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.

Character Evolution Cast E04 – Character and Religion with Jude Vais

In this Ryan-Free episode, Amelia and Jude (of the forthcoming Athrabeth Podcast) discuss how to incorporate religion and spirituality to your character’s story.

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Series 7.3 – Headspace with Senda and Phil (Discussion):

This is the final episode in our Headspace series! On today’s episode, we welcome back Senda and Phil from Panda’s Talking Games to discuss gaming, their feelings on the system, and our group of characters!

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Series 7.2 – Headspace with Senda and Phil (Creation Continued)

This is the second episode in our Headspace series! On today’s episode, we welcome back Senda and Phil from Panda’s Talking Games and we finish making our tragic characters!

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7.1 – Headspace with Senda and Phil (Creation)

This is the first episode in our series devoted to covering Headspace! On today’s episode, we welcome Senda and Phil from Panda’s Talking Games and we learn about this amazing system and start making characters for it as well!

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Character Creation Spotlight – City of Mist with Amit Moshe

On this special bonus episode, we sit down with Amit Moshe, creator of the City of Mist 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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Character Evolution Cast E03 – 8 Kinds of Fun with Jim McClure

On the third episode of Character Evolution Cast we sit down with Jim McClure, host of the Talking Tabletop podcast, designer of Reflections and Satanic Panic and owner of Third Act Publishing to learn about how the theory of the 8 kinds of fun can help players hone in on their interests and communicate with...

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Series 6.3 – Blue Planet with Rich Howard and Jeff Barber (Discussion)

This is the third episode of the 6th series where we will be covering Blue Planet, a science fiction RPG by Biohazard Games. We are joined by Rich Howard and Jeff Barber to discuss character creation in the Blue Planet system, their history with gaming, and why they love this game!

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Series 6.2 – Blue Planet with Rich Howard and Jeff Barber (Creation Continued)

This is the second episode of the 6th series where we will be covering Blue Planet, a science fiction RPG by Biohazard Games. We are joined by Rich Howard and Jeff Barber to finish learning about the system, and then we start, and finish, creating characters together!

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Series 6.1 – Blue Planet with Rich Howard and Jeff Barber (Creation)

This episode starts the 6th series where we will be covering Blue Planet, a science fiction RPG by Biohazard Games. We are joined by Rich Howard and Jeff Barber to learn about this system before we start creating characters together.

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Character Evolution Cast E02 – 3 Dimensional Characters with John Adamus

On today’s episode, we sit down with author, game designer and creative coach John Adamus to discuss what we can do to make our characters more three dimensional when we bring them to the table.

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