Jim (kenshiro2k) wrote in roleplayers,
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Sword & Sorcery/Fantasy Setting Poll

This is a poll for my personal edification. While I'm not a fan of fantasy settings, I'm curious to see what people like.

Poll #1004989 Sword & Sorcery/Fantasy Setting Poll

What kind of "mood" do you like in a setting?

Heroic and hopeful
29(46.0%)
Dark and gloomy
5(7.9%)
Gritty and grounded ("realistic")
17(27.0%)
Whimsical and comedic
2(3.2%)
Other (please explain)
10(15.9%)

Do you like fantasy races in a setting? (Elves, dwarves, etc.)

Yes, the more the better
25(39.7%)
No, humans only
5(7.9%)
Humans, or offshoots (mutants, near-humans, etc.)
7(11.1%)
Humanocentric, but other races are considered 'myths and legends'
16(25.4%)
Other (please explain)
10(15.9%)

What kind of campaigns do you like to play?

Standard, hack & slash dungeon crawls
2(3.2%)
Political intrigue and personal drama
12(19.0%)
Action, adventure, and more action
15(23.8%)
Exploration, investigation, and discovery
22(34.9%)
Other (please explain)
12(19.0%)

What setting inspirations do you like?

European Medieval (J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Mercedes Lackey)
23(36.5%)
Dark Fantasy (Michael Moorcock, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Lieber)
12(19.0%)
Mythological (The Illiad, Beowulf, Arabian Nights)
10(15.9%)
Historical (Holy Roman Empire, Hundred Year's War, The Dark Ages)
8(12.7%)
Other (please explain)
10(15.9%)

How long do you like campaigns to be?

Big, long-term games
22(34.9%)
Short, focused games
4(6.3%)
A combination of both
35(55.6%)
Other (please explain)
2(3.2%)

What kind of magic do you like in a setting?

A commonplace and every-day occurrence
14(22.2%)
Rare, mysterious and dangerous
28(44.4%)
Fast and flashy
9(14.3%)
A slow and arcane process
3(4.8%)
Other (please explain)
9(14.3%)

What kind of technology do you like in a setting?

Bronze to Dark Ages level
9(14.3%)
Medieval to Renaissance level
26(41.3%)
A combination of magic and technology (firearms that shoot lightning bolts, airships, etc.)
18(28.6%)
Magic and technology are separate
6(9.5%)
Other (please explain)
4(6.3%)

What kind of monsters do you like?

Standard fare: trolls, goblins, dragons, etc.
17(27.0%)
Strange, really dangerous animals and beasts only
16(25.4%)
Mythological monsters: kraken, roc, chimera, etc.
6(9.5%)
Wild and crazy ones: sandworms, gibbering horrors, two-headed albino yeddim
14(22.2%)
Other (please explain)
10(15.9%)

Would you prefer a established RPG system or an original one for the setting?

Established system (d20, Storytelling, GURPS, etc.)
36(57.1%)
Original system (one created to support setting)
17(27.0%)
Other (please explain)
10(15.9%)

What kind of character to do you like to play?

The heroic leader
3(4.8%)
A magic-user
11(17.5%)
A man or woman of action (mercenary, thief, gunslinger, etc.)
26(41.3%)
The social type
8(12.7%)
The renegade/rebel
3(4.8%)
The mysterious stranger (amnesiac assassin, The Man With No Name)
3(4.8%)
Other (please explain)
9(14.3%)

What kind of quests or adventures do you like?

War stories
13(21.0%)
Rescue missions
8(12.9%)
The search for fortune and glory (mercenaries, treasure hunt, etc.)
21(33.9%)
Other (please explain)
20(32.3%)


Of course, any suggestions and comments for the poll are welcome as well.
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