The Demographics of Role-Playing
I then walked through a variety of possible role-playing activities to gauge how involved players were in this space. I started by asking respondents whether they had ever created a detailed background story or history for any of their characters. Overall, about 44% of the respondents indicated that this is something they've done. Female players are slightly more likely to have created background stories for their characters.
Another point of interest is whether these background stories involved another player's character. This would be one way to gauge whether players tend to create these stories alone or deliberately weave other player's into their own character's stories. Overall, about 28% of players have background stories for their own characters that involve another player's character. Female players were about 50% more likely to have directly involved another player's character in their own character's background story than male players.
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