What Gamer Type are You?
1. Well, you didn't play that very well. You've made a rather significant miscalculation, and now you don't stand a chance of victory. How do you cope?
Curse yourself, and spend the rest of the game annoying the remaining players.
You might not be able to win, but you'll last until the end. Shore up your defenses and sit out the siege.
Try to rebuild your wealth. You may not finish with the gold, but you still won't give up the chance at silver.
You wish you could remember what you did so that you won't make the same mistake twice, but alas. Moving on..
Laugh it off.
Mental note - 'that did not work'. You won't do that again, but now is a good time to try out some other strategy.
2. If you could pick one of these game shows to be on, which would it be?
Wheel of Fortune
Deal or No Deal
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire
The Price is Right
3. You're nearing the end of a lengthy game, and you will win on your final move. However, in order to win you'll have to betray a long-term ally. What are you thinking?
I'd prefer not to, but I've invested too much to stop now.
In a heartbeat. It was an alliance of convenience anyway.
I'll do it only if I absolutely have to, and only if I'm safe from retribution.
It really depends on the circumstances.
Nah. It's only a game.
I didn't originally think I had a shot, but since I'm here...
4. You and your colleagues / classmates have been assigned a paper that's due in a week. How do you approach the task?
You give yourself a day for research, a day for organizing, and a day to write it.
Once you're comfortable with your resources, you find yourself a nice quiet corner and hammer it all out.
Collect yourself and your materials, analyze the information you have, and start mapping a mental outline.
Find a collaborator to talk about your plans.
Grab a blank page and just start writing.
Dig into the pile of references you already have picked out.
5. Your dungeon-crawling adventuring party has come upon a treasure chest. What do you hope to find inside?
High quality gear
A disgruntled gnome
A detailed map for the rest of the dungeon
A quest-related item
Tomes containing lost history of the region
6. 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're not sure how you've lasted this long, but you keep going. Now's the time to get really creative.
What? Oh. Um...you stopped paying full attention about 3.5 hours ago.
You burnt through all your strategies awhile ago. Now it's time for an all-out assault with the few pieces you have left.
You don't complain. Supposedly, your elaborate turns and complex moves are the reason you're running so late to begin with.
Continue to acquire resources and build your troops. With enough forces, you could launch a final attack to end it all.
If the game is developing in a fun way, you want to see where it ends up next.
7. 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?
It has a nice clear objective posted.
It appears to be a fairly short, fast-paced game.
For 5-20 players! We can all play at once!
Nothing. The box doesn't matter as long as the game is good.
The cleverly written description on the back.
All the different races, classes, and buildings laid out on the front.
8. What is your LEAST important factor when choosing a game to play?
Rules / Mechanics
Theme / Flavor
9. You are playing a somewhat complex game for the first time with more experienced players. How will you approach the game?
Base your tactics off what feels most right within the game's theme.
Use the political power of conversation to offset in my gaps of understanding.
Find a way of acquiring resources while trying to upset the least amount of people.
Make an educated guess on the best tactic to compete with the experienced players.
Just wing it.
Try to figure out a basic strategy and see if it works.
10. You're planning for a big evening party at your house. Where is your focus for it during the hours beforehand?
Cleaning up the place and hiding the breakables.
Prep..ar..a..tion? None needed. These things just work themselves out.
Making a great playlist.
Shopping to make sure you'll have enough food and drink for the guests.
Sending out last minute invitations and directions.
Whatever extra steps are necessary to make sure it's memorable.
11. Which of the following game types seems the most appealing to you?
One with clear goals
One with a variety of tactics
One with high player interactions
One with a rich story background
One with a good degree of chance
One with multiple paths to victory
12. You're teaching your young niece a new game. Which lesson do you hope to impart the most?
13. Another player backstabs you at the beginning of a game. How do you react?
Tease them mercilessly for the rest of the night.
It was well-played. You mostly ignore the strike and move on.
Plan cold, hard revenge.
You don't know without more detail, as it would depend on many factors.
Fortify your defenses, and build your strength until someone else weakens the other player. Then, strike with minimal losses.
14. Of those listed, what was your favorite childhood game?
Duck, Duck Goose
Red Light, Green Light
Hide and Seek
15. What is your opinion on the amount of chance in a game?
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.
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.