Roleplaying in an alternate body


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So in my last game my fighter asked a vendor for a magical item to help him disguise himself due to how covert the mission was going to be (infiltrating a royal ball to gather inlet on a villain). He sold my character this belt at a price he couldn't refuse, and as it turns out the belt was the infamous Girdle of Opposite gender.

So my character is a girl now and after talking with the party decided to stay that way since technically it is the best disguise for the situation. I am having fun playing it and the other players are joining in on the fun.

Next Session we will be going into a dungeon and then into the ball proper, I am looking forward to seeing what my character might get into while in this form, and some of the players are plotting to keep her a female.

This is the first time I have had a character be hit with the Girdle of opposite gender and it is fun. One party member is trying to be helpful and another one is trying to tease her at every corner and another is just upset that my character is treating being a girl as just a disguise. Lots of different reactions and roleplaying opportunities.

Anyone else have shape-changing related moments in their games? Anything you think I should try before my character turns back (or if she turns back if some players have their ways).


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Reincarnate makes for some excellent roleplaying opportunities. When my half-elf reincarnated druid died, the next day he woke up a couple of miles away as a kitsune. Confused, he followed his "previous body sense" back to his house, whereupon he staggered, naked into his own funeral. The party very nearly killed him again. Once everybody figured out what had happened, he was supposed to come up with some sort of safe word for the next time he died, but who has time for that? Fortunately, it never came up.


blahpers wrote:
Reincarnate makes for some excellent roleplaying opportunities. When my half-elf reincarnated druid died, the next day he woke up a couple of miles away as a kitsune. Confused, he followed his "previous body sense" back to his house, whereupon he staggered, naked into his own funeral. The party very nearly killed him again. Once everybody figured out what had happened, he was supposed to come up with some sort of safe word for the next time he died, but who has time for that? Fortunately, it never came up.

I been reincarnated before. My character woke up as a ratfolk. Lucky for me they were a wizard so the new stats didn't effect him much. Didn't get to RP with the idea much unfortunately, the game broke apart a few weeks later.


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Anything you think I should try before my character turns back (or if she turns back if some players have their ways).

You could try pregnancy. If it's not your thing after a couple months (swollen breasts, morning sickness, armor and clothes no longer fitting after you just had them altered to your new feminine form), just turn back...

GMs looove dealing with those situations.


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If you want the later sex shift to be under your control, there is always the relatively cheap Elixir of Sex Shift.


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Pizza Lord wrote:
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Anything you think I should try before my character turns back (or if she turns back if some players have their ways).

You could try pregnancy. If it's not your thing after a couple months (swollen breasts, morning sickness, armor and clothes no longer fitting after you just had them altered to your new feminine form), just turn back...

GMs looove dealing with those situations.

I remember a fantasy novel based on Norse mythology that dealt with this situation. Loki in the form of a mare seduced a giant's stallion in order to slow down the giant from building the walls of Asgard. He was then unable to resume his normal form until after he gave birth to the pony that the stallion impregnated him with.


David knott 242 wrote:
He was then unable to resume his normal form until after he gave birth to the pony that the stallion impregnated him with.

Pony? Loki gave birth to Slepinir, the eight-legged steed, best of all horses!


I once had an elf that had to make do with a human's body that had been infected with lycanthropy, as it was the only spare lying around...


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In one 3.5 campaign, when my wife's female human evoker Maera died, she rolled 01 and was reincarnated as a bugbear. The GM rolled even odds on sex, and got male. These changes took some getting used to, but the bonuses to his physical stats made him significantly less fragile in combat, so he decided it was worth dealing with the social drawbacks. (NPCs were slow to trust the big hairy goblinoid, naturally.) He reversed the spelling of his name to Aream, kept prestidigitation constantly prepped to keep all that fur presentable, and dived back into spell research and adventuring.

Aream was now the most intelligent bugbear in the world. Hruggek, god of the bugbears, started sending him dreams promising him anything he might want--wives, armies, money, magic items--if he would just agree to sire some smarter offspring on these lovely bugbear concubines that Hruggek sent to him. The DM based his nonhuman gods on the old 1E Deities & Demigods book, so Hruggek was an utter moron compared to Aream, and could never think of anything that remotely tempted the wizard. But his blundering attempts became a huge running joke in the campaign.


Derklord wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
He was then unable to resume his normal form until after he gave birth to the pony that the stallion impregnated him with.
Pony? Loki gave birth to Slepinir, the eight-legged steed, best of all horses!

Ragnarok: Guy plays with snake.


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Derklord wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
He was then unable to resume his normal form until after he gave birth to the pony that the stallion impregnated him with.
Pony? Loki gave birth to Slepinir, the eight-legged steed, best of all horses!

Yes, that is what said pony grew up to be. I don't recall reading anything about Sleipnir being born fully grown.

