Series 2.3 – MASKS with Brandon, James and Elsbeth

Podcast Episode

On today’s episode we sit down with some of the Protean City Comics crew, Brandon Leon-Gambetta, James Malloy and Elsbeth Denman, to discuss character creation as well as how the process went in MASKS: A New Generation, the Powered by the Apocalypse RPG created by Brendan Conway!

 

**Timestamps:**

**00:00:34 – Introductions**

**00:07:47 – D20 For Your Thoughts?**

**00:07:58 – How do you approach character creation?**

**00:19:53 – How does MASKS compare to other systems for character creation?**

**00:28:49 – How does this process set up expectations of play?**

**00:44:58 – How do the mechanics of the game lead to character immersion?**

**00:55:02 – What sort of tone will our game have with this group?**

**01:06:14 – Take It Up A Level!**

**01:20:05 – Episode Closer**

**01:23:43 – Outtakes**

 

**Guests and Projects:**

**Brandon Leon-Gambetta: [@DrCaptainKobold](https://twitter.com/drcaptainkobold)**

**Protean City Comics:**

**Twitter: [@ProteanCity](https://twitter.com/proteancity) Website: [http://www.proteancity.com/](http://www.proteancity.com/)**

**Stop, Hack and Roll:**

**Twitter: [@StopHackandRoll](https://twitter.com/stophackandroll) Website: [https://www.stophackandroll.com/](https://www.stophackandroll.com/)**

**[Pasión de las Pasiones](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/227009/Pasion-de-las-Pasiones-Ashcan-Edition)**

 

**James Malloy: [@AndTheMeltdowns](https://twitter.com/andthemeltdowns)**

**Protean City Comics:**

**Twitter: [@ProteanCity](https://twitter.com/proteancity) Website: [http://www.proteancity.com/](http://www.proteancity.com/)**

**Stop, Hack and Roll:**

**Twitter: [@StopHackandRoll](https://twitter.com/stophackandroll) Website: [https://www.stophackandroll.com/](https://www.stophackandroll.com/)**

**Two Weeks: A Microgame Collection**

**[https://www.rpgnow.com/product/201480/Two-Weeks-A-Microgame-Collection](https://www.rpgnow.com/product/201480/Two-Weeks-A-Microgame-Collection)**

 

**Elsbeth Denman: [@TheCatOnTheWall](https://twitter.com/thecatonthewall)**

**Protean City Comics:**

**Twitter: [@ProteanCity](https://twitter.com/proteancity) Website: [http://www.proteancity.com/](http://www.proteancity.com/)**

 

**Game systems discussed in this episode:**

**MASKS: A New Generation by [Magpie Games](http://www.magpiegames.com/)**

**PDF: MASKS: A New Generation on DriveThruRPG: [https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193258/Masks-A-New-Generation](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193258/Masks-A-New-Generation)**

 

**Heroes Unlimited by [Palladium Books](http://www.palladiumbooks.com/)**

**Soft Cover: Heroes Unlimited Second Edition: [https://amzn.to/2J7k7YP](https://amzn.to/2J7k7YP)**

 

**Character Inspired Dice Sets:**

**Ryan**

**Chessex Gemini Black and Blue w/Gold: [https://amzn.to/2GjkTA5](https://amzn.to/2GjkTA5)**

**Swirling vortex of blue and black as a reminder of space, gold like her eyes**

**Amelia**

**Chessex Scarab Scarlet w/Gold: [https://amzn.to/2E4nA6W](https://amzn.to/2E4nA6W)**

**A representation of the fire burning inside her**

**Brandon**

**Chessex Gemini Purple and Teal w/Gold: [https://amzn.to/2utft4j](https://amzn.to/2utft4j)**

**Bright colors to match the flashy costume, and a mix of teal and purple to represent the male and female sides**

**James**

**Chessex Opaque Red w/White: [https://amzn.to/2IejWcS](https://amzn.to/2IejWcS)**

**Cool and classic, just like a Ford Mustang**

**Elsbeth**

**Chessex Frosted clear w/Black: [https://amzn.to/2E3dN0X](https://amzn.to/2E3dN0X)**

**Clear to represent the negation of the power around her, but frosted to show that you don’t know everything about her**

 

**Music:**

**Clip 1: [Action Epic](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/The_Binge_Watchers__Score_1/Komiku_-_The_Binge_Watchers_-_Score_1_-_11_Action_Epic) by [Komiku](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/)**

**Clip 2: [Stop, Hack and Roll](https://www.stophackandroll.com/) opening theme**

**Clip 3: [Night Owl](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_Owl) by [Broke For Free](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/)**

**Clip 4: [Protean City Comics](http://proteancity.com/) opening theme**

**Main Theme: [Hero (Remix)](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by [Steve Combs](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)**

 

**Our Podcast:**

**Character Creation Cast: [@CreationCast](https://twitter.com/CreationCast)**

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

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

**Our Website: [https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast](https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast)**

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