So I’ve been writing a game which takes place in Ancient Rome, more precisely around 200 CE. Basically MC is a Rome’s first female emperor. Originally I thought that the game would be female locked. Then I thought about Elizabeth I who was known to say that she was basically a man in a woman’s body. So that got me thinking that MC could be either someone who’d think they’re a man in a woman’s body or not identifying as binary genders at all (but still raised as a woman, which understandably creates all the more anxiety within MC). The main dilemma would still be that they’re an emperor who’s distinctively physically not male in an environment which is heavily masculine.
Then I thought I’d make it purely non-locked and basically now I’m torn. I’m still not quite sure whether I should just let the player decide their physical gender or not. It’d take a lot of focus away from the dilemma regarding the first Empress thing but I could go either way at this moment. So I’m making a poll. Power to the people and so forth.
(I’ve already researched the ways how this first Empress thing could’ve happen, so no need to correct me on that. It would’ve been hard but not impossible.)
- Female/non-binary locked MC
- Female/male/non-binary MC