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Have you ever played a role-play game as a member of the opposite sex?

Always, it's more fun.
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Sometimes.
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Very rarely.
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Not at all.
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Errr... that's gross!
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Postby Kotorchix » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:31 am

I like to play female characters, but I also like to play male characters as it's always fun to try and get inside their heads!

(A friend and I used to Role-play over MSN and she disliked writing guys, so I'd often fill in for her as I didn't really have a problem with it.)
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Postby Sett » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:54 am

This is an odd thread. I joined this site just to improve my writing as I want to be a writer/script writer. It doesn't matter if you play as a man or a woman, you don't have to "get in touch with your feminine side". You just use your perception of every woman you can imagine (and for your own gender) then mesh together your creation.


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Postby BlaydonStormchild » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:38 am

The clue is in the name, ROLE PLAYING the idea is the character is not you.
As such you can play anything you want, be anything you can imagine.

I feel it is a challenge to play a character of the opposite sex just as it is a challenge to play an evil one if you are not that way inclined.

It can be very rewarding as a player to experiment and learn to understand that separation between yourself and your character.

In some games I play as many combinations as possible, for example I have been playing Dragon Age and there are different dialog and responses dependant on sex and class and origin and so I have been running through with as many combinations as possible.

Remember this is fantasy, there is nothing wrong with playing any sex or persuasion of character unless you do it badly. :)
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Postby YoSafBridge » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:48 pm

I have played the same few roles over and over- three of my favorite all time charries are people that I created about 9 years ago and keep bringing them all up- to play the opposite sex, especially whne you have a mostly MALE brain isn't that hard for me. Most of the girls I play are more like me- agresive, smart assed, ready to fight, to stupid to back down- you know pretty male.

I love playing the opposite side- it's a thrill!
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Postby Bane » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:08 pm

I only play guys. Otherwise, I just find it odd.
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Postby Nobody_Important » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:01 pm

My personality is almost completely androgynous, so I can play as either gender and not feel out of place. However, I generally preffer to play as female characters. They usually turn out more interesting to me. Plus, a lot of stories mainly focus completely on a group of men fighting against another group of men, and sometimes a woman or two is shown in the background as a wife or something. That's one of the reasons why men are more boring to me. There as so many male action heroes, but female ones are hard to come by in the media.
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Postby Silvermagus » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:52 am

Nobody_Important wrote:My personality is almost completely androgynous, so I can play as either gender and not feel out of place.


Me too.

When playing either sex, I am very adamant about avoiding common stereotypes like you see on those battle of the sexes themes on TV everyday. Not all men / women are [X Y and Z].
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Postby layers » Fri May 20, 2011 12:08 am

I almost always use dudes for characters. I think it's starting to be a habit.
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Postby Vertically_challenged » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:50 pm

I'm most comfortable playing girls coz I can just share some part of my own personality, but I've rped a guy twice. Gotta admit it was very funny playing a half dragon young male that was a chauvinist--I modeled him after my brother!
The other one was a drizz't wannabe (yes I know shame on me, but seriously who doesn't wanna?) A half-drow male, escaped slave. I tanked him to level 40 as: Assassin/shadow dancer/ fighter on NWN. He always got nervous and stuttered around women, lol.
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Postby xFearless » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:11 am

I started to, once in the past, but the other person quit the site before we even started. So no, I have not. Im not complaining either. Im not sure how I would do as a female :x
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Postby AngerInTheDark » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:19 am

It has always been easier for me to play as the Male persona. I am a tom boy, always have been. I tend to think kinda like a guy and since I play my characters more third person (more like writing a story) it's easier to play the opposite sex. If that makes sense... If I played a game typing more in 1st person... I couldn't play as a male cause that's just awkward for me... IMO. :) I do play female characters too, just.. it's harder for me for some reason. O-o
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Postby RossiUno » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:02 am

I can write for both, but I prefer to play as a male. It's always easier to write what you know, and often I don't have as much time as I'd like to put into a post. Writing the familiar helps smooth the process.
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Re: Male and Female

Postby paola » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:32 pm

Ozental wrote:We all enjoy our role-plays; being different people or races, in different places and times. We can change so much of ourselves during our role-play time; our height, our age, our stength or intelligence... but what about our sex? Have you ever played a role-play game as a member of the opposite sex?

