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Old 10-11-2019, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default TFT has the same alignment system as AD&D

In AD&D a character's alignment determines the type of otherworldly being they invoke to raise the dead, heal all wounds, and for other boons.

So a True Neutral character might invoke a sacred beast, a Lawful Good character would invoke a kindly paternal god, a Lawful Evil character would invoke a devil with strict rules, and a Chaotic Evil character would invoke a trickster demon.

In TFT all characters invoke only demons to do these things and can spend a mere 500 XP to gain such a boon.

Thus when the players ask what alignment their "murder hobos" are you know what to tell them. This has the same practical effect as the AD&D system while saving time during character creation and space on the character sheet.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:07 AM   #2
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No one has ever asked me what alignment their character is. It's such a daft concept.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:43 PM   #3
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I already knew what to tell them. The only place D&D alignments exist is in D&D-like games. TFT is not a D&D-like game, and has no alignments. Religions are per setting. So is availability of wishes.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:58 PM   #4
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Hahaha! Excellent point hcobb!

And from the horse's mouth... some (much younger) friends and I were just having drinks Wednesday night, and the subject of D&D came up. They play it, and have invited me in. I'd rather recruit them to start a new TFT group, but they of course never heard of TFT and have started asking me how it's different.

When I said, "well, for one thing there's no alignments," they actually cheered and said "Oh good! We always ignore alignments, we think they're stupid!"

That warmed my heart :)
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:06 PM   #5
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Alignments? We don't need no stinking alignments!
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:13 AM   #6
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I already knew what to tell them. The only place D&D alignments exist is in D&D-like games.
And in the fiction those alignments came from: Tolkien (for good-evil) and Moorcock (for law-chaos).
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:32 PM   #7
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And in the fiction those alignments came from: Tolkien (for good-evil) and Moorcock (for law-chaos).
The alignments might exist as themes in the stories, but not every person in those worlds would fit neatly into them the way D&D wants everyone and everything to.

Good and evil exist in real frameworks as well. And are mentioned sometimes in TFT. But it's the artificial definitions over-applications of them, such as in the OP, that are thankfully absent from TFT.
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