That was over ten years ago. You're right; those kind of players are not worth the time. My current crop are excellent - we have been playing regularly for 5+ years.Aries said:That's unfortunate, as it shows, the players you play with, have no concept of what alignment means or represents. They play the game, but they don't wish to be bothered dealing with the limitations.
If I was the DM, they would all be dealing with some severe repercussions, alignment shifts, powers that started to fail to perform properly, the usual routine of becoming "tainted".
I've found, generally, that nobody understands AD&D alignments. The worst, most common attitude is the "I'm Chaotic Good, which means that I can use Good magic items but still behave like an assassin because I'm Chaotic."
The alignments are the intersection of two continua, Good-Evil and Law-Chaos.
The Good-Evil continuum describes how much value you place on the sanctity of life.
The Law-Chaos continuum describes how much value you place on authority and discipline. "Chaotic" does not mean "random" - it means that you favor the sanctity of the individual over the authority of organizations. "Chaotic Good" means that you place great value in the sanctity of life and are a free-spirited individualist - pretty much a hippy - NOT that you are a well-meaning but directionless schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder.