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D&D 5E What kinds of design space is there in alignments?


I think alignment might work in certain settings but need to stay out of core.

I worry if a DM says such-and-such a magic item fails to work for you because your character doesnt feel Good enough according to my opinion about alignments. Or Lawful enough, or whichever.

The way to get around this game-disrupting dispute is:

Only a sentient magic item can have an alignment. It is simply an NPC. This allows the DM to roleplay a Good or Evil NPC, any way the DM wants. Meanwhile, the player can engage the NPC in whatever way the player wants. If the player and the NPC arrive at some kind of understanding, fine. The magic item will perform some effect. If they remain in disagreement, fine. Move on to the next NPC item.

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