!TCxspSHYDQ 01/17/12(Tue)13:54 No.17575069|
In reality, we have to deal with a lot of shit we don't in games. Such as y'know, getting jailed for "adventuring" (killing/looting) and yada yada. In games, we can indulge ourselves in a different world, where the laws of this reality do not apply. In reality, yes, there is quite the difference between men and women, both in physique and in mentality. Personally, I believe certain groups (such as men and women) are better at certain things. Men obviously better at physical strength and endurance. Women more agile and better at gauging social situations. These are general trends, and not hard rules. Sure, world's strongest male>world's strongest female. World's most agile woman>world's most agile man. But outside of these cases there is a lot of leeway.
Anyhow, if we can accept dragons, undeath, provable GODS, fuckin' magic, all of which have arbitrary limits and powers... Why can't we accept yet another departure from actual reality in that the men and women all have the same physical and mental potential? It's not much more than that which is required to "fix" a roleplaying game's potential misogynism.
Now, in a hard scifi, modern or even historical scenario, you need to take this into account. But not in normal fuckin' D&D. You're there to slay orcs, rise in power and potentially challenge the gods themselves. Gender feels like it has no place in this. But, that might just be me spending too much time around my female friends (whom I incidentally spend more time with than my RPG buddies). Take it as you wish. I'll keep monitoring.