Okay, I'll admit it, I like playing roles in games. This is probably because I come at tabletop RPG from the world of theatre, where I'm used to playing roles. I also write, so I'm used to thinking about character motivations. I've been called a "role"player more than once. I also love to GM and work with players, telling a great story with them.
However, there are systems where I just love the mechanics. It makes the world work better, makes everything feel more real. There are systems where, if I'm GMing, I just want to run a system that touches on new or interesting mechanics. There are systems I'm itching to try as a player, because reading the books fascinate me and make me excited to play.
One good point I recently read on the internet on this is that tabletop RPGers play/run games because they like games. If we didn't, we'd be doing something else, like improv theatre. We all like systems. That's why we play in them.
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Interested in trying some new mechanics? (Among the ones I love) Consider GMing in Theatre Noir.