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View Poll Results: Which 3 profile fields are most helpful in determining if a player/group is a good fit?

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  • Distance to Member

    50 72.46%
  • Age

    13 18.84%
  • Availability

    39 56.52%
  • Desired Gaming Frequency

    20 28.99%
  • Preferred Genres

    18 26.09%
  • Favorite RPGs

    16 23.19%
  • Playing Style - Combat vs. Roleplay

    28 40.58%
  • Ideal Group Size

    5 7.25%
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Thread: Player Profiles: What is the Most Useful Information to You?

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    Player Profiles: What is the Most Useful Information to You?

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    Of the profile fields on the Pen & Paper Games registry, which three do you view as the most important to determining if the group or player is compatible? Are there other quantifiable qualities that you would like to see on member profiles?
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    For me, Playing style and prefered Genres are the most important. For an inperson game, Distance is very important also.

    The whole list is a good set of parameters, but those are the ones I think are most important.



    After that, its more meeting and seeing if you click.

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    1) Which type of RPG the person is interested in.

    2) Where they live.

    3) Personality and Interests, but that must be observed.

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    The Three most important Things in a gaming group, for me are

    1) Distance between members, This makes getting togeather easier.

    2) Types of RPGs or Genres preferred. I love fantasy, so I might not enjoy Space adventures as much.

    3) And group cooperation. It only takes One bad player, to ruin a game. As i have recenly found out. (just for referance not you Cyrus

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    Thanks, I thought that there was a very good dynamic between most of us. I like Jazmin, but as DM you need to recognize and work to resolve potential problems quickly. I may try to put together an on-line game.

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    Yeah I agree, I talked to The DM and it was decided to try to fix our current problem. If you get a group togeather and its online let me know. I'm Game.

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    Thumbs up roleplaying style

    I'm going to have to say roleplaying style (combat v roleplay) is most important to me. it really can ruin a game if you're in a group you just don't click with.
    and since i only own a scooter and not a car, distance (or lack thereof) is a pretty valuable asset.
    Genre runs a far third place because i'm pretty open as long as its a fun game, and I'm always up for things i've never done before.

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    1. Distance - the D/FW metroplex is huge
    2. Style - I'm totally not interested in playing with rules lawyers
    3. Age - more maturity, because age doesn't always determine how adult you are
    4. Availability - getting groups together is becoming more of a hassle than it's worth.

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    Age is a huge issue for me; while it may be fun to run a game for young'uns just getting into the hobby, you run a totally different game for that sort than if you're running a game for your peers.

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    How about 'Frequency of Bathing'?
    - Daily
    - Weekly
    - Monthly
    - Yearly
    - I'm French

    This field will mostly affect LARPers, but some table top gamers may not be able to select either of the top three choices.

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    Wow i didn't know which answer to laugh the hardest at out of the last three.

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    For me. Hmm...

    1) Game setting

    2) Availability

    3) Experience/age

    Thats about it. I guess I have been fortunate enough to have pretty decent players. We all get along quite nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Zachary View Post
    How about 'Frequency of Bathing'?
    This field will mostly affect LARPers, but some table top gamers may not be able to select either of the top three choices.
    This is one of the reasons I stopped going to cons back in 90. That and you could yell out, "Look, Dr Who is over there." and there would be a herd of people under 5'5" and over 300lbs wearing 14 foot long scarfs running that way.

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    I tried LARPing on four separate occasions. My regular group thought it sucked, and the other three groups were dominated by people I had very little in common with. I've gamed with people who were not physically attractive, but they were clean, had employable skills, interesting personalities, and were able to attract potential mates. There is no excuse for not keeping yourself clean, or becoming a game cultist who can't function in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Zachary View Post
    There is no excuse for ... becoming a game cultist who can't function in reality.
    Damn it! I guess I need to rethink my whole life then. Who needs reality anyway? Reality sucks! Just look at all those "Reality" TV shows. Tell me which one of those doesn't suck.

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