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    Here's a (hopefully growing) collection of people's general guides to roleplaying a particular alignment.


    Guides are posted by alignment in terms of alphabetical order.
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    There is only one weapon which is always good in all situations: a spell. You are playing a warlock, who cannot cast spells. Welcome to the world of the fighter. We have goblets of Bitter Tears of Sorrow, freshly shed by those who spent all their feats and class features to specialise in melee weapons and faced flying foes.
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    I've seen horsemancers absolutely shred campaigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomaster00156 View Post
    And...added.

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    Yay!! Convenience.
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    It's under construction, but it looks like a Lawful Neutral handbook just popped up.
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    Thanks for the convenient single thread to bookmark!

    Since it sounds like we might see a full 9 threads does it make more sense to use a 3x3 grid(or are the thread titles too long?)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldTrees1 View Post
    Thanks for the convenient single thread to bookmark!

    Since it sounds like we might see a full 9 threads does it make more sense to use a 3x3 grid(or are the thread titles too long?)?
    The thread titles are pretty long; even if I could fit them onto a convenient 3 by 3 square, it would make everything much more cramped (especially if I still tried to link both the Author and their Handbook). As it stands, I think by alphabetical alignment isn't that hard to follow; we all know our ABCs around here, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draconium View Post
    It's under construction, but it looks like a Lawful Neutral handbook just popped up.
    And...added.
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    I doubt we'll be getting a True Neutral handbook in any case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowknight12
    There is only one weapon which is always good in all situations: a spell. You are playing a warlock, who cannot cast spells. Welcome to the world of the fighter. We have goblets of Bitter Tears of Sorrow, freshly shed by those who spent all their feats and class features to specialise in melee weapons and faced flying foes.
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    I've seen horsemancers absolutely shred campaigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomaster00156 View Post
    I doubt we'll be getting a True Neutral handbook in any case.
    Actually, I think someone said they were working on one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draconium View Post
    Actually, I think someone said they were working on one.
    That's bound to be... interesting. I mean, there's so many ways to be TN. You can be too stupid to be responsible (animal-level INT), uncaring of the surrounding environment (general populace), just happen to be perfectly balanced in your actions (difficult but possible), or, and this may be the weirdest, be devoted to neutrality as a cause. There's more options, too, but those are the ones that immediately spring to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowknight12
    There is only one weapon which is always good in all situations: a spell. You are playing a warlock, who cannot cast spells. Welcome to the world of the fighter. We have goblets of Bitter Tears of Sorrow, freshly shed by those who spent all their feats and class features to specialise in melee weapons and faced flying foes.
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    I've seen horsemancers absolutely shred campaigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomaster00156 View Post
    That's bound to be... interesting. I mean, there's so many ways to be TN.
    Especially with all the archetypes that a character capable of mixed good-or-bad reactions can fit. Sounds like it might have to be either very nuanced or very basic.

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    Speaking as a RL True Neutral person (who is apparently weird for being evangelical about neutrality as a concept), I wish that person luck in not ticking people off, stepping on archetypal toes, or generally screwing up one of the easiest and most often misunderstood alignments there is.

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    My first adventure started as a continuation of another's person's adventure. The party stepped into a room that was trapped with some gates which teleported them into another plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarVecna View Post
    Speaking as a RL True Neutral person (who is apparently weird for being evangelical about neutrality as a concept), I wish that person luck in not ticking people off, stepping on archetypal toes, or generally screwing up one of the easiest and most often misunderstood alignments there is.
    Maybe if it were done by committee. One Archetype per writer, something like that.

    Concordant Opposition, indeed.

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    Aww, I was making one of those. NE, that is.
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    I still think LoyalPaladin ​should have done the Lawful Good one.
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    You know, we can have multiple alignment handbooks for each alignment. There's no rules about handbook creation...

    In any case, I'll go add the Neutral Evil handbook.

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    True. Mine will be up tomorrow.
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    A 20th-level fighter should be able to break rainbows in half with their bare hands and then dual-wield the parts of the rainbow.

    Dual-wield the rainbow. Taste the rainbow.

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    If anyone has a good Camus quote for NE, I would appreciate it.

    Also, if you want to collaborate, PM me and maybe we can figure something out
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    TN would have some of the most varied info to work with, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FocusWolf413 View Post
    If anyone has a good Camus quote for NE, I would appreciate it.

    Also, if you want to collaborate, PM me and maybe we can figure something out
    i'll look for something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarVecna View Post
    i'll look for something.
    Thank you, AV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FocusWolf413 View Post
    Thank you, AV.
    No problem. Progress is slow so far; I've found three quotes that could be construed to involved NE in the right context...but they aren't exactly glowing endorsements.

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Camus
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    "The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind."
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Camus
    "Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."

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    I went with 'Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.' Not perfect, but the best I could find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Anchovies View Post
    A 20th-level fighter should be able to break rainbows in half with their bare hands and then dual-wield the parts of the rainbow.

    Dual-wield the rainbow. Taste the rainbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarVecna View Post
    No problem. Progress is slow so far; I've found three quotes that could be construed to involved NE in the right context...but they aren't exactly glowing endorsements.
    These are okay, but not quite what I'm looking for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Svata View Post
    I went with 'Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.' Not perfect, but the best I could find.
    oooo I like that one.
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    Thanks. Btw, the start of mine is up. Would link, but (dumb)phone. Someone care to help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Anchovies View Post
    A 20th-level fighter should be able to break rainbows in half with their bare hands and then dual-wield the parts of the rainbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svata View Post
    Thanks. Btw, the start of mine is up. Would link, but (dumb)phone. Someone care to help?
    No worries, I saw you putting it up and linked it in preemtively. Check the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FocusWolf413 View Post
    If anyone has a good Camus quote for NE, I would appreciate it.
    How about Nietzsche? Hope is the greatest evil? Eh?

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    Sweet. Thanks. Also, what are everyone's thoughts on it so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Anchovies View Post
    A 20th-level fighter should be able to break rainbows in half with their bare hands and then dual-wield the parts of the rainbow.

    Dual-wield the rainbow. Taste the rainbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svata View Post
    Sweet. Thanks. Also, what are everyone's thoughts on it so far?
    So far it looks pretty good, although that isn't much. As somebody who's already tried to cover a non-double-extreme alignment, here's my warning to you about archetypes: make sure that whatever you use, it's a decidedly NE archetype, rather than an LE or CE one. Leaning is okay, but the archetype should be balanced on that particular axis, whether by using none of either side, or equal amounts of either side.

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