ReCast – Series 2.3 – MASKS with Brandon James and Elsbeth [Protean City Comics] (Discussion)

On this special Character Creation ReCast episode, we’re going all the way back to the beginning! This episode was originally released with the launch of our podcast back in April, 2018, and our guests were the GMs from Protean City Comics where we learned about MASKS: A New Generation and learned a lot about PbtA and how important it is to be able to see yourself in a game.

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Guests:

Brandon Leon-Gambetta: @DrCaptainKobold

James Malloy: @AndTheMeltdowns

Elsbeth Denman: @TheCatOnTheWall

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:02:37 – Introductions

00:09:50 – D20 For Your Thoughts?

00:10:01 – How do you approach character creation?

00:21:56 – How does MASKS compare to other systems for character creation?

00:30:52 – How does this process set up expectations of play?

00:47:01 – How do the mechanics of the game lead to character immersion?

00:57:05 – What sort of tone will our game have with this group?

01:08:17 – Take It Up A Level!

01:22:08 – Episode Closer

01:26:46 – 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: Action Epic by Komiku

Clip 2: Stop, Hack and Roll opening theme

Clip 3: Night Owl by Broke For Free

Clip 4: Protean City Comics opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

Games discussed this episode:

MASKS: A New Generation by Magpie Games

Character Inspired Dice Sets:

Ryan

  • Chessex Gemini Black and Blue w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2GjkTA5 
    • Swirling vortex of blue and black as a reminder of space, gold like her eyes

Amelia

Brandon

  • Chessex Gemini Purple and Teal w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2utft4j 
    • Bright colors to match the flashy costume, and a mix of teal and purple to represent the male and female sides

James

Elsbeth

  • Chessex Frosted clear w/Black: https://amzn.to/2E3dN0X 
    • Clear to represent the negation of the power around her, but frosted to show that you don’t know everything about her

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