Character Evolution Cast E04 – Character and Religion with Jude Vais

Podcast Episode

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.

Announced Links:

**International Podcast Month:**

– https://www.internationalpodcastmonth.com/

Guests and Projects:

**Jude**: @eremiticjude (https://twitter.com/eremiticjude)

**Athrabeth Podcast**

– Twitter: @Athrabeth_Cast (https://twitter.com/athrabeth_cast)
– Website: http://podcast.athrabeth.com/

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:32 – Intro

00:04:54 – Amelia knows about LOTR

00:05:12 – Getting to know Jude

00:05:38 – The (sort of) plot of Jude’s first RPG campaign

00:08:26 – Falling in love with Tolkien

00:11:10 – There is no word for pants

00:12:24 – Favorite example of character and religion

00:16:07 – Disclosure statements

00:19:07 – Alignment systems (they’re bad)

00:21:47 – Why does religion matter in games?

00:24:34 – Different kinds of religion

00:28:42 – What to do when settings don’t give you any info

00:32:29 – Not just a downtime activity

00:36:24 – Daily practices and habits

00:40:17 – Making sure you aren’t derailing the game

00:45:09 – Navigating the topic with care

00:49:39 – Drawing from real live vs. fiction

00:53:37 – Religion is culture

00:54:36 – Not over-doing it

00:56:27 – The character can be a jerk but the player can’t

00:58:00 – Always do blood magic whenever you can

00:58:12 – Being religious isn’t the same as being good

00:59:23 – Jude is on his soapbox (the one about Daigotsu)

01:01:26 – I’M THE PROTAGONIST!

01:03:13 – Balancing your moral code

01:08:26 – Culture you carry with you

01:09:28 – Plugs

01:10:33 – Closer

01:11:48 – One Shot Network blurb

Music:

– Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
– Clip 1: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)
– Clip 2: Athrabeth Podcast Theme: Lord of the Devil Rings (https://www.pond5.com/stock-music/56181564/lord-devil-rings.html)
– Main Theme: Endless Motion (https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro) by Ben Sound (https://www.bensound.com/)

Our Podcast:

**Character Creation Cast:**

– **Twitter**: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)
– **Facebook**: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/
– **Discord**: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/

**Amelia Antrim**: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)

**Ryan Boelter**: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)

**Our Website**: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

**Our Network**: http://oneshotpodcast.com

**Network Patreon**: https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

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