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    My girlfriends character wears a belt with tools and a knife and a cloak.
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    The closest I've ever come to seeing any player character, regardless of player, wear anything akin to fantasy female "armor" was for a deliberate con. The party as a whole wanted to be able to hide their identities and methods when convenient while being as famous as possible as heroes straight out of myth, so everybody basically had two sets of gear: practical beastie-slaying wear carefully kept shabby-looking enough not to be obtrusive, and shiny, ludicrously adorned high fantasy costume to wear in town while displaying the slain beasties' heads and letting the bards do their thing. The whole party actually had a lot of fun seeing how many tropes they could pile into their "official" personas, among them chainmail with poor skin coverage.

    Come to think of it, that was also one of a very few campaigns in which the question of what characters wore came into play. Most of the time, PCs of all genders, at least the smart ones, got clothes by buying them off the first commoners they met in a region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siegel View Post
    My girlfriends character wears a belt with tools and a knife and a cloak.
    Just a belt with tools and a knife and a cloak? That must be... interesting. I have to ask, but do the npcs take notice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Doggy View Post
    Just a belt with tools and a knife and a cloak? That must be... interesting. I have to ask, but do the npcs take notice?
    yes, most stop in awe and think her a hero
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siegel View Post
    yes, most stop in awe and think her a hero
    Is she serious, or one of those victims that just assumes you'll think she wears clothes?

    And Serp, your second image doesn't work and leads to a 404 not found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siegel View Post
    My girlfriends character wears a belt with tools and a knife and a cloak.
    Hope it's a warm cloak, and a soft belt...
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    And Serp, your second image doesn't work and leads to a 404 not found.
    Still?!

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    Yeah, it still doesn't work. No idea why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siegel View Post
    yes, most stop in awe and think her a hero
    ……What setting is this?

    cause I have strong bet that its part of a certain setting that begins with a C, in a certain mechanical place that begins with an A, and who can be easily described by two words, one that begins with A, another with E, bearing a strong resemblance to another female character who is canon, who wears nothing but a cloak.

    Creation, Autocthonia, Alchemical Exalted, looking like that female Adamant Caste on the cover of Alchemicals
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    ……What setting is this?

    cause I have strong bet that its part of a certain setting that begins with a C, in a certain mechanical place that begins with an A, and who can be easily described by two words, one that begins with A, another with E, bearing a strong resemblance to another female character who is canon, who wears nothing but a cloak.

    Creation, Autocthonia, Alchemical Exalted, looking like that female Adamant Caste on the cover of Alchemicals
    Hm...

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    ...Did I get that right?
    Not familiar enough with the setting to know what NPC you might be talking about, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    ……What setting is this?

    cause I have strong bet that its part of a certain setting that begins with a C, in a certain mechanical place that begins with an A, and who can be easily described by two words, one that begins with A, another with E, bearing a strong resemblance to another female character who is canon, who wears nothing but a cloak.

    Creation, Autocthonia, Alchemical Exalted, looking like that female Adamant Caste on the cover of Alchemicals
    it beginns with M and G.
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    I know its been said, but it really depends on the character. The bikini-mail has never really bothered me.
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    Honestly, even as a male gamer I've never really done the 'bikini mail' thing. The closest I've come to anything of the sort was on an unarmored mage in a desert setting (so she, ah, she had an excuse). Generally my female characters dress either according to taste first (biker leathers, urban camo) for modern settings or according to profession (hardened leather, chain mail, chameleon suit, etc) for settings where such a thing is appropriate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Gareth View Post
    Honestly, even as a male gamer I've never really done the 'bikini mail' thing. The closest I've come to anything of the sort was on an unarmored mage in a desert setting (so she, ah, she had an excuse). Generally my female characters dress either according to taste first (biker leathers, urban camo) for modern settings or according to profession (hardened leather, chain mail, chameleon suit, etc) for settings where such a thing is appropriate.
    Actually, wearing skimpy clothes in the desert is a very bad idea. You want light shades of a light material that protects your entire body from the elements. So unless you were using Endure Elements a lot, you probably should've died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    Actually, wearing skimpy clothes in the desert is a very bad idea. You want light shades of a light material that protects your entire body from the elements. So unless you were using Endure Elements a lot, you probably should've died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilingsworth View Post
    Wow! Not only was that awesome, I think I actually kinda understand Archeron now. If all the "intermediate" outer planes got that kind of treatment, I doubt there would be anywhere near as many critics of their utility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    Actually, wearing skimpy clothes in the desert is a very bad idea. You want light shades of a light material that protects your entire body from the elements.
    Yup. Plus, wearing many layers of clothing provides insulation. Just think of bedouins.

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    Fire genasi.
    Ooops. Our bad, then.
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    I try to have a legitimate reason to have any of my characters dressed skimpily.


