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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 Akazaji » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:50 am

being a man, my personal forte is, of course, male. however, on rare occasion i RP as a female, simply to try seeing things from the other side of the mirror. these females tend to be modeled off my soft side and are generally romantic.

i have one rule only regarding RP. i do not cyber romance of any sort towards male characters. i cant seem to view guys the way straight women can and thus all my romantic females are romantic from the male view(ie: they are invariably lesbian).
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Postby CrystalRoze » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:34 pm

Generally, I RP as females, 'cause ... well, I am. Lol. But being fair, it's more to dowith the fact that a lot of my characters start off either as sketches or ideas - but here's the twist. I dislike writing stories/fictions/novels as female characters. My protagonists are generally always male.

The problem I have, or used to have, was that all my female characters followed the same mold - trying to be 'one of the guys', and turning into a whore. The only one I managed to keep from doing so was Butterfly, who ... well, she's a lesbian, which changed her 'outlook' towards males anyways. Now, I find it a lot easier to RP females without them following that mold, because I've become more varied in what I do with them. But that explanation can wait. xD

With males, I have a comfort zone, too, but it;s different to RPing females, and generally, on the off-chance I RP a guy, they come from my stories, because they turn out so much deeper when I write them there. Luckily, I only have one man-whore, and he's not really a whore at all ... but that can wait, too. xD

So yeah, females are my 'comfort zone' but in a lot of ways I can probably do both sides of the coin; I've had a very .. male influence in parts of my life (important parts) but a very feminine upbringing in the early stages of my life ... which probably explains why I'm such an odd creature now. xD
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Postby Lux_Aeterna » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:17 pm

Like most women, I would have thought I mostly play women, however I also like playing androgynous characters like Desire from the Sandman comics. When I have played men in the past I tend to overcompensate and become a complete womaniser, but that in itself is not necessarily a convincing trait.

Mostly I choose what to play based on the group/setting/story, that way I choose what I am going to rp best as.
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Postby benign_fatality » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:50 pm

<i>My first character when i started role playing 4 years ago was actually a male character: Erik (The phantom of the opera). I did not play a female character until two years later. So playing a female character is actually a new concept for me. But I think it is a good thing to play both sexes. It makes for a more well rounded role player, by being able to acurately portray a person of the opposite sex.
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Postby Lux_Aeterna » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:26 pm

I'm sorry, but that's such Kibosh. Saying that being able to play the opposite sex 'accurately' makes you a better roleplayer is like saying all men are the same and all women are the same. Truly, being a good roleplayer is about being interesting, original and convincing, no matter if you are playing the same/opposite sex; or a different race or religion to your own.
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Postby benign_fatality » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:32 pm

<i>Darling, you seem to be taking a mere comment very personally, and I find your reaction quite amusing. But if we are going to continue this conversation, i ask that you take a "chill pill". ^_^ Alright, so that i may justify myself, let me first say that Yes being able to play an interesting, original and convincing character is definitely important; But so is being able to play an accurate character. Sometimes role players who do not know how to play the opposite sex fall into cliches that are NOT interesting, original, or convincing. This is because they are not practiced in it. It does NOT make them a bad role player, just one, like all of us, that need to improve upon something. Hell I am not perfect and I have things to improve on. But, only when one understand the basic actions, thoughts, mannerisms of the opposite sex in a manner that allows them to elaborate upon such basics, does an interesting, original, and convincing character emerge. I am just saying, if one is not able to play the opposite sex then there is a portion of one's writing abilities that needs to be improved upon
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Postby Fetch85 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:23 pm

I rarely play women... But I have... In these attempts they're generally partnered with a dimwitted male sidekick to insult so I can keep them conversational and not have to write the thoughts of the female mind, something I wouldn't pretend to know about. When I do write them they're liable to use sex appeal to get what they want because it's a man writing them. They come across as female as female ranma from ranma 1/2. Basically evil, greedy, scheming... you know... like a woman.

And that's why if you're a misogynist or chauvinist, you should keep your female characters rare, incidental to plots, and quieter.
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Postby Lux_Aeterna » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:02 pm

I am perfectly calm, thankyou for you your concern, I was simply expressing an opinion with regards to the subject of the thread. If you are offended by my enthusiasm, I apologise, but I'm afraid you are going to come across people who feel strongly on some subjects once in a while.

