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 17.1 – Mouse Guard 2E with Charlotte and Megan [Tabletop Potluck] (Creation)

On this first episode of the 17th series, we’ll be sitting down with Megan Scharlau and Charlotte Elena from Tabletop Potluck to discuss and create characters for Mouse Guard, a cute as heck RPG from The Burning Wheel, where you play as super adorable mice people in a medieval, semi-fantasy setting.

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Special Announcements – Brief Hiatus and More!

In this special announcements episode, we go over a few important announcements for us, GenCon and even get to read a review again!

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Bonus Episode – No Thank You Evil with Amelia’s Kids

In this special bonus episode of Character Creation Cast, Amelia sits down with her favorite people in the world (most of the time), her kids, Nathan and Eleanor. They create characters for their favorite game, “No Thank You, Evil!” by Monte Cook Games

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Series 16.3 – Hearts of Wulin with Lowell Francis [The Gauntlet] and Agatha Cheng [Asians Represent] (Discussion)

This is the final of the 16th series, and we’ll be discussing Hearts of Wulin, a Powered by the Apocalypse wuxia RPG with creators Agatha Cheng from the Asians Represent podcast and Lowell Francis from The Gauntlet podcast. We are also joined by a guest co-host, Adira Slattery, fellow One Shot Network individual from the...

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Series 16.2 – Hearts of Wulin with Lowell Francis [The Gauntlet] and Agatha Cheng [Asians Represent] (Creation Continued)

This is the second episode of the 16th series, and we’ll be finishing up character creation for Hearts of Wulin, a Powered by the Apocalypse wuxia RPG with creators Agatha Cheng from the Asians Represent podcast and Lowell Francis from The Gauntlet podcast. We are also joined by a guest co-host, Adira Slattery, fellow One...

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Series 16.1 – Hearts of Wulin with Lowell Francis [The Gauntlet] and Agatha Cheng [Asians Represent] (Creation)

This is the first episode of the 16th series, and we’ll be covering Hearts of Wulin, a Powered by the Apocalypse wuxia RPG with creators Agatha Cheng from the Asians Represent podcast and Lowell Francis from The Gauntlet podcast. We are also joined by a new guest co-host, Adira Slattery, fellow One Shot Network individual...

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Character Evolution Cast E12: Psychology of AI with Marie-Claire Gould

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, Marie-Claire Gould, host of the What The Force? Podcast and creator of the new Fan Girls audio drama podcast, sits down with Ryan to discuss artificial intelligence and how we can better play these types of characters at the table.

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Character Evolution Cast E11: Established Settings with Victoria Rogers

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, Victoria Rogers (The Broadswords DM) joins Ryan and guest co-host Marie-Claire Gould (What The Force? Host and Fan Girls Creator) to talk about the pros and cons of playing in an established setting.

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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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