Post by James Maliszewski on Sept 7, 2009 22:11:42 GMT -6
I use a three-pronged alignment system, with some qualifications.
Chaotic: Generally, no PC will be Chaotic, since Chaos seeks the destruction of everything. Only demon cultists and weird, alien beings will be Chaotic.
Neutral: There are two kinds of Neutrality. The first is philosophical, devoted to the notion of a cosmic balance. Very few humans hold to this alignment, although some non-humans do. The second is a more noncommittal stance, an unwillingness to support one side against another, either out of principle or apathy.
Lawful: There are three types of Lawful, all of which are supportive of mortal civilization and the maintenance of the material world. Lawful (Good) believes civilization should foster peace and justice, tempering both with mercy, where possible. Lawful (Evil) believes civilization is worth maintaining because it grants power and is willing to do whatever it takes to oppose Chaos. "Pure" Lawful believes that civilization is worth preserving against Chaos but is "flexible" on the questions of the best means to do so.
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