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Mystic

Type-Three Persona: Collector, Director, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Setting up treasure hunts
  • Leading magic rituals
  • Categorising and sorting

A Mystic is a Type-Three Play Persona, combining Collector, Director and Explorer. A Mystic goes beyond: seeking control of the unknown, with an open mind about how to achieve this aim. A Mystic is rigorous in their search for wonders both literal and metaphorical, and may be as happy setting up an treasure hunt as they are when reading about the exotic or esoteric. A mystery for a Mystic is something to be understood and categorised, but that doesn't mean they fail to see the magic in 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.

Treasure-Hunter

Type-Two Persona: Collector, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Geo-caching
  • Searching for antiques
  • Flea-market scouring
  • Exotic collecting
  • Visiting unusual places, to tick them off

A Treasure-Hunter is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Collector and Explorer. Ah, the Treasure-Hunter! Most glamorous of play personas! And yet, those who don't follow this calling rarely realise how much hard work goes into it. Extensive research and - yes - much disappointment comes before something is to be found. It is also to be remembered that what counts as treasure for some may be junk for others. A Treasure-Hunter values their collection for itself, not for monetary worth, though frequently rarity plays some part. They also may enjoy travelling to far-flung reaches, as much to tick them off as for the place itself. But the sense of adventure that Treasure-Hunters exude is certainly real!

Pioneer

Type-Two Persona: Director, Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Orienteering
  • Geo-caching

A Pioneer is a Type-Two Play Persona, combining Director and Explorer. A pioneer leads from the front, driving into unchartered territory. They can sometimes lead people astray, but as often as not they're the first to hit upon the next big craze - and so you'll be glad to have a Pioneer around to help you be ahead of the crowd!

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.

Explorer

Type-One Persona: Explorer

Favourite play activities include:

  • Treasure-hunts
  • Travel
  • Trying new cuisines

An Explorer is a basic, single-type Play Persona. Motivated by a sense of adventure, an explorer likes to discover new things. That could be new music, always looking for the latest (though not necessarily the greatest) band. They often love travel - and the more unusual and different from their normal experience the better.

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