@FairyGodfeather, thanks for the comments!
Genderswapping is one of my favorite things about CoG, so I feel a bit embarrassed that I couldn't think of a way to make it work with this one. It's my first game, and trying to juggle all the pronouns etc. seemed really tricky. Plus, gender is sort of a theme of the game (as it stands), since Guen is superficially limited by her gendered role as queen, but actually has a lot of agency and can ultimately take over if she wants. That said, it might be really fun to try re-casting this with an option to genderswap everyone. Soooo much work, though...
I have, however, written up a basic storyboard for a Robin Hood IF that does allow genderswapping! Who knows if I'll ever manage to write it, but if I could quit my job tomorrow, that's one of the first things I'd do.
Are there any forum threads or guides that might make it easier for me to imagine writing code that enables genderswapping? Maybe if I could see a snippet of CoR's code, I'd be less intimidated... maybe you should write a genderswapping tutorial! (if there isn't one already).
Lancelot falls in love with Guen because Reasons (magic, revealed in the second part I haven't written yet), but that doesn't mean he'll trust or even like her. She can avoid him, manipulate him, or reciprocate. It just gives a different layer to the relationship (though magic forced-love spells are horribly problematic, I know).