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I totally don't think that your Paladin would really do that, Sir Balroggan.
June 18, 2001 10:50 AM   Subscribe

I totally don't think that your Paladin would really do that, Sir Balroggan. Give in to your geek side and go find out what your alignment would be if you were a D&D character.
posted by Skot (73 comments total)

 
Disclosure: True Neutral. Lame! I think something went haywire or I was full of it.
posted by Skot at 10:51 AM on June 18, 2001


Yeah, it was pretty much on the money for me. Neutral Good - trying to do the best I can.
posted by Irontom at 11:01 AM on June 18, 2001


Gads! That thing is too long. I made it halfway to defending your community and bailed. At that point I too was True Neutral. Pity. I always preferred Chaotic Good.
posted by claxton6 at 11:01 AM on June 18, 2001


lawful neutral. (I know nothing about D&D, but) I guess that's more lawful and less good than I would have predicted. - rcb
posted by rebeccablood at 11:02 AM on June 18, 2001


Neutral Good. Just another boring peon. :-)
posted by cCranium at 11:02 AM on June 18, 2001


"Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion."

I answered honestly. Really.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:03 AM on June 18, 2001


True chaotic. Now what?
posted by rodii at 11:05 AM on June 18, 2001


Neutral Evil. hmmm. Evil.
posted by eau at 11:06 AM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Good! Wow, I would never have suspected. I figured I'd get Chaotic Good. Now I feel like a school marm or something.
posted by megnut at 11:07 AM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Neutral. I knew it all along That is almost all I ever play. My current character "Mars Saxman" is Lawful Good, and he is a bear to hold down. All hail Chaotic Neutral!
posted by thirteen at 11:08 AM on June 18, 2001


Now what?

I dunno. The dungeon master probably knows.
posted by iceberg273 at 11:08 AM on June 18, 2001


(I think they all say this is the best alignment you can be - at least when I answered the questions two different ways and got lawful neutral and true neutral, they both said it was best.)
posted by rebeccablood at 11:09 AM on June 18, 2001


Neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion

But they told iceberg Lawful Good was the best alignment you could be.
posted by briank at 11:10 AM on June 18, 2001


I think they all say this is the best alignment you can be

It's nice of them to care about my self esteem. It's better than saying, "An alignment of Lawful Good means that you are No Fun."
posted by iceberg273 at 11:12 AM on June 18, 2001


true neutral. blah.
posted by rorycberger at 11:12 AM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Good. I had a suspicion I might be.
posted by redfoxtail at 11:13 AM on June 18, 2001


Hmm, I came out neutral. Must be age setting in. Should have been Chaotic Neutral
posted by a3matrix at 11:16 AM on June 18, 2001


Neutral.

boo-yah!
posted by Succa at 11:19 AM on June 18, 2001


Neutral Good. I was hoping I'd get Chaotic Good, oh well.
posted by sudama at 11:21 AM on June 18, 2001


rofl thirteen - I scored "neutral" on this test.

I played my first game of D&D over the weekend. My character spent the first half hour stuck in a box getting nibbled on by giant roaches. He pissed off some guy guarding a castle about two hours later and was promptly killed. Oops. I think I spent more time making the character up than I did playing the game.

-Mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:28 AM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Good, what else? (Iceberg, I've got your back)

;-)
posted by Avogadro at 11:39 AM on June 18, 2001


Only Neutral means that everybody loves you.
posted by Succa at 11:45 AM on June 18, 2001


It's nice how they assume that D&D players (and characters) have no existing love life:

How do you view lifelong commitment to a single romantic partner?

a. I’m waiting to find such a romance
b. Such a romance would be ideal -- if it’s achievable
c. I worry I’d miss out on what others have to offer
d. Tie yourself to one person? Huge mistake


Neutral Good . . . doing what is good without bias toward or against order.

