My next essay for my MA is about characters in roleplaying games, be they tabletop, live action or digita. I am interested in what people look for in their games, how they play them and if they play different sorts of roleplaying games in different styles.
Survey Monkey on Tuesday morning (well, just after midnight) and so far as of 18:00 Wednesday I have 337 response, which is absolutely fantastic.
It's getting some really interesting responses and I can't wait to collate them and examine them in more depth.
People like me (I think) like talking about their hobby but I hadn't anticipated so many people would take the time out of their schedule to answer in the comments boxes I included (I deliberately suggested people skip them if they didn't have time and thought that most people would) but there have been a large amount of comments given in all of the questions, which is wonderful and fascinating to see people's responses about something which they clearly feel passionately (as I do) about.
I look forward to sharing some of the results (it's all anonymous and so on) and sharing what people have said.
Thanks if you've filled out the survey so far and if you haven't... well - I'd love you to. It can be found here
A special mention goes to Esther MacCallum-Stewart, who lectures at the University of Chichester and writes on all things games, and to Ian Knope at Having a LARP for posting this on for me. Also of course to anyone who has shared this and that I don't know has passed it on. Please do, the more responses the merrier!