Question of the Day, July 28, 2010

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Question of the Day, July 28, 2010



Greg Tito's column this week deals with tabletop gaming player profile types, and how best to resolve conflicts during a game session. What kind of DnD player are you?

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Celtic_Kerr

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Woot! Another Instigator.

I would have chosen instigator, but I do love exploring, and I don't JUST take risks... Ah, the olden days
 

Legion

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I am not a DnD player but if I were then I'd probably say an Instigator: Depending on how immersed I was I'd just have fun provoking the NPC's and seeing what I could get away with.

If I were really into it however I'd be a 'Thinker'.
 

ItsAPaul

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Slayer's the closest to me, though instead of killing everything I just prefer to be in combat over not being in combat.
 

Eric the Orange

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There's a word that we use for what you call "power gamer"s in the RPG world, it's called munchkin. I find it sad when some one is trying to "win" a PnP RPG, totally missing the point.
 
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My style of play is definitely that of an Instigator, although in my group we have two Power Gamers, two Slayers, and a Watcher as well. I really don't envy our GM in the slightest.
 
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GAAAAAAAAHAH!
Damm you for making wish I could find somone to play DnD with!
I want to try it but everybody around the area where I live says it's sad.
I just want to try it!
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OT: I'd probably be a storyteller or Actor.
But I'm going for actor.
RP rules my freinds, RP rules.
 

Ciran

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I'm more of a cross of Explorer/Instigator, but I'm more of an instigator, so I went with that.
 

Koeryn

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I love killing things in DnD, but I like having the ability to use tactics and figure them out before we go through and start the combat.

But it's just no fun without story.
 

Skarvig

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Part thinker, part storyteller. Love to solve problems and I'm in for a good story.
 

oppp7

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I've never really played DnD, but if I did, I'd be the Watcher, AKA making jokes and weird situations.
 

craddoke

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I think it would be interesting to compare how a player first became involved with DnD with the type of player they are - my hypothesis is that (in general) if someone moves from fantasy literature to role-playing, they become storytellers or actors (maybe explorers); if they move from board/card/video games to PnP role-playing, they become power-gamers or slayers; if they are drafted into role-playing by friends, they become watchers or instigators.

It's not a complete theory - and exceptions would be rampant - but I suspect the tendencies would prove statistically significant.
 

Jaebird

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Even though I haven't been playing for a long time, and I chose to quit because it ended up being too much paper work, I consider myself a Watcher. Just being around friends was a treat.