>>66214364>This does raise questions of exactly how much XP/soul a typical woman has available to start - it presumably also would run the risk of a low-XP mother meaning you were hopelessly low level and incapable of going on adventures to get more XP, perpetuating a sort of NPC underclass.
Was thinking it was sorta assumed girls would usually just grow as time goes on while boys wouldn't, so girls usually don't have much XP to start with, though that does raise the question of how would the mother know the gender ahead of time?
Maybe they just have to risk it>Or do all women gain XP passively as time goes on, gaining more if they adventure? In that case little old grannies would (rightly) be among the more terrifying beings around.
See above, though I was assuming XP was gained as overcoming struggles and encounters, that could mean fight a monster, or it could mean navigate a difficult social encounter>Though then again, if menopause means they can't get any more XP, maybe those grannies can't level up any more - and the badasses are the ones who got their murderhoboing in while they were still below their 50's.
That was something I was considering, linking it wholly to fertility, once you lose the ability to bare a child, that's it, you're stuck at that level>You could certainly go with the "only women can use magic" approach of which Wheel of Time is fond (to start), which would doubtlessly cause a similar degree of shifting in social structures! And if magic is so OP that a more martially-inclined warrior has nearly no hope of competing, then "only women use magic" would pretty solidly make for a mostly-women-adventurers setting.
That too I suppose>>66214551
There's actually be a few records of that happening, mind you that's usually as a side effect of chimerism/them absorbing a male sibling while in the womb, but it's been known to occur