I believe alignment matters to D&D. I don’t believe it is something worth fighting about, rather it’s simply something you stake your position on and play. There will always be debates on the value of alignment, how it ought to be used, or how it should be forgotten. Honestly, all players to need to do is agree amongst their gaming cohort what do to do and do it. Things will be fine.
It seems as though many PCs (player characters) and DMs (dungeon masters) now approach alignment as an afterthought or leave it out altogether from their campaign. It’s a valid approach. Those with a more fixed sense of alignment enjoy the nine tropes and use it as a tool to fashion their PCs understanding of the world. Again, valid.
My word on alignment is this–alignment works best as an entry point and a means to gauge and track…
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