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Questions tagged [gender]

This tag is used to identify questions relating specifically to cultural attitudes towards gender in gaming. It includes questions about mixed-gender groups, welcoming other genders into a group, and communication between genders in a gaming context.

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Why are feminine pronouns used for GMs in rule-books?

I'm French, and GM are usually male in the french translations or in french RPG books. We do not have a neutral pronoun like English has with 'they'. But I noticed that many rule-books in English ...
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What can I do about the guys being distracted by a new girl in D&D group?

We recently got a new party member, and she is ... well, extremely distracting if you catch my drift. As the DM it is frustrating, because all the guys are trying to flirt with her, and shower her ...
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How can a male drow change sex?

I am currently playing as a drow male that has the ambition to eventually return to his homeland and take over the rulership of his house, but the thing is my drow is male and a male drow cannot ...
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How do I find a friendly, inclusive roleplay group online?

One of my queer friends is interested in joining a campaign online, and is looking for an inclusive, friendly group of players. She asked me how she'd find such a group. I'd love to answer her, but ...
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Dealing with difficult male players, when you're a new female player?

There was quite a bit of discussion about this after I posted this question, so I thought I would do as advised and re-ask the question in a new topic. I will be playing D&D 5th edition soon with ...
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Advice for first-time, female D&D player? [closed]

I haven’t played D&D before, or anything remotely like it. I’ve been invited to join a group of players by the DM, and I accepted because he’s a good friend, but now I’m unsure. It’s come to the ...
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How do I, as a DM, help a girl integrate into a group of all male role-players? [closed]

We have recently had an addition to our gaming group. She is very bright and has picked up the rules quickly and seems to have enjoyed herself. We have had one session with her involved and she has ...
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How do I make my role playing group a not exclusively male one?

My role playing groups have been, almost exclusively, male. What are some ideas/options for making the group and the experience more likely to attract, and retain, female players?