Turin the Mad wrote:Got that right!, my group found him revolting and decided to kill him off.DM waz up? wrote:That kind of CE doesn't get to live for very long ... usually. ;)Tequila Sunrise wrote:Turin the Mad wrote:I have a soft spot in my heart for alignment, even if I don't think it's ever been done quite right.tsuruki wrote:put me in the "i like the alignment system" concentration campHow many of us are in there now? ;)
The alignment system is nice, but players can't get it right
Just because your chaotic evil doesn't mean you have to be a cannibal who flays people alive in the middle of a bar in front of the city guard using only your bare hands! That isn't CE(well it really is)! CE likes killing but they aren't that crazy!!!!!
Oy, yes, I remember the friend who introduced me to tabletop gaming telling me "Chaotic Neutral is basically crazy." Of course, this was back in 2e, when CN really was described as clinically insane.
WotC really improved the definitions, but I've yet to see a happy balance between 'Alignment sticking its nose in all kinds of places it doesn't belong' (2e, 3.x) and 'Alignment is 99% fluff' (4e, 5e). Ah well, c'est la vie.