On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to learn about and create characters for her new game, Star Crossed!

**Timestamps:**

**00:00:00 – Announcements**

**00:04:42 – Introductions**

**00:07:01 – What’s in a Game?**

**00:07:13 – The Common Thread for Infinite Settings**

**00:08:45 – What Do Characters Do in Star Crossed?**

**00:10:42 – What Do You Need to Play Star Crossed?**

**00:12:55 – What is Unique?**

**00:16:04 – History of the Game**

**00:25:44 – Term Definitions**

**00:29:42 – The X Card and Its Importance**

**00:34:09 – Let’s Make Some People**

**00:34:17 – First Steps: Creating a World**

**00:35:42 – Amelia and Ryan Brainstorm with Alex**

**00:37:42 – Amelia and Ryan Pick a Setting for Their Couple**

**00:42:17 – The Character Sheets – Lead/Follow Explained**

**00:50:52 – Amelia and Ryan – Who am I?**

**00:51:37 – Amelia and Ryan – What is most attractive about ourselves?**

**00:53:22 – Amelia and Ryan – What two things about me do I not know is attractive?**

**00:54:42 – Episode Closer**

 

**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)**

 

**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)**

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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