Despite what experts tell you, there are really only five types of characters in every single pen and paper RPG ever.

And I’m not saying something silly like “The Attention Whore.” Or “The Rules Lawyer” or “The Mary Sue.” Because those sorts of lists are the ones typically written by game masters that need to vent and bitch about a group of players they hate.

No, today I’ll talk about the five characters you see in every RPG. Period. These are characters you see in games that run for years as well as the one night only events. Most, if not all characters, are variants of the five you see below.

And to help (and for a possible meme transfer) here is the cast of the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy to help.

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