How to Play TriadCity
The TriadCity Players' Guide
Tips & Tricks: Drift matters
Alignment drift has a nontrivial impact on effective Skill level. If you're too far out of alignment you'll have trouble Learning, Stealing, Healing, Tracking, or performing the other higher-level actions which bring you the most Experience and which make your character unique.
This can be quite mystifying. If you're frustrated that you've just burned 40 Practices and haven't yet advanced your Sneak Skill even though your Intelligence attribute is quite high — have a look at your drift. Too far in either direction and you're stuffed.