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Re: Stupid Question Ashame to Ask

 Here's the list that started it all (with a bunch of things appended on at
 the end):
 By Jeff Okamoto, Sandy Petersen, and lots of others
     The whole thing started around 1983 or so at a party at Pacificon at
 the Dunfey Hotel in San Mateo in which the idea came up of classifying the
 different styles of roleplaying. They came up with four different types,
 which are explained below. Special credit goes to Perry Caro, Chris
 Guthrie, Rick Heli, Robert Allen, and Ken Kaufman, to name a few.
 The Real Man
     The tough macho type who walks up to the attacking dragon and orders
 it to leave before he gets hurt.
 The Real Roleplayer
     The intelligent cunning guy who tricks the constable into letting you
 all out of prison.
 The Loonie
     The guy who will do anything for a cheap laugh, including casting a
 fireball at ground zero.
 The Munchkin
     Need we say more?
 === Player Relationships ===
     *Real Men* think they're brothers in arms.
     *Real Roleplayers* hide behind them.
     *Loonies* harass them with stupid suggestions.
     *Munchkins* say ``I'm a Real Man, too!''
     *Real Men* protect them, on the off chance they may come up with
         something useful.
     *Real Roleplayers* sigh with relief to know they're not alone,
         and then get their characters involved in love affairs
         and death feuds.
     *Loonies* harass them with stupid suggestions.
     *Munchkins* say ``I'm a Real Roleplayer, too!''
     *Real Men* ignore them.
     *Real Roleplayers* sometimes harass them back by taking a
         stupid suggestion and making it work.
     *Loonies* declare a pie fight at 20 paces . . . and cheat.
     *Munchkins* try to imitate the jokes, and fall flat.
     *Real Men* attack them on sight.
     *Real Roleplayers* trick them into being cannon fodder.
     *Loonies* make reasonable-sounding suggestions that will get
         the Munchkin killed in an amusing way.
     *Munchkins* query, ``What's a Munchkin?''
 === Over-all ===
 Favorite FRPG:
     *Real Men* play original Dungeons & Dragons
     *Real Roleplayers* play RuneQuest III
     *Loonies* play Toon
     *Munchkins* play anything by TSR
 Favorite SFRPG:
     *Real Men* play Star Trek: The Roleplaying Game
     *Real Roleplayers* play Space Opera
     *Loonies* play Teenagers From Outer Space
     *Munchkins* play anything by TSR
 Favorite Post-Holocaust RPG:
     *Real Men* play Twilight 2000