Results for tag: time
Posted by: wrecan on May 11, 2012 at 08:54:04 AM
A month ago, I created a poll where I asked people to rate how much time adventurers might spend doing somethign productive that was not adventuring. Although this poll only got about a third the responses as my Player Abilities poll, I still think it is worthwhile to analyze the results. Feel free to leave a comment, or contribute to the associated discussion thread.
It's important to note that the results were fairly spread out. "Might Dabble in Other Activites" was the most popular, but only received 36% of the votes. Five of the seven categories received 10% or more of the votes. Only "Dabbles as an Adventurer" and "Adventures Reluctantly and Rarely" failed to get 10% of the vote.
Another way to look at it is that two-thirds of respondents see adventuring...
Posted by: wrecan on Apr 11, 2012 at 09:06:08 AM
Adventurers are not like soldiers. Some adventure for glory and profit. Some adventure for altruism and to save the world. Some adventure for power. However, when separates them from other people in the world is that adventuring is a trait that in some ways defines who they are and what they do.
Very few people in the real world would have qualified as "adventurers" for any significant period of their lives. There were no real "adventurers' clubs" such as seen in Around the World in 80 Days. Even career soldiers spend little time in the field and certainly much less than your typical adventurer.
In the real world, mercenary soldiers of fortune, perhaps, would qualify. Possibly, some special operations forces. Historically, perhaps the...