What is the sex of your characters?

What is the sex of your characters?

  • I am male and exclusively play male characters

    Votes: 3 5.1%
  • I am male and mostly play male characters

    Votes: 11 18.6%
  • I am male and exclusively play female characters

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I am male and mostly play female characters

    Votes: 7 11.9%
  • I am female and exclusively play male characters

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • I am female and mostly play male characters

    Votes: 14 23.7%
  • I am female and exclusively play female characters

    Votes: 5 8.5%
  • I am female and mostly play female characters

    Votes: 17 28.8%

  • Total voters
    59
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Kestrel

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Just a little thing I was wondering, considering I'm seeing a strong bias nowadays.

Here's a quick inB4 for the poll; 'mostly' can indicate anywhere from 51% up to 99%. There is no equality option because that dilutes the results of the poll. If you believe you play both sexes equally, my suggestion is to either count your characters or not vote at all.

Anyway, vote away. Feel free to leave comments also.
 
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Adelaide

Lost
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One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy, Modern Fantasy, Romance, Horror, Mystery.
I play male NPCs happily, but I prefer my primary (in groups and 1x1's) to be female because that's what I am. I do this because slipping into their heads for longer posts as well as hopping between different RPs and different characters is made easier when I have that one less thing to shift my view on. In straight up writing I'm more 50/50 with characters.
 
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Jorick

Magnificent Bastard
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Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female
Genres
Fantasy is my #1; I will give almost anything a chance if it has strong fantasy elements. Post apocalyptic, superhero, alternate history, science fantasy, some supernatural, romance, and a few fandoms (especially Game of Thrones) are also likely to catch my eye.
I voted male who plays mostly males. Something around 2/3 or 3/4 of my roleplay characters are male (or masculine entities, because some things don't have a meaningful gender), but I don't have any problem playing female characters.
 
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redblood

Anxious Tomato Will Bite You!
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Afternoons, evenings and nights.
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Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female,
Genres
Historical, fantasy, magic, horror, supernatural, survival, vampires, demons, pirates, mutants, ghosts, romance (FxF, MxM, MxF) (Romance should be part of the plot and not the whole plot in itself), etc.
I'm female and play mostly females, probably around 70% females and 30% males (not counting NPCs). It does depend on time though, at times I can have 100% females in active roleplays and other times I can have 90% males and 10% females. Usually the latter follows by a period of only females before going back to a few females and a few males.
 
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Kestrel

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To answer my own question; I'm one of those people who had to go and count. Which at the moment marginally leans towards male characters.
 
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Fallen Child

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Im Male but i most play female characters since i'm mostly comfortable playing those roles, i do however play a few male characters at times but mostly when there villains or animals, but i do enjoy writing both genders in story's and such, but for roleplaying i mostly play Female.
 
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Diana

Divine Space Witch Ò◇Ó
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10AM - 10PM Daily
Preferred Character Gender
Female
I am a girl and I only like to play girl characters! It's my interest and comfort zone. I CAN play male characters and it will happen on occasion, but it's so rare that I didn't even bother choosing that option. Cause I won't play a guy if I can help it. c____c
 
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Weegee

Like ouija except better
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One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
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Weekends or mornings before work during the week
Writing Levels
Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Romance, Horror, Modern day fantasy
I'm female and mostly (90/10) play female characters. It's rare that I'll play any male characters (NPCs or main) but if absolutely needed, I'll play a male character.
 
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Kagayours

a ghost
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No Preferences
:/ I'm just going to say that I'm female and I hold no preference for the sex of my characters. Sure, I could count them, but that would only be a representation of all my characters right now (as opposed to all my RP characters ever, or even within a not-too-crazy span of time), and I'm sure it would change down the line. There have been times when I've definitely had more male characters, and times when I've had more female characters. I think I currently happen to have a majority of males, off the top of my head -- but I don't want to vote for "mostly male" because I feel like that implies that I generally have a slight leaning towards males overall, when that isn't the case. I have a feeling the scale might start to tip towards female once I get that SU RP running in December, anyway. Point is, the sex of my characters just depends on what roleplay it happens to be and what ideas I happen to come up with -- and I feel like just counting up my characters at this current moment wouldn't really be an accurate representation of that.

If you don't want to put a poll option for playing them equally then that's your choice -- I just thought this was worth mentioning.
 

Nemaisare

Edgepeasant
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Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Female, , Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Low/High/Epic Fantasy, Adventure, Worldbuilding, Supernatural, Mutants
While I don't think that the gender of a character is altogether that important(although it does depend on the rp), and I know I can write both of these genders equally well, I also know that I do have a preponderance of males, were I to count all my saved character sheets. So I put that I'm female and play mostly male characters. That being said, I don't actually have a preference for male characters. I just don't care what gender I play. If it makes sense that my character be male instead of female or agendered or bigendered, or what-have-you, then I will write them as male. If it makes more sense for them to be female, than they'd be female. If my partner would prefer I write a male, I'll probably do that. If there seems to be a weighted number of characters in a group that are male, I might try to add in a bit of balance with a female, unless that's not what's wanted.

