Character Creation Cast

Each month, Character Creation Cast creates characters for a different game with guests from the RPG world, then examines the process, in depth. They always take the time to reflect on the game, its design, and what guests have to say about it. Each series is followed by Character Evolution Cast, where Amelia and Ryan explore ideas and techniques to help players get the most out of the characters they’ve made.  

Amelia Antrim
After stepping away from gaming during college, Amelia picked it up the hobby again after listening to a few actual play podcasts. Since then, she has made it her mission to try out a variety of systems and play styles, and to explore the interactions between mechanics, setting, characters, and narrative. She is passionate about creating memorable characters and using RPGs to tell great stories. When she isn’t playing or talking about RPGs, Amelia is probably busy being a nerd about something else, like political science or Star Wars.

Ryan Boelter started playing RPGs in middle school, way back in 1993. He quickly found that it lit his imagination on fire and he was hooked. He took a break after college when friends moved away, but after discovering the joy of one shots, podcasts, and online play, he has jumped in with both feet.

Series 26.1 – Genesys and Skyjacks with James D’Amato (Creation)

We’re very excited to welcome you to the beginning of series 26! This series we welcome our very own network president, James D’Amato, to learn about Genesys, a setting neutral RPG by Fantasy Flight Games, as well as begin creating characters in the Campaign Skyjacks world of Speir!

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Series 25.3 – Golden Sky Stories with David Gunsberg and Morgan Jenkins (Discussion)

On the final episode of our 25th series, Ryan welcomes back David Gunsberg and Morgan Jenkins to talk about Golden Sky Stories, a slice of life RPG where kindness reigns. Amelia wasn’t able to make it for this recording, but we end up with a really great discussion about this very wholesome game.

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Series 25.2 – Golden Sky Stories with David Gunsberg and Morgan Jenkins (Creation Continued)

On the second episode of our 25th series, we welcome back David Gunsberg and Morgan Jenkins to talk about Golden Sky Stories, a slice of life RPG where kindness reigns. Listen as we meet our adorable characters and find out what sort of shenanigans they had gotten up to together in the past!

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Series 25.1 – Golden Sky Stories with David Gunsberg and Morgan Jenkins (Creation)

Our 25th series starts here where we welcome friends of the show David Gunsberg and Morgan Jenkins to talk about Golden Sky Stories, a slice of life RPG where kindness reigns.

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Character Creation Spotlight – The Creatensive Character Zine with Izzy (Praxis Descends)

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! Today we’re highlighting Izzy, aka Praxis Descends, and her new character building resource, The Creatensive Character Zine, kickstarting right now! Find out about this very cool resource as well as see how one of the exercises works with one of Ryan’s latest characters from the...

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Character Evolution Cast E19: How Plot Plot?

In a bonus Evolution Cast episode (because March has an extra Monday) we tackle how to plot out your characters story using goals and motivations. 

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Character Creation Spotlight – Princess World with Kevin Petker

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! Today we’re highlighting Kevin Petker and his game, Princess World! Find out about the game in this abridged format, including us creating a princess, and get pumped to back this amazing kickstarter happening right now!

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Character Evolution Cast E18: Enhancing Your Games with Games

Descent into Midnight – Character Creation Spotlight with Rich Howard

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! Today we’re highlighting Rich Howard and his game, Descent into Midnight, that he is co-designing with Richard Kruetz-Landry and Taylor LaBresh, whom we had on previously for a full Descent into Midnight series back in Series 18! Find out what’s changed since that series, or...

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