Though this is /tg/, so there's probably going to be a 350 post thread shit-flinging about alignments. And since your question is easily answered in the book you didn't read, I'll assume this is bait.
>>44700649 Not quite. In 3.5 you would have to be a Paladin of Tyranny from Unearthed Arcana for LE, while if you were a cleric you had to be within one position of your god to be faithful. That said, 3.5 paladins don't get their powers from gods, so it's a completely mute point.
>>44700518 Yup. 3.5 had paladins for all of the 4 corner alignments. >Paladin of Justice - LG >Paladin of Freedom - CG >Paladin of Tyranny - LE >Paladin of Slaughter - CE
4E went ahead just used paladin as the term for the heavily armored warriors devoted to the gods, and so there were paladins of all alignments since there were paladins of all gods.
And then 5E just waved their hands and said, 'Alignment don't mean shit for a paladin. Nigga just keeps to his code, and he's chillax.' In fact, they outright state that paladins of vengeance are rarely LG as they are 'willing to sacrifice their own righteousness to mete out justice.'
As one might expect from a group whose code of conduct is simply obeying: >Fight the Greater Evil >No Mercy for the Wicked >By Any Means Necessary >Restituion
I mean, the third is even written with fact that 'My qualms can't get in the way of EXTERMINATING my foes.
>>44700499 Paladins need to be Lawful Good; but they're Good before they're Lawful.
Generally speaking, Clerics need to be within one step of their gods alignment. Some gods have custom alignment restrictions (typically forbidding certain alignment(s) within one step of them, though occasionally allowing certain alignment(s) 2 or more steps away).
>>44700565 I mean, since it's a tabletop game and you can houserule anything you want, it doesn't matter whether he thinks it's possible or not. Just ask him if, in you're setting, a LE paladin worshiping a LG god makes sense, and then ask if he's alright with you playing a LE paladin.
Really, fudging the rules for paladin alignment isn't that big a deal, the bigger issue is if you're DM's okay with you playing an evil character. Especially if he's kind of new.
>>44700950 >if you were a cleric you had to be within one position of your god to be faithful. That always looked pretty stupid to me. How can you be considered faithful if you don't respect your god's teachings. It's supposed to be religion in a setting where you can be in direct contact with your god with minimal effort, not a a la carte choice.
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