Many have heard me and other members of the Paizo crew discuss our constant efforts to make the Pathfinder RPG a welcoming place for gamers of all stripes. Regardless, I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of pointing out places where we get things right (or make an honest attempt to get things right) in a professional venue. To me, that sounds like corporate bragging, and, worse, it sounds like marketing, when really it’s just people trying to be decent to each other.
That being said, I’ve had many readers ask me what Paizo products they can go to if they want to see more LGBTQ characters in Pathfinder. The answer’s a ton of places, literally dozens of adventures, sourcebooks, novels, and more.
So, for my personal reference, for your use (because if you’re here you’re an interested, charming, wonderful person), and for the guidance of those about to ask, I’ve assembled this list of 50 LGBTQ characters from the Pathfinder RPG. These are the first 50 characters who either leapt to mind or were on hand, and as such the sources and dates are skewed toward more recent characters. That also means that this is incredibly far from a comprehensive list. If you’re interested in the particulars of a character’s gender, sexuality, portrayal, role, or other specifics, I encourage you to either check out the PDF of the book in question or ask your fellow gamers on the product discussions linked with each. Additionally, at the end I’ve included a few links to past (and one future) discussions about LGBTQ topics and inclusivity in the Pathfinder RPG and the wider RPG world.
Hopefully these will be helpful next time you have a could-be gamer friend who says “I don’t know if that’s for me.” Turns out, Pathfinder’s for everybody, so come play!
50 LGBTQ Pathfinder RPG Characters
Azaz Arafe & Khelru (2014)
Lovers in the Scorched Hand
Bors & Roshad (2014)
Married Members of the Iridian Fold
Gender-Fluid Halfling Rogue
Lady Sophronia (2014)
Vera & Xulaine (2014)
Cleric of Cayden Cailean and Sweettalker
Agrit Staginsdar & Sara Morninghawk (2013)
Prominent Couple in Trunau
Alexius Demetri & Lycio Vallant (2013)
Owners of the Heldren Sawmill
Aron Kir & Sosiel Vaenic (2013)
Heroic Lovers from Kenabres
Empyreal Lord of Freedom, Physical Beauty, and Sexuality
Bella Belvorica & Solveig Ayrdahl (2013)
Duty-Parted Lovers in Whitethrone
Cesseer of Ning (2013)
An Ukara or “battleflower” from the Suzerainty of Ning on Triaxus (Ukara renounce all outward expressions of gender and are sought after as consorts regardless of gender or sexuality)
Irabeth & Anevia (2013)
Married Heroes of the Worldwound
Lona Orames & Duranna Alnurris (2013)
Cloud Giant Lovers
Half-Elf Magus in Artrosa (2013)
Porfirio & Dragomir (2013)
Princess Cassisoche & Lady Ilya (2013)
Princess of Irrisen and Proprietress of the Frosthall Theater in Whitethrone
Esmerelda Darkshadow (2012)
Tragic Eldritch Knight
Filario Grantsliem (2012)
Desperate Member of the Gray Maidens
Herifax & Kanya (2012)
Harpy and Catfolk Lovers
Mother Lanani Shabu (2012)
Halfling Tribe Leader
Salty Chuzek & Dagoros Wildrum (2012)
Monster Hunters in Myscurial
Adventurer Father of Varian Jeggare
Vonran Vilk (2012)
Former Pathfinder Society Master of Blades
Aaqir al’Hakam & Emir Thalzar Gaatan (2011)
Qadira Faction Head, Raising Three Adopted Daughters with Husband
Molly & Marzalee the Weaver (2011)
Dwarf and Ant Queen Partners
Creator of the Harrow
Master Thief and Lock-Breaker
Elias Sayer and the Tallow Boys (2010)
Head of an Organization of Gay Information Brokers
Queen Illeosa & Sabina Merrin (2008)
Ruler of Korvosa and Bodyguard
Cyrdark Drokkus & Sir Jasper Korvaski (2007)
Prominent Couple in Sandpoint
Kyra & Merisiel (2006, 2013)
Pathfinder Iconic Characters
Inclusivity and Diversity in RPGs
Besides the characters noted above, the following includes just a few of the articles, interviews, seminars, and ongoing discussions that touch on GLTBQ topics and inclusivity in the Pathfinder RPG.
