Yes, Smite Evil will work on a demon, but does it work on the demon's evil, yet completely mortal/mundane servants/thralls?

Dammit GM, you never have us fight demons...why did I make this stupid paladin then?
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Yam

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2011, 08:29:16 PM »
Chaotic Fun

Tuannon

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2011, 09:24:12 PM »
Lawful Awesome

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2011, 01:39:51 AM »
Chaotic Immortal
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Saellyn

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2011, 02:09:14 AM »
Chaotic Immortal

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2011, 10:20:13 AM »
chaotic good-looking.
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Morrolan

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2011, 03:53:41 PM »
True Neutral.

It's harder than it looks.

And yes, I did see you doing that.

I'm just not going react.

Yet.
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2011, 07:24:27 PM »
Chaotic good.
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2011, 07:27:08 PM »
My thoughts.

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Thunkkin

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2011, 09:05:04 PM »
Neutral boring.
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2011, 12:27:09 AM »
lawful moody
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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2011, 01:46:37 AM »
Neutral Complicated. my favorite flavor. and so far, i've only had three people completely misinterpret who my character is supposed to be at any time, which, with the incredible amount of miscommunication and misinterpretation in the game, wins, i think.

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2011, 03:41:01 PM »
I change mine to: Chaotic Awesome!

Saellyn

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2011, 09:41:32 PM »
I change mine to: Chaotic Awesome!

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Akaramu

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2011, 10:56:58 AM »
neutral good to some, chaotic evil to others... so I guess true neutral because it sits in between?

Ocotillo

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Re: What is your character's alignment?
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2011, 01:00:38 PM »
neutral good to some, chaotic evil to others... so I guess true neutral because it sits in between?


I think that's just called 'chaotic evil.'
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