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Old 02-04-2019, 03:23 PM   #111
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The only way to get a 0% score would be to overwhelmingly avoid a particular player type’s proclivities when it’s pitted against all six of the other player types.
Some of the questions, when phrased as "I would do A even if it means I can't do B" can lead to issues where you don't really assign any significant importance to either A or B. I tended to rate those in the middle, but some of them I rated low as I was a situation of "I actively don't like A, but have no strong feelings about B."
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:47 PM   #112
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The only way to get a 0% score would be to overwhelmingly avoid a particular player types proclivities when its pitted against all six of the other player types.

My impression is that not having any very low or high scores probably means youre an easy to please player. An exception would be a very low Specialist score: youd still be easy to please.
I had a Specialist score of 8%, and on previous occasions I have gotten 0% a time or two. I systematically choose not to repeat character types, because I want to expand my range as a roleplayer and explore different options. That's an intentional strategy that I adopted a well over a decade ago.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:28 PM   #113
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I had a Specialist score of 8%, and on previous occasions I have gotten 0% a time or two. I systematically choose not to repeat character types, because I want to expand my range as a roleplayer and explore different options. That's an intentional strategy that I adopted a well over a decade ago.
I had a 4% Buttkicker, which apparently means I answered 1 BK question "rarely" (probably BK vs. PG, simply because "I will rush into combat" if it makes sense for my character and the situation, while losing out on "character advancement" isn't a significant disincentive) and the rest "never."
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:33 AM   #114
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Power Gamer: 63%
Butt-Kicker: 29%
Tactician: 67%
Specialist: 25%
Method Actor: 46%
Storyteller: 67%
Casual Gamer: 38%


I know major league thread necro but I wanted to put myself on the record :-).
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Old 06-24-2021, 11:27 AM   #115
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Power Gamer: 63%
Butt-Kicker: 29%
Tactician: 67%
Specialist: 25%
Method Actor: 46%
Storyteller: 67%
Casual Gamer: 38%
Were you surprised by the results?
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:13 PM   #116
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Were you surprised by the results?
Not really. I tend to like a flavorful game with a lot of depth but I also expect to optimize and use good tactics if I'm going to do well. So it kind of all fits.

So good story but real challenge to player skill is probably where I'm at and I think the scores reflect that.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:08 AM   #117
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Power Gamer: 58%
Butt-Kicker: 42%
Tactician: 75%
Specialist: 0%
Method Actor: 88%
Storyteller: 79%
Casual Gamer: 29%

Im a bit surprised that Power-Gamer is so high, and I would have thought Method Actor and Story-Teller were in the reverse order.
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Old 06-25-2021, 12:51 PM   #118
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Power Gamer: 67%
Butt-Kicker: 54%
Tactician: 71%
Specialist: 38%
Method Actor: 25%
Storyteller: 50%
Casual Gamer: 29%

I'm honestly surprised my "specialist" score wasn't lower. I did answer "rarely" to "I play whatever kind of character everybody else thinks we need", because while I may check in with other players to avoid stepping on their niche, I ultimately feel confident in my ability to understand the system well enough to make my own choices. But that choice frequently differs game to game! Similarly answering "rarely" to "I choose/design my characters to provide me a compelling role-playing challenge."I'm just not much of a method actor at all.
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:09 PM   #119
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Power Gamer: 67%
Butt-Kicker: 54%
Tactician: 71%
Specialist: 38%
Method Actor: 25%
Storyteller: 50%
Casual Gamer: 29%

I'm honestly surprised my "specialist" score wasn't lower.
Well, by (my recollection of ) Robin's definition, a "Specialist" is someone that always tries to play a specific type of character. E.g. someone who—regardless of the setting or genre—always comes up with a character that is obviously a ninja. Based on what you said, that's doesn't sound like you, and it's pretty rare for someone to score 0% on anything; so 38% is fairly indicative of "that's not me".

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Old 06-25-2021, 09:13 PM   #120
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Power Gamer: 58%
Butt-Kicker: 42%
Tactician: 75%
Specialist: 0%
Method Actor: 88%
Storyteller: 79%
Casual Gamer: 29%
Agemegos, I can't believe this is the first time you've taken the quiz! :)
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