Series 3.3 – Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Discussion)

Podcast Episode

On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to discuss character creation and much more in regards to Star Crossed!

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:03:45 – Reintroductions

00:07:24 – D20 for your thoughts?

00:07:46 – How did Alex get into RPGs?

00:12:10 – Alex’s personal character creation process

00:14:45 – How does Star Crossed compare to other systems for character creation?

00:22:30 – What did Alex need to have in this game for character creation?

00:26:36 – How does the process lead to immersion?

00:30:58 – How do we think our scenarios for our couples would play out?

00:38:22 – How does this game handle character development?

00:41:56 – Take it up a level!

00:42:16 – Intensity and the concept of bleed

00:48:22 – Decompressing during and after an intense game

00:51:40 – What sorts of things can be learned from this game?

01:01:32 – What did Alex learn from making this game?

01:04:06 – Alex’s advice to get the most from Star Crossed

01:05:31 – Why should people give this game a try?

01:08:57 – Episode Closer

01:12:52 – Outtakes

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)

Ryan and Alex’s Couple

Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/1fiectTQbuKO4d1gXOhiFd?si=WarEhAgHRUymPn4Cad94AQ](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/1fiectTQbuKO4d1gXOhiFd?si=WarEhAgHRUymPn4Cad94AQ)

YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkLN3LhyGuLoBP9bMyNgJCNi](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkLN3LhyGuLoBP9bMyNgJCNi)

Alex and Amelia’s Couple

Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/5GLObBcZZxfRMjAoH8Tg3n?si=tWr0fDgPRpytAK3yVTfP-A](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/5GLObBcZZxfRMjAoH8Tg3n?si=tWr0fDgPRpytAK3yVTfP-A)

YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkIb1bw9OiDjDpX9ty-l8b7t](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkIb1bw9OiDjDpX9ty-l8b7t)

Character sheets for this episode:
[https://blockpartypodcastnetwork.squarespace.com/completed-characters/2018/4/23/series-32-characters-star-crossed-with-alex-roberts](https://blockpartypodcastnetwork.squarespace.com/completed-characters/2018/4/23/series-32-characters-star-crossed-with-alex-roberts)

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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