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Does having a buxom woman or a hunk-of-a-guy at your control make your RPG experience more enjoyable?

Yep, sure does!
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Postby clydejohnathan » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:13 pm

Crosshade wrote:I think it takes away from the character mentally and emotionally if he is based solely on physical appearance.


Here's TPB...

I have to differ with that guy, all of my characters have oustanding body parts, with outstanding personalities. Disregarding their looks. I'm more of a person that focuses on making characters and their personalities. Versus, character development and balance. When I first started out, I was just doing what my mind said. Later when I figured out that I really wanted to start writing my own stories. I became shallow, beyond shallow. And everything was focused on beauty and handsomeness. All of my characters are queens, kings, princesses and princes in their own rights. But it's cool, if I get into the cartoon industry, you'll see how my characters personalities are portrayed in one of my stories called "Deadly Arts", where they have interviews with the characters before the tournament start out. They answer a number of questions, and answers them out of a personality that speaks to me through spirits from another universe. Long story but everyone has their own imagination that allows them to create their girls and guys...

D3MON wrote:When reading we mentally watch whats going on as if it were really happening. If this is true, and if not stated otherwise in the text, we will always make the characters out to be the sexiest we can make them in our heads. (In my suicidal opinion)


Here's TPB...

Yes, when I imagine other ppl's characters, I make them into these handsome and gorgeous creatures irregardless of what they say they look like. I'm a shallow person so everything is about looks. Screw quality, I want appearance, and that's enough qualification for me. Like in Final Fantasy X, did anyone reject the seven playable characters? No, cause they were all handsome and gorgeous, especially Kimahri Ronso. Looking like a Luke Wilson in a costume, anyway. Looking good is a great thing...
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Postby poppiesnroses » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:13 am

What I've found is that in general, players who focus solely on their characters' appearance and spend very little time on personalities also tend to give their character super-powers and unrealistic abilities, and either no weaknesses or ones that can only be exploited if thing A is done and item B is used at time C(for example). If I'm trying to make my character deeper, with weaknesses, flaws, and actual thoughts, I end up having less of a fun time, because SuperHero Joe is a Barbie.

That said, beautiful characters do not imply a bad role-play. It's fun to have a drop-dead beauty with power, brains, and talent. It only becomes a pain when becomes unrealistic. But, by the very nature of role-playing, which is wish-fulfillment, one must expect a certain amount of beauty and strength.

I'm not dissing having fun. You can have your princes, your models, your heros. But don't expect me to play with you if I don't want to.

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Postby anime_angel01 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:38 am

I've done quite a few RPG's with a voluptous woman or a really hot guy. I find that you have more options choosing the personality of the character. Say you have a really pretty girl, she could be a snob and self-centered, or she could be shy and sweet. There are way too many options on the character.

Vampire RPGs usually consist of a really attarctive woman that's a big flirt and tries to get "a little bit of action" on the dance floor. I find this to be more enjoyable on my part, I'm not really sure but I like playing a more attractive character. I do also play "suicidal" characters well in my opinion.

But that's just me ^_^
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Postby clydejohnathan » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:35 am

See there's a difference, some people make very outstanding beautifully characters, and forget to be polite about the rules of engagement. Cause everyone isn't invincible. And that's spoken well through out my stories. For instant, Clyde Johnathan is the Devil of Time. But devils can be harmed like a typical everyday butterfly. If that butterfly lets it's guard down, then it's gone. My characters have their many weaknesses and they try to make themselves better by conquering those weaknesses. Naturally, I'm not scared of anything, so my characters are going to be somewhat the same way. I have some characters that can perfectly swim, but you get that character into a situation, where you don't have to swim to over come the obstacle, that character won't swim. I have some characters that are afraid of certain times of the year, they are most vulnerable in that time. I believe in playing fair, and hella realistically.

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Postby Gideon » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:57 am

Base characters on yourself. All of my characters generally are described to look like me. Depending on the RP, I give them a matching personality, with weaknesses and faults. Its no fun to play a perfect character.

I played a character once who was mute. That was tough. There was another character who was terrified of her own bathtub.
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Postby clydejohnathan » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:51 am

Not bad, not bad at all. Mute, now that's a challenge. All of my characters aren't based directly on myself. I can't be a chick, no matter how hard I play dress up. :|

But my sense of ethnicity is wide sprung. I don't know about the cultural thing, but ethnicity is all the way out there. I need more Arabians though, I think my Greeks and Haitians are down pat. Probably throw in some more Taiwanese folks, bring them up to the Australian count. I should really concentrate on the busty Spanish types...