Diversity in Gaming (Upcoming; Gen Con 2014)
Know Direction: Homosexuality in Golarion Podcast (2013)
Gen Con 2012: Queer as a Three-Sided Die Panel (2012)
Joe Carriker, Jeremy Crawford, Steve Kenson, and Wes Schneider
I need $404 ASAP (Reblogs are appreciated, and all who donate get a chance for personalized fanficion)
FANFICTION COMMISSION TIME!
Thanks to the financial and emotional abuse of my mom, and the violence of my father, I am making plans to move out.
One of those plans is to remove my credit score of all debt.
One year. I’ve had this damn bill on my record for more than a year, and I couldn’t pay it off because my mother refuses to lend me money for it, and my aunties do not have that kind of money, either.
…..though I failed the first time, I will try this again. Online funding is literally the only option I have.
As most of you know, I am in debt to my school for $404. I want to pay that off as soon as possible, but have been unable to, including being denied a loan because I have no job.
I just lost my job, for the fourth time this year, because an older, more experienced worker is more valued, and the company couldn’t pay for two packers.
I am desperate, at this point.
I decide that I will write. It is one of my very few skills (though I need much improvement, I think), and my followers like my writing enough to like, reblog, and comment on it. So, I guess that counts for something.
I will write fanfiction for anyone that donates money to my cause. If 404 people on this site could donate a dollar each, that would easily cover my debt, and you all will get some fanfiction that you have wanted to read, but could never find.
Is there a fanfic idea stuck in your head? One that you’ve always wanted to read on the screen, but could never find the time or talent to write it?
Have no fear, the North Star is here!
*confetti and skylights everywhere*
I’m thinking 100 words for every $1 I get. That way, you can still get fiction you want, but I don’t burnout, since I’ve done that once.
So pretty much:
$1 = 100-word fanfic
$2 = 200-word fanfic
$2.50 = 250-word fanfic
$5 = 500-word fanfic
~And so on and so forth
If you want to negotiate prices, feel free to contact me. I can very negotiable, though I make it clear that I will not write free fanfiction.
I will write for pretty much any fandom. If I don’t know it all that well, I will research it like whoa. :)
(I do that in real life anyway. I’m such a dork….X3)
Chances are very high that I’ve heard of your fandom.
I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t need the money. I’m kind but realistic. Please be the same.
Here are links to my fanfiction on tumblr:
Sanctum (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/46840763009/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-do-some-gl-tas
Twilight (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/48866498684/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-type-more-gl-tas#note-container
I’ve Completely Lost Myself and I Don’t Mind (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/51875050734/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-some-star
Ender’s Drabble (Power Rangers RPM) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/53555915095/ziggyinthetardis-i-love-power-rangers-rpm-as#note-container
In The Hills of Sumalee (Seven Spirits (by Isaia)) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/76099776282/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-seven
Eien No Hosho (Pacific Rim) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/80638917960/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-pacific-rim
Room To Breathe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) = http://north-star-flickering.tumblr.com/post/80665329377/in-which-ylysha-tries-and-fails-to-write-ventrobi
And here are links to my fanfiction on FanFiction Net (WARNING: Mostly Transformers: Animated, and not everyone’s cup of tea(s) Also, other stuff, too) :
Flight of Stars (Power Rangers RPM) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5137944/1/Flight-of-Stars
Eutopia (Power Rangers RPM) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5172368/1/Eutopia
Colors In A Field That Burned (Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8289169/1/Colors-of-a-Field-that-Burned
If The Right One Came Along (Transformers: G1) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8619972/1/If-the-Right-One-Came-Along
Hourglass Euphoria (Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8811230/1/Hourglass-Euphoria
You Treat Me Like A Stranger (Transformers: G1) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8873105/1/You-Treat-Me-Like-A-Stranger
Antebellum’s Fool (Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8901724/1/Antebellum-s-Fool
Scones, Chai Tea, Laughing Whispers (Humanized! Transformers: Animated) = https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8873152/1/Scones-Chai-Tea-Laughing-Whispers
Can’t you just SMELL my weaboo-ness in my FFNet fics?
