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Alchemist

Type-Three Persona: Collector, Director, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Transforming things by bringing them together
  • Bringing together groups in amusing ways
  • Dinner parties (with diverse invitees)
  • Comedy compering
  • Organising chaos

An Alchemist is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Collector, Director and Joker. An Alchemist is a funny sort. Leading the bringing together of sets of things, which can seem a serious, dry endeavour, but they aren't serious, and what looks like a collection might actually be chaos. They like to turn things upside down, revealing the hidden magic is people around them. They'd love to tell you how to follow a particular recipe - but beware, the end result might not look quite how you pictured it!

Reflects traits of type-two personas:

Archivist

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Organising
  • Alphabetising
  • Overseeing collections

An Archivist is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Director. Never happier than when organising, an Archivist loves order. They're the person you know who has strong opinions on how your clothes should be folded for storage, and can't understand how you can just fling them in the cupboard. They can always find items that they own, and may find it frustrating to be confronted with mysteries. This makes them persistent investigators, and great to have on your side when you want to get to the bottom of a puzzle.

Jester

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Telling jokes
  • Surreal play
  • Collecting strange items
  • Subtle satire

A Jester is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Joker. A Jester is a funny person to have around. They tend to store up jokes and deploy them with regularity. But remember, the Jester has a hidden knack of speaking truth to power, always with a cheeky smile. Jesters might also have quirky habits - collecting an odd category of item, for example. There's probably some method to their madness, but good luck unpicking it!

Prankster

Type-Two Persona: Director, Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Practical jokes
  • Questioning standard ways of doing things
  • Setting up challenging situations (in a friendly way)

A Prankster is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Director and Joker. A Prankster is a natural practical joker - driven to lead others in merriment. For a Prankster having control of a situation is, in fact, an invitation to chaos. They love to see what will unfold when people are placed in a position that challenges their standard approaches to life - but always in a friendly way, with a smile. Life is never quiet or steady with a Prankster around, but nor is it boring.

Combines traits of basic, type-one personas:

Collector

Type-One Persona: Collector

Favourite play activities include:

  • Collecting (stamps, bottles, etc.)
  • Visiting sets of places
  • Organising, alphabetising, etc.

A Collector is a basic, type-one Play Persona. A collector, you'll be unsurprised to hear, enjoys collecting. This doesn't necessarily mean physical objects, but could just as easily be experiences. Collectors like to set themselves challenges, and are frequently motivated as much by completeness (visiting every single restaurant in the top 100!) as by the experience itself. They may also like to do something on a daily basis, and are motivated by the need to maintain an unbroken chain.

Director

Type-One Persona: Director

Favourite play activities include:

  • Refereeing
  • Conducting music
  • Directing theatre
  • Directing films
  • Dungeon-master

A Director is a basic, single-type Play Persona. A director loves to be in charge, and are frequently natural-born leaders. While on occasion they can tip over into being controlling, a director is a great person to have around. They'll be the one who wants to organise play activities, set up friends to meet one another, and loves to be able to sit back and watch their plan come together.

Joker

Type-One Persona: Joker

Favourite play activities include:

  • Comedy
  • Practical jokes
  • Puns
  • Play-acting
  • Surreal play
  • Colour runs

A Joker is a basic, Type-One Play Persona. A joker loves to muck around, and frequently resists rules and constraints. They'll be the one who relishes chaos and the unexpected. They can be difficult to have around if you're a stickler for rules - but they can probably teach you a thing or two about letting go of your preconceived ideas of how play should unfold, and encourage you to go with the flow!

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