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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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12%
Sometimes.
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50%
Very rarely.
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20%
Not at all.
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15%
Errr... that's gross!
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4%
 
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Postby Wadjet » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:48 pm

I'm trying to shake it up and use more non binary characters, instead of just the same old cis girl and cis boy stuff.
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Postby ChaosShadoWolfe » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:19 am

In all honesty, I'm going with the age old "I'd rather look at a girl's ass than a man's ass." to defend my "always" statement. I picked always because well, more often than not, I play a female with the exception of a let's play I got planned for Skyrim which will feature a male(Come on, a male voice with a female character... not really that immersive.)
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Postby Sorakiba » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:17 am

ChaosShadoWolfe wrote:In all honesty, I'm going with the age old "I'd rather look at a girl's ass than a man's ass."
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I almost always play as a female in any kind of video game that gives me a choice, they just look more appealing than staring at men/male forms.

In roleplaying, I think that I prefer to play as a female also, but only because it is a role that was forced on me years ago, and I found it to be fun... (the group at my school only had an open spot for a female character that they needed for the adventure that they were planning, so I took the role) I have played both genders in roleplaying over the years, and can play either role well, but I generally prefer playing as a female.
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Postby Chewy » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:34 am

Sorakiba wrote:
ChaosShadoWolfe wrote:In all honesty, I'm going with the age old "I'd rather look at a girl's ass than a man's ass."
+1

I almost always play as a female in any kind of video game that gives me a choice, they just look more appealing than staring at men/male forms.

In roleplaying, I think that I prefer to play as a female also, but only because it is a role that was forced on me years ago, and I found it to be fun... (the group at my school only had an open spot for a female character that they needed for the adventure that they were planning, so I took the role) I have played both genders in roleplaying over the years, and can play either role well, but I generally prefer playing as a female.


That's very similar to why 99.9% of the time I will make a male character before I make a female character. But what had happened was that I was in a D&D game and I had been playing female characters all the time. I wanted to try out some of the male characters I had in mind. But sadly the DM was rude as hell and was like "No! You have to play as a girl because you are a girl."

So I left that D&D group and set out to find another way to try out my male characters. After the few times of using them I got the hang of how I wanted my characters to be. They were very fun to use in rps and they are very interesting... Hell sometimes I have no idea how they will act. lol. But now if I compare my male characters to my female characters, my female characters are really, really bitchy...... (-_-) Now my first choice is male characters. They are less trouble and hassle than my female characters.
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Postby schizophrenicgamer » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:20 am

I role-play as a female on occasion because it represents a challenge, as a male trying to pass as a female (for me at least) shows a level of skill if one is a believable while doing so.

I do it on my facebook role-plays with a moderate level of sucess, though i tend to steer towards the female-female relationships because (the role-plays are mature) female male swx writing makes me squeamish.
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Postby Pip » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:06 pm

I can't do males...they always wind up being girly and that irks the crap out of me. I've tried playing males, but they always feel off to me.
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Postby Avatarra » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:37 pm

I've created quite a few characters of both genders and I do enjoy playing both. As a female player I started with female characters because that was comfortable and familiar territory, and I do still make them and have fun with them. However when I started expanding my roster to include male characters I found that I tend to enjoy thinking about them more than my females and thus came up with more plot lines for them and enjoyed writing them more. Which makes sense when I think about it. After all, I prefer watching male characters in film and TV, I prefer looking at men in pictures, and I'd rather watch an attractive male graphic while running around in my video games. My favorite characters in every medium are disproportionately male. So why wouldn't I rather think about an attractive and intriguing guy in my head while I craft stories? I'd much rather spend my mental time thinking about and playing around with a man, so these days I tend to make my lead character in a story male, or else I create a male and female pair as a joint focus. My supporting characters have a pretty even gender dispersal.
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Postby Draconus297 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:39 pm

I have about equal experience as both- the thing is, I like to get down a gender balance, a good/evil balance, a relative power balance . . . the way I see it, I already pretend to be a half million people on a daily basis- why not switch up my roles?
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Postby schizophrenicgamer » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:06 am

Avatarra wrote:I've created quite a few characters of both genders and I do enjoy playing both. As a female player I started with female characters because that was comfortable and familiar territory, and I do still make them and have fun with them. However when I started expanding my roster to include male characters I found that I tend to enjoy thinking about them more than my females and thus came up with more plot lines for them and enjoyed writing them more. Which makes sense when I think about it. After all, I prefer watching male characters in film and TV, I prefer looking at men in pictures, and I'd rather watch an attractive male graphic while running around in my video games. My favorite characters in every medium are disproportionately male. So why wouldn't I rather think about an attractive and intriguing guy in my head while I craft stories? I'd much rather spend my mental time thinking about and playing around with a man, so these days I tend to make my lead character in a story male, or else I create a male and female pair as a joint focus. My supporting characters have a pretty even gender dispersal.


Never thought about it like that Avatarra. That's a nice take on it.
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Postby Avatarra » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:04 pm

Thanks. ^_^

And you're right Schiz, it can be a challenge, but (as I think you'd agree) it's a fun kind of challenge. It also has lead to a number of interesting and enlightening conversations with my husband and some of my male friends as I try to understand what a "guy's perspective" would be on various things. Interestingly, it's not as different of a perspective as society implies. There are difference, sure, but not Venus vs Mars levels of difference. ;)
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Postby schizophrenicgamer » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:18 pm

lmao.

True that, it's a great way to develop yourself as a writer, and the challenge when successful is deeply gratifying. :D
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Postby Bard » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:03 pm

Gender is probably one of the smallest concerns I have when making a character. It's all about the paradigm, and any paradigm can be applied to either gender.

Unless I'm role playing a pregnant woman. Then that's kind of gender locked. Unless I'm a seahorse.

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