Apr 292008
 

I found this What RPG Player Type Are You? quiz at RPG Blog II while browsing Google for other RPG blogs. Thought it was relevant in light of yesterday’s post and the earlier Flawed Origin post. My results:

What RPG Player (Not Character) Type Are You?
You scored as Character Player. The Character Player enjoys creating in-depth characters with distinct and rich personalities. He identifies closely with his characters, feeling detached from the game if he doesn’t. He takes creative pride in exploring different characters, often making each new one radically different than others he’s played. The Character Player bases his decisions on his character’s psychology first and foremost. He may view rules as a necessary evil at best, preferring sessions in which the dice never come out of their bags. For the Character Player, the greatest reward comes from experiencing the game from the emotional perspective of an interesting character.

Character Player
 
90%
Storyteller
 
90%
Tactician
 
60%
Casual Gamer
 
45%
Weekend Warrior
 
40%
Specialist
 
15%
Power Gamer
 
15%

The results seem accurate to me. The quiz doesn’t appear to have a “See All Results” option, but since my “Storyteller” rating tied with my “Character Player” rating, I could go back and get the description for that one.

The Storyteller is in it for the plot: the sense of mystery and the fun of participating in a narrative that has the satisfying arc of a good book or movie. He enjoys interacting with well-defined NPCs, even preferring antagonists who have genuine motivations and personality to mere monsters. To the Storyteller, the greatest reward of the game is participating in a compelling story with interesting and unpredictable plot threads, in which his actions and those of his fellow characters determine the resolution. With apologies to Robin Laws.

Again, pretty close. I sense a post on GNS Theory is imminent.

  4 Responses to “What Kind of Player Are You?”

  1. 100% Storyteller, 95% Character.

    Fun quiz; the results seem to fit you pretty well (although it seems you take more pleasure in mechanics than these results would indicate.) Looking forward to the next post!

     
  2. I’m Number Munchers to Steve’s Oregan Trail. It’s actually a very compatible match.

     
  3. Don’t know why I bothered. 100% Character Player. Next highest was 85% Storyteller. Everyone would know that about me by default. 😉

     

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