On Jeff’s Game Blog, I found this post that highlights a quiz based on Robin’s Laws of Good Game Mastering. This book is an excellent resource that I highly recommend. Within its 32 pages, Mr. Laws describes several types of gamers and what elements of the game satisfy them.
The quiz was built by “CharlesRyan” on QuizFarm: What RPG Player (Not Character) Type Are You? It takes a stab at identifying player types/preferences. I took it with the following result:
You scored as Storyteller. 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.
For me, I think it is pretty accurate as although I tend to focus on a good story, I also appreciate solid tactical (tactician) and strategic (power gamer) play. I envision that this quiz could serve as a valuable tool for many gaming groups and plan on asking my group to take it. Not that there are likely to be any surprises (we’ve been gaming together for a long time now), but one can never be sure. Anyway, we’re all about the fun….and this quiz (and subsequent discussion) could be just that.
~Adaen of Bridgewater, High Adventure Games