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If you had to classify a Dungeon Master/Player
If you had to define the types of these two, what would it be? Something like "The too loud player, the mary sue player, etc"
There are two types of players on this site. Chemgas650 and everyone else.
Feb '18 / edited Feb '18
yeah, that about sums it up.
but to be real though, there are so many ways that people play, that there is no way to keep track of them.
23 days ago / edited 23 days ago
Agreed with the last two posters, however a few stereotypes can be drawn to a lot of people:
On the subject of GM's
"The Inexperienced": GM's who have little experience in gm'ing or roleplaying overall and are very visibly clumsy in handling things. They are the ones that abuse railroading the most.
"The Torturer": Though i seen only a single person to ever fit this category here, these people are ones that make their tables brutal to everyone, and take joy in brutally ending characters' lives through the simplest of actions they make.
"The Storyteller": These are GM's who almost exclusively focus on the story and give little bother to everything else. You'll find combat in these people's tables to be a chore, and usually not very fun to do. It's also common for these people to host CC sessions way before they really host.
"The Combat Junkie": These GM's are the opposite of the storyteller stereotype. They give focus exclusively to combat, at the cost of the character's personalities. Their tables are mostly fun until you get to the story part.
"The Loremaster": These kinds of GM's have some of the best worlds and stories that they could host, but rarely do so, and when they do it, they can get rather finicky due to players getting their ideas completely wrong or going against concepts they have thought up for the world they made.
"The Multi-Host": GM's that have multiple tables that have varying degrees of effort put into them. They are quick to stop a table and start another if they feel like it. You'll usually find a bible of forums under their table with titles of their various tables.
"The Chemgas": ... No commentary.
On the subject of players:
"The Generic": Players who use generic kinds of characters with predictable personalities. They're usually beginners or inexperienced at roleplaying. They're not bad, everybody gotta start somewhere.
"The Low Effort": Players who don't really like writing more than two lines of text. Expect their actions and speeches to be as barren as their sheet and at max three lines of speech or action coming from their characters.
"The Bibliographer": People who like to write BIG actions and speech for the characters, spending way more time than an usual player does in what they write. Though they're fun with making endearing characters, they may clog up the pacing of the roleplay.
"The Silent": People who are silent both in and out of character. Not to be confused with The Low Effort, these players put effort into their sheet and sometimes in speech, but don't speak otherwise.
"The Debater": The kind of people to argue with the GM or everyone else over every single detail. Kick them if you will, or shut them down before they annoy you. Not really a fan of these people.
"The Injector": People who like to input their own ideas into whichever table they're playing. They mostly do it without the GM's allowance, often leading to either them being neglected it or forcing the GM into writing in a way so that their idea makes sense. Some of their ideas might be fun, but it can be hard dealing with them.
"The Eccentric": Players that are most likely to play characters that are eccentric in nature, having exaggerated traits to them in some way. They usually hog the spotlight.
"The Chemgas": ...No commentary.
23 days ago
Going to add one more to this. This is sort o a add-on for most of the above GM or Player classifications. A faucet of behavior really. Call me out on this if you have to as this is only from personal experience.
"The Reactionary": A player who scales their efforts into role-play based on involvement, actor input to immersion (player and GM), current flow of story, and their own literary skills.
While not really a classification of itself, this can sum up a player's involvement into the role-play. This is entirely opinion though. Do not take my word for it.
23 days ago
A combination of combat junkie, multi-host, and a tiny sprinkle of torturer when the GM.
A combination of the injector, the eccentric, and a dash of debater when playing.
(Speaking of debater i feel like that one's targeted at me)
17 days ago
holy %#@&, pale, you're alive?
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