For this special Character Creation ReCast episode, we’re highlighting the third part of our small games series, where Amelia and Ryan were joined by Chris Foster of the Play/Test podcast to talk about InSpectres, a game about a ghost hunting start up. This episode stands well on its own, too, with creation and discussion fit into a single episode!

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Guests:

Chris Foster @Eyolo

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Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:07 – Introductions

00:06:20 – What’s in a game?

00:09:48 – Let’s make some people!

00:11:46 – Naming the characters

00:13:31 – John Longfellow 

00:14:12 – Ainsley Wright

00:14:54 – Jackie Smith

00:15:23 – Assigning skill dice 

00:18:20 – Picking a talent 

00:21:52 – Let’s make a franchise!

00:22:23 – How big is the franchise?

00:24:23 – Main office or start-up?

00:25:03 – Where are you located?

00:26:39 – Who runs the show?

00:25:55 – Who funds this?

00:27:03 – Amenities 

00:29:43 – Gear

00:36:49 – Transportation

00:39:29 – Specialty

00:46:00 – Franchise dice 

00:48:41 – D20 for your thoughts

00:52:44 – Are characters fleshed out?

00:56:21 – Flaws?

00:57:45 – What does character creation tell us about the game? 

00:58:30 – Fan Fic Time!

01:02:31 – Plugs

01:03:28 – Episode Closer

01:04:54 – Show Blurbs

01:05:43 – Outtakes

Transcripts

Music:

Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Clip 1: Play/Test podcast theme song (https://playtest.pub) by Matt Lee (https://twitter.com/NiceWizardMusic)

Clip 2: “Epic Unease” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)

Games discussed this episode:

InSpectres

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