Flippage: An interesting article. Here’s a quote, which should tell you quite accurately whether or not you actually want to read it.
[…] he broke the conventions of in-game roleplay: Instead of playing a female mage wandering the lands of Aden in the name of Einhasad, Flippage was playing a female playing a male mage. He was roleplaying a meta-character, something that traditionally is met with scorn in roleplaying communities
It’s a whole ‘nother whole in those games. Via MetaFilter.