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 13.3 – Edifice with Devon George (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 13! Devon George joins us once again to discuss the character creation process for her game, Edifice. This episode, we not only dive deep into how this game stacks up to others, but we also do a little bit of fanfic, figuring out how our characters may have...

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Series 13.2 – Edifice with Devon George (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 13! We welcome back Devon George to finish creating our Edifice, as well as creating our own characters, for the game, Edifice. A game that Devon is creating and is currently in beta!

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Series 13.1 – Edifice with Devon George (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of lucky Series 13! Today we are welcoming Devon George into the virtual studio to discuss her own game, Edifice, which is currently in the beta playtesting phase! This episode we’ll be discussing the game and start creating our own Edifice.

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Character Evolution Cast E09: Character Creation with All My Fantasy Children

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, we welcome Aaron and Jeff from All My Fantasy Children to talk about how to create characters for any system. We get into a lot of interesting topics this episode and have a ton of fun along the way.

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Series 12.3 – Heroes Unlimited with System Mastery (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 12! We welcome back Jef and Jon from System Mastery to talk about character creation for Amelia’s new favorite game, Heroes Unlimited 2nd Edition! Also, this is our 50th episode! Buckle up, this episode is tuned to “extra exasperation”!

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Series 12.2 – Heroes Unlimited with System Mastery (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of Series 12! Jef and Jon from System Mastery are still here creating characters with us for Heroes Unlimited 2nd Edition!

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Series 12.1 – Heroes Unlimited with System Mastery (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode in Series 12! We welcome Jef and Jon from the System Mastery podcast to discuss Ryan’s favorite nostalgic game, Heroes Unlimited 2nd Edition by Palladium Books! We’ll go over the multitude of things you need to know to create characters in this game as well as start creating our own...

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Character Evolution Cast E08 – Lessons Learned

On this end-of-the-year episode of Character Evolution Cast we sit down with Dusty and Mike of the RPG Lessons Learned podcast to discuss how we can improve our games the same way we improve our lives: by acknowledging failures, celebrating victories, and giving open and honest feedback.

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Character Creation Cast Cold Cuts Christmas Special

Welcome to a special holiday episode of Character Creation Cast! In this episode, Amelia and Ryan share some of their favorite cuts from all of their cold open recording sessions! So, come with us, and take a listen behind the scenes on this wild journey through time!

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Series 11.3 – Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 11! In this episode, we will be discussing the character creation process for Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna from the Blades in the Dark actual play podcast, The Magpies!

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