Mars, that's the way it was for me on all three occasions I've tried it. I'd spend hours the previous day creating a character with a story to go along with him, only to be killed when I'd accidentally bump into someone at the pub. The DM just had it in for me (probably jealous that I'd continually craft devious traps for him in Battletech).
posted by OneBallJay at 11:45 AM on June 18, 2001


Lawful neutral.
posted by owillis at 11:51 AM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Neutral - now, about my Swiss citizenship...
posted by Brilliantcrank at 11:56 AM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Good. As a long time D&D player and gamemaster (I make my living writing articles about gaming, among other things) I think we should have a MeFi game.

Of course, I have no idea what we'd do, but that's half the fun, I guess.
posted by Ezrael at 12:03 PM on June 18, 2001


Well, I don't need a silly test to tell you that I'm chaotic good. Always have been, always will be.
posted by Hackworth at 12:06 PM on June 18, 2001


My character spent the first half hour stuck in a box getting nibbled on by giant roaches.

Now that's entertainment!
posted by rodii at 12:07 PM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Good...

I too thought for sure I'd be Chaotic Good... I'm just too weird. Guess it's all in my head though. That said, whoever said Lawful Good people are normal anyway?
posted by josholalia at 12:07 PM on June 18, 2001


Hmm. Neutral Evil.

I wish I could say I was surprised...
posted by hadashi at 12:08 PM on June 18, 2001


Neutral. I was expecting Neutral Good, but my virtue was evidently found lacking somewhere between avoiding sick people and feeling it was okay to cheat wealthy shopkeepers.
posted by moss at 12:12 PM on June 18, 2001


rats, apparetnly the test thinks im neutral good. I guess I just like to play chaotic good chars., more fun I suppose.
posted by Hackworth at 12:18 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Evil.

Sigh.
posted by dogmatic at 12:19 PM on June 18, 2001


damn. i'm neutral. how boring.

wish i was evil. then i could eat small animals and wear spikey leather.

beh. i like white wolf games better than d&d anyway.
posted by jcterminal at 12:20 PM on June 18, 2001


neutral good. ah well
posted by moz at 12:21 PM on June 18, 2001


chaotic neutral. It might be interesting to come back to this thread in, say, 24 hours, and try to do some kind of averaging of all of the alignments here. That way we could have a general idea of the alignment of MetaFilter as a whole. Although it's looking pretty neutral right now.
posted by starvingartist at 12:30 PM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Good? I've always thought of myself as Neutral Good. Ah well, no more "kind of" raping and "sort of" pillaging for me.
posted by pnevares at 12:41 PM on June 18, 2001


warning: excessive dorkiness ahead: Actually, I'm a Call of Cthulhu man myself. Who needs Paladins and Rangers when Nyarlathotep is knockin on yer door?

Actually, I'm just glad the results of this test didn't include: "You are destined to be portrayed by the voice of Ralph Mouth on a badly animated cartoon of this game which will seemingly never be off the air."

Which leads me to this conclusion: The wizard kid on the D&D cartoon bears a striking similarity to the publishing juggernaut Harry Potter whose hold on the tender minds of the young seems to know no bounds. Perhaps this plucky ne'er-do-well was not so innocent as he once seemed and is in fact taking over the world through merchandising.

I ask you: Who is America's most popular actor? Why, Tom Hanks of course. And who played the mixed-up wackadoo that thought fantasy was reality in the misguided 80's TV-movie "Mazes and Monsters"?

hmm. Coincidence? Oh, I think not.

note: just happy I got to use the word "ne'er-do-well" today.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:44 PM on June 18, 2001


Woo hoo, Neutral Good here.

Finally, an online test that justifies the parts of my mp3 collection that don't already exist in my CD library (read: almost all of them).
posted by precocious at 12:52 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Neutral
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 12:54 PM on June 18, 2001


But what's my Thac0?
posted by Doug at 12:57 PM on June 18, 2001


Hmm, I'm true lawful just like owillis. Maybe that's why your posts irk me so much ;)

It's a lot like real life -- I consider myself pretty pure, but then again I don't mind pirating software from Microsoft/robbing rich merchants.
posted by jragon at 12:57 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic neutral.


