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.

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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Series 9.3 – Spire with Grant Howitt (Discussion)

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!

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Series 9.2 – Spire with Grant Howitt (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode in the 9th series! On today’s episode, we will be finishing our characters from last episode using the Spire RPG with Grant Howitt, one of the creators of this very game.

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Series 9.1 – Spire with Grant Howitt (Creation)

This episode starts our 9th series! On today’s episode we will be talking with the creator of such games as Honey Heist, One Last Job, and the game we’ll be covering this series, Spire! That’s right, we have Grant Howitt in our virtual studio for some discussion about Spire before we start digging into character...

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Character Evolution Cast E05 – AP At Home with Greyson and Amanda

On this episode of Character Evolution Cast, we welcome Amanda McLaughlin, from Join the Party, and Greyson, from Heroes Not Included, to discuss bringing lessons from Actual Play podcasts to our own tables at home.

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Series 8.3 – Deadlands Reloaded with Caleb, Camron and Alex (Discussion)

Welcome to the 3rd and final episode of Series 8! In this episode, we discuss our thoughts on the character creation process in Deadlands Reloaded with Caleb, Camron and Alex from the Sounds Like Crowes podcast!

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Series 8.2 – Deadlands Reloaded with Caleb, Camron and Alex (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the 2nd episode of Series 8! On this episode, we finish creating our Deadlands Reloaded characters with Caleb, Camron and Alex from the Sounds Like Crowes podcast!

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Series 8.1 – Deadlands Reloaded with Caleb, Camron and Alex

This episode starts our 8th series! On this episode, we start to discuss Deadlands Reloaded, a Savage Worlds RPG with a western theme. We are joined by Caleb, Camron and Alex from the Sounds Like Crowes podcast as we begin to create a group fitting for the wild, weird west.

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Character Evolution Cast E04 – Character and Religion with Jude Vais

In this Ryan-Free episode, Amelia and Jude (of the forthcoming Athrabeth Podcast) discuss how to incorporate religion and spirituality to your character’s story.

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Series 7.3 – Headspace with Senda and Phil (Discussion):

This is the final episode in our Headspace series! On today’s episode, we welcome back Senda and Phil from Panda’s Talking Games to discuss gaming, their feelings on the system, and our group of characters!

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