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PostSubject: Alignment and You!   Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:58 pm

When someone makes a character- he/she/it tends to start off as little more than idea normally. As such, there are very few reasonings made behind their personality- their way of life- the weapons they use, etc. However, creating these things over time (instead of just continually playing with said idea) is rather helpful- and it will usually catch the interest of other readers/writers if you're able to make a more "real" character- even in a surreal setting.

Everyone should have a slight idea of what they want their character's personality to be at character generation. Some may simply have a cool idea (i.e. a guy who utilizes flat-space as a weapon by having an infinite number of randomized objects hidden away- which he attacks with and sometimes gets attacked by via pulling it out of his "bag of infinite holding" or whatever) that they want to work with, but don't have much to go on beyond that. Generally, the best advice for coming up with a personality for a character is to first come up with an "alignment" for them. The Dungeons and Dragons "Lawful Good to Chaotic Evil" scale works pretty well as a jumping off point- and generally your character will simply develop more as you write provided you continue to work on the original idea for them. Personally, I play Alicia- who is rather Lawful Neutral (understands and abides by the law- but takes matters into her own hands/allows others to mete out justice in their own way, provided it's not at the cost of innocent people's lives).

Here is a link to a test that will help you flesh out your character better and decide on an alignment: Link

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PostSubject: Re: Alignment and You!   Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:02 pm

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Chaotic Evil

A chaotic evil character does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do. He is hot-tempered, vicious, arbitrarily violent, and unpredictable. If simply out for whatever he can get, he is ruthless and brutal. If he is committed to the spread of evil and chaos, he is even worse. Thankfully, his plans are haphazard, and any groups he joins or forms are poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can only be made to work together by force, and their leader lasts only as long as he can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate him. The demented sorcerer pursuing mad schemes of vengeance and havoc is chaotic evil. Chaotic evil is sometimes called "demonic" because demons are the epitome of chaotic evil. Chaotic evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents the destruction not only of beauty and life but of the order on which beauty and life depend.


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PostSubject: Re: Alignment and You!   Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:07 pm

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Neutral Good

A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. The common phrase for neutral good is "true good." Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias toward or against order.

I'm 2cool. Boring, but 2cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Alignment and You!   Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:52 pm

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Based on your answers to the quiz, your character’s most likely alignment is Neutral Good.

Neutral Good

A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. The common phrase for neutral good is "true good." Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias toward or against order.

--excerpted from the Player’s Handbook, Chapter 6

Quite surprised. First time, I haven't been declared Lawful Evil tho this one had no question about prisoners or people that get in the way of your objectives.

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PostSubject: Re: Alignment and You!   Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:13 am

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Based on your answers to the quiz, your character’s most likely alignment is Neutral.

Neutral

A neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. She doesn’t feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most neutrality is a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil. After all, she would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, she’s not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. The common phrase for neutral is "true neutral." Neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion.

--excerpted from the Player’s Handbook, Chapter 6

yep that is what I thought.

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