Ok, so I really like the alignment system from d20 Modern. Very flexible…and horribly under used, and down right misused in the core book. So I wrote up a basic description of it from memory, and fiddled with it a bit. I figured I’d ask all of you for your opinions on it. Here is my write up from the last game I ran, my ongoing play-by-post.
Ok, since no one used this system last time I’m making it so you default to having an alligence to your aliment, Good/Evil first, then Law/Chaos. This can be changed at any time once it comes up.
I’ll lay out that system now: Everyone picks at least one guiding principle to which they owe alligence. Example: Justice, Law, Good, the teachings of Pelor, the Queen, Self, Money, Pleasure, Power. You can pick more then one (and most people do). You cannot pick mutually elusive allegiances (ie Good and Evil, the teachings of Bane and Pelor).
You then put your allegiances in order form most influence over you to least influence. Example: If a character has 1: Justice, 2: Law he will first do what is the just thing in his opinion, then the lawful thing. Note this is not a hard and fast rule, but an RP guideline.
Clerics & Paladins must have allegiances to the god they worship, as well as anyone with a cleric or paladin paragon path.
Allegiance can be added/removed at any extended rest since they represent your characters beliefs which can change over time.
So what do you think? Suggestions? Comments? Criticism?
Until next time, Stay Geeky