In the final episode of series 20, and we welcome back Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor, designers of Heart, to talk about the character creation process, their hopes for the game, and the reasons behind the design choices they made. Amelia also gets to talk about jello and sand again.

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Guests and Projects:

Grant Howitt @gshowitt

Chris Taylor @TheMaddigan

Rowan, Rook and Decard @RowanRookDecard

Hearty Dice Friends @HDFpodcast

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:05:19 – Introductions
  • 00:06:31 – D20 For Your Thoughts 
  • 00:06:51 – Chris’s start in games
  • 00:08:33 – How did you decide what kinds of characters to put in Heart?
  • 00:18:37 – The Jello to Sand Continuum
  • 00:24:35 – Specific character options
  • 00:28:51 – Lessons learned from Spire
  • 00:38:47 – What does the process of character creation tell us about the game?
  • 00:46:57 – Potential flaws
  • 00:51:34 – Points of pride
  • 00:53:46 – Changes from Spire
  • 01:00:40 – FAN FIC TIME
  • 01:09:47 – Take It Up A Level
  • 01:10:31 – How do characters change?
  • 01:21:42 – Grant’s plugs
  • 01:22:32 – Chris’s plugs
  • 01:23:51 – Closer
  • 01:25:21 – Show Blurbs (System Mastery)
  • 01:26:11 – Outtakes

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