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TWA Character Alignment Chart

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Every Wednesday I run a Pathfinder campaign with my friends. For the uninitiated, Pathfinder, and other Dungeons and Dragons type RPG systems have a way of judging the personality of a character on two axes: Good to Evil, and Lawful to Chaotic.

A Lawful Good character is kind of your prototypical good guy, who beleives in "doing good" and also obeying the law, whether it's the laws of a nation or a personal code of conduct. A Lawful Evil character would still follow a personal code, or perhaps work from within a lawful system, twisting it to serve his ends at the expense of others. Chaotic Good might be a something of "Robin Hood" type character, who blatantly violates the laws of the land for ultimately noble means, and a Chaotic Evil character doesn't give a flying fu*k about your puppy, he's going to drown it because he can. Of course, there are a lot of varying interpretations of what each alignment can be, but for the most part, I think this spectrum fits the characters as advertised. 

On a whim I decided to create this chart with the cast of my book, The Wayward Astronomer. I really like the fact that Hal, as a hero, is true neutral. In all honestly, he doesn't feel obligated to save the world from evil. He would much rather go about his business and leave the rest of that drama to other people, but of course, events conspire to drag him in, all the same. As Marcus famously said, "We often don't have a choice when we discover who we must be"

Artwork of the characters was taken from various samples, all produced by David Lillie :icondreamkeepers:
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goodbrony's avatar
chaotic good: jonny A.K.A. marty XDa cookie to you if you get the joke!
LunarOutcast's avatar
I only became initiated with Pathfinder recently, but this chart looks spot on. Nice artwork by the way. I'm guessing the book really took off this summer?
Kafelnikov's avatar
Are you a backer of the Kickstarter campaign getting updates, Lunar? We're still in production right now. All the backer rewards are produced, but the book is still going through independent editing which should be done soon. From there we will move on to interior formatting, proofing, and then hopefully a big print run. Kickstarter backers will likely receive their copies of the book before The Wayward Astronomer is officially "launched" for retail.
LunarOutcast's avatar
Nah, I'm not a backer unfortunately. I'm transferring schools and money is a bit tight at the moment. I haven't heard anything in a while about TWA, so I was only wondering where the book was in terms of production or sale. Sweating a little... 
Kafelnikov's avatar
Well, I'll be posting stuff the the KS group and possibly here on DA as things continue. Rest assured things are moving along! Good luck with the transfer and adjusting to a new setting.
LunarOutcast's avatar
Thanks. Cya around Kafel
HazzardousEco's avatar
Good to know your keeping the Tabletop RPG's alive and well Kafel; Do you just play standard or do you and your mates try interesting stuff like Gabe from Penny Arcade did*?

*like creating a tower with various tiers to represent a falling platform, and if the team doesn't defeat the boss before the hit the final tier, it's game over...
Kafelnikov's avatar
Right now, it's more standard stuff. In the middle of a pre-made campaign called "Kingmaker" where the PC's end up founding and managing their own kingdom in addition to the normal adventuring stuff. 
HazzardousEco's avatar
If you got a camera on hand, maybe you can snap a few shots of a game in progress =)
Scarfman33's avatar
I find it great that you play pathfinder and made this.Like,seriously,it is amazing to know that one of the deviants that i follow plays it.
Kafelnikov's avatar
Is it really that amazing? Pathfinder is a very popular system from what I can tell. But yeah, tabletop RPG's are a ton of fun. It's one of the highlights of my week.
Scarfman33's avatar
Heh,I guess i over reacted a bit,but i like finding new people who play,especially when it's one of the deviants i follow.
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