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Ben Carter
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Ever notice how games seem to bring out different personality type in different people? There's a new article on The Board Game Blog that explores this, detailing five characters that always seem to pop up at game night.

5 People You See at Every Game Session

Which ones do you see the most often? The Thinker? The Mad Scientist? Which one are you?

- Ben
@ TheBoardGameBlog.com
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Hannah Smith
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Ooh. I'm a Mad Scientist at Dominion, I think, and Battlestar Galactica--pretending I'm a cylon when I'm a human, getting people to execute me and be really surprised, etc--and a few other games. Probably a Thinker most of the time though.

A subcategory of the Victim: the "you-never-told-me-that-rule" guy. I hate that guy. Probably because I teach the new games to my gaming group probably 95% of the time, and we have a couple of them.

"Wait...settlements have to be two spaces away from each other?! You never said that!! I never would have done that!!! Now my whole game is ruined!!!!"

...mrrrrr.
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hannahforthewin wrote:
A subcategory of the Victim: the "you-never-told-me-that-rule" guy. I hate that guy. Probably because I teach the new games to my gaming group probably 95% of the time, and we have a couple of them.


Good call. That reminds me one of my favorite geeklists on here, posted by Legomancer:

"You Never Told Me That Rule!" -- Rules You Most Certainly Told Them.
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I'm mostly a Mad Scientist... but also a Thinker.
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Definitely the Mad Scientist...I always lose in a glorious fashion.
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Trent Howell
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And we get all 5 of those wrapped in our family of 6.
What's great is that we can take turns. Depending on the day and time of day, you'll get a different reaction from each.

You might be able to tell which is which when you watch our video reviews. The Geeklist with our reviews to date.
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James Klemm
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Helper... laugh
 
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Definitely a Mad Scientist playing Talisman - so how many straight turns can I spend as a toad? or the Toad can kill the Dragon can't he?:laugh:
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Hmmm... according to these 5 archetypes I'm a good mix of The Thinker & The Mad Scientist.

A Mad Thinker. You get the idea. A bit of The Helper also comes through sometimes.
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Looks like there are a lot of Mad Scientists around! Of course, I guess they're the ones that have the most fun -- win or lose -- and their games end up being the best stories
 
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