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    Question Which Alignment do you Usually Roleplay As?

    So I'm curious to know which alignments people typically play over others and to try and get a good idea of this I'm going to go to various forums around the internet and post this straw poll in the hope that I'll get a decent amount of results. Mostly because I'm just curious and I'd like to get some sort of answer about which ones are the most popular.

    Poll Link: http://www.strawpoll.me/14736660

    Please use the link to vote and feel free to post what you voted here! :)
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    I really like Lawful Good these days. When I was younger, I erred CG or CN because they were the "cool" alignments.
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    I put down Neutral Good because I couldn't find Good-but-easily-tempted or kind-of-douchey-but-not-outright-evil.
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    Here's a rundown of my previous characters. (sort of, didn't play games with actual alignments)
    Neutral
    Neutral good
    Lawful very good
    Chaotic evil
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    Neutral Good all the way

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    I think I tend to lean away from evil, for the most part, but have no strong preferences beyond that.

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    Sometimes my characters act in a Lawful Good way, sometimes they go all the way to Chaotic Evil. I refuse to put down alignment on my character sheet.


    This might be because the alignment system never did catch on in morale philosophy
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    I tend to play Chaotic Good or Neutral Good, my characters just seem to naturally slide towards those.
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    Most often Chaotic Good, but I've done a fair amount of Neutral Good and True Neutral before too. Lawful Good and Chaotic Neutral have come up a small handful of times in comparison.

    I've never played an evil character, though. :|a I kind of want to someday, but it would have to be with a group that's okay with it and that has the same ideas of what makes an evil character as I do. (Basically, self-centeredness to the point that they don't care if they hurt other people—a lot of other people—so long as they benefit, while still being capable of performing objectively good deeds and forming attachments to small numbers of specific people. I think if I played, say, a Neutral Evil character in a non-evil campaign, the rest of the players would be expecting me to murder NPCs and inevitably backstab the party/try to switch sides to join the enemy if it seems like the party is losing, and to definitely not care about any of the party members at any point ever, when I don't think any of that is actually necessary.)
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    THat varies a lot,d epening on the setting, the Campaign type and the group.

    If everything else is open/not limiting me, most of my Characters are Chaotic Good, as its simply the best combination of agency, fit to adventuring in general, and my instincts.



    Recently I have had a lot of Fun playing a Lawful Evil Character for the first time since 2012ish.


    ALso, the poll should allow at the least 2 options, as this way it might be difficult for many to vote (I know it is for me, as atm I am evenly split between CG and LE^^).
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    Almost always good, usually leaning lawful (the few non-good characters I remember playing are lawful neutral). I play a lot of divine casters, so I have to consider alignment.

    Of my last three characters, I have:
    A LG paladin who worships a NG god.
    A NG druid.
    A LN cleric of a LG god.

    Prior to that, I played a Pathfinder arcanist whose alignment I don't recall beyond 'probably good' (She may have been chaotic good) and a cavalier who was my other Lawful Neutral character.

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    CN so I can do bad stuff to bad people and work outside the law.

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    I always play some flavor of Good. I get too Mich Neutral and Evil in daily life.
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    I tend to run the lower half of the diagonal between chaotic good and lawful evil.

    The list (played last semester):
    Chaotic good - Mad Scientist
    Chaotic neutral - Pirate
    True Neutral/neutral good - Nature guardian
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    Neutral Good all the way - Mainly so I can balance out my crazy CN and CG friends and still be able to do stuff that aids our adventure ultimately.

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    Single most common would be TN leaning toward NG.

    Overall, N > G > E, N > L = C in frequency, but I've played every alignment. Even CE can fit in the right game, especially if you remember it doesn't have to mean psycho.
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    You need to specify which edition. Different editions have different meanings for alignments.

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    Neutral Good because most settings these days have absolute nutjobs in the law enforcement and as judges so I cannot support LG. Of course I played every alignment short of CG in the last 15 years.

