How do personality traits affect the playstyle of Dungeons and Dragons players?
For this study, I investigate the question, "How do personality traits affect the playstyle of Dungeons and Dragons players?" Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a cooperative roleplaying game in which players accomplish an overarching story arc. With so many D&D players flooding the online space, it can become difficult to find other players that match the group dynamic and goals. Using the 50-item Big 5 personality trait questionnaire, as well as scenario-based questionnaire design methodology, this paper investigates the relationship between personality traits and two of the most common playstyles in D&D: assertiveness, and optimisation versus roleplay. Though no significant effect was found, the data highlights some common traits D&D players have.