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25th Jan '17 8:37:42 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Momonga along with the rest of guild in ''LightNovel/Overlord2012''.

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* Momonga along with the rest of his guild in ''LightNovel/Overlord2012''.
25th Jan '17 8:37:33 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Momonga along with the rest of guild in ''LightNovel/Overlord2012''.
24th Oct '16 1:34:07 PM sgamer82
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* ''Literature/SpellsSwordsAndStealth''
** Tim prefers playing the paladin and plays the role to the hilt, insisting on doing quests that help people and adhering to the paladin's enforced ChronicHeroSyndrome. In the first book, he's forced to use a mundane knight because the players in that group know a paladin would be a hindrance to their preferred method of killing and looting everything they come across.
** Alexis, who joins the game with Bert and Cheri in the second book, is a role player to the point of SituationalSociability. Normally a ShrinkingViolet, she is much more confident and brash when speaking as the forest warrior elf Gelthorn. In the third book she refuses to take part in a planning session, even out of chracter, because Gelthorn's too anxious about being in a major city instead of the wilds. Their GM Russel regularly awards her bonus experience for role-playing.
** Bert, a big man who plays Wimberly, a tiny gnome gadgeteer, generally works to understand the game and make rational battle plans, but will defer to his character's desires even when it might be a bad move. For example, rushing off to rescue Cheri's character when the smart move would be to let her die. Bert's philosphy is that if he wasn't going to make calls the way Wimberly would, then there's no real point in even playing.
27th Sep '16 8:44:27 PM NanoMoose
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Those above types are frequent punching bags of TheLoonie and {{Griefer}}s for being somewhat high-strung and humorless, especially in the {{MMORPG}} (of all places) where they occasionally show up. Some games, such as ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', even have RP-oriented servers where this style of play is theoretically encouraged (whether a given RP server ''succeeds'' is open to interpretation). ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' in technical terms is a largely static environment, and is far more heavily designed to cater to Munchkin[=/MinMaxer=] players, however; so while it is possible for players of this type to do what makes them happy, WoW will generally require that they work much harder at it, than they might need to in other games.

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Those above types are frequent punching bags of TheLoonie and {{Griefer}}s for being somewhat high-strung and humorless, especially in the {{MMORPG}} (of all places) where they occasionally show up. Some games, such as ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', even have RP-oriented servers where this style of play is theoretically encouraged (whether a given RP server ''succeeds'' is open to interpretation). However, ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' in technical terms is a largely static environment, and is far more environment heavily designed to cater to Munchkin[=/MinMaxer=] players, however; so while it is possible for players of this type to do what makes them happy, WoW enjoy themselves, [=WoW=] will generally require that they work much harder at it, than they might need to in other games.
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* The ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' DLC "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" features Lilith as this, alongside Brick as TheRealMan and Mordecai who isn't really interested in playing at all. Notably, Lilith is willing to emulate the speech patterns of [[GratuitousSpanish Salvador]], [[{{Haiku}} Zer0]], or even [[TalkativeLoon Krieg]] to the best of her ability.
-->'''Lilith:''' I talk to her. In-character, of course. ''[ahem]''\\

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* The ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' DLC "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" features Lilith as this, the only one who's played the game before, alongside Brick as TheRealMan TheRealMan, and Mordecai Mordecai, who isn't really interested in playing at all. Notably, Lilith is willing to emulate the speech patterns of [[GratuitousSpanish Salvador]], [[{{Haiku}} Zer0]], or even [[TalkativeLoon Krieg]] to the best of her ability.
-->'''Lilith:''' I talk to her. In-character, of course. ''[ahem]''\\''(ahem)''\\



* Gimli in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'': "Who let the roleplayer into the group?". He later eased up and became more of TheSmartGuy, though he's still the only guy who pays attention to the story.

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* Gimli in ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'': "Who let the roleplayer into the group?". group?" He later eased up and became more of TheSmartGuy, though he's still the only guy who pays attention to the story.



---> '''Gimli:''' Let me see if I follow this: I am either alive or dead, based on the state of a die which we cannot observe without altering. Do I now exist in both states at once? [[SchrodingersCat Am I both living ]]''[[SchrodingersCat and ]]''[[SchrodingersCat dead?]] Have I become some sort of '''Uncertainty Lich?'''\\

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---> '''Gimli:''' Let me see if I follow this: I am either alive or dead, based on the state of a die which we cannot observe without altering. Do I now exist in both states at once? [[SchrodingersCat Am I both living ]]''[[SchrodingersCat and ]]''[[SchrodingersCat living]] ''[[SchrodingersCat and]]'' [[SchrodingersCat dead?]] Have I become some sort of '''Uncertainty Lich?'''\\



