Thursday, July 30, 2015

The free spirit - Chaotic Neutral

The free spirit - Chaotic Neutral
“Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. ”
Remember that quote ;)
Ah… Chaotic Neutral. Have you ever had a party in which EVERYONE started out with Chaotic Neutral characters? Yes? I don’t think anyone who’s played 3rd Edition DnD could say No to that question.
Chaotic Neutral means you’re absolutely free from the dictates of Law and tradition, while also never defining yourself as good or evil. This alignment looks very attractive to any new players who are unsure what to choose for their alignment. And honestly, who can blame them? This is what the Player’s Handbook says: 
“Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society’s restrictions and a do-gooder’s zeal.”
Who wouldn’t want that??
And I won’t blame you for wanting to play this alignment after you finish Reading this post. The real problem with playing a TRULY Chaotic Neutral character in an adventuring party is that CN characters are not the best team players. They follow their whims. They are individualists first and last. Their freedom (THEIR freedom) is the most important thing and will always be their driving force. I have ONE player in my party who is chaotic neutral and plays it PERFECTLY (Kike, if you’re reading this, I’m just gonna say this: either you’re gonna get us all killed, or you’re going to make US kill you. Keep it up buddy :D) 

(Notes from the future: Surprise surprise, he didn't kill us, but we were very close to killing him, several times XD)
Disorder, chaos, anarchy, freedom. Those are the key words behind a Chaotic Neutral character.

Now for the chart! Remember the quote at the beginning? if you recognized who says that then you already know The poster-boy for Chaotic Neutral is…

Drumroll…

Take all you can, give nothin' back
Captain Jack Sparrow!

Seriously, I could have titled this post: Captain Jack Sparrow - Chaotic Neutral, and then write a bunch of Pirates of the Caribbean quotes…

Like this one
Elizabeth: Whose side is Jack on?
Will Turner: At the moment?

Or this one:
Jack Sparrow: [Wakes up and sees Elizabeth burning the rum] No! Not good! Stop! Not good! What are you doing? You burned all the food, the shade… the rum.
Elizabeth: Yes, the rum is gone.
Jack Sparrow: Why is the rum gone?
Elizabeth: One: because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two: that signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire Royal Navy is out looking for me. Do you really think there is even the slightest chance they won’t see it?
Jack Sparrow: But why is the rum gone?

And most importantly… this one:
Jack Sparrow: I love this song. Really bad eggs. Ooh.
[falls]
Jack Sparrow: When I get the Pearl back, I’m gonna teach it to the whole crew, and we’ll sing it all the time.
Elizabeth: And you’ll be positively the most fearsome pirates in the Spanish Main.
Jack Sparrow: Not just the Spanish Main, love. The entire ocean. The entire wo'ld. Wherever we want to go, we’ll go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that’s what a ship needs but what a ship is… what the Black Pearl really is… is freedom.


Sea Turtles mates… Sea Turtles.