Welcome to the final episode in the 9th series! On today’s episode, we sit down with Grant Howitt, co-creator for Spire, to discuss how character creation went for this amazing game!



Guests and Projects:

Grant Howitt: @gshowitt (https://twitter.com/gshowitt)



00:00:00 – Announcements

00:01:50 – Re-Introductions

00:04:10 – D20 for your thoughts? | How did Grant get his introduction to RPGs and Design?

00:06:46 – Grant’s personal character creation process.

00:09:03 – How does character creation in Spire stack up to other games?

00:15:01 – How does the process of character creation set a player’s expectations for playing?

00:19:51 – What are the flaws of character creation in Spire?

00:21:36 – Grant goes on an important tangent with Amelia

00:24:56 – How balanced are the different character types in Spire?

00:28:43 – How are NPCs created in Spire?

00:32:32 – How would our group gel together in a typical Spire session?

00:35:47 – How well does Spire allow for character development?

00:40:46 – Take it up a level!

00:48:02 – Should you have advancement in mind during character creation?

00:51:55 – Final thoughts?

00:52:47 – Episode Closer

00:55:10 – Outtakes

00:56:19 – Show Blurbs!


Game systems and materials discussed in this episode:

Spire by Rowan, Rook and Decard

Other games by Grant:



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

Clip 1: Revolution Now (Instrumental) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Simple_Life_Part_1/JoshWoodward-TSL-NoVox-105-RevolutionNow) by Josh Woodward (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/)

Clip 2: Babylon Shall Fall (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Simon_Mathewson/Some_dance_tracks/Babylon_Shall_Fall_1438) by Simon Mathewson (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Simon_Mathewson/)

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/)


Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast:

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

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

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

Our Network: https://oneshotpodcast.com

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