What alignment would you say this character is?


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Silver Crusade

So here's a senario that happened in a one shot i was in. Me and my group were exploring this dungeon, we come across a room filled with trogs, a head on fight would basically be impossible.

So i devised a plan, gave our party rogue(who has evasion) a bag, and told her to throw the contents of the bag at a concentrated group of trogs,the bag was filled with pellet grenades, I then cast a fireball spell which caused a chain reaction that pretty much cut their numbers in half(And yes the rogue got blasted back by the shockwave but survived),the remaining trogs then focused entirely on the explosion and followed the rogue into a funneled hallway where i then used CC spells like stone call and grasping tentacles to cover her escape, after which everyone else went in and mopped up the rest.

With this description, what alignment would you say such a character is?


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Nothing in that description screams any particular alignment to me.

Unless its Clever/Tactical rather than Zerg/In-over-Head.

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Kayerloth wrote:

Nothing in that description screams any particular alignment to me.

Unless its Clever/Tactical rather than Zerg/In-over-Head.

Thing is i talked to a lot of people about this very scenario, and many of them perceived the idea as almost insane and inconsiderate of my teammates.


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Did you pre-clear "I'm going to blow you up, but you're good at dodging explosions right?" with the rogue?


Neutral.

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PossibleCabbage wrote:
Did you pre-clear "I'm going to blow you up, but you're good at dodging explosions right?" with the rogue?

Yeah.....I just didn't specify how big the blast would likely be.

It was admittedly only a rough guess on my part. How was i suppose to know the blast would literally turn them into ground beef?

Seriously there were body parts flying everywhere.


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I agree with Keyerloth that any alignment could have used these tactics. You neither lied to nor tricked the rogue into doing something he was not willing to do. After the rogue had thrown the bag you used your magic to ensure he got away. Your plan was based on knowing the ability of your teammate. Instead of being inconsiderate it could be looked at as paying him a complement. He was the only one who had a chance of pulling it off, and he did. Nothing you did would be considered chaotic, lawful, evil or good.

Unorthodox tactics can be done by any alignment.


Agreed with the above, this isn't a evil tactic of anything so any alignment could apply.


I'm more interested where the shockwave came from. Fireball explicitly states "The explosion creates almost no pressure.", and pellet grenades don't say anythign about move anything, either.


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The story tells me nothing about the character's alignment.

I would consider the player to be Chaotic-Munchkin though.


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Dave Justus wrote:
I would consider the player to be Chaotic-Munchkin though.

Also know as "creative" and "GM's headache" lol


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Dave Justus wrote:

The story tells me nothing about the character's alignment.

I would consider the player to be Chaotic-Munchkin though.

I don't see how.

In fact, I would assume that the character is not CE or adjacent alignment, as they'd be most likely to not pre-clear with their ally and just blast away.


Alignment Shmalignment!


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Might as well ask what color underpants the character is wearing; it's about the same level of relevance to the situation description. : )


Yeah, overall consensus on the subject. The action might have been a bit risky but not enough to even blip the alignment radar. A history or pattern of such .. reckless behavior is a minor indicator of chaotic alignment (as it speaks to less planning, more reacting to the situation) but it doesn't mean your character is chaotic. No plan fully survives contact with the enemy and room must be made for spontaneous planning.


Chaotic annoying to game with.


blahpers wrote:
Might as well ask what color underpants the character is wearing; it's about the same level of relevance to the situation description. : )

Okay . . . now what color of underwear was this character wearing(*)?

(*)My guess:

Spoilerific:
I don't know what the original color was, but it was likely to be brown after the above-described events . . . .

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