But in actuality, I have like fourteen characters based off of myself. There's the first, De Smet, then all of the other guys, TPB, Nectar, Jimmy, the Truth Seeker, the Darkest Absolute, Un Dress Me, Clyde Johnathan, Over Me, Thunder Cloud, Zero One Eight, Evils, Survival, Dominion VS Dimension... And that's about it, fourteen guys. I also have characters based off of the following people, Naturi Naughton of the old 3LW, Rachel McAdams, Karin Ashley, TG4, Amerie, Bubba Sparxxx, Regina Hall, Arissa from Real World Las Vegas, Brynn from Real World Las Vegas, Nivea, Jojo, LeToya Luckett, Monica, Mandy Moore, Tweet; millions.... Just kidding... But the Mowry sisters get a spot too. Let's see, I also have to say the pleasantries of some Paradise Hotel personalities make me want to get to know them better, Kristen Ellis, Alex Van Camp, Holly Pastor, Tom Rodriquez, Charla Philstrom, Andon Guenther...

Hey Gideon, do you only make up female characters?
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Re: Sex and RPGs

Postby ~xXLesatXx~ » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:04 am

Ozental wrote:RPGs - it's what PCs and consoles were made for. Yeah, it's all very well imagining the setting as if you were reading a fantasy book or partaking in a table-top game but for most of us, we love 'visuals'.

And then there are the characters and their backgrounds, which can often make a good RPG into a great, classic. But when playing RPGs, does having a buxom woman or a hunk-of-a-guy at your control make your RPG experience more enjoyable?

i think you have a weird point there
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Postby Gideon » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:41 am

clydejohnathan wrote:Not bad, not bad at all. Mute, now that's a challenge.


Yeah. Big focus on body language, and what they can see, hear and smell. I reccommend it for people who are learning to write olfactory.

clydejohnathan wrote:Hey Gideon, do you only make up female characters?


Nope, I do men too, but I haven't in a while.
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Re: Sex and RPGs

Postby clydejohnathan » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:20 pm

~xXLesatXx~ wrote:
Ozental wrote:RPGs - it's what PCs and consoles were made for. Yeah, it's all very well imagining the setting as if you were reading a fantasy book or partaking in a table-top game but for most of us, we love 'visuals'.

And then there are the characters and their backgrounds, which can often make a good RPG into a great, classic. But when playing RPGs, does having a buxom woman or a hunk-of-a-guy at your control make your RPG experience more enjoyable?

i think you have a weird point there


Here's Clyde Johnathan...

To me, buxomness and hunkiness are very important but that's not what makes humans beautiful and handsome. I find the human body a very incredulous temple. Most of them are very gorgeous, and it's because how the person carries him/herself and their style. I'm not saying that the Angell Conwell's and Jessica Simpson's and Lumidee's of the world are always the greatest looking ones. My eye goes far into the categories of looks. Although I have seen broken temples in my time, and that's a shame. That people can't look in the mirror and realize they should do something with their appearance. And the next time my buddy tells me I need to shave, I'll go all the way to South Carolina and kick him in his nutts!!! But still, all skinny girls aren't nice, all thick girls aren't nice, all breastfull girls aren't nice, all bootie bootie bootie rocking everywhere girls aren't nice, all modelesque girls aren't nice, all Dolce & Gibbana girls aren't nice. And there's not a perfect guy on the planet, jeesh, I swear when it comes to porn, people really don't know how to act. Abs make me sick to my stomach, I actually throw up...

Gideon wrote:Nope, I do men too, but I haven't in a while.


OK, which one do you find more joy in building up?
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Postby Koysu » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:12 am

Well for me its yes and no because sometimes it takes the skinny wimpy guy to save the day and its really funny and awesome at the same time when he does it because nobody expects it from him, I mean if you have a big hunky guy everyone is automatically look to him for help so you are expecting it so sometimes it makes the story more interesting when they guy you least expect saves the day.
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Postby MightyGoober » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:36 am

I voted the "yes" but I truly would like a mix.

If the game requries you to choose vocations, the knights should be sexy while the mage should be some short ugly people.

I think the game would need a mixture of looks...Just like the real world.


(But if i had to pick one over the other...I wanna play sexy)
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Postby Michelle Vardden » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:34 am

I'd say yes or no, though I'm going to have to go with yes. There are times when you can play both, but if I had to choose it would be pretty, not ugly.
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Postby Forest Child » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:37 pm

MightyGoober wrote:
If the game requries you to choose vocations, the knights should be sexy while the mage should be some short ugly people.