Odd, as I've always thought of myself as neutral good. Oh well. I always enjoyed playing CGs, anyway. ;)
posted by jammer at 1:16 PM on June 18, 2001


I think it must have been all those family questions that pulled me away from Chaos. Maybe?
posted by sudama at 1:28 PM on June 18, 2001


neutral good. Ho hum, where's the fun in that.
posted by trox at 1:38 PM on June 18, 2001


But what's my Thac0?

When the new millenium came in, things changed. Thac0's old news--you really should look into converting yourself to third-edition rules. *grin*

- signed, anonymous ex-girlfriend of a notorious D&D dork
posted by precocious at 1:51 PM on June 18, 2001


wish i was evil..... i like white wolf games better than d&d anyway.

Then you got your wish, you are evil.
posted by thirteen at 1:57 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Neutral.

Woah. That's a surprise. I thought I was gooder than that.

Actually, my user name "Loudmax" comes from my old Cyberpunk-playing days. Note that there are no alignments in C-Punk. Everybody's pretty much assumed to be neutral at best.

Kafkaesque - I used to run CoC. Sandy Peterson is my hero.
posted by Loudmax at 2:04 PM on June 18, 2001


Neutral Evil.

I was kinda expecting that.
posted by Mahogne at 2:05 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Evil?!
I don't believe it!
And I'll kill anyone and everyone that says that I am!
posted by Grum at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2001


I was neutral good too.. How boring.. But I wouldn't testify against my friend, and I never ever take bribe money. But hey, I'm against Monarchy and now I'm like a free agent. What's up with that? This whole thing stinks of authoritarianism. I mean, if you don't defend the status quo you're all bad or something. Those lawful do-gooders are just fooling themselves.
posted by zebra_monkey at 2:15 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic good! Whoo-hoo! Check me out, you Neutral Good pansies!

wish i was evil..... i like white wolf games better than d&d anyway.

Then you got your wish, you are evil.


Hey, I wrote for White Wolf! And I'm not evil! Then again, it was for the Mage line, so...
posted by solistrato at 2:47 PM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Good. Dammit, I'm guess I'm a rules girl after all.
posted by jennaratrix at 3:13 PM on June 18, 2001


Neutral Good on my end. I guess that's what happens when you combine generosity with both chivalry and an anti-establishment flair.
posted by ed at 3:37 PM on June 18, 2001


off topic:

solistrato: Blood Treachery was the coolest damned WW booked ever. outside the Changeling line.

on topic:

chaotic neutral. i think that being loyal to my family has balanced out my willingness to screw everyone else.
posted by tolkhan at 3:47 PM on June 18, 2001


Hmm.

This test says I'm neutral.

There's another test out there that I think does a better job it. I'll see if I can find the link. That test rated me as "True Neutral with a slight bent towards evil"

Evil, according to the rules of D&D, by the way, is not wholly about causing harm to others. It's mostly about looking out for yourself....must be that overdeveloped sense of self-preservation kicking in.

{jaded}
posted by jaded at 3:47 PM on June 18, 2001


mmm.... and evil never tasted so good.

thanks!

(i was more of a masquerade/apocolypse line fan myself. but mage seemed neat. and it wasn't wraith.... shudder.)

uh oh. +3 game geek on me.
posted by jcterminal at 3:48 PM on June 18, 2001


Chaotic Evil.

rebeccablood, it doesn't say chaotic evil is the best. It says:
Chaotic evil is sometimes called "demonic" because demons are the epitome of chaotic evil. Chaotic evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents the destruction not only of beauty and life but of the order on which beauty and life depend.
posted by ktheory at 3:48 PM on June 18, 2001


Still a MtA and VtM player.

Always struck me as easier than 2nd ed. D&D, and far more entertaining to boot.

And jc - Mage -is- neat.
posted by precocious at 3:50 PM on June 18, 2001


Aha found it. here is it

Took that test again. Still True Netural with 3 points towards chaos and evil...
posted by jaded at 3:57 PM on June 18, 2001


True Neutral. Doesn't that mean I have to be a 1st Ed Druid?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:58 PM on June 18, 2001


Tolkhan: Thanks! You made my day!
posted by solistrato at 4:10 PM on June 18, 2001


-> in my best 14 year old voice...

