Frequently-Asked Questions

What do the unusual genders mean?

Eliza answers: What do you think they mean?

For you MUD historians, TriadCity follows the TinyMUD tradition in making quite a number of gender choices available to your characters. Currently these are: Female, Hermaphrodite, Male, Neuter, Plural, Random, Spivak, and Splat.

Female. Sugar and spice and everything nice: that's what little girls are made of. Well...you know...sometimes. When females are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "she", "her", "hers", and "herself".

Hermaphrodite. Combines characteristics common to both polar genders. When hermaphrodites are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "s/he", "her/him", "hers/his", and "herself/himself".

Male. Frogs and snails and puppydog tails: that's what little boys are made of. When males are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "he", "him", "his", and "himself".

Neuter. Partakes of neither polar gender. When neuters are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "it", "its", and "itself".

Plural. Multiple or collective organisms: flights of birds, schools of fish, reefs of coral. When plurals are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "they", "them", "their", and "themselves".

Random. Shifts between characteristics common to both polar genders, from one moment to the next. When randoms are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are either "she" or "he", "her" or "him", "hers" or "his", "herself" or "himself", and these change from reference to reference.

Spivak. A third gender alternative; or, perhaps, the absence of gender in the common sense. When spivaks are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "e", "em", "eir", "eirs", and "emself".

Splat. A noncommital gender posture, at least typographically. When splats are referenced by the game system the pronouns used are "*e", "h*", "h*s", and "h*self".

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