Robin Laws Player Types

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. Robin's Laws to Good Game Mastering

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.

Storyteller
 
80%
Tactician
 
75%
Power Gamer
 
70%
Character Player
 
50%
Weekend Warrior
 
50%
Specialist
 
25%
Casual Gamer
 
15%

What RPG Player (Not Character) Type Are You?
created with QuizFarm.com

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

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