June 7th, 2003

Hello all!

Hi there! I'm new to the community and had a few questions...

Does anyone here RolePlay on message boards? If so, does anyone happen to do sparring or one on one battles?

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Hehe! That's my girlfriend. She's also the lead artist for the book. I haven't read its contents because it isn't available to the public yet, but I've seen the artwork and it's pretty keen. I thought I'd show off to a bunch of strangers. ;)

roleplaying your alignment

I know a lot of DMs have restrictions on player alignment, such as one elsewhere in this group who does not like having chaotic neutral characters, or a lot who commonly disallow evil characters. Such differing alignments can often put one's GMing ability to the test, coming up with ways to motivate the characters to follow one's plotline, and even more difficult, justifying having the PCs work together.
Another thing I have noticed is that a lot of players tend not to act their alignments. The most often situation that I have noticed is when a player begins, essentially, playing himself as the character and ends up acting contrary to his alignment (one of many arguments that has been used by many for elimination of alignment altogether). Another problem is when players don't actually know the system well and really want to be in character, but just don't understand what they are doing (in which case, I would personally suggest changing their alignment to one that matches better rather than changing their playing style).
So what rules to you guys have for alignments in your games? In what ways do your players (or DMs/GMs) annoy you with regards to alignments? What other comments or observations or funny stories do you have?

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