What Gamer Type are You?
1. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
Making a great playlist.
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
2. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Theme / Flavor
Rules / Mechanics
3. Your game was supposed to last two hours. It's currently going on hour number four with no sign of stopping. What do you do?
You don't complain. Supposedly, your elaborate turns and complex moves are the reason you're running so late to begin with.
You're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
You burnt through all your strategies awhile ago. Now it's time for an all-out assault with the few pieces you have left.
Continue to acquire resources and build your troops. With enough forces, you could launch a final attack to end it all.
What? Oh. Um...you stopped paying full attention about 3.5 hours ago.
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
4. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Red Light, Green Light
Duck, Duck Goose
Hide and Seek
5. Your friend brings over a brand new game for this week's game night and the box really impresses you. What do you like most about it?
The cleverly written description on the back.
It appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
It has a nice clear objective posted.
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
Nothing. The box doesn't matter as long as the game is good.
6. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
Find a way of acquiring resources while trying to upset the least amount of people.
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
Just wing it.
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
7. It's 1869 and you're arriving in a bustling frontier town from back east. What sort of job do you seek out?
Banking is ideal for me in this new location.
A job on the railroad to keep from being in any one place too long.
Taverns are always fun, regardless of the era.
I didn't come for a job. My intent is to find a nice piece of land and build a new home for myself.
As a jack of all trades, I'll go for whatever occupation the town is in the most need for.
Whichever one pays me the most.
8. It's a boring day at work. What are you doing to keep yourself from falling asleep?
Chatting with your friends.
Clicking your pen. Repeatedly.
Catching up on a bunch of little tasks that slipped through the cracks.
Planning ahead. There might be something you can do now to save you some time when you're busy again.
Re-organizing office supplies.
9. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
Deal or No Deal
Wheel of Fortune
The Price is Right
10. The zombie apocalypse is upon us! What's your preferred method of survival?
You've watched movies on this. Grab your cricket bat and head for the nearest pub.
Stock up on the essentials and try to cope with the situation.
Defend your base and command targeted missions out into the affected area.
You've been waiting for this day. Time to head out and start wracking up the kill count.
Gather your friends together and hope you all make it. Somehow.
11. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
A disgruntled gnome
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
High quality gear
A quest-related item
Tomes containing lost history of the region
12. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
13. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
A necessary evil, but I prefer to avoid having all of my effort come down to a simple dice roll.
I thrive on it. Luck is the great equalizer.
I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't determine everything I can do.
A little luck helps to enhance the overall experience.
Minimally. Skill should trump luck whenever possible.
Lots of luck means I can focus more on the players than the rules.
14. Another player backstabs you at the beginning of a game. How do you react?
Fortify your defenses, and build your strength until someone else weakens the other player. Then, strike with minimal losses.
Plan cold, hard revenge.
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
It was well-played. You mostly ignore the strike and move on.
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
15. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with a good degree of chance
One with a rich story background
One with clear goals
One with a variety of tactics
One with high player interactions
One with multiple paths to victory