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 11.2 – Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 11! In this episode, we will be finishing our characters for Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna from the Blades in the Dark actual play The Magpies!

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Series 11.1 – Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna (Creation)

Welcome to the firsts episode of series 11! In this episode, we will be going over the Blades in the Dark system with Rhi, Josie and Minna from the Blades in the Dark actual play, The Magpies, and start creating a crew of amazing people together!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Crystal Hearts with Aviv and Eran

On this special bonus episode, we sit down with Aviv Or and Eran Aviram, creators of the Crystal Hearts setting for Savage Worlds, to shine a quick spotlight on the game and get a rundown of what sorts of characters we can expect to create in this system.

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Character Creation Cast – AcadeCon 2018 Recap

This week we’re recapping our experience at AcadeCon 2018! We recorded this on the road, in person and together, so you’ll be treated to the authentic in-car audio stylings of Amelia and Ryan, so fasten your seat belts, we’re about to get going!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Turn with Brie Sheldon

On this special bonus episode, we sit down with Brie Sheldon, creator of the Turn slice of life, supernatural RPG, to shine a quick spotlight on the game and get a rundown of what sorts of characters we can expect to create in this system.

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Series 10.3 – Traveller with Ryan from SotC (Discussion)

Welcome to the last episode in the 10th series! On today’s episode, we discuss the character creation process for the Lifepath game, Traveller, with Ryan from the Shadow of the Cabal podcast!

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Series 10.2 – Traveller with Ryan from SotC (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode in the 10th series. On today’s episode, we finish creating our characters in the Lifepath game, Traveller, with Ryan from the Shadow of the Cabal podcast! Will one of our new heroes suffer the fate that this game is so infamous for?   Announcements: Strata Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gshowitt/strata-a-spire-rpg-sourcebook/description AcadeCon: http://www.acadecon.com Discord:...

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Series 10.1 – Traveller with Ryan from SotC (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode in the 10th series! On today’s episode, we talk about the Lifepath game, Traveller, with Ryan from the Shadow of the Cabal podcast! We also begin making our characters and see how their journey begins on the way to becoming playable people!

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Character Evolution Cast E07 – Safety at the Table with Amelia and Ryan

On this episode of Character Evolution Cast, we expand on last week’s Session Zero episode and talk about staying safe! Amelia and Ryan are alone again on this one, and dive deep into different tools and methods that you can use to keep yourself, and others, safe at the table.

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Character Evolution Cast E06 – Session Zero with Amelia and Ryan

On this episode of Character Evolution Cast, we sit down with… just ourselves? Amelia and Ryan discuss what makes a good session zero and what sorts of things you need to keep in mind as both a player and a GM to help enhance the experience! We even have our own Session Zero worksheet in...

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