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On Alignment Changes From OD&D to Holmes Basic

Alignment undergoes a big shift from OD&D into the Holmes Basic Set and AD&D. Originally it was a simple three-way system of Law-Neutrality-Chaos, but by Holmes the concepts of Good and Evil have entered into the mix, creating a system with five alignments (Lawful Good, Lawful Evil, Neutral, Chaotic Good and Chaotic Evil). I’ve tracked these changes below: Chaotic to Lawful …

On Alignment in my Campaign

I’ve been thinking lately about how alignment will work in my campaign. Alignment has been a problematic concept in D&D for as long as I’ve been gaming, and I feel the need to codify just exactly what it is and what it represents. I think a part of the problem is that it models several different concepts that are only tangentially related. On the…