Alex and Jordan:
The Psychographs of Role-Playing Gamers
This blog article is inspired by two things. First, Mark Rosewater’s now famous article about Timmy, Johnny, and Spike
; hypothetical player profiles that represented his conclusions and observations of three unique psychographs among Magic: the Gathering players.
Additionally, this article is inspired by a thread started by Emerikol
on the Dungeons and Dragons Next forums. A remarkably civil discussion (given that this is the Internet) occurred regarding two distinct methods players used to interpret the material provided by a Role-Playing Game. Something of a consensus was reached about these two differing desires for what players expected game developers to provide for them. This post takes a more...