This is the second episode of series 20, and we welcome back Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor, designers of the game we are creating characters for today, Heart! Things get a little weird, but not too horrible, as we figure out what sort of people live for adventure down in this mysterious and horrifying setting.

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Grant Howitt @gshowitt

Chris Taylor @TheMaddigan

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00:00:00 – Announcements

00:02:49 – Recap

00:03:07 – Callings and Classes selection

00:08:28 – Abilities

00:12:12 – Grant’s Abilities Selection

00:15:37 – Chris’s Beats and Abilities Selection

00:19:49 – Amelia’s Beats and Abilities Selection

00:23:05 – Ryan’s Beats and Abilities Selection

00:29:43 – Grant’s Beats Selection

00:31:18 – Naming our characters

00:39:26 – Episode Closer

00:40:31 – Kickstarter Details

00:46:05 – Show Blurbs


Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 ( by Kevin MacLeod (

Clip 1: Hearty Dice Friends (old) podcast theme song (

Clip 2: Hearty Dice Friends (current) podcast theme song (

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) ( by Steve Combs (

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  • Kickstarter: September 17th!

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