1. dudewrath-the-exalted said: sort of unrelated, but since you mentioned roleplay systems, I was introduced to a roleplaying system called Anima that I like tons better than DnD so far. It's a Spanish-based tabletop RPG that's set in a world spanning fantasy versions of all of Eurasia and some of the Americas (I think???) and takes some inspiration from anime stuff. The rulebook and character sheets were a little shoddily translated though. I thought it might interest you

    Ask posted so people can learn a thing! Herman@s makin it happen~

     

  2. absativelybadical:

    oxboxer:

    The best thing about that word vomit is that even after all that, my Brainmeats Jury is still out on whether a nailed-down alignment system is even NECESSARY. Like, why can’t my character just be presented with the situation and act/react based on their own personal ethics/biases/beliefs without…

    D&D settings have deities and planes that are completely composed of energy aligned with good, evil, law, and chaos. Moral relativism doesn’t apply there. If you are doing things good gods would approve of, for reasons good gods would approve of, you are good. Likewise for evil, law, and chaos. The character’s subjective moral compass does not factor in. If they think the gods of evil are in the right, they are evil, even if their reasoning is sound, because “evil” is an objective, measurable physical principal in that universe, like heat or acidity in ours.

    Point! Although: If said deities exist in realms composed of [abstract concept] energy, why is it not tied to the abstract concept that the deity actually represents? Why is it uncomfortably crammed into the five-point rubric?

    Ex: Why is Corellon on a “good” plane governed by “good energy” and not an “artsy-fartsy creative crap” plane? Why is Nerull “evil” and not just “Deathy Death McDeatherson”? Is beautiful art created as propaganda to exacerbate interracial tensions still governed by Corellon?

    What if the soul Nerull is reaping today that of a scheming genocidal maniac, and their death both saves millions from untold suffering and brings peace to their surviving victims?

    Creativity or death (or justice of vengeance or domination or whatever) can still be measurable physical principles in a universe without the lore and metatext building in a moral judgement by calling it “good” or “evil”.

    Plus, imagine deities with concrete reasons to form into pantheons aside from “wow we’re all just so nice”. Corellon and Bahamut have reasons to align with Erathis: Art flourishes in civilization and justice is codified by laws. (Unless: Unjust patterns of enforcement emerge! Censorship begins to stifle expression! OH NO FISTICUFFS IN THE TEMPLE DISTRICT AGAIN)

    I’m not delulu enough to actually want/need the canon changed to suit me, but hey. THINGS TO THINK ABOUT FOR YOUR HOMEBREWS, DEAR FOLLOWERS.

     

  3. The best thing about that word vomit is that even after all that, my Brainmeats Jury is still out on whether a nailed-down alignment system is even NECESSARY. Like, why can’t my character just be presented with the situation and act/react based on their own personal ethics/biases/beliefs without me as the player being mechanically and metatextually pushed toward five or so poorly-defined courses of action?

    DND 13873rd EDITION: MORAL RELATIVISM AND YOU

    what if the gnolls think I’m the monster, dude

    duuuuuude

     

  4. a-curious-adventuring-soul replied to your post: “STREAM RESCHEDULED TO TOMORROW/THURSDAY. IN ITS PLACE: OXTALKS (patent pending)”:
    Maybe you have a weird DM..? e.e I dunno. The alignment stuff mostly make sense to me.

    I am not currently in a game because I, and everyone around me, knows full-well that I am the kind of person who would open a philosophical debate in the middle of combat. Probably with my mouth full of spicy cheetos.

     

  5. STREAM RESCHEDULED TO TOMORROW/THURSDAY. IN ITS PLACE: OXTALKS (patent pending)

    Wow I just realized the DnD/tabletop rpg good-lawful-neutral-chaotic-evil alignment system really fucks me up

    OXTALKS: DND ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS, or WHY DID I TAKE THAT SOCRATIC PHILOSOPHY CLASS IN COLLEGE IT HAS CAUSED ME ONLY ANGUISH

    (Under readmore: rambling (I’m serious this is a ramble) + possible alternative alignment system thoughts)

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  6. Why I can’t play horror games. SORRY GHOST OF CULT VICTIM, I COULDN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW BAD THIS PLACE NEEDS A BAKING SODA SCRUB-DOWN. IS THAT BLACK MOLD OVER THERE

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  8. oxboxer:

    continuing her unchallenged reign as my best oc~

    ~* for the day crowd *~

     
  9. continuing her unchallenged reign as my best oc~

     
  10. different hairs for my mans

     
  11. Haven’t done one of these in a while! This is may be the most casual set this horrible blue nightmare prince has gotten…

     
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  13. crisis averted I HAVE THE THING

    y’all are flawless, touches your faces, gazes lovingly into your eyes

     

  14. i missed the fancy vivillion event by a week

    my life is over

    goodbye cruel world

     

  15. marvel make a runaways movie you have the power

    PSYCHIC VELOCIRAPTOR, MARVEL

    THINK ABOUT IT