Monday, January 09, 2012

Reverb Gamers 2012 #9

Atlas Games is hosting a new RPG blogging group called Reverb Gamers that is posting a writing prompt(1 each day in January) with a focus on RPGs LARPs and MMORPGs. I missed yesterday because I really couldn't think of an answer and I got sucked in by Star Wars The Old Republic. Sometimes you just have to play games instead of blogging about them. Anyway today's post:
Have you ever played a character of the opposite sex. Why or why not? If yes, how did the other players react? (Courtesy of Atlas Games. Visit us at
I have played characters of the opposite sex before. I usually only play female characters in single adventures or convention RPG games though. Our home campaign has a rule that you can only play characters of the same sex as you, which invariably someone tries to break(and usually they get away with it). The reaction was the same as if I had played a male character, from what I can tell.

It does, however, remind me of a odd thing about MMORPGs and the Internet. MMO avatars can provide a strange kind anonymity. I have seen people get upset when they think they are talking to a male or female person based on the sex of the avatar. Hey, I thought you were a woman/man.

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