[MUD-Dev] Re: Issues from the digests and Wout's list
casey at NU.cs.fsu.edu
Thu Apr 24 23:18:30 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
> (1) Beware putting characters into roles based on character sex.
> are fast becoming a moribund concept in our society and you would
> definately offend soem people (me, for instance ;) )
> The only excpetion is where your game is set in an earlier era or
> with stronger roles but EVEN THEN players shoudl be allowed to be
> "exceptional" men or women who break the stereotypes-- such have
> existed historicly. The reaction of then world shoudl not penalize
> them significantly for this, though it should ideally be visible in
> "fluff" (NPC comments and so forth.)
I'd agree with this... for humans. Non-human races in fantasy or SF could
have any kind of sex roles. Indeed, different sexes might be physically
different in major ways. Also, don't forget that a race might have more
or less than two different sexes.
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