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Old 01-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #11
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Perhaps double-sided Gender Nametags provided in the next expansions.
No need for that when you can just use the items already available to indicate your gender if you want.

Pawns, they're not just for Quest anymore...
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #12
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Pawns, they're not just for Quest anymore...
I use the pawns for tracking gender. It's fairly helpful.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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Perhaps double-sided Gender Nametags provided in the next expansions. That way everyone can choose prior to cards being doled out.

I don't actually expect this to happen, but not a bad house rule idea to add a new control to the game, eh?

p.s. My god I love this game. This stuff doesn't come up when we play Monopoly!
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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Woops, beat to it by two different people; I didn't notice the second page
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:19 PM   #15
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I always wondered why the level counters didn't have a spot for indicating your current gender (and possibly tracking the -5 penalty as well.)

And personally, I would find it advantageous to start the game as whatever the less populated gender is. If you're at the table with all guys, start as female. That way, if someone gets the broad sword, you're the only one who can use it, and it's easy for you to trade away the guy wire, etc.

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Old 01-26-2011, 11:57 PM   #16
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I wasn't suggesting to out anyone. If they want to be treated as one sex or the other, that is perfectly fine. My suggestion was for someone who chose to identify themselves as transgender and felt constrained by the rules of the game to choose one or the other while they themselves identified as neither.
Remember, the sex/gender involved in this discussion is for a fictional CHARACTER who happens to be controlled by a transgender PLAYER.
The character, in the context of the game rules, is constrained. This has no bearing on the player.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:27 AM   #17
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Remember, the sex/gender involved in this discussion is for a fictional CHARACTER who happens to be controlled by a transgender PLAYER.
The character, in the context of the game rules, is constrained. This has no bearing on the player.
Since the default assumption is that the character's sex is the same as the player's, this could put some people in uncomfortable positions. I would encourage anyone who is teaching the game to keep that in mind.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:50 AM   #18
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And frankly, if a transgender player were told something along the lines of "the rules allow you to begin the game as whatever gender you choose, ...." they might find that, well, enlightened, perhaps, and may react positively to a game that treats changing gender as no big deal. Can't be sure, of course, being decidedly single gender myself, but I speculate that it shouldn't be an issue unless one's group is overly puritanical (and I don't suspect Munchkin would be the most popular game amongst groups like that.)

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #19
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Unless you run into the few people that believe that being constrained by gender rules is offensive. ie The people that try to raise their kid without ever refering to them by him or her.

http://jonathanturley.org/2009/07/03...derless-child/

"A Swedish couple has long opposed “the artificial construct of gender.” So, they have refused to disclose the gender of their child, who is being called Pop in the Swedish media. They are dressing Pop with dresses as well as non-dresses — and have given the child feminine and non-feminine hair styles alternatively. "
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #20
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"A Swedish couple has long opposed “the artificial construct of gender.” So, they have refused to disclose the gender of their child, who is being called Pop in the Swedish media. They are dressing Pop with dresses as well as non-dresses — and have given the child feminine and non-feminine hair styles alternatively. "
Wow, what a can of worms that is opening. Hope they are wealthy enough to afford the therapy that I suspect the kid will need when he/she hits puberty and beyond.

But this is way off topic. My apologies.

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