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 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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Series 11.2 – Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 11! In this episode, we will be finishing our characters for Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna from the Blades in the Dark actual play The Magpies!

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Series 11.1 – Blades in the Dark with Rhi, Josie and Minna (Creation)

Welcome to the firsts episode of series 11! In this episode, we will be going over the Blades in the Dark system with Rhi, Josie and Minna from the Blades in the Dark actual play, The Magpies, and start creating a crew of amazing people together!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Crystal Hearts with Aviv and Eran

On this special bonus episode, we sit down with Aviv Or and Eran Aviram, creators of the Crystal Hearts setting for Savage Worlds, to shine a quick spotlight on the game and get a rundown of what sorts of characters we can expect to create in this system.

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Character Creation Cast – AcadeCon 2018 Recap

This week we’re recapping our experience at AcadeCon 2018! We recorded this on the road, in person and together, so you’ll be treated to the authentic in-car audio stylings of Amelia and Ryan, so fasten your seat belts, we’re about to get going!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Turn with Brie Sheldon

On this special bonus episode, we sit down with Brie Sheldon, creator of the Turn slice of life, supernatural RPG, to shine a quick spotlight on the game and get a rundown of what sorts of characters we can expect to create in this system.

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Series 10.3 – Traveller with Ryan from SotC (Discussion)

Welcome to the last episode in the 10th series! On today’s episode, we discuss the character creation process for the Lifepath game, Traveller, with Ryan from the Shadow of the Cabal podcast!

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