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5 x 5 Character Alignment Chart by FacepalmPunch 5 x 5 Character Alignment Chart by FacepalmPunch
A more diverse character alignment chart
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Thornbrier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I am liking combining this with Zeal's Expanded Alignments. 

Morals: Exalted, Good, Moral, Neutral, Impure, Evil, Vile
Law: Axiomatic, Lawful, Social, Neutral, Rebel, Chaotic, Anarchic

95% of people are likely on this chart above, with only supernatural things, some heros (who tend to live more on the extreme than others), and a few others being in the extremes.

In this system I would say the Detect spells would start at the second to most extreme and be stronger for the extreme. So Detect Evil will not tell you anything about Impure.

It also allows me to be more comfortable having alignment restrictions on classes, mostly on the extremes. Since most people are not on the extremes, they don't even need to consider their alignment when choosing classes.

Examples: Paladin, perhaps the most restrictive class, must be at least Good and not Chaotic or Anarchic, but an Exalted Rebel Paladin would be cool to play. Paladins still can't knowingly associate with Evil (or Vile) or Anarchic, and Impure & Chaotic are frowned upon. Clerics can't be more than one step away from their deity on either axis, so pick one close to you. Wizards can't be Anarchic or Chaotic (without taking a casting chance penalty) because they rely upon the base laws of magic, but they can still follow the laws of magic and be a Rebel to the world. Barbarians can't be Axiomatic or Lawful, but Social Barbarians are fine. Druids cannot be within 2 of any extreme, so all nine of the middle alignments are open to them. Bards are like druids, but also allowed Lawful and Chaotic. Sorcerers can't be Axiomatic due to the wild nature of their power. Oracles would have limits based on their Mystery, each Mystery typically only blocking off Axiomatic and one or two of the other extreme alignments, some with more blocks might open up Axiomatic (such as the Law Mystery not allowing even Rebel).

And the supernatural creatures gain a little more variety too. Devils are all Lawful & Evil as a minimum, but some are vile and some are Axiomatic. Eladrin (the Angels, not the Elves, #%*& you 4e) are all Chaotic & Good minimum, but might also be Exalted and/or Anarchic. Obviously, the higher ranking ones are likely both extremes.

This also might open up more viable space for DMs who don't want to allow Evil (and Vile) players while still letting their players play impure scoundrels.
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Nintendogamemaster Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
A 7x7 chart would be awesome :)
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Baranguirus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I just made one about the Godzilla series! Mostly to correct the errors on my previous chart... baranguirus.deviantart.com/art…
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count-Ian-the-third Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I'm looking to use this alignment system in a game of D&D i'm creating, do you have a good description of what social, rebel, moral and impure mean? i have a general idea, but i'm just wondering if theirs a proper definition.  
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Basically, they're not quite far enough to be lawful, chaotic, good, or evil.  They certainly lean in those directions, but are more willing to do things contradictory to those alignments than someone who is, say, Lawful Good or Chaotic Evil would be.
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count-Ian-the-third Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
yeah that makes scene, thank you this will be very helpful. 
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ImaginaryMadMan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   General Artist
Genius. The classic is ok but this shows more characters and more of their personality
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fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How can you make a theme for this? The download thing I got but what else do you need to do? Same with this one chopsilverblood.deviantart.com…
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
You can make it in MS Paint.  That's what I did.
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fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Like what you did with this? facepalmpunch.deviantart.com/a…
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
That one also involved Photoshop, but the basic alignment chart was made in Paint.
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TheCoreOfAllEmotion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Did you create this expanded version of the alignment chart? If so, I like it.
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Yes, I created this version.
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TheCoreOfAllEmotion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wlell, I like it, very much. I'll be using it from now on, in my projects.
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Hairyblob2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
You know something?
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
???
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Hairyblob2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Lawful is an okay word to use for in these terms, but perfer the word "Order" over it yet they are the same.

Try my 7X7 Alignment Chart-
Order - Chaos
Good - Evil
Loyal - Rebel
Moral - Impure
Virtuous - Sinful
Light - Dark
Neutral
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I'm just using the D&D terms.  That's where "Lawful Good" and such come from.
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Asujoll Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
*spits Mountain Dew*

This! This right here! Oh my... This is amazing! Faved tenfold!
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Phenenas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Great! Might use this for one of my future alignment charts.
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Downloading this almost killed my computer, but it was worth it! :+fav:
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fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Remind me not to download it.
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Ddraigtanto Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't download it... If you don't want to.
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