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Subject: HIS, VQ, and female players rss

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Mark Maginity
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I've always wondered whether female players would have any preference for Virgin Queen over Here I Stand due to the presence of Elizabeth I as a ruler in her own right plus the presence of Catherine de' Medici as de facto (albeit not official within the rules of the game) ruler of France. In addition, the diplomatic marriages and the substitution of patronage for exploration and conquest in the New World would seem to give VQ a less militaristic bent, though I realize I'm venturing into stereotypical territory here. Actually, the hard fact is that I've only played either of these games with a female player once, so I guess the ultimate question may be why there aren't more female players of these games. Then again, I've seen hardly any participation by the female members of my gaming club in ANY of the war games, so maybe that's the answer (which raises the question anew for war games in general) right there. What's been your experience?
 
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A woman I played with got angry that women's value for marriage decreased as they got older in the game. She and the other lady player seemed to enjoy everything else. The Most Christian King, played by a woman, was delighted to smash my Protestants into dust. Both women I played with were history majors and hearing them discuss the history at great length was a delight.
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I played VQ with 5 strippers. Every single one of them preferred it over HIS. I'm not sure what it proves, but count me in on the VQ train!
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TonyClifton wrote:
I played VQ with 5 strippers. Every single one of them preferred it over HIS. I'm not sure what it proves, but count me in on the VQ train!

Were they Virgins before AND after the game? I hear all strippers are Virgins....
 
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