a Christian podcast about tabletop RPGs and collaborative storytelling

Episode 175 – Neutral Evil

The hosts are all here for this one, and we kick off with a discussion of our games, which are generally going quite well, and a bit about the homeschooling of Grant’s kids during the pandemic lockdown.

The Patreon question this episode comes from Paige Lowe, who asks ” How have your games changed as you’ve matured as a DM/player?” That produces about the amount of introspection and analysis as you’ve come to expect from us. We’ve actually grown quite a a lot, as it turns out.

From there we move into scripture and our main topic: neutral evil, the alignment of undiluted, undistracted, pure, banal evil. It took six episodes to get here, but we’ve finally found an alignment description in the 2e rules we can mostly agree with! The alignment itself isn’t all that interesting, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as an effective tool for making villains with interesting narrative roles and story effects, and much like we did with Lawful Evil, we break those down into archetypes.

Scripture: Leviticus 20: 1-5, Job 21: 17-21, Luke 8: 26-31

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