"Have you ever played a character of the opposite sex. Why or why not? If yes, how did the other players react?" - Reverb GamersIn the 10+ years that I have played D&D, I have never played a male character - until now. I am playing a male dwarf named Agnes Aleguzzler in my friend Kevin's Pathfinder game. I think the reason that I have always played a female character, up until now, was that I was the only female in the group. Honestly, it doesn't make a lot of sense because the guys in my group have never had an issue playing female characters but for some reason, I have always felt obligated to play a female character. I am not the only girl in Kevin's group and so I felt comfortable playing a male character this time.
I remember the first time one of the guys in my D&D group picked a female character, I was a little surprised. They were so nonchalant about it, too because it really wasn't a big deal. It was great when Randy would play a snooty elf female because he'd even pitch his voice a little higher and his mannerisms would be a little more effeminate. Rob has also played many female characters and he was really good at it, too.
If there is any awkwardness about me playing a male character in Kevin's game it's probably due to the fact that Agnes is kind of a lech and he hits on all of the females. It's actually kind of fun to play that kind of character because when I play my female characters, I tend not to be that way. I find it easier to "flirt" as a male character than I do as a female, maybe because I know that it won't be taken seriously.