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Poll: what alingment do you play?

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:37 am
by geh4th
I haven't seen this one asked as a poll-type question...the game is obviously slanted towards those who are good alignments, but from reading these posts is sounds like a LOT of you are despicably evil. Any "balancers" out there?

I am playing an Undead Hunter, so my alignment is obvious, eh?

And a secondary question: Whar is this constant fascination with playing drow characters? Are they valid PnP choices by the rules? It seems to me that players go for them only because of all the special abilities I remember from WAY back in my PnP days.....

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:40 am
by Gruntboy
I just posted a mini-rant about Drow-lovers in "where would you live". Spooky.

I got sick of playing goody paladins (class characters though) and decided to go Chaotic Neutral.

Totally unpredicatable - good, evil, do what you want.

The Black Pig of Disaster lets rip with a retch-inducing yellow fog!

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:42 am
by Karembeu
True Neutral of course......same as Jaheira...and I guess just as I am in real life.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 5:52 am
by Garcia
damn do you have to pick it out from your real life??
I just knew I should have picked chaotic evil

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:40 am
by Karembeu
Garcia....sure I pick it from real life...why it may be only a game,(a damn good game and all), but isn't that what you do??? imagine yourself as the main character and try to fit into the "role" as close as you can....that's what I do anyway...of course when you have completed the game with "yourself" try it with a half-orc or maybe a dwarf..but it doesn't get as personal or as satisfactious then does it????

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:49 am
by Garcia
Sure I do that is why people like us in this forum enjoy games like this as much as we do. I was just making fun of my personality. Imagine the old role AD&D games if you don't think or relate to the character there isn't much point in playing them, it would be like eating bananasplit without the banana.

BTW I find it a bit hard relating to a dwarf since I am 1,97 m.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:58 am
by Karembeu for the dwarf it was only meant to be an example but shure I know what you's pretty hard to relate to something that isn't you.....I mean say that you read a book and the main character resembled you quite good (at least you wished he would) then you would have no problem imagining the different scenarios that ocurred...but reading about a dwarf (for example) would feel distant and you wouldn't be able to relate to it in the same way.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 6:59 am
by Wookie
I've always played Chaotic Neutral. No problems that way, you can justify doing just about anything. I always seem to end up having a 20 reputation though which menas I should really be annoyed with myself.


Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:02 am
by Ubik
Since there is no perverted evil(TM) alingment ( it would be my favorit Image ) in the D&D universe, I stick to true neutral, most of the times. Definitely never lawful of any kind, some times chaotic good or neutral evil.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:04 am
by Baassie
What is neutral evil anyway?!

If you can't stand the heat... feel free to DIE!
Worked for every other human being I encountered so far!

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:14 am
by geh4th
Nobody else seems to be biting on my "why do you love the darkie-elves so much" question....are the drow among us sleeping in their coffins somewhere? (oops, sorry, wrong creature of darkness....)

Seriously, it has been many ages since I played PnP, but I DO remember well the "Vault of the Drow" and associated modules. I recall that the drow have an insane number of special perks and abilities; do they still have these? Even up here in the "real" world?

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:15 am
by Ubik
HHmm... I guess the mercenary kind, evil but counting everything before he does something - no killing without someone paying him for, etc. You know the type. At least, that is the way I roleplay NE.

BTW i never played PnP RPG

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:56 am
by Gruntboy
You can't actually play a Drow with the special abilities in BG2 - just an elf with dark skin/white hair.

For the Suckers.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 8:02 am
by Weasel
Well I started out Lawful Good , but a couple things have turned me to the Evil side. Image

As for why it seems to me the bad guy/girl gets to have a better time.(At least till the end)

'Weasel the Most Holy of the Holy Cavaliers'. ;)

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:01 pm
by Ivanhoe
Speaking for myself, I think alignments are pretty well the dumbest thing about AD&D - and that's saying something... Image

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:14 pm
by Drakron Du´Dark
About the Drow.
A normal Drow have 120 infravision,start with 50% magic resistance and get a adicional 2% every level and can cast once per day -dancing lights,faerie fire and darkness.
Above 4th level they also get- levitate, know aligment and detect magic.
Drow priests also get- detect lie,claivoyance and suggestion
These ablilites fade away from the underdark.
I play as a NG

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not became a monster... when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss gazes into you..."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:13 pm
by Aegis
Two files. One, a Lawful Good Paladin, upholding all that is pure and righteous. On the other hand, A Chaotic Evil Sorceror that takes sadistic pleasure in treating people with scorn and disrespect. I'm a contradiction in myself. Go figure...

Courage is Bravery,
Bravery is Courage,
Children are Flamable

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:01 pm
by Banana Druid
Well I like to play as an Avenger (Druid) so thats a hard one. Otherwise I play neutral evil. Only goal in life is for personal prospect. Just like me Image hopefully my dumb code on the bottom will work :9

I am the only druid that can shapesift into a banana!

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:31 pm
by Azeroth
It's a hell of a lot of fun to play a chaotic evil half orc with black skin and blue hair. I love being the terror of Amn!

That which calls the warriors summons the vultures.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:46 pm
by Curdis
I played through first time as the obvious choice - Lawful Good Paladin (Undead Hunter) and found that to properly role play a paladin had some real difficulties (Role playing only). I personally think that the game designers did a very good job of presenting ethical/moral dilemas for those that care about them, and often there is scripted NPC comment about decisions made. I'm now playing a dualed at Lvl 10 Sashbuckler/Fighter of Lawful Evil alignment and my character is having a ball in the underdark. The combat bonuses that a swashbuckler gets means my P.C. has a better THACO than Korgan and Korgan is generally one level higher a fighter! When I hit 70 H.Ps I started going into combat first and now I out kill Korgan. Apart from the lack of H.Ps the swashbuckler/Fighter is a very good choice. - Curdis