Instead of following the doctrine of most fantasy role play groups, Chronicles of Waterdeep will not require players to join factions based on racial alignments. The player can decide upon where their character fits best and choose the faction that works for their needs. There are two types of faction groups in Chronicles of Waterdeep; original and player-made.
Original Factions are the preset starting factions that round out the world of Waterdeep and Skullport. Players can opt to join these as they see fit, or they can rove about without tying themselves to any of them. The Player-made factions are smaller faction groups, tribes or family houses that tie into the original factions or compliment them by providing different organizational structures that hadn’t been considered previously.