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Okay. I'm not really into some games like that, but I can tell you one thing: I put myself through the alignment test, and got a very heavy Chaotic Neutral. So, I'm using myself as an example. I don't personally steal. If I don't have the money, I work to get something. I would only steal if the opportunity is way too good to pass up: items left by people ...


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From PHB: "The Great Old One might be unaware of your existence or entirely indifferent to you, but the secrets you have learned allow you to draw your magic from it." It seems to me you don't need to follow or worship your patron in any way, you can just draw power from it so differences in alignment would mean nothing.


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How Long Will This Team Stay Together? I personally found the conflict between our characters exciting and fun, this is why I play. Do the other players also enjoy it, or don't they? If yes, no problems. If no, work that out first before worrying about abstractions like alignment Just a note about alignment in D&D 5e: it's not a box you ...


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Fear Your God There's a lot of historical and literature cases where people worshipped a god because they were afraid of the consequences of not worshipping the god. Yahweh would punish the Hebrews with war and famine if they did not worship him properly. When Saul didn't properly exterminate Amalek, Yahweh chucked Israel into a civil war. The Aztecs ...


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I feel like playing a character of wildly differing alignment than the rest of the party is something that needs to be run by other players in the group. Are you familiar with the same page tool? It deals with addressing what individual players are looking to get out of a game. If players are looking for drama and tension between the characters, having ...


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So here's my issue: I like my character, I like our party, and I don't want to pull a 180 on my character and make him nice or throw away important motivations for him. Well, it sounds like your character just may be evil, or at least on the evil side of neutral. That doesn't mean he has to do evil things, especially if he has a reason not to. And, if ...


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I like @clyde's answer because it addresses both the problem you think you have and the real problem you have; the other answers do not but are more correct in the way they address the problem you think you have. So, I'm posting a new combo answer. You Can Be Any Alignment In 5e, there are no alignment restrictions. As a warlock you have no alignment ...


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Think motivation first. Your druid wants peace and prosperity, you want the dominion of an Old One who will surely devastate and drive mad. Long term, you two aren't going to get along. But in the short run, perhaps both characters want to prevent BigBadGuy from collecting all the Unobtainium. They've different reasons, but you'll work together. For now. ...


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Yes. Unlike 3.X, 5e has no real alignment restrictions. Good characters can follow evil deities and vice versa, and chaotic characters can follow lawful deities and vice versa (to the extent that chaotic & lawful even mean anything). The trick to cases like this is coming up with a reasonable explanation. Maybe your character sees the deity ...


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The answer is most definitely yes. There is nothing in the book restricting you from following an evil god and not being evil. Even in 3.5, clerics and the numerous prestige classes associated with them, could be one alignment away from your god. Would it be logical to have a lawful good paladin worship a chaotic evil god? Sure. But the reason behind ...


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Yes, but it ain't easy. Although there are no mechanical alignment restrictions in 5e, it is very difficult for a character who draws his power from an evil deity to integrate with a non-evil party in a believable way. Evil Gods Require Evil Servants If your character truly reveres, worships and supports an evil deity he or she will find it difficult to ...


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The prohibition against Evil is a 3e (and earlier) thing; it's not a part of 5e. You are still bound to your oaths, whatever they may be, but there is a broader set of oaths to choose from.


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Yes, you are fine. I have a "Chaotic Good" Paladin in my current campaign with Oath of the Ancients. Basically a "fey Paladin" and it works perfectly fine, both within the rules and as a fun character concept. I would note that the DMG actually also provides an "anti-paladin" called the Oathbreaker (p.97). It starts at 3rd level, but definitely provides the ...


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Nope, you're good. The rules for 5e allow for this kind of paladin all but explicitly. You should have no trouble making and running this character.



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