But wouldn't a knight be all battle-scarred and grimy from combat? And wouldn't a powerful mage use his magic to make himself handsome?
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Postby Michelle Vardden » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:54 pm

Who says grimy isn't a turn on? :P
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Postby ~Natures Child~ » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:14 pm

Robyn wrote:Having sex in the rp's is actaully entertaining... reading about it is awesome too.. It gives me ideas ^.^



It is fun having that sort of control over the characters and being able to make them develop relationships..Reflects on RL more..:P
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Postby Dygan Siguara » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:25 pm

People enjoy RPing (or at least I do, and arrogant arses such as me like to imagine that we're all like-minded) because it's an escape from reality, and we can do things we otherwise couldn't do.
At least 90% of people, I heard at some point, consider themselves butt-ugly, and I'm no exception, and looking how I want is something I don't think I'll ever be able to do outside of this forum and others like it.
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Postby Sashian » Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:43 pm

I don't consider myself butt-ugly. I've been told I'm a pretty good lookin' piece of boy-flesh who needs to show off his smile more often. Despite that, I still greatly enjoy romantic concepts in RP. Well, whether romantic or downright abusive. It gives me the chance to come up with more creative things to try IRL. Characters don't need to be the stereotypical perfect supermodels, bursting with muscle and chiseled features to have a good time though. That gets old fast. It's how well you portray that character and it's actions..no matter what it happens to be-- how well you make your writing partner(s) melt.
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Postby Rune » Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:10 am

Sex in an RPG is a little disconcerting, but at the same time, it depends on the RP that you're in and what it is about.

I keep the games and the sex exclusive for the most part while online, heh... but there is something cool about RPing sex, because it is part of how humans interact. Not the main part, but a part nevertheless.

I chose 'Other' for the poll... because while I like to control my character, I like it if it's another woman who's in control. Freudian statement? You betcha. :D
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Postby Broken_Cossette » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:40 pm

I think sex in rpg makes things more interesting.
It makes drama, because there's always a girl/guy someone can't have.
And then it makes Irony, Like if someone was having sympathy sex or tricking sex, Something like that. I think certain roleplays can go without, But I think there is always room for it. :oops:
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Postby colinconnor » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:02 am

Well I love playing the handsome guy who fights with the lady with the tig ole bitties. and then they fall in love. :)
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Postby Mingnon » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:45 am

Honestly, I'd rather play a girl with decent or little clevage than someone with something 'Orihime'-sized (those who watch Bleach should know what I'm talking about). Also, my guy should also have minimal masculinity. Rippling bodies could scare me if pulled off right... ._.;;
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Postby Lux_Aeterna » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:52 pm

It is nice to have something pleasant to look at, but I hate the stereotypes in games, where the hero is always either a cocky guy with good looks and attitude, or a spunky woman with her tit's half out. I cannot be distracted from the gameplay by a hot woman or man, but it dos bug me that there are no original chracters anymore. What happenned to personality in games?
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Postby Fetch85 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:01 pm

Counterpoint: We want these guys heroic, well what makes a guy capable of heroics? Wit, intelligence, athletic ability, strength.

The latter two tend to make a decent looking man as the male form is somewhat utilitarian, and once you're physically fit, you're probably somewhat attractive, the prior two tend to lead for a charismatic one that mixed with that fitness lead to one dashing prince charming wannabe.

Alternatives: Play the grizzled old dude, have scars on that face from battle and experience. Embrace and indulge your character's weaknesses and flaws, make him dumb, make him cowardly, do whatever just don't make him boring.

Also, character archtypal characters can avoid being the same exact thing over and over, deceitful and evil characters, or even ones that tread on those grey shades of morality can be very interesting.
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Postby Lux_Aeterna » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:08 pm

:) What if I substituted 'hero' with 'protagonist'? I would much rather have a skinny weedy guy, who is smart, funny and courageous, than a guy who is all brawn. A man who is strong has nothing to be afraid of in a fight or on an adventure, and is therefore not courageous.
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Postby lPulse » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:54 am

By such standards a skinny guy would be a coward and only a middle-sized guy would have courage.

Point being physique is only one part of the picture and does not determine whether one will have courage or not. One can`t mistake arrogance for courage. Adventures and fights aren`t all bare-knuckle boxing in set rings with no variables you know.

Anyhow looks to me are not a deciding factor on their own. The motives are the deciding factors. I once read a Scripture that said beauty on a woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in the snout of a pig. Stretch that to include men obviously.(No hot-on-the-trigger Steinems need apply :P)

Another thing is beauty depends on eye of beholder and level of detail often limits the glimpse to begin with. Then for the few who are good at facial/physical imagery their given image may not even appeal to others despite being described as lovely by the author.

Now as they say a pic is worth a thousand words so I enjoy using and seeing pics to describe body while clothing etc is much easier to detail concisely in a bio than the factors of a human appearance that influence others` attraction to said body. Shape/posture of body parts, whatever, so many aspects of a body that may matter to someone`s idea of beauty may be omitted but worse it takes great wordiness to fill them in.
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