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If you're a fan of TGs you'll recognize the importance of Alignment. I wanted a way to further diversify units who have the same Job. The Alignment system is one of the few personal aspects of the Units. Besides their Name and Gender, everything else is pretty much decided by the Job, so adding more depth to the units themselves is important.

The effect of Alignment on a unit's stats is more or less negligible, but there is some effect. A Unit's Ethics supply favored and weak stats and a unit's Morality gives the value for modifying these favored (+) or weak (-) stats.


Morals are a person's standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do. Morality is the backbone of a person's stance on right and wrong devoid of external influences.

Favored/Weak Stat Modifier: +/- 75%


Implies harming, oppressing, and killing others. Some evil creatures simply have no compassion for others and kill without qualms if doing so is convenient or if it can be set up. Others actively pursue evil, killing for sport or out of duty to some malevolent deity or master.


People who are neutral with respect to good and evil have compunctions against killing the innocent but lack the commitment to make sacrifices to protect or help others. Neutral people are committed to others by personal relationships.

Favored/Weak Stat Modifier: +/- 25%


Implies altruism, respect for life, and a concern for the dignity of sentient beings. Good characters make personal sacrifices to help others.

Favored/Weak Stat Modifier: +/- 50%


Ethics are moral principles that govern a person's behavior or conduct relating to an activity. This is how a unit behaves given a context or moral guidelines from an outside source, be it the government or those in power of an Order. The Ethical part of a unit's alignment can be one of three types, all of which follow the standard DnD definitions.


Implies freedom, adaptability, and flexibility. On the downside, chaos can include recklessness, resentment toward legitimate authority, arbitrary actions, and irresponsibility. Those who promote chaotic behavior say that only unfettered personal freedom allows people to express themselves fully and lets society benefit from the potential that its individuals have within them.

Favored Stats: Strength, Intellect, Luck
Weak Stats: Wisdom, Agility


Someone who is neutral with respect to law and chaos has a normal respect for authority and feels neither a compulsion to follow rules nor a compulsion to rebel. They are honest but can be tempted into lying or deceiving others if it suits him/her.

Favored Stats:Dexterity, Agility
Weak Stats:Strength, Vitality


Implies honor, trustworthiness, obedience to authority, and reliability. On the downside, lawfulness can include closed-mindedness, reactionary adherence to tradition, judgmentalness, and a lack of adaptability. Those who consciously promote lawfulness say that only lawful behavior creates a society in which people can depend on each other and make the right decisions in full confidence that others will act as they should.

Favored Stats:Vitality, Wisdom
Weak Stats:Dexterity, Intellect, Luck

Unit Alignment Types

Alignments take on part Ethics and one part Morals and create a Unit's alignment. Without getting too into the endless iterations of morality and ethical implications, we're going to stick to the 10 basic types, including Unaligned which is not available for Units. Story characters will have Alignments set already which may possibly change. Units you hire, however, can be selected to be of a certain alignment.

Lawful Good

A lawful good character typically acts with compassion and always with honor and a sense of duty.

Neutral Good

A neutral good character typically acts altruistically, without regard for or against lawful precepts such as rules or tradition. A neutral good character has no problems with cooperating with lawful officials, but does not feel beholden to them. In the event that doing the right thing requires the bending or breaking of rules, they do not suffer the same inner conflict that a lawful good character would.

Chaotic Good

A chaotic good character does what is necessary to bring about change for the better, disdains bureaucratic organizations that get in the way of social improvement, and places a high value on personal freedom, not only for oneself, but for others as well. Chaotic good characters usually intend to do the right thing, but their methods are generally disorganized and often out of sync with the rest of society.

Lawful Neutral

A lawful neutral character typically believes strongly in lawful concepts such as honor, order, rules, and tradition, and often follows a personal code.

True Neutral

A neutral character is neutral on both axes and tends not to feel strongly towards any alignment, or actively seeks their balance.


Similar to True Neutral, used for creatures without intellect high enough to be considered having an alignment.

Chaotic Neutral

A chaotic neutral character is an individualist who follows their own heart and generally shirks rules and traditions. Although chaotic neutral characters promote the ideals of freedom, it is their own freedom that comes first; good and evil come second to their need to be free.

Lawful Evil

A lawful evil character sees a well-ordered system as being easier to exploit and shows a combination of desirable and undesirable traits. Examples of this alignment include tyrants, devils, and undiscriminating mercenary types who have a strict code of conduct.

Neutral Evil

A neutral evil character is typically selfish and has no qualms about turning on allies-of-the-moment, and usually makes allies primarily to further their own goals. A neutral evil character has no compunctions about harming others to get what they want, but neither will they go out of their way to cause carnage or mayhem when they see no direct benefit for themselves. Another valid interpretation of neutral evil holds up evil as an ideal, doing evil for evil's sake and trying to spread its influence.

Chaotic Evil

A chaotic evil character tends to have no respect for rules, other people's lives, or anything but their own desires, which are typically selfish and cruel. They set a high value on personal freedom, but do not have much regard for the lives or freedom of other people. Chaotic evil characters do not work well in groups because they resent being given orders and do not usually behave themselves unless there is no alternative.

Alignment Attributes

Alignments serve more purpose than just fleshing out characters. They ultimately create a unique modification to a unit's growth as they level up. Each Alignment has a minor difference in various Stat Growths and will ultimately come out ahead in one stat and behind in another.

What stats go with what alignment will be studied further. For now I do have the Alignment System fully implemented and plan to use it to create specialty Jobs that can only be attained by those with certain Moral and Ethical affinities. For example: Jobs such as Knight may lead to Dark Knight or White Knight depending on your Alignment.

unit/alignment.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/28 14:38 by lou