I agree completely that if you do not feel comfortable roleplaying something then you either need to research or practise; however, the point I was trying to make is that two male characters may be as different as a male and a female character- There is really only one universal difference, and that is physical, so I don't think people should get caught up in the male and female ideal's, but enjoy expressing themselves in a way that they cannot in real life. For starters, that is what I believe the entire roleplay medium is for.
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Postby Estraya » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:40 pm

It's fun to mix it up from time to time. I'm playing a brother and sister in a thread on another site right now.
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Postby sinistaBG » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:01 am

The only WoW character that's worth playing is Night Elf Female, preferably hunter or rogue for me. 8)
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Postby Aurel » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:42 am

I usually stick to male characters, not because I have a problem with playing a female per se, but often because I don't feel the need to.

I have to say, this thread has given me a brilliant idea for an RP...
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Postby nightthedemon » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:44 pm

I've played a girl character before. It was an... odd experience to say the least. I found it alot harder to come up with what to write, the character just didn't speak to me. I ended up hooking her up with another of my own characters to prevent the creepiness when someone hit on her.
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Postby Duisternis » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:21 pm

When I play a guy, they often have some female qualities regarding their personality. And when I play a male, I often play characters from movies, TV shows and books. When I make up my own male, I sometimes have trouble making them "manly" enough.
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Postby Aguy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:37 pm

Well, while I've roleplayed different races, I've never roleplayed a member of the opposite sex. I don't know why, I just don't really like to...

Anyways, I guess I'm just a casual roleplayer, so...
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Postby Dae » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:18 am

I mainly play as a male character, there have been times where i've beaten a game (like fable 2) and i started a game as a female character just to do it... Usually after i beat a game i get bored of it so i wanted to switch it up and see how different it would be... And it really wasn't all that different on that particular game... I personally don't mind playing as male or female as it being just a game to me, i've just always automatically chose male since i'm a male i guess, never really think about it when i'm playing.
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Postby Kooler » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:05 pm

I used to dislike playing the role of a female until I saw a guy handle a female role. Once I tried it, it seemed pretty fun, though at times it may seem hard to play the role of the opposite sex seeing as you're not of that sex, you can sometimes learn stuff along the way. I don't take advantage of the opposite sex role, I usually try to read over girl posts and learn from there and play as if a real girl would. It is most definatly fun.
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Postby KDB » Fri May 22, 2009 7:53 pm

Espiritu wrote:I'm content playing either - perhaps that's my 'lesbianity' coming out..


I believe the correct term is "Lesbionics"
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Postby kooch21 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:20 pm

Why? Its confusing other players...
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Postby Bane » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:40 pm

I am a male. and I play male characters. I hit on female characters(NPC's or actual people playing) If I hit on them and they where a guy playing a female, that would be odd to me.
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Postby Allknowing » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:41 pm

It generally doesn't matter, what sex i am. I generally play male though.
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Postby ShadowScepter » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:21 pm

I usually dont... and when i do and i get bored, it kind of just becomes a fashion show, i do it with guys too but not as often.

Ive recently been switching between the two on playstation home, but only to avoid the harsh generalizations and mean tension towards guys there, not to mention double standards, if a guy says it its cheesy, but if a girl says it its sweet. i know guys who pose as girls to meet them, what else can you really do when your treated like dirt for having a pair? Its revolting
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Postby ShadowScepter » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:21 pm

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Postby TheGuvnah » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:11 pm

To date, I have played one female character.

She was more masculine than I am on a day to day basis.
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Postby Kristilla » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:49 pm

I play as a man-more specifically one male character most of the time. I'm female but my personality and way of thinking is more male. I'll play female characters sometimes...but Vacentias has been my trademark forever and I can't imagine him and I parting.
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Postby wasserplane » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:23 am

Haha, I like how all the girls always RP boys, but the boys... not so much.

Yeah, I'm a girl, and somtimes the setting calls for a male character. Besides, both girls and boys can relate to male characters.
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