|You scored as Chaotic Good. A Chaotic Good person is someone who has little intrinsic respect for laws or authority, seeing them as insufficient to sustain what's right. These people work according to their own moral compass which, while good, is not necessarily always aligned with that of society. Despite their chaotic tendencies, these people are good at heart.|
What is your Alignment?
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When I used to run fighters they were nearly always Chaotic Good, a rather comfy alignment for a libertarian*, I suppose. But since I have discovered the joys of the rogue it has been straight Neutral except for an occasional NG - like 2 per decade**. I don't know that I've run more than one LG character in 20 years, so 80% correlation seems a bit of a stretch - at least as far as characters are concerned. I just don't like that much order.
One of the things I always found a little funny was the opposition to D&D from a lot of churches. I understand it - demons and pagan gods are generally not the stuff of Christian games - but in the game's defense I do note that the system of morality, which if the churches were correct ought to be a pagan or atheist muddle, faithfully followed the nominal good/evil orientation of historical Christianity (not to mention*** that a decent percentage of adventures involve completing some chivalrous quest for people too poor and powerless to defend themselves - King Arthur would be so proud). The AD&D description of the Assassin class, for example, required that the character be of evil alignment because, it said, "it has to be agreed that the taking of human life for money is evil." It seems that even in fantasy a society can't long survive when populated by those who call evil good.
* It would be interesting to correlate alignment to political party. Lew Rockwell had an interesting editorial a while back that lined political parties up by the conflicts they envisioned in society. For the Dems, the conflict as one primarily between classes, races, or sexes. For Republicans, it was one of law versus chaos - Republicans line up on the "lawful" axis quite heavily. While he didn't mention libertarians, there can be little doubt that they line up toward the CG corner. Come to think of it, the World's Smallest Political Quiz DOES look a bit like the D&D alignment matrix.
** You do have to watch out for guys like Craft, though, and perhaps especially Pifford T. The latter will occasionally run an NE Rogue, steal all the party's treasure, and basically use anyone and anything he can find to advance his own purposes. At the end of one fight, his character was the only one in the party left conscious. I'm not sure how he carried all the loot away, but his companions were pissed when they all died of rapid blood loss and had to turn in their character sheets. Serves 'em right I suppose for not checking alignments.
*** Yes, I know, shut up.