Edit: Oops, I mixed up "colt" with "pony". Loki gave birth to a colt (young male horse), not a pony (small adult horse).


Pizza Lord wrote:
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Anything you think I should try before my character turns back (or if she turns back if some players have their ways).

You could try pregnancy. If it's not your thing after a couple months (swollen breasts, morning sickness, armor and clothes no longer fitting after you just had them altered to your new feminine form), just turn back...

GMs looove dealing with those situations.

Maybe if my goal was to have my character have rocks fall onto her and be kicked out of the party lol.


Doki-Chan wrote:
I once had an elf that had to make do with a human's body that had been infected with lycanthropy, as it was the only spare lying around...

Wait, what happened? You were an elf and you had to take on the form of just any body that just happen to be lying around? Were you like a ghost looking to posses someone?


Tim Emrick wrote:

In one 3.5 campaign, when my wife's female human evoker Maera died, she rolled 01 and was reincarnated as a bugbear. The GM rolled even odds on sex, and got male. These changes took some getting used to, but the bonuses to his physical stats made him significantly less fragile in combat, so he decided it was worth dealing with the social drawbacks. (NPCs were slow to trust the big hairy goblinoid, naturally.) He reversed the spelling of his name to Aream, kept prestidigitation constantly prepped to keep all that fur presentable, and dived back into spell research and adventuring.

Aream was now the most intelligent bugbear in the world. Hruggek, god of the bugbears, started sending him dreams promising him anything he might want--wives, armies, money, magic items--if he would just agree to sire some smarter offspring on these lovely bugbear concubines that Hruggek sent to him. The DM based his nonhuman gods on the old 1E Deities & Demigods book, so Hruggek was an utter moron compared to Aream, and could never think of anything that remotely tempted the wizard. But his blundering attempts became a huge running joke in the campaign.

Sounds pretty wild and crazy and that the party was having fun with it.


David knott 242 wrote:

If you want the later sex shift to be under your control, there is always the relatively cheap Elixir of Sex Shift.

The GooG is a cursed item, so doubt the elixir could undo that effect without the curse being broken first. And honestly, after she changes back I can't see a reason for her to go out of her way to change back into a girl. Especially with how the elixir says it doesn't help with disguises, which i find weird. how can one change sex and not be disguised?

For instant, even if you looked mostly the same, the most minor changes. you go from a man to a woman, same hair length and style and a similar looking face. Small breasts and and overall similar body shape. How many people who see you are not going to, once they take a closer look, just think they were mistaking you for someone else?


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Spencer Souris wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
If you want the later sex shift to be under your control, there is always the relatively cheap Elixir of Sex Shift.

The GooG is a cursed item, so doubt the elixir could undo that effect without the curse being broken first. And honestly, after she changes back I can't see a reason for her to go out of her way to change back into a girl. Especially with how the elixir says it doesn't help with disguises, which i find weird. how can one change sex and not be disguised?

For instant, even if you looked mostly the same, the most minor changes. you go from a man to a woman, same hair length and style and a similar looking face. Small breasts and and overall similar body shape. How many people who see you are not going to, once they take a closer look, just think they were mistaking you for someone else?

Good catch -- so what you need to undo the effects of the girdle would be Remove Curse, not other sex changing magic. That actually makes reverting to your original sex easier, as a 5th level Cleric could take care of it (for free if he is a party member).

Two Elixirs of Sex Shift would be an alternative approach that could work if you are presenting yourself as a member of the opposite sex to people who have never seen you before, but you are past the point where that would be useful.


David knott 242 wrote:
Spencer Souris wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
If you want the later sex shift to be under your control, there is always the relatively cheap Elixir of Sex Shift.

The GooG is a cursed item, so doubt the elixir could undo that effect without the curse being broken first. And honestly, after she changes back I can't see a reason for her to go out of her way to change back into a girl. Especially with how the elixir says it doesn't help with disguises, which i find weird. how can one change sex and not be disguised?

For instant, even if you looked mostly the same, the most minor changes. you go from a man to a woman, same hair length and style and a similar looking face. Small breasts and and overall similar body shape. How many people who see you are not going to, once they take a closer look, just think they were mistaking you for someone else?

Good catch -- so what you need to undo the effects of the girdle would be Remove Curse, not other sex changing magic. That actually makes reverting to your original sex easier, as a 5th level Cleric could take care of it (for free if he is a party member).

Two Elixirs of Sex Shift would be an alternative approach that could work if you are presenting yourself as a member of the opposite sex to people who have never seen you before, but you are past the point where that would be useful.

Well also i got the "Belt of Really Good Disguise" for a really good price. Permanent sex change for 1200 gold (not that my character knew that when he bought it mind you. She actually took it off at night, expecting to turn back in the safety of their hide out and then started freaking out when nothing happened lol). Much cheaper than the 2,250 gold on each bottle of the ex shifting elixir.

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