My games usually have at least one female player at the table, so there's usually at least one female character in the party. Because of this I generally design things to include both genders when possible to prevent the "you need to all play male (or female) chars for this next campaign," and upset those in GM's groups who dislike opposite gender rping. (Or make an amazing mess out of it.)
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As for the female quarters being inviolate, a GM could add in robotic guards patrolling the corridors separating the male/female blocks, or simply intermingle it more with a "prison life's tough you had best be tougher" approach. (much like the prisons in Chronicles of Riddick and other sci-fi games are.) Glad you like it, I'd love to see a copy of your notes and the changes you make to turn DJL into a fantasy prison. (Seeing it up as a sub would be very neat.)
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Haven't had the chance to try it as a campaign yet, (I came up with it all yesterday over the course of 12 or so hours) but I hope to get a chance to use it sometime. I can see it working well as a one use location for a Shadowrun adventure, but short of starting a new campaign there's not many places this facility would fit in my current games. Anyone else that uses the prison in their game, please drop me a line of post back here and let me know how it went :)
Just about perfect in every way. I would love to use this prison one day. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that this is a co-ed prison -- I'd assume that only the most dangerous prisoners would be sent down to Davy Jone's Lockdown, so I would question the ability of the prison guards to keep the female prisoners' quarters inviolate. Still, this is for a fantasy game, so it doesn't have to be entirely believable.
Really, truly well done! 5/5
Very nice article. It certainly makes a lot of sense, is logical, and an easy read. I doubt it will change the way I vote much (Though I find it already creeping up on my as I vote on this one). My voting practices, like much of what I do, are nowhere near as coherent as this. I applaud and thank you for being able to write this and for taking the time to write this. Good work.