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The Sideways Errant
This player is focused on the game, and is generally a good player. As one of the players "paying attention" they to find plots that aren't necessarily there. Sometimes these theories work in favor of the game, adding depth and strange possibilities to stories that would have been relatively strength forward otherwise. At the same time the Sideways Errant tends to go off on wild unrelated tangents of investigation or discussion on minor details unrelated to the main story, often sidetracking the party, possibly for entire sessions.
I have a party right now with 4 of these and one "the friend". They attack window dressing with gusto. These guys pretty much require a sandbox or they aren't going to get anywhere. That is also why I have to be an improver, since any planning goes out the window as soon as the game is going.