Evolution Cast

Character Evolution Cast E20: Gaming at a Distance

In this Evolution Cast episode Amelia and Ryan talk about how to make the most of your time stuck at home with GAMES! Read More

Character Evolution Cast E19: How Plot Plot?

In a bonus Evolution Cast episode (because March has an extra Monday) we tackle how to plot out your characters story using goals and motivations.  Read More

Character Evolution Cast E18: Enhancing Your Games with Games

This is our 18th episode of Character Evolution Cast, and we’re here to talk about making your gaming experience better by adding MORE GAMES! Read More

Character Evolution Cast E17: AP at Home Part II with Kristine Chester and Marshall Sims

In a follow up to episode 5, we revisit the concepts from actual play podcasts that you can bring to your home table. 

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ReCast – Character Evolution Cast E03 – 8 Kinds of Fun with Jim McClure

On this final ReCast episode, we delve into the Character Evolution Cast backlog to pull out our interview with Jim McClure, host of the Talking Tabletop podcast, designer of Reflections and Satanic Panic and owner of Third Act Publishing to learn about how the theory of the 8 kinds of fun can help players hone in on their interests and communicate with their GMs for the best play experience.

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  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:03:26 – Introductions
  • 00:05:58 – The highest art form known to mankind
  • 00:07:06 – Jim’s most satisfying project so far
  • 00:10:24 – Jim’s favorite part of creating
  • 00:12:16 – Did you think we weren’t going to talk about L5R???
  • 00:18:09 – Jim’s types of fun
  • 00:19:16 – What is “The 8 Kinds of Fun?”
  • 00:23:35 – How can players use this theory to further their own experience?
  • 00:25:31 – “My D&D looks nothing like yours”
  • 00:28:18 – What if your game isn’t engaging your kind of fun?
  • 00:30:54 – A description of each type of fun
  • 00:31:31 – 1 Sensation
  • 00:33:39 – 2 Fantasy
  • 00:35:36 – 3 Narrative
  • 00:42:21 – 4 Challenge
  • 00:45:36 – It’s okay if that type isn’t your favorite!
  • 00:48:05 – 5 Fellowship
  • 00:50:28 – 6 Expression
  • 00:52:28 – 7 Discovery
  • 00:53:58 – Mountain Tuna!!!
  • 00:56:26 – 8 Submission
  • 01:02:57 – Ryan and Amelia speculate about their types of fun
  • 01:06:45 – Player Examples
  • 01:08:39 – Amelia can’t understand playing nice
  • 01:12:33 – Ryan can’t understand why you wouldn’t
  • 01:14:28 – How having these terms can change the conversation
  • 01:16:29 – How to know what your type of fun is
  • 01:18:47 – The 8 kinds of fun in character creation
  • 01:21:57 – HAVE A SESSION ZERO
  • 01:23:24 – Do RPGs do certain kinds of fun better?
  • 01:25:11 – How can players bring in additional types?
  • 01:30:49 – A little more advice…
  • 01:34:33 – Amelia tells Jim what’s what
  • 01:35:35 – Plugs
  • 01:39:15 – Show Closer
  • 01:40:22 – Network Plug: Design Doc



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Character Evolution Cast E16 – Playing in Spooky Games with Christine Prevas [Unexplored Places Podcast]

In this episode of Character Evolution Cast, we welcome Christine Prevas of the Unexplored Places podcast to discuss bringing spookiness to your game!

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Character Evolution Cast E14: Convention Survival Guide

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, Amelia and Ryan Share their tips for making the most of your convention experience, from putting together your packing list to surviving con drop. 

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Character Evolution Cast E12: Psychology of AI with Marie-Claire Gould

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, Marie-Claire Gould, host of the What The Force? Podcast and creator of the new Fan Girls audio drama podcast, sits down with Ryan to discuss artificial intelligence and how we can better play these types of characters at the table.

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Character Evolution Cast E11: Established Settings with Victoria Rogers

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, Victoria Rogers (The Broadswords DM) joins Ryan and guest co-host Marie-Claire Gould (What The Force? Host and Fan Girls Creator) to talk about the pros and cons of playing in an established setting.

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Character Evolution Cast E10: Romance with Pod of Love

In today’s Character Evolution Cast episode, we welcome Ben and Mel from Pod of Love to talk about how to add romance to our games. We have tips on how to handle PC to PC romance, PC to NPC romance, and much more!

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