Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chevski And Mis-Alignment


Of late, it seems more than a few of us have been plagued with fits of nostalgia.

While perusing my Dragon Magazine collection I came across Issue No. 105, January 1986, infamous for the musings of a certain Pope of OSR-town, who waded into the morass that is character alignments. Thankfully, twenty-five years later, character alignments are no longer the contentious issue they were back in the 1980's.

7 comments:

DRANCE said...

Heh heh, the more things change, the more they stay the same! Good stuff! Did you just stumble upon this?

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Chevski had mentioned it on his blog a while ago. I forgot about it until I chanced upon this letter while reading some of my old Dragon Magazines.

Clovis Cithog said...

What a whack job ; - )
I am sure in 15 years ,
he has vanished into obscurity

A Paladin In Citadel said...

:D

25 years! I can't believe that many years have passed.

I should be so lucky as to vanish into obscurity like him!

JB said...

It's interesting that only a couple years later, the assassin was removed from the game entirely. (*sigh*) So much for "intelligent" play...

A Paladin In Citadel said...

In general i'm agin specialists. But i'm with you when it comes to the wrongness of jettisoning classes that needed player skill to be most effective.

Aplus said...

I've always hated alignment and try to avoid allowing it to have any meaning in my games. It still comes up once in a while, mostly as a result of spells that are tied to it.

I think the DCC RPG is going to force me to take another look at alignment, which may not be a bad thing.