Law vs Chaos
I think alignment can be one of the trickiest things to handle in RPGs. For me, it is one of the most frustrating. Once upon a time, there was only Lawful and Chaotic alignments. Then, because there’s always shades of grey, good and evil were thrown into the mix. Naturally, neutral factored into the equation. Shades of this and that, understanding of those shades, made things more complex that they probably should be.
Matt Colville (@mattcolville), as he does, managed to clear up and straighten things out by asking a single question about a road sign.
Confused? Watch the video. It’ll clear things up quite nicely.