No! We actually made this game to be inclusive of both bearded and smooth of cheek folks. We want everyone to know what it's like to live their beard life, and what us bearded people go through on your behalf every day.
But if everyone at the table has a beard there are optional rules to enhance play based on your beards.
No. The Whiskerverse draws people from across time and space into it. The only people who get pulled into it have beards, but they are humans, robots, and aliens of all types. There are also the natives of The Whiskerverse who are are as diverse as as you can imagine.
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