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 42.1 – Sentinel Comics with Jef and Jon [System Mastery] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 42, everyone! This series we welcome back Jef and Jon from the System Mastery podcast, to talk about Sentinel Comics, the Role Playing Game, a superhero RPG by Greater Than Games. In this episode, we learn about the game and begin creating our superheroes!

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Series 41.3 – Micro RPGs with Ourselves (Heartbeats and Post-Match Interview)

Welcome to the final episode of series 41, everyone! This series will be a bit different from our normal series. We will be covering two micro RPGs each episode with just Amelia and Ryan at the helm! This episode, we’re going in cold with character creation for Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis’s game Heartbeats and...

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Series 41.2 – Micro RPGs with Ourselves (It Wants Souls and Van Gogh’s Ear)

Welcome to the second episode of series 41, everyone! This series will be a bit different than our normal series. We will be covering two micro RPGs each episode with just Amelia and Ryan at the helm! This episode, we’re going in cold with character creation for Quinn Murphy’s game It Wants Souls and Jenn...

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Series 41.1 – Micro RPGs with Ourselves (Pyrewaltz and Going Dark)

Welcome to the first episode of series 41, everyone! This series will be a bit different than our normal series. We will be covering two micro RPGs each episode with just Amelia and Ryan at the helm! This episode, we’re going in cold with character creation for Soup’s Pyrewaltz and Daniel Kwan and Angus Macpherson’s...

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Series 40.3 – Phoenix Dawn Command with Neal Powell (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 40, everyone! This series we welcome Neal Powell, co-host from DMNastics, Dungeon Master’s Block and Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, to talk about Phoenix Dawn Command, a card based, fantasy TTRPG by Keith Baker that is all about coming back from death stronger than before. This episode, we...

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Series 40.2 – Phoenix Dawn Command with Neal Powell (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 40, everyone! This series we welcome Neal Powell, co-host from DMNastics, Dungeon Master’s Block and Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, to talk about Phoenix Dawn Command, a card based, fantasy TTRPG by Keith Baker that is all about coming back from death stronger than before. This episode, we...

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Series 40.1 – Phoenix Dawn Command with Neal Powell (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 40, everyone! This series we welcome Neal Powell, co-host from DMNastics, Dungeon Master’s Block and Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, to talk about Phoenix Dawn Command, a card based, fantasy TTRPG by Keith Baker that is all about coming back from death stronger than before. This episode, we...

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Series 39.3 – Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 39, everyone! This series, we’re finally tackling the game that Ryan has been talking about for ages, Chimera, a Powered by the Apocalypse game that allows you to blend genres together and create unique worlds and people. Today, Ryan again takes a backseat as a guest along with...

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Series 39.2 – Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of Series 39, everyone! This series, we’re finally tackling the game that Ryan has been talking about for ages, Chimera, a Powered by the Apocalypse game that allows you to blend genres together and create unique worlds and people. Today, Ryan again takes a backseat as a guest along with...

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Series 39.1 – Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of Series 39, everyone! This series, we’re finally tackling the game that Ryan has been talking about for ages, Chimera, a Powered by the Apocalypse game that allows you to blend genres together and create unique worlds and people. Today, Ryan takes a backseat as a guest along with co-designer...

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