Character Evolution Cast E04 – Character and Religion with Jude Vais

In this Ryan-Free episode, Amelia and Jude (of the forthcoming Athrabeth Podcast) discuss how to incorporate religion and spirituality to your character’s story.

Announced Links:

**International Podcast Month:**

– https://www.internationalpodcastmonth.com/

Guests and Projects:

**Jude**: @eremiticjude (https://twitter.com/eremiticjude)

**Athrabeth Podcast**

– Twitter: @Athrabeth_Cast (https://twitter.com/athrabeth_cast)
– Website: http://podcast.athrabeth.com/

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:32 – Intro

00:04:54 – Amelia knows about LOTR

00:05:12 – Getting to know Jude

00:05:38 – The (sort of) plot of Jude’s first RPG campaign

00:08:26 – Falling in love with Tolkien

00:11:10 – There is no word for pants

00:12:24 – Favorite example of character and religion

00:16:07 – Disclosure statements

00:19:07 – Alignment systems (they’re bad)

00:21:47 – Why does religion matter in games?

00:24:34 – Different kinds of religion

00:28:42 – What to do when settings don’t give you any info

00:32:29 – Not just a downtime activity

00:36:24 – Daily practices and habits

00:40:17 – Making sure you aren’t derailing the game

00:45:09 – Navigating the topic with care

00:49:39 – Drawing from real live vs. fiction

00:53:37 – Religion is culture

00:54:36 – Not over-doing it

00:56:27 – The character can be a jerk but the player can’t

00:58:00 – Always do blood magic whenever you can

00:58:12 – Being religious isn’t the same as being good

00:59:23 – Jude is on his soapbox (the one about Daigotsu)

01:01:26 – I’M THE PROTAGONIST!

01:03:13 – Balancing your moral code

01:08:26 – Culture you carry with you

01:09:28 – Plugs

01:10:33 – Closer

01:11:48 – One Shot Network blurb

Music:

– Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
– Clip 1: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)
– Clip 2: Athrabeth Podcast Theme: Lord of the Devil Rings (https://www.pond5.com/stock-music/56181564/lord-devil-rings.html)
– Main Theme: Endless Motion (https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro) by Ben Sound (https://www.bensound.com/)

Our Podcast:

**Character Creation Cast:**

– **Twitter**: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)
– **Facebook**: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/
– **Discord**: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/

**Amelia Antrim**: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)

**Ryan Boelter**: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)

**Our Website**: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

**Our Network**: http://oneshotpodcast.com/

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About the Author
Meghan Dornbrock knows that books are true magic, and has a weak spot for storytelling rogue-kings. An artist, animator, and all-around games enthusiast, she’s fascinated by the many different ways there are to tell a good story and is eager to see what’ll come next. Eventually she will die on Mars, but currently she lives in the uncool part of Brooklyn. Follow her on twitter or on her website.

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