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    Wow! Not only was that awesome, I think I actually kinda understand Archeron now. If all the "intermediate" outer planes got that kind of treatment, I doubt there would be anywhere near as many critics of their utility.
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    My paladin wears heavy armor and a shield. So does my cleric, and the rogue I used to play wore a chain shirt over normal, practical, not-revealing clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaseti View Post
    My paladin wears heavy armor and a shield. So does my cleric, and the rogue I used to play wore a chain shirt over normal, practical, not-revealing clothing.
    As someone who regularly wears chain and chain-based armors, allow me to say this: you want to wear thick, practical clothing. Yes, you will sweat like a vampire during Pelorian mass, but those rings dig into your flesh like you owe them money, more so if you get by swords, clubs, harsh pushes, stiff breezes or uncouth language, and 'normal' clothes do not help with this whatsoever.


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    Wow! Not only was that awesome, I think I actually kinda understand Archeron now. If all the "intermediate" outer planes got that kind of treatment, I doubt there would be anywhere near as many critics of their utility.
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    So first of all I do D&D 3.5 and I honestly dress my character attractively. Some times its a wizard in robes that are seriously not meant for traveling in, some times its armor that function as it should but still fits like a glove indicating a womanly form to one character that is actually wearing something like this.
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    Which is totally fluff appropriate.

    I like to think that they manage to still look totally sexy in their leather armor with out having their breasts hanging out and their mid-drifts exposed. I am still to practical for that. And its always really annoying when the guys crack jokes about how my barbarian is in a battle thong or something. I want my characters to be BAMF sexy. Where they are hot, but even hotter because they are also a deadly force/ charismatic charmers and what not.

    Personal vanity/insecurity coming into play, I never want to do terribly unattractive things so in my fantasy RPG I am not going to be unattractive.

    As an interesting note, I do tend to play a lot of women who are small. Either actually in the size category small or medium creatures of lithe builds. IRL I am 5'10" and I might loath short girls (to many times I had to be the guy at the school dance growing up) so my husband has pointed out the fact that I do tend to play shorties more.
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    Serena Foxfire, my AD&D Battlemage/psionicist that was the inspiration for my username, is a rather vain and ditzy socialite who insists on wearing the most fashionable clothing possible at all times. Fortunately we mostly do city adventures, so it's not too much of a problem, and in fact can come in handy in situations that rely more on social skills than on fighting.

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    While I myself am not female, I tend to facepalm a lot of the time when it comes to how fantasy art is portrayed and that seems pretty much the consensus from both players male, female and otherwise that I've had the pleasure of playing with. Both my male and female characters tend to dress practically, though exceptions do occur usually with the help of magic or mechanics. For example, a male character of mine gets Int to AC while unarmored, so tends to go shirtless so as to display his Con 13 and Cha 12.
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    I had a female player on one of my groups that gravitated heavily towards the "chain-mail bikini" (or "basically-naked-wizard") trope. She pretty much always made sure to add some gratuitous fan-service to all her characters.

    ... This became particularly hilarious when she decided to play a male barbarian once.
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    Although I'm not a girl. I do play females characters fairly often, if only to have a girl in the party (seriously female characters are statistically more powerful if you consider all the awesome prestige class options), and here is how I dress them.

    I dress them according to how they would dress as logic dictates.

    The Paladin is in mechanus armor, the gunslinger sniper is in camouflage. The changling is wearing a shapeshifting vest that she changes according to her current identity.

    The succubus....well it is in her nature, and when you can assassinate someone via sex, you want to get ravished.

    Not kidding one time I was playing a succubus and got kidnapped by some bandits.....they didn't survive the night.

    So will I play the "chainmail bikini"? Yes...if my character has a reason IN CHARACTER to be playing the chainmail bikini.

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    It really depends on the character. I have a general preference for practical in combat and sexy or revealing out of combat, but it isn't universal.

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    Yep, depends on character. If it's D&D, I try not to rely on armor for AC, so my characters can wear whatever they feel like, although it usually involves a mithril chain shirt, just in case. (My PsiWar had one she only wore while sleeping, so it was painted with a pattern of sleeping dragons. She was also the one who spent a third of her WBL on fancy clothes and jewelry, so that was fun.) If it's not D&D, then whatever makes sense given the setting (both fluff and crunch).

    I mean really - are the female NPC's walking around nearly naked? I'm not talking "Barbaria the Warrior Queen", but "Jane Commoner, Farmer's Wife". If yes, then it's perfectly reasonable to go out in a chainmail bikini. If not... then why would you do that? It's a very odd double-standard, when all the female peasants are described wearing conservative long skirts and the female PCs are wearing two leather belts and a hair ribbon.
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    I asked my wife how she would typically dress her "Warrior cleric" characters and she pointed to the poster of Xena. So... I guess that's the look.
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    Well, Im afraid I can't say much here, being male in a all-male group. But ever since the party wizard picked up a Thayan witch for a girlfriend, tight fitting robes seem to be the new fashion.
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    Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner

    That would appear to be a competently drawn sling, held correctly, with the proper proportions. I don't think I've ever seen that before, outside of about three paintings made by someone on slinging.org.
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