It strikes me that many RPGers can fall into one (or maybe several) of a number of categories: hard-core roleplayer (one that likes to really “live” their character in-game), hack-and-slash lover, treasure seeker, attention-grabber, etc. Some of these are perceived by many as negatives, but in certain circumstances can prove particularly beneficial to a group.
So what are the forum’s thoughts on these? Are they accurate (I’m not claiming the list is exhaustive; they are merely meant to be examples), and where do you fit? How have you found players with various interests fitting together in a group?
To start: I tend to really enjoy immersing myself into the gaming realm; I’ve been known to buy a background book or two, and want to really be able to roleplay my character without defaulting to asking the DM what I would or would not know about general knowledge (“So I’m an elf…what can I tell this NPC about my race?”). I like the combat, but mostly as a means to develop my character. Though, to be fair, my wizard isn’t exactly a beast in combat…yet!