What are you? Powergamer or role-player?

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  1. #1
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    What are you? Powergamer or role-player?

    How would you describe yourself? Please, no derogatory words to one group or the other Let's all just get along.

    Powergamer: One who likes to have his/her stats as high as humanly (or elfinly, dwarfenly... you get the idea) possible and a +5 vorpal flaming holy longsword is mearly a toothpick. The more the better!!!

    Role-player: One who likes to make up a detailed background for his/her character, and who plays his character as if it was a real person, with strengths, flaws etc.

    A little of both: self-explanitory.

  2. #2
    Most definately powergamer, possibly munchkin?

  3. #3
    I guess I'm both, I make may character the best I can by setting a goal for a prestige class then role play the character as I think he/she would be like.
    Make's for a fun campaign.

  4. #4
    Im told I'm a power gamer, but I believe I'm a little of both

  5. #5
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    I'll let the following answer the question for me

    Why I like Munchkins

  6. #6
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    Well, let's just say that this quote basically sums me up:

    They looked at armor of command and went "w00+!! That'll fit perfectly with my two levels of paladin and cloak of charisma!"
    Well, not exactly. I mean, I don't say "w00+!!" And technically, I don't have the cloak of charisma YET. And I have FOUR levels of paladin....

    Yeah yeah, stop staring. I'm a powergamer at heart.

  7. #7
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    Definitely a role-player. Stats and +5 vorpal flaming holy longswords are just a means to a end in helping me define and develop the character further.
    Last edited by Mantra; Saturday, 1st June, 2002 at 05:12 AM.

  8. #8
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    at heart im a roleplayer and i usually make up indepth backgrounds/personalities for all my pcs... and i usually take con as a dump stat (along with wisdom - bah! i dont need wisdom in real life OR in game!)

    however, evil grin, in my spare time i often try to make up messed up ridiculous power combinations... i never end up playing them though

  9. #9
    I'm a bit of both. I like a character with at least some use in combat so I will twist the numbers as much as I can where it concerns my character concept. But the concept is rather important and I've taken less then optimal feats and weapon choices to keep the concept alive and kicking.

  10. #10
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    i'd have picked a LOT of both, but that option wasn't available! heh heh.

    ~NegZ

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