utsukushi wrote:Sometimes something you think is the smallest little pebble causes the biggest darned ripples. I'm sorry, Deanna, I didn't mean this at all. I wasn't trying to push back or say you were wrong in the way you were doing it, I just saw that - the impossibility of actually playing someone who is... bleh, there are no good words for this, but say, "actively" transgender - as a possibly unintended side effect, and wanted to make sure it was intentional.
It's not really any individual person, but that I was only getting negative feedback about it from everyone commenting.
That said, just because we say X doesn't mean ALWAYS X.
Hespera was mentioned earlier as seeming to contradict the sidebar, and that's absolutely true. It _does_ contradict the sidebar. But it also contradicts much of the Reality chapter of the Core Book too in that _everyone_ transformed on the island during the axiom wash, not just 30%, and everyone who wasn't female transformed to become female. Which isn't supposed to happen.
We don't explain why that happened. We might explore that in the future though.
And the idea that everyone becomes their best self... is also awesome, but that seems to maybe deserve more than a sidebar, like maybe a mention in the Core book. It also seems like something that applies to a lot more than just transgender characters, and it does get... funny. Like,
Yes, there's several things we've slowly introduced that would go into the Core Book, but we can't really do that (yet anyways). But if we did happen to do some sort of "Revised and Expanded" core book, that would be in there (along with Disfavored, softpoints, more variety of hard points, and Eternity and Void powers).