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Old 08-16-2016, 01:11 PM   #11
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You - and the others - are absolutely right. So I have changed the survey and there is more genres now, as you suggested. Thank you all for your help.
Not sure if it's just Firefox or the site in general, but now the poll is nearly unreadable. The first paragraph is pretty much a list of words down the left side and the questions themselves pushed off into the far right....
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:44 PM   #12
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Not sure if it's just Firefox or the site in general, but now the poll is nearly unreadable. The first paragraph is pretty much a list of words down the left side and the questions themselves pushed off into the far right....
Probably you opened the survey in the very moment I was editing it. It seems normal to me (tried 2 computers, 3 browsers).
If there were any technical problems with the survey like that, please let me know.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:58 PM   #13
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...one of the adventures is supposed to be more "female-friendly", therefore I ask gender.
I'm not sure what "female-friendly" means in this context. But I have a feeling I would want any game I took part in to be female friendly whether or not there were actually any females present.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:27 PM   #14
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Dungeon bash. I'll take up my magic boomerang, push this block, set my black powder bomb next to the wall with an obvious crack in it, and maybe find a pirate chest full of glass "jewels" on the other side.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:47 PM   #15
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I welcome all your suggestions, it is a great help for me.
The last three questions (gender, age and education) are not required. But it is not true they do not have anything to do with the topic itself - for example, one of the adventures is supposed to be more "female-friendly", therefore I ask gender.
Anyhow, I highly appreciate all your feedback. Thanks a lot :-)
That's a surprisingly vague question. About all one can say is that there is usually a patriarchy of some kind, and paradoxically usually the "grunt" work is done by men. Historically the rest varies from culture to culture and usually finds a lot of exceptions even there. You will seldom find political correctness but a little ingenuity can usually give you a plausible social role for a female PC without breaking the setting. For instance I can't figure out myself how a women who is not a courtesan can fit into Ancient Athens but someone can. But a Viking or Medieval themed one is easy enough. As is a Victorian one.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:29 AM   #16
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Made the survey.

I had to look up some words (like dystopia, wainscot...).

I don't get a wooden paneling rpg quite yet...?
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:20 AM   #17
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I don't get a wooden paneling rpg quite yet...?
It's a figure of speech; see http://sf-encyclopedia.uk/fe.php?nm=wainscots .
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:30 AM   #18
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It's a figure of speech; see http://sf-encyclopedia.uk/fe.php?nm=wainscots .
That clarifies it.

I only found ways how to make your house look fancy with wainscots. :(
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:35 PM   #19
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Sophitia from Soul Caliber was from Athens, so I don't have to much trouble imagining ancient Athenian female non courtesans. Atalanta wasn't from Athens, but she wasn't a courtesan, so I could imagine someone inspired by her also

Mostly I figure once you get to be a PC you are already enough of an outlier you can be man, woman or psychic blueberry muffin and its all good
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:06 AM   #20
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I think this song might give you a clue... :o)

Like a blade of a sword I am forged in flame
Fiery hot
Tempered steel fire-bright to the night I take
I fear not
Now compelled by something I cannot see
I go forth surrendering to history

Your glory, I swear I ride for thee
Your power, I trust it rides with me
Your servant, I am and ever shall I be

Through a dream
I have a come to an ancient door
Lost in the mist
I have been there a hundred times or more
Pounding my fists
Now inside, the fire of the ancient burns
A boy goes in and suddenly a man returns

I gave my word and gained a key
I gave my heart and set it free
There's no turning back from this odyssey
Because I feel so alive suddenly
And I wonder, is this really me?
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