House Rule Alignment

Since there was a question about alignment and how it works, I am (more or less) using the description out of the Book of Vile Darkness.

Basically, Evil is defined by your actions (coupled with your intentions). The following actions are considered evil:

  • Lying
  • Cheating
  • Theft
  • Betrayal
  • Vengeance
  • Worshiping Evil Gods and Demons
  • Animating the Dead or Creating Undead
  • Casting Evil Spells
  • Damning or Harming Souls
  • Consorting with Fiends
  • Creating Evil Creatures
  • Using Others for Personal Gain
  • Greed
  • Bullying and Cowing Innocents
  • Bringing Despair
  • Tempting Others
  • Murder. Murder is tricky in D&D because it’s a fantasy game of killing things and taking their stuff. With that in mind, murder only counts for sentient creatures (those having an intelligence score). Killing “irredeemably evil” creatures does not count as murder. A creature is only considered to be “irredeemably evil” if they have an evil sub-type (like demons or devils) or the alignment block says “always evil” (or the equivalent. Killing all other sentient creatures is considered murder and is considered evil.

House Rule Alignment

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