Series 3.2 – Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Creation Continued)

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

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Cold Open

00:03:27 – Recap

00:03:43 – Amelia and Ryan – What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:04:24 – Player agency and X card use

00:09:18 – Back to picking two traits for Amelia and Ryan

00:13:11 – Amelia and Ryan – Why can’t I act on my feelings? Why is that so important to me?

00:17:16 – Play what you know

00:19:46 – Can you play with more than two people?

00:25:46 – Ryan and Alex – What brought our characters together?

00:27:32 – Ryan and Alex – What’s keeping us apart?

00:29:56 – Ryan and Alex – Who am I?

00:30:18 – Ryan and Alex – What is most attractive about ourselves?

00:31:08 – Ryan and Alex – What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:32:31 – Ryan and Alex – Why can’t I act on my feelings? Why is that so important to me?

00:35:01 – Alex and Amelia – What brought our characters together? Who am I?

00:38:45 – Alex and Amelia – What is most attractive about ourselves?

00:39:07 – Alex and Amelia – What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:41:17 – Alex and Amelia – Why can’t I act on my feelings? Why is that so important to me?

00:46:49 – 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)

Ryan and Alex’s Couple

Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/1fiectTQbuKO4d1gXOhiFd?si=WarEhAgHRUymPn4Cad94AQ](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/1fiectTQbuKO4d1gXOhiFd?si=WarEhAgHRUymPn4Cad94AQ)

YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkLN3LhyGuLoBP9bMyNgJCNi](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkLN3LhyGuLoBP9bMyNgJCNi)

Alex and Amelia’s Couple

Spotify Playlist: [https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/5GLObBcZZxfRMjAoH8Tg3n?si=tWr0fDgPRpytAK3yVTfP-A](https://open.spotify.com/user/verovladamir/playlist/5GLObBcZZxfRMjAoH8Tg3n?si=tWr0fDgPRpytAK3yVTfP-A)

YouTube Playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkIb1bw9OiDjDpX9ty-l8b7t](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIQvSCMCGGkIb1bw9OiDjDpX9ty-l8b7t)

Character sheets for this episode:
[https://blockpartypodcastnetwork.squarespace.com/completed-characters/2018/4/23/series-32-characters-star-crossed-with-alex-roberts](https://blockpartypodcastnetwork.squarespace.com/completed-characters/2018/4/23/series-32-characters-star-crossed-with-alex-roberts)

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://www.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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