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Do you typically play characters of the same gender and age as yourself?

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  • #16
    I normally play characters that are male and are usually look my age. In my case mid 40's and in regards to VTM & VTR I was playing characters that were embraced in the 1800's and my eldest Changeling The Lost Character was taken in 1900 and returned in 1920 or so and appears to be in his late 50's currently.

    What in the name of Set is going on here?


    • #17
      Hm, I've now realized that I've never played an actual female character of my own (I don't count NPCs portrayed while acting as an ST), but I guess it never occurred to me to even want to. Usually my own characters are either androgynous, or monstrous, so it's not something that comes up. Last time someone asked me if my character might be into someone I rolled a die to randomly see if they had a preference other and Ace/Aro.


      • #18
        Originally posted by atamajakki View Post
        Played enough girls that I wondered if there might be a reason why. Figured it out at 21
        This, but took me a while longer.

        But I had a variety of chars. It actually took one character of mine changing sex due to a magical curse during a D&D campaign for me to begging playing females. I have a tendency to prefer young characters because I like the sense of a relatively fresh slate, but with time I did a number of characters of other ages, too, and I try to go for other ethnicities with some frequency.

        For the last years, though, I'm the ST too frequently, so not many characters of my own. I think the most recent one was for a L5R game, so young and Fake-Japanese because that's the game's standard anyway.

        She/her pronouns


        • #19
          I don't have a proper overview, but guess I play about 50/50, with periods of playing a lot more female characters than male. Partly to liven up the roleplaying experience after only playing dudes for the first decade of my tenure, and partly because female fictional characters tend to be thin as paper and boring and/or predictable as hell, even and especially these days, and it's refreshing to get to do it right yourself and write and play a woman with something resembling depth and passion. Sans silly stereotypes, Mary Sueness or ridiculous overcompensation.