THIS IS PRECISELY WHY I DON’T USE ALIGNMENT. WAD THE ALIGNMENTS INTO A BALL AND TOSS THAT SHIT IN THE GARBAGE.
from Gamemasternig by Brian Jamison.
Just because there’s a label for your morality doesn’t mean it can’t change. If anything, changing your character’s alignment entry is a fantastic, mechanical way of showing a strong character change.
In the past, I have had characters start off with a true neutral alignment, and grow into their true alignment as they story progresses. When I did this, I used the Unearthed Arcana rules for prestige paladins (because you couldn’t be LG from the start). It worked out pretty well, and allowed for the characters to really be themselves. I decided where they were on the scale, if they could cast spells with the good/evil descriptors, and such. It was fun, because they really worked at making choices that impacted the direction they wanted their characters to go. I found in that group only one character had strongly lawful tendencies, while the rest sat near the middle, or skewed towards chaotic. … because it’s fun to blow sheep up.
Alignments are guidelines, now rules (unless the rules require it). They’re there to help flesh out and define who your character is, but they need to be flexible enough to allow your character to grow.
I am so excited for D&D this Sunday, I can’t even describe it!
Hey I DM on Sunday nights and I can’t wait either! Small world?
What’s with everyone playing on Sundays? *Also a Sunday gamer*
I love me some Sunday D&D! It’s the best day because no one does anything else Sundays.
I used to play on Sunday’s until I started working. I honestly prefer Friday nights.
Me and my friends play on Sunday too. though we play either Pathfinder or Palladium mostly.
My bag of holding :D #dnd #pathfinder #bag #tabletop
I have that Bag of Holding as well!!
It’s currently filled with RPG books and supplies.
D&D Online Alignment Test
Your Character’s Alignment
Based on your answers to the quiz, your character’s most likely alignment is Neutral Good.
A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. The common phrase for neutral good is “true good.” Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias toward or against order.
—excerpted from the Player’s Handbook, Chapter 6
Keep in mind the alignment suggested by the quiz is just that: a suggestion. It describes your character no better than a 36-question test would describe you. But it’s a good way to start thinking about how your character acts when confronted with issues of alignment.
Now that your character has taken the test, make a note of which questions scored in the opposite direction from your overall alignment. These exceptions can tell some interesting tales about your character Are you a good character with a greedy streak? Are you a lawful character who can’t stand the village elders? Don’t just roleplay your alignment — roleplay your alignment exceptions, too. Few characters perfectly embody their alignment choice.
Yes, keep calm while you cast the worst cantrip in the whole game.
Jess made me buy my stats again. Also Dex should be a ten.
Woah hey party leader right here.
You’re cheating Maxasaurus. :p