Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight, everyone. This episode we are thrilled to welcome Ben Wallis, designer of Broken, a brilliant and heart-wrenching two-player, tragic romance, RPG about breaking hearts and breaking objects. We’ll be discussing the game, creating a few pairs of characters, and finding out all about the crowdfunding campaign!

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Broken by Ben Wallis

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:23 – Introductions
  • 00:03:14 – What’s in a game? – Core concept for Broken
  • 00:04:28 – Settings
  • 00:11:45 – What materials do we need to play Broken?
  • 00:23:44 – Let’s make some people!
  • 00:24:43 – Amelia and Ryan create a couple – Scenario
  • 00:27:03 – Amelia and Ryan – Picking our 5 objects
  • 00:31:41 – Amelia and Ryan – Names
  • 00:33:33 – Amelia and Ryan – Descriptions
  • 00:34:11 – Amelia and Ryan – 5 Traits
  • 00:37:44 – What usually comes next
  • 00:40:29 – Ben and Ryan  create a couple – Scenario
  • 00:42:23 – Ben and Ryan – 5 Objects
  • 00:52:25 – Ben and Ryan – Names and Descriptions
  • 00:54:24 – Ben and Ryan – 5 Traits
  • 00:58:01 – Amelia and Ben create a couple – Scenarios
  • 01:01:11 – Amelia and Ben – 5 Objects
  • 01:03:54 – Amelia and Ben – Names and Descriptions
  • 01:05:46 – Amelia and Ben – 5 Traits
  • 01:08:23 – Our thoughts on the process
  • 01:18:01 – Anything from the crowd funding campaign to point out?
  • 01:24:11 – Episode Closer
  • 01:25:29 – Credits
  • 01:27:24 – Show Blurbs – One Shot
  • 01:28:12 – Outtakes

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