So I'm lawful neutral, big shit, it doesn't seperate me from the fact that my dungeon master eats his boogers.
posted by machaus at 4:53 PM on June 18, 2001


neutral good. i'd be lawful good if the law was lawful, but it ain't.

fight the power! up with people!
posted by Sean Meade at 5:59 PM on June 18, 2001


"Actually, I'm a Call of Cthulhu man myself. Who needs Paladins and Rangers when Nyarlathotep is knockin on yer door?"

About thirty each of Paladins and Rangers would make good fodder to keep the demon "busy" while three score magic users threw magic spells at Nyarlathotep from a safe distance, but the foot soldiers probably wouldn't last the encounter, and the wizards would need a backup plan involving retreat to an adjacent dimension for a thousand years. Clerics would actually be of less use than any other Class, against Outer Gods and The Great Old Ones, unless the clerics are chaotic drow elves and worship Lloth, the Spider Queen (an unrelenting and vicious minx of a goddess who could give several Cthulhu monsters a run for their money simultaneously). However, most drow elves are thieves and would be pickpocketing the wizards while they were "busy" fighting Nyarlathotep. Life is a vicious circle in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

I came out Chaotic Good, which was no surprise because back when I played D&D years ago, that was pretty much the only alignment I'd play.

"He believes in goodness and right but has little use for laws and regulations... He follows his own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of society." Granted, if the laws were inherently good and right, I'd be Lawful Good. This is why the TSR system stipulated a difference between order and chaos versus right and wrong. The two are not yin and yang. They don't even go together. Throughout history, good men sometimes find themselves in jail or poorhouses and evil men sometimes find themselves in places of wealth and power. Reality does not always follow justice. It's often pure luck and chance that the good are rewarded and the evil are punished.

"Chaotic good is the best alignment you can be because it combines a good heart with a free spirit." That's a statement to which I disagree. There is no best alignment.

I liked this part the most: "Keep in mind the alignment suggested by the quiz is just that: a suggestion. It describes your character no better than a 36-question test would describe you." So it is to reiterate that this test was not intended for us to check our own alignment for ourselves, but for D&D players to get a better idea how to play their character, in case their character was of a different alignment than their own. Still, it's a fun excercise and I wish to congratulate Skot for one of the more entertaining and thought provoking MeFi postlinks of recent memory.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:41 PM on June 18, 2001


Lawful Good. Yet I see nothing wrong with Napster. Hmmm.
posted by jameschandler at 8:13 PM on June 18, 2001


Neutral good; I guess I've mellowed from chaotic in my old age. As far as the "best alignment" / "most dangerous alignment" is concerned, that's given for each alignment in the book from which this quiz was taken. It's just intended as an example of such a character's viewpoint.
posted by harmful at 8:26 PM on June 18, 2001


Looking back on everyone's posting was more entertaining than taking the "test" myself (Neutral Good -- no real surprises there); what's most interesting to me is that, as a group, there's a real tendency here to root for Chaos, even though there seems to be just as much Law in the crowd.
posted by BT at 9:09 PM on June 18, 2001


But no one's lawful evil! No Marquis de Sades in the making, I see...
posted by solistrato at 9:32 PM on June 18, 2001


Neutral. Of course, being lawful evil, I've set various strictures in place to ensure that would be my "conditioned response".
posted by Neale at 4:37 AM on June 19, 2001


thirteen: chaotic neutral here too. we really do need to talk about that run for the presidency we had discussed.
posted by Sapphireblue at 10:05 AM on June 19, 2001


I have studiously avoided D&D like the plague, but I took the quiz for a giggle. Lawful Good. Quel surprise.
posted by Dreama at 10:21 AM on June 19, 2001


Lawful Good. Damn my stupid conscience!
posted by dr. zoidberg at 2:06 PM on June 23, 2001


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