Thursday, July 7, 2011

WNW: Pony Alignments

(I have no idea why this didn't go up on Wednesday as scheduled.)

If you've been following along with my MLP D&D series, you've no doubt noticed that I've been giving the girls some semi-silly alignments (Lawful Studious, Chaotic Shiny, Neutral Fabulous, etc). This is mostly because, well, this is based upon a children's cartoon and therefore all of the protagonists are, y'know, good (being role models and such.) So writing "good" after every alignment seemed rather silly and pointless, but at the same time I didn't want to just give their ethical model because there would invariably be confusion with the OD&D system where "chaotic" meant "evil". So in the end I went with something cute and indicative of their personalities.

However, there are other ways to represent pony alignment, and so for today's WNW I give you two different versions thereof. Mix and match at your leisure.

Alignment as a function of order and gender stereotyping
Tip of the hat to Jeff_W for showing this to me.

Alignment as a function of Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Somewhat amusingly, I'm right on that line between INFP and INTP.  While friends of mine totally pegged me as Twilight Sparkle, the goth part of me understands what it would be like to give in to the darkness and be like Luna.

Of the two, I find the MBTI alignment far more interesting. People keep forgetting that role-playing began as a psychological tool...


  1. Since you got me thinking about your pony classes I've come up with a few of my own ideas on the subject. I'm interested in seeing where your write-ups for the other two gals comes down.  I'd go with the following:

    Fluttershy: Cleric
    Rainbow Dash: Fighter

    I guess we'll see how close my thoughts follow yours.

  2.  You're close but not quite there. :)

    Fluttershy will be up later tonight and Rainbow Dash will make your Friday 20% cooler.

  3. Sweet!  I saw a MLP thread on storygames that led to a Savage Worlds hack you might find interesting.

  4. Someone did the mane six for Mutants and Masterminds Third Edition:

  5. Sweet!

    These deserve a post of their own!

  6. My favorite is this one:

  7. Twi as an INF*P*?  The girl who has neurotic breakdowns when she misses a deadline?  I think she and Celestia need to swap spots on that one ,':-|


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