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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby Sidestepper on Mon May 26, 2014 7:30 pm

Lujo: I was blown away that you kept it to one line. Well done.

Alweth: I am for real curious about what you are saying. Gender in media is a subtle and morally hazardous issue and video game in particular have had Problems with it. There's a lot of room for nuance here, and I think that you might be viewing this from a different angle.

For what it's worth, I respect what QCF did, both in the message, the resources they were willing to spend on it, and the understanding that they showed that the problem is big and that their treatment of it is limited in scope and imperfect in execution. I also don't think it is above criticism, so I'm interested in what you are expressing.
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby dislekcia on Mon May 26, 2014 8:26 pm

Sidestepper wrote:I also don't think it is above criticism, so I'm interested in what you are expressing.


I don't think so either, I just don't understand the argument.
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby Lynzkar on Tue May 27, 2014 8:15 am

Offtopic on what you are currently talking about, but is there anychance we might get male gorgon, female vampire, Female half-dragon (though it's rather genderless) and / or female goat person?
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby dislekcia on Tue May 27, 2014 9:47 am

Lynzkar wrote:Offtopic on what you are currently talking about, but is there anychance we might get male gorgon, female vampire, Female half-dragon (though it's rather genderless) and / or female goat person?


The Gorgon and Vampire offset each other. The Half-Dragon and Goatperson are gender neutral.
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby Lynzkar on Tue May 27, 2014 10:11 am

dislekcia wrote: The Gorgon and Vampire offset each other. The Half-Dragon and Goatperson are gender neutral.

Anychance you could formulate that first part diffriently? (Kind of having problems understanding the "offset each other" part) Also, even though the goatperson and Half-Dragon are gender netural they have some masculine features, esspecaly the half dragon with it's jaw.
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby berpdreyfuss on Tue May 27, 2014 10:49 am

Lynzkar wrote:
dislekcia wrote: The Gorgon and Vampire offset each other. The Half-Dragon and Goatperson are gender neutral.

Anychance you could formulate that first part diffriently? (Kind of having problems understanding the "offset each other" part)


The Gorgon and the Vampire cancel each other out, one is femal and one is male, so the count of female vs male playable characters is even.
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby Lynzkar on Tue May 27, 2014 11:06 am

I'd still rather have male & female vampires and male and female gorgons though. Esspecaly on vampire as it is very human like
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby dislekcia on Tue May 27, 2014 1:12 pm

Lynzkar wrote:Also, even though the goatperson and Half-Dragon are gender netural they have some masculine features, esspecaly the half dragon with it's jaw.


Hey, you have no idea what a half-dragon's sexual characteristics are ;)
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby Lynzkar on Tue May 27, 2014 2:38 pm

Well it is half-human and half-dragon, that should mean it takes some traits in apearance (possibly the jaw) from humans, yes? (Also how do you know that I ain't a half-dragon? It is my favorite class after all)
But either ways, I would still enjoy seeing a female (male for gorgon) verson of all the monster classes.
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Re: Female Representation in Desktop Dungeons

Postby Incompetent on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:46 am

I'm a bit disappointed in how male-dominated the DD pantheon is. The list of monsters is also a bit skewed, as far as the ones with an identifiable gender go, and the only female kingdom NPC I can think of is the Witch. Otherwise though, I think it's a decent effort. Random genders on adventurers is a nice touch, because it underlines the fact that the adventurer is not the 'player character': you are playing as the Administrator, picking adventurers in some meritocratic fashion from a pool of recruits. For the same reason, I think that allowing players to pick the name, sex etc of the adventurer would be a bad move from an immersion perspective, but it would be cool if we could give the Administrator a name.
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