Me, making *yet another* character with shapeshifting abilities: "Yes, I am totally cis."
Go Kodi go! Koo-dii goooo!! <3 <3 <3
RPGs, be they tabletop, online or LARPs, are such a good way of exploring gender * - * They helped me understand myself in many different ways (gender-wise included), and I suspect a nonnegligible quantity of trans and/or nb people cracked their "egg" with the help of similar opportunities. And the other way around, too: fictions in which you can embody someone else (including drama, writing...) probably draw a lot of trans/nb people to actually explore facets of their own self.
All this being said, it's more of an empirical statement among people I know, but I'd be curious to have figures about the trans/nb & RPG intersection. Because this self-exploration is on some extent also true for LGBT+ people, and even people in general :) But, still. The exploration of your own gender through fictive worlds can be so particularly good and revealing.
"Just want to play a dude this time. No reason."
guilty as charged 😅
I love DnD for this reason. Getting to explore different aspects of myself. I'm actually playing a non-binary character for the first time, which has been really cool. I also play lots of hobby board games that I think you would love. Totally recommend Legacy of Dragonholt! It's rpg-like and was designed by a non-binary person who includes all kinds of sexualities and genders in the story, which is really groundbreaking for the board game hobby
Why are all the characters I play ladies? No reason >.> could be any number of things <.<
me and my violence-despising gnome are the bane of my DM’s existence
Something similar happened with me. It's very cool that you were able to express it so well :)
Just played DND for the first time this weekend and I loved it so much. my poor River…. Suffering from we rolled a bad spread dumb as bricks syndrome. No they don’t perceive it don’t even bother making me roll
I’ve been thinking a lot about this a lot lately though. When I was younger, I had a character in one of my stories named Achilles (not the Achilles just named after him). I had had boy characters before but for some reason this guy really stuck with me and became a huge part of my stories and I like started pouring all the parts of myself that I felt reflected the boyish parts of my life. And then I was like huh… am I the drama?
Oh man, I feel this! After having played as an amoral, casually violent rogue for a long time (I still love her a lot), I started playing as a well-intentioned bard recently, who I was also surprised to discover, as we played, will do anything to prevent a fight. It drives my party crazy, but it's really interesting to play!