Today is the last day of my Reader's Choice Challenge. The topic is from Loquacious of the World of Wonder blog, and it is: Girls and how they figure into your worlds.
Everyone is lucky today, no flavor fiction... unless... nope, none, nada...
Anyway, it is a good topic, but first I was a little intimidated, and was having a little trouble thinking of something to write. When I first started playing these games, girls in the game weren't in the big picture. Me and my brother always played males of course, whether they were common men, dwarves, elves; well you get the picture. It wasn't that we didn't want to, but more like it never crossed our minds. We were young, and mostly "roll" playing.
Fast forwarding to the present, I'm still not sure I would or could play a female. I've had some players play females, but not many. But I digress....
Loq wanted to know how they figured into my games. Ah! I recall I had one female NPC who was rich and powerful, and the head of a secret organisation. So it's not like I never used them. I did, but again, it's not something I gave a lot of thought about. I either used them or I didn't. It wasn't a big issue.
However, now that I've been thinking about it, girls, females, women, can provide plenty of plot hooks, adventures, and role playing opportunities.
Imagine a Queen looking for a suitable husband. Or a Noble woman who's actually the high priestess of a necromantic cult. Who would suspect her! A faction of the thieves or assassins guild could have their entire roster filled with women. There are many possibilities...
Thus ends the Reader's Challenge! I would have written a little more, but it's Christmas Eve, and I'm a little tired. Everyone who submitted one or more ideas got their topic covered. I was indeed challenged and I survived. One day I might do it again, but it won't be for a whole week.
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