Sunday, June 22, 2008

Neutral Good

Years ago, I was a devoted AD&D player. And I thought then, as I do now, that the character alignments were under-utilized. People would often just play their characters any which way they wanted, without caring about an overarching motivation. I once very carefully tried to play a truly neutral character, aiming for some chaos in there -- my character truly did things that I would never have done. The funnest character ever.

Anyway, found a great geek blog where the alignments are partnered with comic book characters. It's a lot of fun...

At least I think so!



poons said...

Ah that takes me back.
I used to play a NG wizard. I'd take part in battles until the party had the advantage and then wander off.

One night we were in a dungeon bash and a spear of power had become lodged in a wall. The warrior decided to hoike it out of the wall. I wandered off around a corner. He critically failed. Result: one dead party except for one NG wizard, he broke the spear.

Lori said...

Ah, the stories of the really good all depended on the talent of the GM, didn't it? A good storyteller/controller could keep the most annoying of players enthralled with a good game.