So as to avoid all that annoying "he/she" or "him or her," this book
mostly uses "he" to describe living things. This is not because we're
assuming everything in the universe is male or supporting some sort of
patriarchal conspiracy, but because it saves on space and headaches. If
English had a gender-neutral third person pronoun we'd be on that like
blood on a Vorpal Blade.
We will use the terms "creature," "player,"
"character," and "hero" interchangeably. They all mean the exact
sometimes we'll refer to your character as "you" and sometimes as "your
character." We mean the same thing either way, so donét worry about it.