Character Evolution Cast E03 – 8 Kinds of Fun with Jim McClure

Podcast Episode

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 their GMs for the best play experience.Guest:
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Jim McClure

Twitter: [@GMJimMcClure][1]

One Shot Network Twitter: [@OneShotNetwork][2]

One Shot Network Website: [One Shot Website][3]

Third Act Publishing: [Third Act Publishing Website][4]

Timestamps:
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00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:26 – Introductions

00:05:58 – The highest art form known to mankind

00:07:06 – Jim’s most satisfying project so far

00:10:24 – Jim’s favorite part of creating

00:12:16 – Did you think we weren’t going to talk about L5R???

00:18:09 – Jim’s types of fun

00:19:16 – What is “The 8 Kinds of Fun?”

00:23:35 – How can players use this theory to further their own experience?

00:25:31 – “My D&D looks nothing like yours”

00:28:18 – What if your game isn’t engaging your kind of fun?

00:30:54 – A description of each type of fun

00:31:31 – 1 Sensation

00:33:39 – 2 Fantasy

00:35:36 – 3 Narrative

00:42:21 – 4 Challenge

00:45:36 – It’s okay if that type isn’t your favorite!

00:48:05 – 5 Fellowship

00:50:28 – 6 Expression

00:52:28 – 7 Discovery

00:53:58 – Mountain Tuna!!!

00:56:26 – 8 Submission

01:02:57 – Ryan and Amelia speculate about their types of fun

01:06:45 – Player Examples

01:08:39 – Amelia can’t understand playing nice

01:12:33 – Ryan can’t understand why you wouldn’t

01:14:28 – How having these terms can change the conversation

01:16:29 – How to know what your type of fun is

01:18:47 – The 8 kinds of fun in character creation

01:21:57 – HAVE A SESSION ZERO

01:23:24 – Do RPGs do certain kinds of fun better?

01:25:11 – How can players bring in additional types?

01:30:49 – A little more advice…

01:34:33 – Amelia tells Jim what’s what

01:35:35 – Plugs

01:39:15 – Show Closer

01:40:22 – Network Plug: Design Doc

Music:
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Opening: [Meditation Impromptu 03][5] by [Kevin MacLeod][6]

Clip 1: [Short Mission][7] By [Tagirijus][8]

Clip 2: [Hero (Remix)][9] by [Steve Combs][10]

Main Theme: [Endless Motion][11] by [Ben Sound][12]

Our Podcast:
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– Twitter: [@CreationCast][13]
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– Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/

Amelia Antrim: [@gingerreckoning][14]

Ryan Boelter: [@lordneptune][15]

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[1]: https://twitter.com/GMJimMcClure
[2]: https://twitter.com/OneShotNetwork
[3]: http://oneshotpodcast.com/
[4]: https://thirdact.pub
[5]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03
[6]: http://incompetech.com
[7]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tagirijus/Hard_2018/manuel_senfft_-_short_mission_1889
[8]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tagirijus/
[9]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix
[10]: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/
[11]: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro
[12]: https://www.bensound.com/
[13]: https://twitter.com/CreationCast
[14]: https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning
[15]: https://twitter.com/lordneptune

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