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Should facewrapped figures still show up as male/female?

Yes
11 (19.3%)
No
11 (19.3%)
I don't care
16 (28.1%)
You have thin skin, get over it
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13 (22.8%)

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Author Topic: It's 2016, why are we assuming gender?  (Read 15640 times)

Reiloth

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Re: It's 2016, why are we assuming gender?
« Reply #75 on: December 16, 2016, 01:39:55 AM »
The nice subset of that (perhaps unforeseen) is that when you overhear people shouting or talking from another room, they might have different 'sounds' to their voice.
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John

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Re: It's 2016, why are we assuming gender?
« Reply #76 on: December 16, 2016, 07:12:33 AM »
If you want to play someone that looks like a woman but has the plumbing of a man or the plumbing of a woman but looks like a man, write your desc as your primary gender and then put in your background what biological gender you were born as.

Saiseiki

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Re: It's 2016, why are we assuming gender?
« Reply #77 on: December 16, 2016, 02:09:58 PM »
Genderfluidity ftw.

I generally don't post, but was moved enough to say:  thank you, thank you, thank you for advocating for this in a graceful and articulate way.  I have "skin in the game" myself, and it's really quite amazing to not feel like I need to shut up and grit my teeth.  I came because of the RPI and setting; I'm staying because of the depth of RP and the chance to explore things in a game-world that are impossible IRL. 

And this:

This is a complicated subject, but one that can be discussed civilly. With that in mind, players are more than welcome to portray any character they like.

is a wonderful thing to read, and know that that's an official staff position.  In fact, I have to say all my interactions with the staff around gender identity/pronouns/fluidity have been similarly positive and supportive.  For a 20-year-old game, Armageddon, you're sure growing up nicely. ;-)
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Jingo

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Re: It's 2016, why are we assuming gender?
« Reply #78 on: December 16, 2016, 02:25:13 PM »
Wish I read nergal's post before responding in the other thread. I think it's a fine policy.
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