Originally posted by Zaha:
<STRONG>My lawful neutral kensai chose evil path in wrath test (to get str bonus) and good in all the others, and became neutral evil</STRONG>
Originally posted by Saruman:
<STRONG>You deemed it neccessary to fail the wrath test to gain +2 strength rather than the other bonus you would get if you had been nice to Sarevok.</STRONG>
Which is entirely correct, the viewpoint of neutral evil people in the ADnD game is that they will do whatever they deem neccessary for personal gain. You deemed it neccessary to fail the wrath test to gain +2 strength rather than the other bonus you would get if you had been nice to Sarevok. You realised that what you were doing wasn't particuarly noble or what most people would consider to be a good action yet you did it anyway for your own personal gain
Originally posted by Xyx:
<STRONG>But if I also decide to be really nice in the other four tests (and I think the Selfishness test leaves little doubt about your motives), shouldn't that balance out?</STRONG>
Originally posted by spork:
<STRONG>I still don't see how any of the tests in Hell show your immorality. If I ever played a good character, I'd be thinking this:
1. It's obvious Sarevok will fight me anyway; why waste my time vainly trying to talk him down?
2. I release the genie by destroying his material form, and I keep Blackrazor out of the hands of evil creatures, using it instead for good.
3. I kill that dangerous dragon, because at some point it's going to want to feed and will probably kill many innocents.
4. Instead of making me permanently sacrifice my ability scores, Minsc tells me that he'd rather use up a charge from the Rod of Resurrection. It's not like he's never died before.... It seems more good is accomplished this way.
See what I mean? spork</STRONG>