Series 6.3 – Blue Planet with Rich Howard and Jeff Barber (Discussion)

This is the third episode of the 6th series where we will be covering Blue Planet, a science fiction RPG by Biohazard Games. We are joined by Rich Howard and Jeff Barber to discuss character creation in the Blue Planet system, their history with gaming, and why they love this game!

Announced Links:

One Shot Patreon:

– https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

Discord Server Invite:

– http://discord.charactercreationcast.com

Guests and Projects:

Jeff Barber: @BiohazardJeff (https://twitter.com/BiohazardJeff)

– Biohazard Games

Rich Howard: @umbralwalker (https://twitter.com/umbralwalker)

– Whelmed: The Young Justice Files
– – Twitter: @theYJFiles (https://twitter.com/theYJFiles)
– – Website: https://crashingthemode.com/
– – Podcast: http://crashingthemode.libsyn.com/
– – Youtube: https://crashingthemode.com/youtube
– Descent Into Midnight
– – Twitter: @DiMRPG (https://twitter.com/DiMRPG)
– Alchemist Class for D&D
– – http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/177767/Alchemist-5E?affiliate_id=546217
– Rich Howard on Tribality
– – https://www.tribality.com/author/richhoward/

Timestamps:

– 00:00:00 – Announcements
– 00:03:27 – Introductions
– 00:17:31 – D20 For Your Thoughts
– 00:18:03 – Jeff’s RPG Origin Story
– 00:18:34 – Rich’s RPG Origin Story
– 00:20:18 – Jeff Hates Making Characters?!?!
– 00:21:45 – Rich’s Creation Process
– 00:23:54 – How Does Blue Planet Stack Up?
– 00:32:20 – We Scold Jeff
– 00:33:49 – Changes in Design Philosophy
– 00:36:39 – Is Everything For Everyone? (No)
– 00:37:40 – Character Balance
– 00:40:20 – We Correct Jeff Again
– 00:44:53 – Simulating Combat
– 00:47:14 – Jeff’s Game Design Process
– 00:51:19 – Take It Up A Level
– 00:57:04 – Character/GM/Game Focus
– 00:59:01 – 20 Questions
– 01:00:00 – All The Little Details
– 01:05:32 – Guest Plugs
– 01:06:57 – Episode Closer
– 01:08:35 – Outtakes
– 01:16:40 – One Shot Network Promo

Game systems and materials discussed in this episode:

Blue Planet V2 by Biohazard Games

– Player’s Guide on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2m0R9iT
– Moderator’s Guide on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KPi1jZ

Character Sheets:

Due to unforeseen life circumstances, our character sheets have been delayed. We will let you know when they are available!

Music:

– Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
– Clip 1: Hang Ten (The Ocean) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/MindsEye/The_Ocean_1297/MindsEye_-_Hang_Ten_The_Ocean) by Mindseye (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/MindsEye/)
– Clip 2: Whelmed: The Young Justice Files (https://crashingthemode.com/) opening theme
– Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

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

About the Author
Meghan Dornbrock knows that books are true magic, and has a weak spot for storytelling rogue-kings. An artist, animator, and all-around games enthusiast, she’s fascinated by the many different ways there are to tell a good story and is eager to see what’ll come next. Eventually she will die on Mars, but currently she lives in the uncool part of Brooklyn. Follow her on twitter or on her website.

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