When you're playing a Roleplaying game, do you act (make decisions, choose items/friends) like yourself? Or do you take on your characters personality? For instance, in real life, I'm super pragmatic and down to earth, but in my harvest moon game I bring my girlfriend gifts every day and plan to propose on New Years Eve if the game will let me do the quest then. In real life I'm a 'look out for number one' skeptic, but in most adventure games I trust everybody and try to help even if there's no quest reward. I get my characters to wear clothes I wouldn't be caught dead in, because it seems appropriate while I'm "in character" But I also know gamers who try to bring as much of themselves - their own unique personality - into the game as they can. I suppose it boils down to whether you want to feel like the adventure is yours, and experience the world the way you would if you were really in it, or if it's escapism; the fun and cathartic nature of stepping into someone else's shoes and out of your own life for awhile. What about you guys?