Series 3.1 – Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Creation)

Podcast Episode

On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to learn about and create characters for her new game, Star Crossed!

**Timestamps:**

**00:00:00 – Announcements**

**00:04:42 – Introductions**

**00:07:01 – What’s in a Game?**

**00:07:13 – The Common Thread for Infinite Settings**

**00:08:45 – What Do Characters Do in Star Crossed?**

**00:10:42 – What Do You Need to Play Star Crossed?**

**00:12:55 – What is Unique?**

**00:16:04 – History of the Game**

**00:25:44 – Term Definitions**

**00:29:42 – The X Card and Its Importance**

**00:34:09 – Let’s Make Some People**

**00:34:17 – First Steps: Creating a World**

**00:35:42 – Amelia and Ryan Brainstorm with Alex**

**00:37:42 – Amelia and Ryan Pick a Setting for Their Couple**

**00:42:17 – The Character Sheets – Lead/Follow Explained**

**00:50:52 – Amelia and Ryan – Who am I?**

**00:51:37 – Amelia and Ryan – What is most attractive about ourselves?**

**00:53:22 – Amelia and Ryan – What two things about me do I not know is attractive?**

**00:54:42 – Episode Closer**

 

**Guests and Projects:**

**Alex Roberts: [@muscularpikachu](https://twitter.com/muscularpikachu)**

**Backstory Podcast**

**[@backstorycast](https://twitter.com/backstorycast)**

**Bully Pulpit Games**

**[www.bullypulpitgames.com](http://www.bullypulpitgames.com)**

**Dialect by Thorny Games**

**[www.thornygames.com/dialect-rpg/](http://www.thornygames.com/dialect-rpg/)**

**Threadbear by Stephanie Bryant**

**[www.drivethrurpg.com/product/215255/Threadbare-RPG](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/215255/Threadbare-RPG)**

**Sig: The City Between by Genesis of Legend**

**[www.genesisoflegend.com/products/sig/](http://www.genesisoflegend.com/products/sig/)**

 

**Game systems discussed in this episode:**

**Star Crossed! by Bully Pulpit Games**

**Kickstarter: [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/star-crossed-the-two-player-game-of-forbidden-love](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/star-crossed-the-two-player-game-of-forbidden-love)**

**Other Games Mentioned as inspiration for Star Crossed!:**

**Dread by Impossible Dream ([amazon](https://amzn.to/2JLkwR3)) ([website](https://dreadthegame.wordpress.com/about-dread-the-game/))**

**Kagematsu by Cream Alien Games ([website](https://sites.google.com/site/creamaliengames/Home/kagematsu-the-rpg))**

**Hot Guys Making Out by Tao Games ([drivethru](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156244/Hot-Guys-Making-Out)) ([website](http://www.tao-games.com/hot-guys-making-out/))**

**Breaking the Ice by Black and Green Games ([drivethru](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80426/Breaking-the-Ice)) ([website – romance trilogy](http://www.blackgreengames.com/shop/romancetrilogy))**

**Fiasco by Bully Pulpit Games ([amazon](https://amzn.to/2vb8Aoq)) ([drivethru](http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/78548/Fiasco)) ([website](http://bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/))**

 

**Character Inspired Mix Tapes:**

**Amelia and Ryan’s Couple**

**Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/7nguieqg9s4h9CqQMNifHp?si=aFX7r4HdTpaLO80McU5kbQ](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/7nguieqg9s4h9CqQMNifHp?si=aFX7r4HdTpaLO80McU5kbQ)**

**YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkKn12lcNm8I3thhTK2MFvPt](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkKn12lcNm8I3thhTK2MFvPt)**

 

**Music:**

**Opening: [Meditation Impromptu 03](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)**

**Clip 1: [Autumn Day](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Autumn_Day) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)**

**Clip 2: [Backstory podcast](https://twitter.com/backstorycast) opening theme**

**Clip 3: [Sovereign Quarter](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Sovereign_Quarter) by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com)**

**Clip 4: [Delicate Frost by Winter Solstice](https://artlist.io/) used in the [Star Crossed Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullypulpitgames/star-crossed-the-two-player-game-of-forbidden-love) video created by [@banana\_chan\_vid](https://twitter.com/banana_chan_vid)**

**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: [http://www.charactercreationcast.com](http://charactercreationcast.com)**

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