GIRLS IN GAMES
Believe it or not, girls can be roleplayers too! Whether this is because they have emotional problems or just are socially awkward, the important thing to remember is to treat them with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.! To aid in this, here are a handy list of guidelines for including a Female PC (henceforth Fpc) in your gaming group:
Do! Compliment her. Girls love compliments. Tell her that her hair looks nice or she has pretty eyes or ask her if she's lost weight since the last time you roleplayed.
Do! Involve her in decisions. Ask her what she would do before taking any actions. You probably won't follow her advice, but it will make her feel good to “contribute”.
Do! Allow her to do strange things like Heal NPCs and have in-game conversations with encounters. They may seem like a waste of time to you, but she will enjoy the game more.
Don't! Stare at her bosom or sniff her hair!
Don't! Ask her out during the game. It is distracting and can make her and the other players uncomfortable. Wait until after the game or during a bathroom break. Or just follow her home. as anyone who has seen a romantic film knows, girls find this incredibly romantic.
Don't! Take off your shirt and chase her around, calling her your 'pretty pony'!
Don't! Expect her to have sex with you just because your PCs are dating. What happens in the game stays in the game!
Most importantly, Don't rape an Fpc without her permission, even if you are a Viking! It's just not nice.
There are a few special rules for playing Fpcs in Fantasy Heartbreaker. First off, you must decide before play if they are Gingers or Maryanns. Gingers receive the following Social Talents: Beauty, Grace, Charm; and the skill Manipulation for free. Maryanns receive the Social Talents: Pretty, Grace, Sweet, and get the Cooking skill for free! (Her speciality is apple pies). All Fpcs also get the skill Seduction for free!
Fpcs receive a -1C penalty to Strength and Endurance attributes and a +1C to Agility. Additionally, there are a few races and careers available only to Fpcs, including: Amazon, Valkyrie, Succubus, Nymph, Idoru and Witch!
Pregnancy: If Fpcs have sex in-game, they can get pregnant! There is a 10% chance of this the first time, and this chance increases by 10% each additional time for a maximum of 50% (or 60% on a full moon). However, if the Fpc has the skill PMS (see below), she cannot get pregnant during her period. Note that artificial creatures such as Synthoids and Robots normally cannot impregnate females of the opposite sex unless they have the 'Demon Seed' adaptor.
PMS is a special Talent that only Fpcs can take. It represents a monthly period whose length is determined by the Talent Rating: 1= 1d4 days a month, 2= 1d6 days, and 3 = 2d6 days a month. During this 'period', the character's Rage default rating is raised to 7 (Berserker), and her Badass rating is raised by one level (e.g., A Very Badass character would temporarily become Extremely Badass), but Warning! Your character will be extremely attractive to bears!