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Author Topic: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD  (Read 998 times)

thornad

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Re: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2022, 04:58:08 PM »
5e has already removed alignment from any rules relevance. No more mechanics reference it. It’s vestigial. This hasn’t caused any problems to my knowledge.

"to my knowledge" is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.

Apparently you haven't seen the discussions on removing evil races from the game. Or the joke about changing the name of the Monster Manual to the Misunderstood Manual.
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Re: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2022, 10:57:35 PM »
5e has already removed alignment from any rules relevance. No more mechanics reference it. It’s vestigial. This hasn’t caused any problems to my knowledge.

"to my knowledge" is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.

Apparently you haven't seen the discussions on removing evil races from the game. Or the joke about changing the name of the Monster Manual to the Misunderstood Manual.
I have. I try not to pay attention to idiots.

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Re: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2022, 08:14:37 AM »
Your Devotion attribute reminds me a lot of what 5e did in the DMG with examples of Sanity and Honor. I think you could very likely see something close to that, at the very least, used optionally in future editions.

Law and Chaos are foundational in my campaign. It is a critical piece of my world building. And while I am sure I will monkey around with whatever edition comes next, alignment will play a central role even if not specifically given rules in the game.

If we are doing predictions, I still think alignment makes an appearance in whatever they have planned for us in the next year and a half. As mentioned above, likely as a optional rule padded with useless fluff to avoid upsetting the upsettable.

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Re: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2022, 06:32:45 PM »
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The Sword & Sorcery and fantasy genres that inspired the early campaigns in general are rooted in the struggle of good and evil.

Are they? I consider S&S more about grey morality, antiheroes and general ruthlesness. Conan the Barbarian is pinnacle of S&S to me, and I do not see how his story is suddenly rooted in the struggle of good vs evil.

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Re: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2022, 09:39:23 PM »
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The Sword & Sorcery and fantasy genres that inspired the early campaigns in general are rooted in the struggle of good and evil.

Are they? I consider S&S more about grey morality, antiheroes and general ruthlesness. Conan the Barbarian is pinnacle of S&S to me, and I do not see how his story is suddenly rooted in the struggle of good vs evil.

Thulsa Doom wasn't evil?
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Re: Alignment is Being Removed from DnD
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2022, 06:38:29 PM »
Anything that drives more players to the OSR, the better.