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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    I mean, what types do you usually think of when you think of a mage?
    ENTP, INTP and INTJ... possibly ISTJ as well. But not INFJ.

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    Subs,
    You've got a weird alignment setup there, now that is beside the point.

    Perhaps if I put it another way? In games you tend to play your alterego which seems to be your opposite type.

    I've played Paladins who see everything as black and white, I have also played NG Bladesingers who are very much like me but more so (if that makes sense) hence I was thinking the pattern existed solely in computer/ console games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    But can you imagine an ESTP Mage/Wizard type? One that would prefer to wear robes rather than armor? And spend time studying spells? That's the thing that makes it baffling to me... I mean, what types do you usually think of when you think of a mage?
    A mage? Depends upon the type of mage. I know one mage played by an ENFJ, the famous Devlin Stormweaver of Baldur's Gate and Silverymoon, but that was an evoker. Myself I preferred transmutation. The INFP we have seems to like Enchantment and Illusion... I think it all depends upon what you think a mage should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    A mage? Depends upon the type of mage.
    Another good point. You're on fire today!

    If I play mages, I like being a conjurer.

    But as to the alter ego thing... no, I never play paladins or things that are the opposite to me. Just things that are like me but more so. I find it liberating sometimes to be able to indulge some of my more Q like tendencies, openly but without RL consequences or people being hurt. To be in a context where I can get away with being uber-me, where it'd have bad results in RL.

    Maybe cos I've been pretty self-repressed most of my life, and also nowadays the work I do often with quite a lot of sheltered people who I really can't be open about myself with, it feels good to let it all out and stuff in gaming.

    "alternative me's" though, no, that doesn't appeal to me - I spend most of my RL doing that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Another good point. You're on fire today!
    Hey. ALL my posts are good points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    If I play mages, I like being a conjurer.

    But as to the alter ego thing... no, I never play paladins or things that are the opposite to me. Just things that are like me but more so. I find it liberating sometimes to be able to indulge some of my more Q like tendencies, openly but without RL consequences or people being hurt. To be in a context where I can get away with being uber-me, where it'd have bad results in RL.

    Maybe cos I've been pretty self-repressed most of my life, and also nowadays the work I do often with quite a lot of sheltered people who I really can't be open about myself with, it feels good to let it all out and stuff in gaming.

    "alternative me's" though, no, that doesn't appeal to me - I spend most of my RL doing that...
    Ah that makes sense. With me I can sometimes enjoy letting go my ESFJness and really being direct and such. That's fun though tiring if kept up for too long. I guess I game to revel in being something else where as you roleplay to get some time to relax and be what you want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    But can you imagine an ESTP Mage/Wizard type? One that would prefer to wear robes rather than armor? And spend time studying spells? That's the thing that makes it baffling to me... I mean, what types do you usually think of when you think of a mage?
    Yeah I can imagine an ESTP mage actually. Basically any type can play a mage. (Or any type can play any class to be more general.) A lot of people, including myself, like to try out a variety of things. My least favorite class to play is probably a rogue type, and I still play those from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    Yeah I can imagine an ESTP mage actually. Basically any type can play a mage. (Or any type can play any class to be more general.) A lot of people, including myself, like to try out a variety of things. My least favorite class to play is probably a rogue type, and I still play those from time to time.
    Odd. My ENTP mate won't play a rogue either. I'd have thought it was a perfect match. Perhaps that's why? Personally I never play straight wizards. Multi-class, fine but not straight.

    I actually liked playing a Rogue. It seemed to suit me down t the ground.
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    That's really interesting, substitute. (You don't really think Te makes them THAT much smarter than us, do you? Hmm...) But just for the record, I usually think of ENxP's as Chaotic types (variable good/evil). And I can easily imagine some ISFJ's I've met as being Lawful Evil. (Which I don't usually have a problem with myself, being Lawful Neutral.)

    Xander... that alter-ego thing was really interesting. I once wrote a story about an MIT graduate who had a 3.9 average, but did freelance programming for a living because they couldn't get along with anyone well enough to work with them for long periods of time. I'd actually consider that an intensified form of one aspect of myself... because I'm not really great at programming, and probably wouldn't do it for a living, although I'm fascinated by people who do.

    Traits they share with the actual me include:

    1. Cola habit. (Often drinks several in a day.)

    2. Tends to think other people in group are less capable than them, and tries to do all the work themselves. (Of course, I usually take the time to do this in such a way as to spare their feelings, and without conveying that idea... this person doesn't do that. Also tends to believe this makes them "better" somehow, while I just find it frustrating that the other people can't/won't help me.)

    3. Spends a lot of time trying to study various things and finding new ways to look at them. (Often far more complex than the things I look at, though.)

    Anyway, type of mage? Usually the type that casts fire, ice, electric spells. Occasionally maybe paralysis, slow, haste, or cure.

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    Does 'gaming' only refer to games that are played computer games or video games? Ok, I'm old and have no clue!

    Personally, I dislike all computer games, video games, even most board games! I'll make an exception for DDR, and I admit I'm learning Guitar Hero (but I suck). I don't like these things because either they are too impersonal, time wasters, or just plain boring and slow (in the case of many board games).

    I do however like gambling in casinos. It's more lively, social and fast-paced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    That's really interesting, substitute. (You don't really think Te makes them THAT much smarter than us, do you? Hmm...) But just for the record, I usually think of ENxP's as Chaotic types (variable good/evil). And I can easily imagine some ISFJ's I've met as being Lawful Evil. (Which I don't usually have a problem with myself, being Lawful Neutral.)

    Xander... that's interesting. I once wrote a story about an MIT graduate who had a 3.9 average, but did freelance programming for a living because they couldn't get along with anyone well enough to work with them for long periods of time. I'd actually consider that an intensified form of one aspect of myself... because I'm not really great at programming, and probably wouldn't do it for a living, although I'm fascinated by people who do.

    Traits they share with the actual me include:

    1. Cola habit. (Often drinks several in a day.)

    2. Tends to think other people in group are less capable than them, and tries to do all the work themselves. (Of course, I usually take the time to do this in such a way as to spare their feelings, and without conveying that idea... this person doesn't do that. Also tends to believe this makes them "better" somehow, while I just find it frustrating that the other people can't/won't help me.)

    3. Spends a lot of time trying to study various things and finding new ways to look at them. (Often more complex than the things I look at, though.)
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