No i haven't but it sounds great and original
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Postby paola » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Espiritu wrote:I'm content playing either - perhaps that's my 'lesbianity' coming out. I can mould a character to what the story needs - male or female. It's not you personally, it's an invention. Doesn't really make a difference, whatever your preference.

the diference doesn't matter
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Postby paola » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:37 pm

Sebastian wrote:Well, I play what I feel like to play at the time. It's only a game anyway, so I don't see a problem, really :lol:

there aren't any problem
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Postby paola » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:42 pm

Frozen wrote:
Treebeard wrote:Yeah E's occasionally plays a wolf as well.

I much prefer male character's, never quite got in touch with my feminine side.
I agree, but it would be pretty intresting to play as a girl.

Most of the people like to play as a womam
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Postby sebastiendog » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:52 pm

I usually like to do mostly males or when I just have to have a pair, I have one of each.
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Postby Latinxassassin » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:36 am

Sometimes I play a female character, but every time I think I think of creating one in roleplay, I'm like "I feel like creating a male character." That's because most of my roles seems most acceptable for male roles.
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Postby Madrigal » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:01 am

Most of my characters are male. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, I like making my characters realistically flawed and tragic, and lacking much insight into the everyday lives of women, I'm somewhat weak on this point.
Secondly, most of my characters are based around individual traits or offshoots of my personality, which can be categorized mostly as male or asexual. Besides, the last time I brainstormed for an in-depth female villain, I ended up with a character that genuinely scared me.
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Postby LaurenPeace » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:12 am

I have a lot of female characters.
Yet at the same time, I have just as many male characters. I think it is because I can relate to the characters I create.
And the male characters I make are basically me, as a guy, and still different at the same time.

It is strange to think about. But it works for me.
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Postby Grigori » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:34 pm

I tend to play males simply because I am male and I go with what I know.

I also flatter myself that I can usually (but not always) tell when a female character is being played by a male player. Often they have male reactions, opinions and values....

...And, usually, the fewer clothes and larger breasts their character has, the more likely their player is to be a 13 year old boy. ;)
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Postby lupusFati » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:51 am

I have difficulty even writing a female character in a story, so good luck to me if I ever want to roleplay as one. I don't know why that is, I guess; I just can't get into the head of a girl character. I'm a guy, if that helps, but it's not the only reason.

I guess I put a bit of myself into every character I make, so RPing as a female just makes me feel odd and uncomfortable. So yeah. Weird, I know.
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Postby Sorakiba » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:16 am

99% of the time, if it's a video game, I'm playing a female character. This stems from the fact that I'd rather spend the majority of my time staring at a cute girl butt while playing a game, rather than stare at a guy's flat pancake looking ass... I dunno'... call me homophobic if you want, but I don't like the idea of staring at a guys ass for hours... That's why I play females in video games...

On the other hand, I can play either a guy or girl in RPs... I have main characters that I like to use (depending on the niche that I need to fill) that are both, male and female... and I'm fully comfortable using either.
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Postby StalfosMonk » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:04 pm

Sorakiba wrote:This stems from the fact that I'd rather spend the majority of my time staring at a cute girl butt while playing a game, rather than stare at a guy's flat pancake looking ass...


Hear hear! I completely agree. With respect to videogames, I'll often choose to play as a girl. Especially if they have a kick-ass avatar rendering system.

Of course, for pencil and paper RPG's, or even play by post forum ones, I don't mind playing as a girl either. There are many situations where playing as a girl is extremely fun. :D
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Postby Dendaron » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:45 pm

I have never really RPG in forums like you all do here. I did play a LOT of pen and paper back in the day and I always played guys.... Well I was always a dwarf too.

I have tried to roll up a female once or twice but could never do it. I am not really geared towards even acting like a woman really. It's to bad in hind sight. It might have opened up my mind to more creativity.
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