How many males have played a female character??

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How many males have played a female character??

Postby aperry » Wed May 02, 2001 11:03 am

There was a thread i read asking how many femaled play the game. So i got curious as to how many males have played a female character...

I am a big fan of the female species, for a twist my monk is female. My first PC was a male paladin.

P.S the monk is fun to play...

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Postby koz-ivan » Wed May 02, 2001 12:24 pm

after stop starting the game about 10 times i got tired of the male voice packs.

made the switch & eventually downloaded Annah from planescape torment. it's now in heavy rotation, most of my char's are now female.

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Postby Loredweller » Wed May 02, 2001 12:41 pm

Well, i played female paladin, female ranger/cleric in BG I. The matters are simple, the portraits. I do not like much male portraits offered, i can rarely find one what suits me :) I like the picture with some thought and some story. I have found one for bard, for example, and lately more or less universal male, though the last works rather in connection with the background ("The Highlander").
They let me play males in BG II, mostly because romances. There is some fun in guessing right way, after all ;) The lone romance for she-hero is rather not my cup of tea. Not sure i wouldn't try, though, if i'd find motivation enough. I'm thinking about female cleric (without romance this time, something about Anomen makes me positively sick, appears i'm not either sane and insane enough, may i be forgiven :cool: ) Though i may change my mind either way, i do it pretty often ;)
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Postby Craig » Wed May 02, 2001 1:28 pm

im guilty 2( :o ) its the voices :)
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Postby Nighthawk » Wed May 02, 2001 1:41 pm

I played male the first time and have played several of each, but I like female voice #2 and the BG1 Jahiera and Imoen pictures :)

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Postby aperry » Wed May 02, 2001 1:47 pm

Female voice #2 is my favorite to....

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Postby koz-ivan » Wed May 02, 2001 1:52 pm

not to dis bachelorette #2 (the best of the preloads)

but annah rocks.

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Postby Zimith » Wed May 02, 2001 2:12 pm

I have played a female fighter/mage before and i am currently taking a female berserker through the game. Strangely i always choose evil alignment when plaing a female :p I don't know but evil looks even better on a woman. The favourite voices are the one that giggles when attacking and of course the brutal one.
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Postby moriveth » Wed May 02, 2001 2:35 pm

For some reason I usually map certain classes to one gender or the other. I don't think I've ever created a male Cleric in any AD&D game, and I usually play female mages. Fighters are mostly male, though I remember in IWD the only voice I could stand was female so I used a female tank to lead the party. Multiclass and thieves can go either way.

I pretty much always split self-created parties 50-50, and the PC's I've played in BG and BGII have been fairly evenly divided, I think. Equal opportunity and all that. (More importantly, there are only so many voice sets.)

I was mildly disappointed that the gender of the PC didn't affect much of any dialog, except of course the romances. Fallout and even Ultima VII to some extent changed a lot of NPC reactions based on gender, and that made the game more interesting.

In BGI some of the dialog was actually messed up for a female PC (using male pronouns and so forth), though Sarevok remembered to refer to you as "sister" at the end.

Not exactly sure what's wrong or unusual with playing a character not of your gender. It's just a game, folks.

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Postby aperry » Wed May 02, 2001 3:52 pm

No one said anything was wrong with it. It is just a curious post. I seem to always make male characters, and for the first time i made a female character. I what other people did, this is a discussion board..

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Postby Hazim ibn Gorion » Wed May 02, 2001 4:53 pm

I played a female sorcerer in one game, but I used a little Shadowkeeper trick to make her bisexual. She was romancing Jaheira and Anomen at the same time. Good fun. :D

Played an all-female party in IWD, and wished to hell the Nameless One in PS:T could have been either male or female.

Also played a solo female monk and used the Bodhi avatar, which works well for the monks hand/foot attacks (the occassional bite is fun, of course) ;)

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Postby moriveth » Wed May 02, 2001 5:11 pm

Originally posted by Sentor Lore:
<STRONG>No one said anything was wrong with it. It is just a curious post. I seem to always make male characters, and for the first time i made a female character. I what other people did, this is a discussion board..</STRONG>


Oh no, I didn't mean to refer to your question. It's just an attitude that comes up in general.

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Postby Drakron Du´Dark » Wed May 02, 2001 5:11 pm

I play as a female (I started a topic similar to this one long ago).
Why? well first its a import from my BG I TOSC game, the last game was a female elf F/M with very high scores (17,20,16,17,12,19) that I take several hours to get, I play with a female elf because Sarevok was human male, she is the oposite of her.
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Postby Georgi » Wed May 02, 2001 7:17 pm

Conversely....

When I started BG, being female I decided on a female protagonist because it would be easier to role-play and empathise with...

I think for my next game I'm going to play male though, if only to try out a different romance. (Is it just me, or does Anomen annoy men more than women? Hmmm?)
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Postby Curdis » Wed May 02, 2001 8:25 pm

I almost always play female characters in PnP AD&D and CRPG's. I think I started doing it to give parties a gender depth (rather than all male) and to have an obvious reminder that the focus was role playing. The sound sets seem to favour female protagonists (generally). However my now ex-partner (BG1&2 widow) always snorted derisively when the protagonist said 'what-ever-you want' and other such things, so a male playing a female CRPG character may not actually be that much of a role transposition (male still bossing around a female). - Curdis (the name Curdis is actually derived from my PnP AD&D female paladin [alas now fallen and dead and turned into a death knight {but that is another story}] who was called Curdley and was generally a sickening goody two shoes. When I realized that to get the good romanance lines you needed to be male I made an Undead hunter and Cur (bad man) got Dis (against anti) added - walla Curdis.
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Postby Bishop » Wed May 02, 2001 8:31 pm

Oh, and females aren't a different species, they are a different sex. And yes, although I wonder about some women, they are actually a member of our species. =)

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Postby Dimensional » Thu May 03, 2001 12:01 am

Yes i have played through with a couple of female characters -first time with a skald.

i was interested in what the difference would be. actualy i was dissapointed. i often found myself forgeting she was female. gender just didn't seem to make any significant differance to the game.

i would have liked to see sex make a much bigger difference to the game - despite some feminist views men and women are not the same and people react differently to them, not neccesarily worse just different. i would like to see games incorporating this.
I do however realise that it would require a lot more work.
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Postby Krimmy » Thu May 03, 2001 1:36 am

Nope not with the romance element in the game, nope, no way.

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Postby fable » Thu May 03, 2001 1:43 am

I've occasionally played female characters while sizing up MUDs. It's assumed a female character is a realworld female, and I've gotten a lot more help that way. I've also been bossed and ordered around, usually by the same people--make of that, what you will. :rolleyes:
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Postby koz-ivan » Thu May 03, 2001 6:10 am

i would have liked to see sex make a much bigger difference to the game - despite some feminist views men and women are not the same and people react differently to them, not neccesarily worse just different. i would like to see games incorporating this.
I do however realise that it would require a lot more work.


ever play first edition ad&d ?

in what was one one the greater flaws in that system, was that female chars had their strength reduced, i.e. could not have the same max strength as a male char, with out giving a bonus to other stats. you can imagine how happy female gamers were about being represented in a fantasy world as being the weaker sex...

and to an extent you can't please everybody, it's a fantasy world why should the designers go out of there way to try and find trouble?

it's so much easier to say everybody's got the same potential, make of it what you will.
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