** Also arguably, ''Roy''. Note the incident with the Orcs in "The Origin of PC's".
*** Somewhat different in that Roy, while definitely a role player, is actually fairly optimized for his role, stats-wise - it's just that he's optimized as meat-shield and tactically talented party leader at the same time. It helps that he rolled really well on his stats when he was born- he's got all the physical stats necessary to be an effective fighter, plus a combination of mental stats that make his brain [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0031.html Tastier than V's]] (V being the party Wizard, a class that requires high mental stats).
*** This explains his father's disappointment with his career choices.
* Tavros from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is an example of this. He picks a class that is rather ineffective in combat just because it matches his personality and interests. [[spoiler: It turns out badly for him. VERY badly]]

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** Also arguably, ''Roy''. Note the incident with the Orcs in "The Origin of PC's".
*** Somewhat different in that Roy, while definitely a role player, is actually fairly optimized for his role, stats-wise - it's just that
PC's". Mostly he's optimized as meat-shield and tactically talented party leader at just fortunate in his stat distribution, but his logical tactics occasionally run into the same time. It helps that he rolled really well on his stats when he was born- he's got all the physical stats necessary to be an effective fighter, plus a combination not-entirely-justified righteousness typical of mental stats that make his brain [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0031.html Tastier than V's]] (V being the party Wizard, a class that requires high mental stats).
*** This explains his father's disappointment with his career choices.
unfortunate roleplayers.
* Tavros from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is an example of this.example. He picks a class that is rather ineffective in combat just because it matches his personality and interests. [[spoiler: It In a game system where losing is ''expected'' to be lethal, well... [[spoiler:It turns out badly for him. VERY badly]]''Very'' badly.]]



* Arthéon from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', showing it mostly via interest in the game's background and refusal to de-activate the "taking distance between avatars into account" option on the microphones unless it's essential to the success of the quest. Heimdäl and Ystos show elements of it also in the novel and later seasons of the webseries. In the movie, Battos insists on getting important news via someone else handing him paper messages in-game, depite the existence of the in-game forums.

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* Arthéon from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', showing it mostly via interest in the game's background and refusal to de-activate the "taking distance between avatars into account" option on the microphones unless it's essential to the success of the quest. Heimdäl and Ystos show elements of it also in the novel and later seasons of the webseries. In the movie, Battos insists on getting important news via someone else handing him paper messages in-game, depite despite the existence of the in-game forums.
28th Jul '16 1:37:12 PM TheCuza
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* The ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' DLC "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" features Lilith as this, alongside Brick as TheRealMan and Mordecai who isn't really interested in playing at all. Notably, Lilith is willing to emulate the speech patterns of [[GratuitousSpanish Salvador]], [[{{Haiku}} Zer0]], or even [[TalkativeLoon Krieg]] to the best of her ability.
-->'''Lilith:''' I talk to her. In-character, of course. ''[ahem]''\\
'''"Krieg":''' I'LL CRACK YOUR MIND AND BEAT YOUR PROBLEMS TO DEATH!
24th Jul '16 7:21:15 PM CerotechOmega
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* Godfree from ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', who plays up his knight persona and speaks in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe.

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* Godfree from ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', who plays up his knight persona and speaks in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe.
YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. [[DisproportionateRetribution Kuradeel kills him over the latter trait.]]
5th Jun '16 4:02:39 PM Qube
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* ''MagicTheGathering'' makes allowances for Roleplayers in the form of its own PlayerArchetypes; Vorthos, who is more interested in the story of the cards than the mechanics, and Johnny, who while being best known for [[GameBreaker wildly powerful combo decks]], is also the [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation player type who considers deckbuilding]] ''[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation itself]]'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation a form of self-expression]]. They would, for example, build "tribal" decks (that is, decks built around one or two creature types) before such decks were given dedicated tribe-specific support.
31st May '16 7:01:51 AM Koveras
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* Joanna in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. Somewhat subverted, in that she only comes off this way because of the crowd of (shockingly ineffective) munchkins she games with.

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* Joanna in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. Somewhat subverted, in that ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'', although she may only comes off come across this way because of the crowd of (shockingly ineffective) munchkins she games with.
20th May '16 2:34:39 AM Acebrock
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* A very tongue-in-Cheek roleplayer made an appearance in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy8-NNlE80A Gencon 2010 Celebrity D&D game.]] A paladin selected from the audience at attempted to convert every single enemy they met to the side of LawfulGood, including a pack of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Skeletons.]] He even offers to give them skin.
11th Mar '16 7:45:42 PM Grade0
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* Godfree from ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', who plays up his knight persona and speaks in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe.
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