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The Alignment System

The Alignment System
A creature's general moral and personal attitudes are represented by its alignment: lawful good, neutral good, chaotic good, lawful neutral, neutral, chaotic neutral, lawful evil, neutral evil, or chaotic evil. Alignment is a tool for developing your character's identity. It is not a straitjacket for restricting your character. Each alignment represents a broad range of personality types or personal philosophies, so two characters of the same alignment can still be quite different from each other. In addition, few people are completely consistent. Good vs. Good characters and creatures protect innocent life. "Good" implies altruism, respect for life, and a concern for the dignity of sentient beings. "Evil" implies hurting, oppressing, and killing others. 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. Being good or evil can be a conscious choice. Law vs.

Character sheet A character sheet is a record of a player character in a role-playing game, including whatever details, notes, game statistics, and background information a player would need during a play session. Character sheets can be found in use in both traditional and action role-playing games. Almost all roleplaying games make use of character sheets in some fashion; even "rules-light" systems and freeform role-playing games record character details in some manner. The role-playing video game equivalent is known as a status screen. Overview[edit] What is considered relevant can vary by game and personal preference—one player may consider his character's eye colour or personal background relevant while another might not, but both may be required by the game rules to note down on their sheet if their character suffers an injury. Character sheets for a game are usually found within the game's main rulebook, and permission is almost always given for players to photocopy this sheet. Design[edit]

Brain Pickings Using Real Psychology in Your Writing Using Real Psychology in Your Writing Using Archetypes in Your Stories Writing Better Romantic Relationships This series looks at the Anima/Animus archetype, which is most often seen in romantic relationships, and how to use it to create more compelling romantic relationships, regardless of genre. Looks at what the anima and animus are, how they're formed, and why fiction writers need to understand them. There's also some and what makes love grow - and how happily ever afters really work. Creating Better Antagonists Forensic Psychology

One Paragraph, Three Drafts - Diane Chamberlain I write many, many drafts as I work on a book. Recently, someone on Facebook asked writers to share different drafts of a single paragraph. I thought this would be an interesting exercise for me to share with you, my blog readers. I want to give credit to the Facebooker who suggested this, but I don’t recall who it was, so I hope that person will read this post and step forward. Until then, here are three drafts of the same paragraph of my work-in-progress, currently titled The Lies We Told. Early Draft: A guy walked into the restaurant. Middle Draft: Adam said something to Brent and Rebecca, but I didn’t hear him. He started walking toward us–or at least, I thought he was heading toward us. I knew how quickly these things could happen. Final Draft: Adam said something in response, but I didn’t hear him. He started walking toward us–or at least, I thought he was heading toward our table. I knew better than anyone how quickly these things could happen.

How Deaf People Think Today I found out how deaf people think in terms of their “inner voice”. It turns out, this varies somewhat from deaf person to deaf person, depending on their level of deafness and vocal training. Those who were born completely deaf and only learned sign language will, not surprisingly, think in sign language. What is surprising is those who were born completely deaf but learn to speak through vocal training will occasionally think not only in the particular sign language that they know, but also will sometimes think in the vocal language they learned, with their brains coming up with how the vocal language sounds. Primarily though, most completely deaf people think in sign language. Similar to how an “inner voice” of a hearing person is experienced in one’s own voice, a completely deaf person sees or, more aptly, feels themselves signing in their head as they “talk” in their heads. Bonus Facts:

How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later First, before I begin to bore you with the usual sort of things science fiction writers say in speeches, let me bring you official greetings from Disneyland. I consider myself a spokesperson for Disneyland because I live just a few miles from it — and, as if that were not enough, I once had the honour of being interviewed there by Paris TV. For several weeks after the interview, I was really ill and confined to bed. I think it was the whirling teacups that did it. Elizabeth Antebi, who was the producer of the film, wanted to have me whirling around in one of the giant teacups while discussing the rise of fascism with Norman Spinrad... an old friend of mine who writes excellent science fiction. Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. It reminds me of a headline that appeared in a California newspaper just before I flew here. Well, I will tell you what interests me, what I consider important. But the problem is a real one, not a mere intellectual game.

How to Design Your Climates 100 Awesome Art Lessons on YouTube Whether you’re getting your bachelor’s degree in painting, graphic design or sculpture, there’s so much to learn about art — from its lush history to materials — that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Yet art students shouldn’t fret. There’s a whole lifetime ahead to learn and numerous resources both in the classroom and outside of it for expanding your knowledge. One great place to seek out help with becoming a better artist is on YouTube. Drawing From how to sketch parts of the body to the best materials to use, these videos will help educate you on all things drawing-related. How to Draw a Realistic Eye: Eyes have been called the window to the soul, and if you want to create a realistic portrait you have to get them just right to give your drawing the emotion it needs. Painting There are many kinds of paint, from oil to watercolor, so it can take a long time to truly become a master at any one of them, let alone multiple media. Illustration Photography Graphic Design Sculpture Comics

A few drawing tips i have collected New Lovely Girl Bunny Ears Feet Hoody Sweater Jacket Blue Brown Gray Red Shipping to: Worldwide cshpoemsbyyeats William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a great Irish poet, and a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1923). He is also one of my personal favorites. Many of his best poems (as of 2004) are not yet in the public domain. The ones that follow are. The Lake Of Innisfree Maid Quiet The Folly Of Being Comforted Never Give All The Heart No Second Troy Peace Against Unworthy Praise A Friend's Illness To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing Two Years Later Fallen Majesty The Wild Swans At Coole An Irish Airman Foresess His Death The Living Beauty A Deep-Sworn Vow The Balloon Of The Mind The Second Coming The Lake Isle Of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,