People of color are not fairly represented here. People from India, Native Americans, Africans (African Americans), Latina/os and Mexicans (I list Mexicans separately as some Mexicans don’t consider themselves to be Latina/os), Orientals and finally those from the Middle East. Drake Fong and Chai don’t even look oriental; though the effort is noted.
Women are also not fairly represented. There aren’t as many women as there are men. It’s far easier to make an all men’s team of equal power than it is to make a team of all women of equal power. AND there are far fewer women than men from which to choose.
Finally, more and more women are playing RPGs than ever before! Now i know the women, especially the higher powered ones, have been created for the male gaze, but I want women to be shown as actual women. The men are: Rigard is older and so looks as he should, so are Fong, Chai and Colin. Barring that, I want some men who are as scantily clad and as physically attractive as the women are.
Also, women like Scarlett and Sonya aren’t as powerful as men like Colin and the blue guy with the great abs and the horrifying face and horns. This makes it fairly impossible to create women’s vs men’s teams which can vy against each other on equal footing.
All in all, these prevalent inequalities are off-putting. Some of my friends say, "That’s just the way it is. " I don’t think it has to be. If you were able to make some headway in regard to these issues, you might be the first RPG to do so, AND I’d be able to get more of my friends on board. Thank you