'''Basic Trope''': One gender gets more perks from a game system than the other gender does.
* '''Straight''':
** In ''Hope of Travtropia'', [[BreastPlate certain equipment]] can only be used by females. Females are also the only ones who can access the classes [[BadassPrincess Princess]] or MagicalGirl.
** In ''Repvrot's Bane'', only men can use the [[ScaryImpracticalArmor strongest armor]] and [[{{BFS}} biggest weapons]], or become a WarriorPrince.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** In ''Hope of Travtropia'', women are [[LightningBruiser faster]], better at magic, and have lots of nifty exclusive equipment and accessories to choose from. Men... [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards can smash]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer stuff]].
** In ''Repvrot's Bane'', men are naturally more powerful and can equip pretty much all the weapons and armor available, while women are regulated to [[WhiteMage more]] [[SquishyWizard squishy]] [[SpoonyBard classes]].
* '''Downplayed''':
** Female equipment is slightly more common than male equipment, but that's because there are more female characters than male in the party.
** Female characters have more customization options, which are purely aesthetic. There are no gender differences in the actual gameplay.
* '''Justified''':
** Travtropia is set in a LadyLand.
** ''Repvrot's Bane'' is set in a CrapsackWorld where [[MenAreTheExpendableGender men are considered expendable]] and women face a lot of societal pressure to [[StayInTheKitchen stay out of danger]].
* '''Inverted''': PurelyAestheticGender
* '''Subverted''': In theory, one of the genders has an advantage over another, but this advantage turns out to be negligible.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** While gender offers no perks to a ''starting'' character, the {{Prestige Class}}es are gender-exclusive, with those offered to one being ''far'' better than the other gender's options.
** While stat and skill wise, both genders are mostly equal, there's also a clear disparity when it comes to {{equipment|BasedProgression}}; as males may be able to equip [[StoneWall the best armor]], but only females can equip [[GlassCannon the best weapons]].
* '''Parodied''': One gender has access to a whole slew of options... that mean absolutely nothing and are just there for the sake of being there.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Both genders get exclusive equipment. Which equipment is better/easier to obtain depends on how far the player has gotten in the game, making the advantage swing back and forth. When DLC is released for the game, the first pack is skewed heavily towards men, but the second gives women even ''greater'' advantages.
** Each gender has their own versions of the best classes, armor, and weapons.
* '''Averted''':
** Only one gender is allowed as player characters.
** Both genders can be played, but the gender choice is [[PurelyAestheticGender purely cosmetic]].
** The advantages and disadvantages of each gender are perfectly balanced.
* '''Enforced''': The main character is male/female, and the developers included extra equipment for that gender.
* '''Lampshaded''': NPC's actually mention that only women can equip the accessory that prevents all status ailment/ only men can equip the strongest hammer in the world.
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''':
** Bob starts playing a RolePlayingGame and makes a half female half male party so he can equip both the best armor and best weapons.
** Tired of always being at the short end of the bargain, a character uses some kind {{Gender Bend|er}}ing Magic and/or AppliedPhlebotinum to turn himself[=/=]herself into the opposite sex, so she[=/=]he can [[MinMaxing enjoy the nifty battle perks]] that come with it.
* '''Defied''': During early beta testing, players were frustrated by the fact that in one level, male characters get an amusing DisguisedInDrag subplot where they infiltrate a castle disguised as maids, while female ones get an [[WhiteKnight annoying knight]] who tries to "[[StopHelpingMe protect]]" them. To avoid player annoyance, the annoying knight was demoted to a minor {{NPC}}, and female characters were given a SweetPollyOliver subplot where they infiltrate a castle disguised as footmen.
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* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob starts playing ''[[ShowWithinAShow My Tiny Princess]]'' and makes a male character, only to find there's hardly anything available for his little guy to use/equip/wear.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ''Serfs and Swordsmen'' is a semi-realistic game based on historical information about the medieval era. Whichever gender you choose, your character intends to become an adventurer, but female characters have to overcome sexism in order to do so. {{NPC}}s are generally more cooperative toward male characters and unwilling to sell weapons or give quests to females. Female characters are often treated as social pariahs for defying social expectations. There may be an AttemptedRape situation which only occurs for female characters, or the male equivalent is an easier scenario in which he helps a woman fight off a rapist. Later in the game, the character goes from RagsToRoyalty. It's easier for kings to exercise power than queens. Queens face a conflict between being a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royal who actually does something]] and producing an heir, and there's even the chance of a DeathByChildbirth-induced NonStandardGameOver depending on the player's decisions while the character is pregnant. This has the effect of making the player feel the sexism of the era, while also creating a form of DifficultyLevels.
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