In 1999 I discovered a series of articles published by one Phil Masters on about the psychology of gamers and gaming.

It was the first time I’d seen gamers profiled in such a way so I compiled the posts in offline documents and squirreled them away. I believe that these articles are specifically geared toward traditional, table top role playing gamers but much of the information can be applied to online role playing gamers as the media may have changed but the mental processes are similar.

As console and computer gaming have become a defacto genre of their own at this point, it’d be interesting to see an updated version of this or a compare/contrast style write-up.