I was inspired by reading RPGpundit's latest blog post.
Aside from good/evil/neutral and law/chaos/neutral, why not borrow from Team America: World Police? Yes, I'm suggesting you divide characters up into a dick/pussy/asshole trichotomy. Read on...
We're dicks! We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks. And the Film Actors Guild are pussies. And Kim Jong Il is an asshole. Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes: assholes that just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fuck too much or fuck when it isn't appropriate - and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves... because pussies are an inch and half away from assholes. I don't know much about this crazy, crazy world, but I do know this: If you don't let us fuck this asshole, we're going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!
Basically, we want to know a character's true nature, agenda, and how he goes about getting what he wants. We want this information at a glance so we can focus on portraying the character accurately. That's why the concept of alignment exists. Well, the old system does the job, but does this do it better?
Authored by Venger Satanis