Should I mention?
I can also draw. Not very well, though. 2-D lineart, mostly females. If you want a dress design of something, or……I don’t know, something else (female version of a male character or something), please, let me know.
Coruscant Storm (rough fashion sketch): http://media.tumblr.com/347cf223367b46f121260b054541376b/tumblr_inline_n0d9dain791rsgwnp.jpg
I will negotiate prices on drawings as well, since it actually does take me some time to do it all.
My GoFundMe account is at the top, since there’s been some problems with PayPal.
Even if you can’t donate, I do appreciate reblogs very, VERY much. They get the word out.
This is my Tumblr blog, but you may also follow/help me out on Twitter:
Feel free to ask any questions, or put in any requests, and I’ll be patiently waiting here. :)
Also, biggest note =
DEADLINE : August 5, 2014
If y’all can get funding for operations for people’s pets, for each other, to help people escape emotional and financial abuse like me, or just to get them to Disneyland or a concert, then I know you all can help out a down-on-her-luck Filipina.
I’m excited to see what you guys bring to the table. :) Let me know if you guys want a crappy quality video of me talking about things and trying to be funny.
As always, thanks for reading, everyone.
First things first, my biggest thank you to all who have donated to my cause! I love you guys.
I now have $180 pledged to my 404 cause. YAY! :D
Unfortunately, not only is August the 4th coming up FAST, but….
……..since the money is going to my bank account, and therefore, to my checking account, my bank requires me to pay a fee in order to even allow University of Hawaii to access the money and pay off my debt.
A $26 fee.
But if I don’t want to pay anymore than that, or worse, be harassed by some third-party collection agency, I have to get everything in order.
The month of August starts this weekend, which means my Bus Pass expires. An Adult Bus Pass is $60. If I have to get to any events or other work I get, I must take the Bus. I’ll be able to get around the first few days, but I need a Bus Pass ASAP.
…my damn college bill comes first. I need that bill off my name so I can go back to school.
So yes, my GoFundMe goal is now $500, but I’m still a quarter closer to my goal.
Please, guys, I’m so close! I’m so close. Please.
I’ve already got some fanfic commissions going for people, and will post up some previews when I’m nearly done. Please, please, PLEASE donate. Even a dollar will get you something, and I’ll be that much closer to my goal.
I can’t thank my donors enough, but I’d love to be able to thank you, too!
Please help me out, and I’ll make it worth your while. ;)
Anonymous asked: omg if baby oil dissolves condoms what the fuck does it do to babies???
This may be shocking, but babies and condoms are made of different material
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.
It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.
there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done
if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?
TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI TMI
- 1: What are you wearing?
- 2: Ever been in love?
- 3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
- 4: How tall are you?
- 5: How much do you weigh?
- 6: Any tattoos do you want?
- 7: Any piercings that you want?
- 8: OTP?
- 9: Favorite Show?
- 10: Favorite bands?
- 11: Something you miss?
- 12: Favorite song?
- 13: How old are you?
- 14: Zodiac sign?
- 15: Hair Color?
- 16: Favorite Quote?
- 17: Favorite singer?
- 18: Favorite color?
- 19: Loud music or soft?
- 20: Where do you go when you're sad?
- 21: How long does it take you to shower?
- 22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
- 23: Ever been in a physical fight?
- 24: Turn on?
- 25: Turn off?
- 26: The reason I joined Tumblr?
- 27: Fears?
- 28: Last thing that made you cry?
- 29: Last time you cried?
- 30: Meaning behind your url
- 31: Last book you read?
- 32: Last song you listened to?
- 33: Last show you watched?
- 34: Last person you talked to?
- 35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
- 36: Favorite food?
- 37: Place you want to visit?
- 38: Last place you were?
- 39: Do you have a crush?
- 40: Last time you kissed someone?
- 41: Last time you were insulted and what was it?
- 42: What color underwear are you wearing?
- 43: What color shirt are you wearing?
- 44: What color bottoms are you wearing?
- 45: Wearing any bracelets?
- 46: Last sport you played?
- 47: Last song you sang?
- 48: Last prank call you remember doing?
- 49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
- 50: Favorite movie?