Player Archetypes

by Hawke Robinson published May 01, 2018 06:04 AM, last modified May 01, 2018 06:04 AM
There are a number of archetypes (stereotypes) that some players fall into. Most players progress through a few stages before they find their comfort zone, and can be influenced greatly by the GM type, and the fellow players. These may be inevitable developmental experiences to some extent, while others get "stuck" in stereotyped behaviors that can be a hindrance to the enjoyment of game play for the other participants.

3 Main Player Archetype Categories. Some could be categorized by the Bartle Taxonomy of Player Types, or the _____________________...

 

Typical Player Stereotyped Archetypes

Munchkin

Rules Lawyer

Murder-hobo

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Player Archetypes in Educational Settings

 Disruptive student

Zoned-out student

argumentative student

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Player Archetypes in Therapeutic Settings

Autism spectrum

MD

CP

brain injury

Deaf / Hard of Hearing

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Visual impairment

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