The gender of the characters I play depends far more on the situation and setting of the rp, than on whether or not I care which gender they are. Which might mean that if there is a bias, I'm affected the other way. *shrugs* Dunno.
 

White

A white rose in a garden of red roses
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Online Availability
Evening central european time
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Female
Genres
Fantasy, Romance, Apocalyptic, Intruigues, Empire building, Magical, but still open for anything, so long as I happen to have the mood for it currently.
There is some sort of strange block in my brain that forbids me to roleplay a male character. It is an odd thing.
The Choice of Games Games/Novel also sometimes suffer from it as I can't bear to read them from a male roleplay perspective and even though the game/novel itself is really good, my brain refuses to.
 
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Red Robin Hood

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I'm female but I can play both main female and male characters along with a whole onslaught of NPCs too. Sometimes I like to play the guy, sometimes the girl, it just depends on the roleplay.
 
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Firewombat

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My characters have exclusively the best of sexes. All of them, only the good ones.

Otherwise, I'm male and tend toward playing female heroines when RPing in a setting like Iwaku. I'm thinking a 70/30 split.

I could go on with the reasons why but to name a few it's the challenge of portraying a female character in two genres that are so heavily dominated by male protagonists. And more importantly, doing so without brute-forcing the issue and still making an interesting, multi-faceted, flawed yet badass character.
 

Jakers

Ultimate Nincompoop
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1-3 posts per day, One post per day
Writing Levels
Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy: Any Type, Apocalyptic, Survival, Medieval
Male here, last time I checked! Er, anyway, whilst I haven't strictly counted, I think I'm actually rather close to a 50/50 split between the sex of my characters. Whilst I break the rule now and again, I try to make my character creation cycle go Male/Female/Male/Female. I dunno why, but it brings a lot more variance and a fresh feeling with each character, because recycling old characters/reusing the same concepts just gets boring to me.

If there was an option for playing both genders equally, I'd probably pick that. But I'd guess I've made a little more males than females, so mostly males it is~.
 

Boba Fit

The Sarlacc is my swolemate.
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Speed of Light, Multiple posts per day
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No specific timeframe, but online quite a bit.
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi, Romance, Action & Adventure, Erotica
I prefer to play male characters because I am a male.

I really on play female characters that are villains or really slutty. I play a damn good slut for some reason. lol
 

Roose Hurro

Lovable Curmudgeon
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Writing Levels
Intermediate, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Fantasy, Scifi and related material.
Male/mostly male here. I play females, yes, but normally "attached" to a male character as mate/girlfriend/love interest. Or as a male character's sibling. Or female child of a mated couple. I do have some (I know of at least one) "lone" female characters, but I've just not had opportunity/reason to use them. Yet.
 

Dravencour

Edgebabby
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1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Most of my characters in the past have been male, though I have played a number of female characters as well.
 

Sir Basil

☩ death knight ☩
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One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Fantasy, GrimDark, ModFan, Horror, Historical, D&D, Lovecraft
I play exclusively male identifying characters, whether cisgender or transgender. I don't have any particular thing against playing female characters, and I genuinely wish that I felt more comfortable playing them.

I think that as a transgender guy growing up, playing male characters in video games was a way to embrace my identity in a non-outright way. Now that I'm well established as a dude, I still get a sense of security from playing as a male character. That being said, in video games where the protagonist is female, I don't feel any particular animosity and can enjoy the game in peace.

Just, when given the option to create any character I want, I'll invariably make a male character. The one exception to this was Diablo 3, where I loved the female witchdoctor's character so much that it absolutely forced my hand to be a lady. However, in RPs where I can make any sort of dude I want -- I'll always be a dude!
 

Nebulon Ranger

NICE KILL MACGREE
Writing Levels
Adaptable
because recycling old characters/reusing the same concepts just gets boring to me.
See, I'm the opposite. If I have a long-running canon or big "world" with all of my characters in it, I see no reason why I can't get them more development. Often I end up learning things about them I wouldn't have otherwise.

Anyway, it's hard to say. I have a few character "families" (two actual families of which all members see use somewhat often) and some standalone characters linked by group association (with one group building on top of one of @Red Revolver 's concepts. hooray for collaborative supersettings!). All of these characters, regardless of sex, are "strong" characters in their own right, and some have some pretty neat concepts--one uses an electric guitar to channel elemental magic!

I tend to develop characters based on an idea, and fill in stuff like sex later when I've cemented the idea as a backing power / character trait. Listening to music helps a ton with this. Could be a dude, could be a chick. Could even be genderless, in the case of some deity characters.
 

Obsidian Miscreant

「 Beasts Under the Guise of Men 」
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One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
It varies depending on my work schedule, as well as other personal factors.
Writing Levels
Advanced, Prestige
Preferred Character Gender
Male, , Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
I tend to favor a mixture of the following: Dark Fantasy, Romance, Mature, Action/Adventure, and Drama being my mains.
As of now I strictly create/portray male characters. Their gender idenfication more often than not aligning with men, but at times they may by gender fluid and/or in the case of an extraterrestrial I may broaden the gender spectrum further for said species.

Overall my range lies in males. In the past I also made females but now dont even bother doing so. I dont have much interest in creating females, nor hetero pairings if romance is involved.