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I think the best way to answer this question is to pull some examples from real life and literature. First, the scale from chaotic to lawful has nothing to do with the scale from good to evil. A chaotic person does not like rules. They may follow rules because they are inherently good (i.e. thou shall not steal) or because they don't want to go to jail ...


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This is "alignment," which is a label for a character's moral or ethical leanings in relation to metaphysical forces. What exactly the labels means has actually varied considerably over time. D&D originally had an alignment system inspired by Michael Moorcock's fiction: Law, Chaos, and Neutrality in between. Law generally represents a drive to order ...


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The term 'chaotic' is part of the alignment system in D&D. Within the alignment system, your personality and decision making is rated on two scales. One from good to evil, and the other from lawful to chaotic.From the D&D Player's Handbook (5e): Lawful good (LG) creatures can be counted on to do the right thing as expected by society. Gold ...


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D&D has a concept called “alignment,” which is a kind of shorthand for one’s ethical, moral, and philosophical outlook on life. It has two axes, the good-evil axis and the lawful-chaotic axis, and you can either be at those extremes, or at neutral in the middle. Your alignment is a combination of these two axes, so your choices end up looking like this: ...


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If you don't consider the computer your friend, and visibly/audibly encourage others to do so, you're obviously a traitor. I'll need your ID code, so I can report your traitorous thoughts to Friend Computer. If you cooperate, and provide a list of all your friends' ID codes as well, it's possible that Friend Computer may be lenient...


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"The Computer" is what you'd probably say as an out-of-setting 3rd party narrator. "Friend Computer" is more likely the address by an in-setting character. By comparison, the Wikipedia article on the current Queen Elizabeth usually refers to her as "Elizabeth", but if you met her in person then you're expected to address her as "Your Majesty".


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Alpha Complex is governed by an entity you can refer to as "Computer", "The Computer", "Friend Computer", "The Friend Computer" or [redacted for security reasons]. Different NPCs and organizations will have different preferences about which term to use. In the spirit of Paranoia some might have very strong (but still frequently changing) preferences and no ...


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They are interchangeable except in terms of nuance. This is like asking "Is Mao (Tse-tung) really called Mao or Comrade Mao?" Well, both are frequent appellations, but you generally use Comrade Mao when you're on board with the whole Communist program. Similarly, The Computer is The Computer. Alpha Complex propaganda insists "The Computer Is Your ...


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While both members of the shadow community, a fence and a fixer operate at different levels of it and have different roles. A fence is a merchant dealing in black and grey market goods. They operate on the fringes of the shadow community - offering services to both members of the shadow community and the more garden-variety criminal. Depending on their ...



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