Series 39.1 – Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of Series 39, everyone! This series, we’re finally tackling the game that Ryan has been talking about for ages, Chimera, a Powered by the Apocalypse game that allows you to blend genres together and create unique worlds and people. Today, Ryan takes a backseat as a guest along with co-designer Amr Ammourazz, while Senda from Panda’s Talking Games, Gnome Stew and She’s a Super Geek takes over co-host duties with Amelia! We’ll be discussing what this game is all about and then dive into world building before we figure out what characters we’re going to be making together!

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Amr Ammourazz @ammourazz

 

Ryan Boelter @lordneptune

 

Senda @IdellaMithlynnd

Games discussed this episode:

Chimera Playtest by Ryan Boelter and Amr Ammourazz

Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 – Announcements
  • 00:03:11 – Introductions
  • 00:08:44 – What’s in a game?
  • 00:14:46 – What do we need to play this game?
  • 00:18:13 – What kinds of stories and themes is this game meant to explore?
  • 00:19:44 – What do characters do in this game?
  • 00:27:56 – Why did we start with these three genres?
  • 00:30:49 – What is unique about Chimera?
  • 00:35:49 – History of Chimera
  • 00:45:05 – Under-design vs Over-design
  • 00:49:43 – Terms and Concepts – Worldbuilding
  • 00:51:30 – Genre Modules
  • 00:52:33 – Playbooks
  • 00:58:24 – Signature Moves vs Default Moves vs Additional Moves
  • 01:00:13 – Fellowship Pool
  • 01:01:13 – Let’s make some people!
  • 01:01:37 – Let’s make a place! – Picking Genres
  • 01:04:33 – Picking Genre World Tropes
  • 01:10:48 – World Building Questions – What is the shape of this world?
  • 01:15:44 – What is the typical technology level of this world?
  • 01:18:52 – What sort of transportation is readily available?
  • 01:24:03 – What does the typical civilization look like in this world?
  • 01:27:57 – Who populates this world?
  • 01:31:58 – How are people governed and how do people feel about it?
  • 01:35:09 – Let’s make some people (for real this time)! – Archetypes
  • 01:41:02 – Senda picks her Archetypes
  • 01:42:10 – Amelia picks her Archetypes
  • 01:45:10 – Ryan picks their Archetypes
  • 01:46:27 – Amr picks their Archetypes
  • 01:46:39 – Call to Action
  • 01:49:53 – Credits
  • 01:51:48 – Show Blurbs: A Woman With Hollow Eyes

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