I find alignment extremely useful, especially when I let my players know that alignment isn't strict, it's just strictly defined. After a certain point, if they aren't acting according to their alignment, I tell them what their alignment actually is. Until then, mechanics that act according to alignment act according to what their alignment supposedly is. I've known people to arbitrate this through point systems. That seems to work fairly well, but I can be a fairly arbitrary DM at times.Everett said:None of you are. At the same time, the exchange reminded me how inflexible alignment often feels. If I'm CN, but the character's in a situation where he might act like a chaotic good guy (or might act a little flippantly "evil"), I can't just necessarily do it without wondering about the fictional "axis" I'm supposed to be on.
I guess that's why the only D&D I have is reading this Story Hour...
Sign of quality DMing there...I only waited 7 years in my campaign to catch the priestess with the Euryale Card save penalty from a Deck of Many Things draw she'd made and not researched...Piratecat said:...something like twelve years ago in real time, has just come back to bite him...
Is it wrong of me to want to collapse on the floor laughing at this? That is so, so RBDM on Sagiro - sir, my congratulations!And tentacles ripped through my chest, my abdomen, my back, and my eye as something inhuman started talking to me in my head. It began something like "As per the ancient pacts that bind our kind, I have accepted your offer and demand payment..."
And the tentacle emerging from my eye was holding a little glass bottle with a note in it.
They found me.
Dranko is so screwed.
Strug is one squirrelly, backstabbing little bastard. He better get what's coming to him!
You're a bad man, Mr. Piratecat -- hiding a spoiler in plain sight like that...Aravis uses polymorph any object to turn Strug into a squirrel – and one that thinks he’s a squirrel. The Drallan servant-turned-rodent goes scampering off into the shadows, in absolute terror of the monsters all around him.