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Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies, and Munchkins

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:29 pm
by ConradZaar
I'm sure that many of you are familiar with the classic piece of RPG humour "Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies, and Munchkins" which classifies four basic types of gamer and details their actions and preferences in various roleplaying contexts: http://dragon.facetieux.free.fr/jdr/Munchkin.htm

I thought it might be fun to extend the list a bit with some AFF2 examples. But first, here's a review of the basic types:

THE REAL MAN
The tough macho type who walks up to the attacking dragon and orders it to leave before he gets hurt.

THE REAL ROLEPLAYER
The intelligent cunning guy who tricks the constable into letting you all out of prison.

THE LOONIE
The guy who will do anything for a cheap laugh, including casting a fireball at ground zero.

THE MUNCHKIN
Need we say more?


Favourite Talent
REAL MEN choose Strongarm or Combat Reactions
REAL ROLEPLAYERS choose Silvertongued or Natural Linguist
LOONIES choose Familiar (tapeworm)
MUNCHKINS choose whatever gives the most plusses

Favourite Player Race
REAL MEN play as Dwarves, Trolls, or Rhinomen
REAL ROLEPLAYERS play as internally-conflicted Elves who have been exiled from their ancestral homes
LOONIES play as Giant Amoeba or Ogre-Pixie halfbreeds
MUNCHKINS play as the Night Dragon

Favourite Spell
REAL MEN don't use magic, but they will let the wizard cast Ironhand on them
REAL ROLEPLAYERS cast ESP
LOONIES cast Illusion on themsevles
MUNCHKINS cast Summon Ultra-Powerful Artifacts

Favourite God
REAL MEN worship Telak
REAL ROLEPLAYERS worship Hamaskis or Fulkra
LOONIES worship Harrun the Ox
MUNCHKINS worship themselves

Re: Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies, and Munchkins

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:19 am
by MountainPeak11
Haha! Nice little laugh, that. :D

Re: Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies, and Munchkins

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 2:09 pm
by bottg
Good lists!

I must go away and write up a Pixie-Ogre halfbreed...

Re: Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies, and Munchkins

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:41 pm
by Skyrock
parkusuk wrote:Good lists!

I must go away and write up a Pixie-Ogre halfbreed...
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(Source, with many thanks to Dailor for allowing to embed his cartoons)

Re: Real Men, Real Roleplayers, Loonies, and Munchkins

Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:51 am
by ConradZaar
Ha! I see the Ogre-Pixie combo has been more-or-less anticipated...