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 28.2 – Numenera with Darcy Ross (Creation Continued)

Series 28.1 – Numenera with Darcy Ross (Creation)

In this first episode of series 28, we welcome Darcy Ross, who is the co-host of the Cypher Speak podcast from the Misdirected Mark Network as well as the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, as we sit down to discuss Numenera, a Science Fantasy RPG. We’ll start building our characters this episode, too,...

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Series 27.3 – Beyond the Wall with Alex Flanigan and Adam Steward (Discussion)

In the last episode of series 27, we welcome back Alex Flanigan, from the A Horror Borealis and The Cryptid Keeper podcasts, as our special guest co-host, filling in for Amelia due to a family emergency at the time of recording. We also welcome back Ryan’s best friend since the first grade, and current GM...

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Series 27.2 – Beyond the Wall with Alex Flanigan and Adam Steward (Creation Continued)

In the second episode of series 27, we welcome back Alex Flanigan, from the A Horror Borealis and The Cryptid Keeper podcasts, as our special guest co-host, filling in for Amelia due to a family emergency at the time of recording. We also welcome back Ryan’s best friend since the first grade, and current GM...

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Series 27.1 – Beyond the Wall with Alex Flanigan and Adam Steward (Creation)

In this first episode of series 27, we welcome Alex Flanigan, from the A Horror Borealis and The Cryptid Keeper podcasts, as our special guest co-host, filling in for Amelia due to a family emergency at the time of recording. We also welcome Ryan’s best friend since the first grade, and current GM for their...

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Series 26.3 – Genesys and Skyjacks with James D’Amato (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 26! James D’Amato joins us, once again, to discuss Genesys, a setting neutral RPG by Fantasy Flight Games, as well as learning a bit more about the Campaign Skyjacks world of Speir!

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Series 26.2 – Genesys and Skyjacks with James D’Amato (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 26! This episode, we welcome back our very own network president, James D’Amato, to finish creating our characters together for Genesys, a setting neutral RPG by Fantasy Flight Games, utilizing the Campaign Skyjacks world of Speir!

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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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