One day, I hope to actually play DnD.
I think that if alignment has any chance to actually survive in the future it needs to become additive rather than restrictive, providing routes to exclusive options rather than limiting the standard ones.
going to need proof or a link first?Wayne Family Adventures Webtoons?
Toe please. ~makes grabby motion~
that does sound a wise idea but how would it work in practice?I think that if alignment has any chance to actually survive in the future it needs to become additive rather than restrictive, providing routes to exclusive options rather than limiting the standard ones.
That can't be possible - if you weren't born in the 90s you'd be too young to be able to...I want batman to lose just so his fans shut up over how awesome he is it got old in the 90's and I was not even born then.
Well repeating what I mentioned in my previous post to start: alignment based events and encounters or gaining boons relevant to the alignmentthat does sound a wise idea but how would it work in practice?
but also maybe prestige classes like ‘paragon/bane of X’ or ‘herald of [extraplanar alignment being]’, magic or items that change their effects depending on who uses/who they’re used on rather than ‘only being able to be used by’,Alignment based encounter and event tables are something I really like as an idea, if you have certain alignments in your party or have been a big nuisance to aligned entities then you’ll be finding your enemies sending their forces to mess with you, or the side that likes you might drop a little something nice your way.
I also think it would be nice if alignment got you something, just out of the gate for being that alignment, a specific spell or feat or resistance or proficiency or a familiar option or something:
‘you are Chaotic, you can pick [appropriate number] of the following features:
You can cast charm person PB/LR times,
You are proficient with hand crossbows,
Add PBd4 damage whenever you deal psychic damage,
You have resistance to lightning damage
Ect, ect, ect...’
Staying loyal to an alignment would gain you more boons, if you swapped maybe loose one temporarily and have to repick the others from your new alignment’s options, if you were repeatedly changing alignment it’d cause you to loose all your boons.
a) this looks like my sister's side of the internet.
Your sister is good and correct then.a) this looks like my sister's side of the internet.
This is an official DC product, yes.b) is it official as I am seeing a lack of a dc logo on it, who was the them in question?
I will come for it at a time and moment of my choosing.c) assuming the above is yes how do you want the toe shipped as flesh through the mail is difficult on a good day?
I fell down an alignment rabbit-hole a month or two agoTo this day I remain fascinated by the entire idea of alignment languages.
A secret language that the Lords of Order and the Lords of Chaos use to communicate with each other and their allies that is completely unintelligible by their foes? A way of using tone and body language that only folks who are of the same alignment will truly understand? A mechanic that made sense when it was a simple little dungeon crawling game where alignment basically designed to indicate what side the players were on and who it was okay to kill that made less and less sense as the game moved from being a dungeon crawler and into a more generic fantasy simulation game?
Interesting article - the discussion of alignment as an indication of your actual aligning with one side against another (Law vs. Chaos) is exactly how I always understood alignment - which is why the AD&D 9 point grid version never had much appeal to me. And then as it became less and less a statement of "what side are you on in the cosmic battle" and more "here's a shorthand for a personality" I just slowly stopped using it in my games. I'll bring it back sometimes as a "Law/Chaos/Balance/Unaligned" system for settings where it makes sense - I do love having a cosmic battle that isn't about Good vs. Evil.I fell down an alignment rabbit-hole a month or two ago
Here's an article on alignment language that you might find interesting: