• Elements of the Game

    Darkness in the Dungeon

    Three companions stood at the mouth of the cave, each one peering into the darkness, yet all three seeing things very differently. Darvin hefted his great sword anxiously; His human eyes saw no further than the dim light that filtered into the mouth of the cave. The elf, Adrie, felt confident. Her eye were much…

  • Alignment,  Elements of the Game

    The Problem of Good and Evil

    One thing that has bothered me in role playing games is the concept of alignment.  Alignment is a game’s way to talk about the moral/ethical tendencies of characters. One component of a character’s alignment is good and evil.   In many games, players choose an alignment for their character as part of the character creation process.…

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