Role Playing Games: What Character Are You?
Just like no two people are completely the same, no one ever role plays their rpg character exactly the same as someone else plays theirs. Sure, you can get extremely close with mannerisms, grammar, and dialect but it won't be exactly the same. Though no two people are alike, enough similarities exist to help us all fall into role play categories. Which one(s) resemble you?
Combatants work diligently on improving their skills to be the best and stake their claim to the "Top-Tier" of combatant bragging rights. Little time for roleplay, unless it involves beating the snot out of someone, it’s quite hard to get more than a few sentences out of them that are not combat related. Combatants can also just be those that simply fight to know how or to protect others.
Like it or not politics exist in text games too..and how we love them. Politicians constantly get involved with the bureaucratic administration of their rpg player organizations, sometimes even if it does not concern them. These sorts can most often be found advising current rpg leaders while grooming proteges to follow in their own footsteps.
Always on the go, these individuals stop at nothing to explore all the areas within the role playing game, sometimes even the inaccessible areas. Don't bother looking for these folks, they'll find you and are easiest to identify when they ask to explore your Order's Temple, shop's stockroom, or Guildhall. Usually the first to roam uncharted or newly developed lands, the explorer often holds the ambition of being the highest ranked individual in the explorer rankings.
Forging, tailoring, cooking, heraldry, and jewelry-making are just a sampling of the creative outlets available in IRE role playing games. Crafters are usually the ones that possess the ability to make one, or more, of the previously mentioned items and are most often found trying to create the perfect weapon, suit of armour, or designing the ideal garment to keep picky adventurers from wandering about in our birthday suits. Toiling over the best way to make the perfect engagement rings, crafters have perfected the art of looking busy.
Whether it's in player owned shops or private sales, Merchants are always trying to turn a gold sovereign in exchange for goods and services. The possibilities of wares are nearly endless, and these entrepreneurs will try to sell it. Finding these folks is as easy as walking into a shop or listening to the market channel.
Psychopaths are those you clearly want to avoid. Most often characterized by their twisted grins and frantic eyes, these individuals announce themselves with their hysterical rages and ridiculous logic. Be wary of these types, but keep in mind, even these folks sometimes make sense. Approach with caution.
Completely devoted to their rpg religion, these individuals produce amazing sermons and perform complicated rituals, and won't let you forget it. Skilled with words, given ample time a Zealot could probably convince a cat that they are really a dog.
There are always these people that change their views just as someone changes their shirt about ten times a day. They are the ones that are constantly jumping from city to city, spending a bit of time within a specific city before venturing off to another one. Here for the fun, and not the responsibility, the Semi-Retired person does just enough to be productive but avoids commitment like the plague.
There you have it! Which role player are you? Are you perhaps more than one of these?
Natalie Womble is a text game enthusiast who enjoys the best role playing games from Iron Realms!