@Allie Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm! I’m delighted that you’re enjoying it! Don’t worry, I have every intention of finishing; it’s just going to take a very long time. But my desire to finish has not waned in six years, and I keep working on it whenever I can.
Yes, yes, that will definitely happen! There should be many possible endings and several different circumstances in which Guen can live happily ever after with her LI(s) of choice. I feel no obligation to force the reader into the traditional Arthurian tragic ending (though tragic endings will be among the possibilities).
Oh, I don’t think the suggestion was ever that we’d find out later that any of the characters were trans or otherwise presenting as something other than their actual gender. By “gender switching” or “gender swapping,” people usually mean letting the reader set the gender of a character, so theoretically you’d have an option at the beginning of the game to decide if Lancelot was male or female or nonbinary etc (and presumably presenting as such). I decided not to do that for this game, because gender and gender roles are such a big theme of the story, and I was worried I’d never finish it if I added more complexity. But I am also planning a Robin Hood game in which the player can set the gender of all the main characters – MC Robin, all of their outlaw band, and probably even the villains, too.
No worries. Fae pet will always be okay. I don’t think I’d have the heart to seriously hurt or kill the fae pet; it probably stands a better chance of surviving to the end than any human character in the story.
You could just copy-paste them into a post here? I am still collecting them.
“Dabbling” stats are good for me to see, though; I need to know all possible variations! I definitely don’t want to write a game in which you have to min/max or powergame to get a good story or a good ending; there are certain things you have to have a high stat to get, but that doesn’t mean the story won’t be just as interesting if you don’t get those things.
As for various personal qualities being traditionally associated with binary gender… well, I guess I’m going to avoid making any pronouncements because I like to leave things to reader interpretation, but it’s certainly something I think about a lot when writing these characters. I had a few things to say about gender in the Guenverse back in this post.