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What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

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What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

It seems that the new forum-going staff members of CRT (edit: Customer Relations Team) haven't fully understood my question 7:
What is your natural alignment? (Lawful v Chaotic, Good v Evil, Neutral with respect to either)
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Perhaps this is because they don't get the reference to Dungeons & Dragons (edit: D&D) and other tabletop roleplaying games.
From the new 5th edition of D&D, the core basic rules of which are freely available as a PDF:
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A typical creature in the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons has an alignment, which broadly describes its moral and personal attitudes.  Alignment is a combination of two factors: one identifies morality (a continuum between good and evil, with neutral theoretically in the absolute middle), and the other describes attitudes toward society and order (a continuum between lawful and chaotic, with neutral theoretically in the absolute middle).  Thus, nine distinct alignments define the possible combinations.
These brief summaries of the nine alignments describe the typical behaviour of a creature with that alignment.  Individuals might vary significantly from that typical behaviour, and few people are perfectly and consistently faithful to the precepts of their alignment.
Lawful good (LG) creatures can be counted on to do the right thing as expected by society.
Neutral good (NG) folk do the best they can to help others according to their needs.
Chaotic good (CG) creatures act as their conscience directs, with little regard for what others expect.
Lawful neutral (LN) individuals act in accordance with law, tradition, or personal codes.
Neutral (N) is the alignment of those who prefer to steer clear of moral questions and don't take sides, doing what seems best at the time.
Chaotic neutral (CN) creatures follow their whims, holding their personal freedom above all else.
Lawful evil (LE) creatures methodically take what they want, within the limits of a code of tradition, loyalty, or order.
Neutral evil (NE) is the alignment of those who do whatever they can get away with, without compassion or qualms.
Chaotic evil (CE) creatures act with arbitrary violence, spurred by their greed, hatred, or bloodlust.

I think I'm probably Lawful good - I have a strong moral motivation to do what's right, and feel very uncomfortable going against the law in even minor ways.  When the law is wrong, I will still probably follow it in the moment, but will then use all legal avenues to challenge the law and/or will try to achieve the "right" outcome by playing the law off against itself.
So what is your natural alignment?
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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

Chaotic Neutral when I last played ... 20+ years ago ;-) 
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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

Huh?  Roll eyes  Huh Undecided
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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

You're not alone shutter.. I'm lost too! (Oh hang on, maybe you are alone then!)
Either way this topic has confused me too  Crazy
Whats with the Cathode Ray Tube comments and where do the dungeons and dragons fit into one?
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

I think it was meant to be
Customer Relations Team or something similar
But of course I could be wrong ?Huh
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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

Yes, CRT = Customer Relations Team.  Smiley
Other than that, I don't understand what there is not to understand.  Embarrassed  There are links within my post, and enough for someone to Google if they're interested.  When I visit this forum and find something I'm not interested in, I'm fine with that - I just read something else.  Smiley
Using the idea of "alignment" from D&D - which is one of many aspects of a D&D character - I was asking the new Customer Relations Team members something about themselves as people (in the threads in Announcements I linked to).  And with this thread in Chit Chat, I was explaining it a bit, and asking forum members in general as a light-hearted discussion topic.
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Re: What is your natural alignment? One of my questions to the new CRT staff

Not a lot of use, using initials, for something that is "specialised", unless, you are talking to those in that specialised group...in which case the subject will be of very limited interest on a general forum such as chit chat.  If you use initials and have to explain those initials, it becomes doubly uninteresting, to the limited audience,  because you have had to explain the initials to the un-initiated.  The un-initiated then wonder why you had to use the initials in the first place, and then have to justify the use of those initials by explaining the meaning..
e.g. in the Andrew, I was a Dabtoe, until I became a Sparker.  need I explain?  Undecided