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 30.3 – Quest with Kyle Allen and Russ Wilde [Prism Pals] (Discussion)

In today’s episode, we welcome back Kyle Allen and Russ Wild from the Prism Pals podcast, to discuss the character creation process for Quest, the fantasy RPG from TC Sottek of The Adventure Guild. We also get into some not-at-all confusing fanfic about the characters we made this series!

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Series 30.2 – Quest with Kyle Allen and Russ Wilde [Prism Pals] (Creation Continued)

We continue our character creation series for Quest, an RPG created by T.C. Sottek from The Adventure Guild, and we welcome back Kyle Allen and Russ Wilde from the Prism Pals podcast to finish creating our wild crew of characters!

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Series 30.1 – Quest with Kyle Allen and Russ Wilde [Prism Pals] (Creation)

For the first episode of our 30th series, we welcome Kyle Allen and Russ Wilde from the Prism Pals podcast to discuss Quest, an RPG created by T.C. Sottek from The Adventure Guild, and start diving into the delightfully cozy character creation.

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Series 29.3 – Legend of the Five Rings with David Gordon Buresh (Discussion)

The final Episode of our Legend of the Five Rings series with David Gordon Bursesh. We discuss the character creation process, the problems with this game, and the frustrations of trying to level up.

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Series 29.2 – Legend of the Five Rings with David Gordon Buresh (Creation Continued)

The second episode of our Legend of the Five Rings series welcomes back David Gordon Buresh, from the Dave of the Five Rings blog, to finish up our characters by going through the remaining *checks notes* 17 questions. Also, hear Ryan’s first exasperated sigh against Amelia’s favorite game!

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Series 29.1 – Legend of the Five Rings with David Gordon Buresh (Creation)

In this first episode of series 29, we finally get to cover Amelia’s favorite game, Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition, with guest David Gordon Buresh! We dive into what this game is all about and start creating our characters using a series of 20 questions every step of the way.

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Series 28.3 – Numenera with Darcy Ross (Discussion)

In the final episode of our Numenera series, Darcy Ross, from Cypher Speak and Monte Cook Games, sits down with us to discuss the process of character creation and we make some great fanfic! Announcements: Monte Cook Games $5 Off listener promotion: https://montecookgames.com/store/ Use code “ccc5off” to get $5 off your order!   Leave us...

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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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