Codex Gamicus
Chaotic Good
Basic Information

Chaotic Good characters act as their conscience directs them with little regard for what others expect of them. They make their own way, but are generally kind and benevolent characters; they believe in goodness and right, but have little use for regulations or the rule of law. Chaotic Good characters hate when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. Chaotic Good characters tend to follow their own personal moral compass which, although good overall, may not align exactly with society's moral compass.

While creatures of this alignment view freedom and the randomness of actions as ultimate truths, they likewise place value on life and the welfare of each individual. By promoting the philosophy of Chaotic Good, characters of this alignments seek to spread their values throughout the world. To the Chaotic Good individual, freedom and independence are as important as life and happiness. Their ethos views this freedom as the only means by which each creature can achieve true satisfaction and happiness. Law, order, social norms, and anything else which tends to restrict or abridge individual freedoms are wrong in their eyes; they also believe that each individual is capable of achieving self-realization and prosperity through themselves. Chaotic Good characters believe that life has no grand plan, but each creature's spirit is essentially noble and good; each being must thus follow their own conscience. By performing good acts, the individual can hope to alleviate the suffering and anguish of others, whether caused by random or structured acts.

Chaotic Good characters have a "beatific" attitude toward existence; in their eyes, any laws, social structures, or similar hierarchies that restrict their freedoms are abhorrent and should be done away with. The inviolable right of the individual to seek their own pleasures is one of the cornerstones of society; but, being good, Chaotic Good beings will not tread on others to get their own way, for they feel that every other creature has the right to the pursuit of pleasure as well. Friends of a Chaotic Good character will find them unreliable in the clutch only if they put their own well-being ahead of that of their companions. Obviously, almost everyone has this tendency, but it is left up to this individual whether or not they value a friendship enough to risk self-sacrifice. A Chaotic Good character being would not, however, take action that could unnecessarily jeopardize the lives of other persons or creatures. Life is valuable, but without sufficient personal freedom it is demeaned. Life and freedom are the foundation of the universe.

A Chaotic Good character will keep his word to those who are not evil and will lie only to evil-doers. They will never attack an unarmed foe and will never harm an innocent person or creature. They will not use torture to extract information or for pleasure, but they may "rough up" someone to get information they desire. They will never kill for pleasure, only in self-defense or in the defense of others. A Chaotic Good character will never use poison. They will help those in need, but they prefer to work alone, as they value their freedom. They do not respond well to higher authorities, are distrustful of organizations, and will disregard the law, sometimes brazenly, in their fight against Evil. They will never betray a family member, comrade, or friend. Chaotic Good characters do not respect the concepts of self-discipline and honour, because they believe such concepts limit their freedom to act.

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