Does it still count as gender-locked when

#1

I’m currently fiddling with a title I mentioned once upon a time as potentional project:
Heart of Ranree.
Now, just like Beggar’s Luck (the pirate game I’m working on) it’s based on one of the novels I started, all set in the same world.

However originally this story was named
‘The Empress of Ranree’

And now I am playing with the idea of actually gender-locking it… but different.

Would it still be gender-locking if the player can pick between cis woman, trans woman and female presenting?
Should I pursue the idea or drop it?

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#2

Id say yes? Because all of those labels still fall under the female indentity. So its still singular.

Id say go for it.

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#3

in my opinion, that would still count as gender-locking-- when people have issues with gender locked protagonists, most of the time it’s because they want to play as their own gender, and being able to play as a trans woman still wouldn’t apply to them.

personally, though, i don’t mind gender locking in the slightest, so if you think that would make the story better then go for it!!

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#4

Same with two persons above me. It still represent a gender since a cis male or a trans man will not consider these their own gender doesn’t it so it is still considered gender locked.

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#5

I think it would probably count as gender-locked… or at least gender-limited. Is that a thing?

I say go for it though. I’d read it.

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#6

Thank you people.
Also reminds me to work on Beggar’s Luck a little.

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#7

That would be genderlocking in a way, just to a less limited extent then you’d usually see. As I’ve mentioned, there are numerous excellent CoG’s that are genderlocked so I say go for it.

#8

A more interesting genderlock than usual, to be sure. Go for it, I’d say.

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#9

I’ve seen plenty options for “trans-” in other games, but never “gender-presenting”. What does it mean for MC, and how is it going to be different from the trans option?

#10

Gender-limited sounds much nicer than genderlocked^^

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#11

Genderfluid, agender and nonbinary people sometimes have a preference how they present, regardless of pronouns etc

#12

no matter how you turn it you you are still playing as a female but with additional flavour
So id say its still gender locked

#13

It’s still gender-locking, yes, since gender =/= the thing between your legs. Should you go for it? Yeah, if it’s what you want to write, go for it!

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#14

I think we’ve already established it’s gender-locking (or gender-limiting as someone said) but I wanted to say I’ve never seen gender-locking done like that before and it’s still inclusive in its own way, so I think that’s pretty cool. Even though I’m not into gender-locked stuff most of the time, I would be really interested to see it done this way and really open to playing it if you make it.

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#15

hmm… yes? cuz trans woman is also female. I’d say yes.

#16

Not exactly locking… I would call it gender-restriction, as it is still missing essential options. Not that there is anything bad about doing it, if you think you history needs this restriction.

#17

How about “genderful”?