    I might make some enemies here but I feel chaotic good needs a dedicated organization for it and a VERY VERY well thought out set of principles that are deliberately far away enough from NG to actually be considered that. Additionally CG has a very "hippie" vibe to it.
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    Neutral Good because most settings these days have absolute nutjobs in the law enforcement and as judges so I cannot support LG. Of course I played every alignment short of CG in the last 15 years.

    I might make some enemies here but I feel chaotic good needs a dedicated organization for it and a VERY VERY well thought out set of principles that are deliberately far away enough from NG to actually be considered that. Additionally CG has a very "hippie" vibe to it.
    Ha! I think you switched around your NG and CG there. hippie vibe is NG. Principles is LG.

    Chaotic Good is killing evil without any qualms whatsoever and not giving a damn about the consequences, lying through your teeth to protect innocents, blowing up the evil fortress because its fun and you get to snark about it, and taking absolutely no one seriously while you do the right thing. its realizing that nobody knows what good really is, so you might as well do the good you like to do and enjoy doing it. its cowboy cop justice, its being the one that breaks the rules and does every dirty trick they can to make sure good keeps surviving, its the hero that teaches you to be tough, to survive a cruel world so that you can fight tooth and nail to win against evil. principles are for people with the luxury to be safe enough to consistently hold themselves to them, hippieness is also a luxury for when people are reasonable enough to listen to it. goods survival on other hand, when both fail, Good depends upon the CG people willing to go to war with evil on any front and defeat them using any plan they can think of.

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    I didn't answer the poll because I don't really have a very strong tendency towards a specific alignment. I don't generally play in games that allow Evil alignments, but I don't mind because if anything I have a slight skew towards Good. Looking at my mental list of past characters, I'd say that they generally fall into either the LG/NG or the CN/TN boxes, but I've definitely played characters of all six non-Evil alignments.

    I suppose playing CG or being Lawful without also being Good give me the most trouble as a roleplayer.
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    Chaotic neutral (still with their own morals), chaotic good or neutral good.

    We don't actually pick an alignment and make a character to match in our games, we just start playing then assign whatever alignment matches the character more. Often times the alignment will change, such as the N-NG character who became CN after a catastrophic event.

    I really enjoy seeing characters alignments change throughout a game.

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    I couldn't vote on the link, so I'll list here:

    (From most to least)

    1) Neutral

    2) Chaotic Good

    3) Lawful Neutral

    4) Neutral Good

    5) Chaotic Neutral

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    i tend to play chaotic. good or evil varies session to session. it's not my fault some people ask for a fire extinguisher to the nether regions!
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    I go with Unprincipled. I'm Selfish like that. Aberrant is fun for the "Noble Demon" type, but I'm more lying bastard good guy than honorable monster.
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    I'll run characters throughout the whole gamut, but my most common alignment is N/A, as I'm here to roleplay a personality, not an alignment. If the GM really feels that the character needs an alignment, he's welcome to write down whatever alignment he wants to for his "head cannon", but it won't affect the way that I play the character.

    When I do(did) actually write an alignment on the sheet, Lawful Neutral Evil was, if not my most common, at least one of my favorites, and my most "party friendly" alignment.

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    I'd like to think that I prefer Lawful Good, but I seem to play Lawful Neutral more often.
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    LN, N, NG, CG, LE, CN, LG. I have played pretty much everything but NE and CE.
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    Indeed.

    I go with Unprincipled. I'm Selfish like that. Aberrant is fun for the "Noble Demon" type, but I'm more lying bastard good guy than honorable monster.
    I'm a huge fan of Aberrant as well. In fact, I find they're easier for Good characters to work with than Anarchists. But I'm generally more of a Scrupulous kinda guy.

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    I'd like to say either LN or NG, but I'm really LG unless I really work at it, with L > G. My evil characters (as DM) tend to end up chewing the scenery/over-the-top evil (or being on the path to redemption).

    Tanarii, Joe the Rat--are there a full list of those descriptors you're using somewhere? They sound like an interesting take on things.
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