All of these OSR posts have given me an itch.
I want to hear more about how character alignment does or doesn't factor into your OSR games. Do any of you have experience or advice on how to handle it? Eero mentioned that using it for xp rewards can be disruptive to the game's coherence. Are there better ways to use it that are compatible and complementary to the fiction-first, tactical, challenge-based play you're all describing?
Are there good ways to use alignment as adventure prompts, for example? There was some talk about how "rescue the princess" (or whatever) is just a stand-in for the loot you'll get in the doing. Is this all just set dressing? Or can alignment shape the style of adventures more substantively while still retaining the dungeon delve feel?