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 15.3 – Iron Edda Accelerated with Tracy Barnett (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 15! In this episode, we discuss our fanfic and talk game design and mechanics with Tracy Barnett, creator of Iron Edda and the newer version, which we covered this series, Iron Edda Accelerated!

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Series 15.2 – Iron Edda Accelerated with Tracy Barnett (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 15! In this episode, we’ll be finishing our Holdfast and finally start character creation with Tracy Barnett, creator of Iron Edda and the newer version, which we start covering this series, Iron Edda Accelerated!

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Series 15.1 – Iron Edda Accelerated with Tracy Barnett (Creation)

Welcome to the first series of series 15! In this series, we’ll be talking with Tracy Barnett, creator of Iron Edda and the newer version, which we start covering this series, Iron Edda Accelerated! We learn a lot about the Fate Accelerated system along with this game before we start diving into the creation of...

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Year 1 Anniversary Q&A

Welcome to a special episode of Character Creation Cast! It’s been almost exactly one year since we released Episode Zero into the world! This episode, we will be tackling your questions with our answers!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Witch+Craft with Shannon and Dillon

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! In this episode, we’re shining the light onto a D&D 5E supplement called Witch+Craft, currently kickstarting as of the release of this episode, with creators Shannon and Dillon from Astrolago Press. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/astrolago/witch-craft-a-5e-supplemental

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Series 14.3 – Shadowrun with NeoScum (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of the 14th series, everyone! Today we sit back down with the folks from NeoScum and dive into some really interesting discussion around character creation in the extremely complex game that is Shadowrun.

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Series 14.2 – Shadowrun with NeoScum (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of the 14th series, everyone! Today we’ll be finishing up our collaborative character creation for Shadowrun with most of the folks from the NeoScum podcast. Buckle up, because this game is complex!

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Series 14.1 – Shadowrun with NeoScum (Creation)

This is the first episode of the 14th series, and today we’re going to be tackling character creation for Shadowrun with most of the folks from the NeoScum podcast! We learn a lot about this complex system and split into teams to begin creating some really interesting people!

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Character Evolution Cast E10: Romance with Pod of Love

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, we welcome Ben and Mel from Pod of Love to talk about how to add romance to our games. We have tips on how to handle PC to PC romance, PC to NPC romance, and much more!

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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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