|James Jacobs Creative Director|
When writing rules in English there isn't a gender neutral pronoun, making it difficult to be inclusive to both genders all of the time.
What does Paizo do to be gender inclusive, and do you feel you have been successful?
I noticed that classes and archetypes follow the gender of the iconic, but many other rules use 2nd person. Why is this and is there a reason behind why some class specific rules, like oracle mysteries, use 2nd person instead of 3rd?
We make sure to have an even gender spread for classes, and when we refer to those classes in text we generally use that class's associated gender. The use of when we use 2nd person and 3rd person is part of our in-house style and isn't really associated with being gender-neutral; it's more of something we inherited from the SRD.