Series 3.3 – Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Discussion)
April 29, 2018
On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to discuss character creation and much more in regards to Star Crossed!
00:00:00 – Announcements
00:03:45 – Reintroductions
00:07:24 – D20 for your thoughts?
00:07:46 – How did Alex get into RPGs?
00:12:10 – Alex’s personal character creation process
00:14:45 – How does Star Crossed compare to other systems for character creation?
00:22:30 – What did Alex need to have in this game for character creation?
00:26:36 – How does the process lead to immersion?
00:30:58 – How do we think our scenarios for our couples would play out?
00:38:22 – How does this game handle character development?
00:41:56 – Take it up a level!
00:42:16 – Intensity and the concept of bleed
00:48:22 – Decompressing during and after an intense game
00:51:40 – What sorts of things can be learned from this game?
01:01:32 – What did Alex learn from making this game?
01:04:06 – Alex’s advice to get the most from Star Crossed
01:05:31 – Why should people give this game a try?
01:08:57 – Episode Closer
01:12:52 – Outtakes
Guests and Projects:
Alex Roberts: [@muscularpikachu](https://twitter.com/muscularpikachu)
Bully Pulpit Games
Dialect by Thorny Games
Threadbear by Stephanie Bryant
Sig: The City Between by Genesis of Legend
Game systems discussed in this episode:
Star Crossed! by Bully Pulpit Games
Other Games Mentioned as inspiration for Star Crossed!:
Dread by Impossible Dream ([amazon](https://amzn.to/2JLkwR3)) ([website](https://dreadthegame.wordpress.com/about-dread-the-game/))
Kagematsu by Cream Alien Games ([website](https://sites.google.com/site/creamaliengames/Home/kagematsu-the-rpg))
Hot Guys Making Out by Tao Games ([drivethru](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156244/Hot-Guys-Making-Out)) ([website](http://www.tao-games.com/hot-guys-making-out/))
Breaking the Ice by Black and Green Games ([drivethru](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80426/Breaking-the-Ice)) ([website – romance trilogy](http://www.blackgreengames.com/shop/romancetrilogy))
Fiasco by Bully Pulpit Games ([amazon](https://amzn.to/2vb8Aoq)) ([drivethru](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/78548/Fiasco)) ([website](http://bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/))
Character Inspired Mix Tapes:
Amelia and Ryan’s Couple
Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/7nguieqg9s4h9CqQMNifHp?si=aFX7r4HdTpaLO80McU5kbQ](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/7nguieqg9s4h9CqQMNifHp?si=aFX7r4HdTpaLO80McU5kbQ)
YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkKn12lcNm8I3thhTK2MFvPt](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkKn12lcNm8I3thhTK2MFvPt)
Ryan and Alex’s Couple
Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/1fiectTQbuKO4d1gXOhiFd?si=WarEhAgHRUymPn4Cad94AQ](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/1fiectTQbuKO4d1gXOhiFd?si=WarEhAgHRUymPn4Cad94AQ)
YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkLN3LhyGuLoBP9bMyNgJCNi](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkLN3LhyGuLoBP9bMyNgJCNi)
Alex and Amelia’s Couple
Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/5GLObBcZZxfRMjAoH8Tg3n?si=tWr0fDgPRpytAK3yVTfP-A](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/5GLObBcZZxfRMjAoH8Tg3n?si=tWr0fDgPRpytAK3yVTfP-A)
YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkIb1bw9OiDjDpX9ty-l8b7t](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkIb1bw9OiDjDpX9ty-l8b7t)
Character sheets for this episode:
Opening: [Meditation Impromptu 03](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)
Clip 1: [Autumn Day](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Autumn_Day) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)
Clip 2: [Backstory podcast](https://twitter.com/backstorycast) opening theme
Clip 3: [Sovereign Quarter](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Sovereign_Quarter) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)
Clip 4: [Delicate Frost by Winter Solstice](https://artlist.io/) used in the [Star Crossed Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/star-crossed-the-two-player-game-of-forbidden-love) video created by [@banana\_chan\_vid](https://twitter.com/banana_chan_vid)
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/)
Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast](https://twitter.com/CreationCast)
Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning](https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)
Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune](https://twitter.com/lordneptune)
Our Website: [http://www.charactercreationcast.com](http://charactercreationcast.com)