Series 39.3 – Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final 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 again 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 discuss the character creation process, get into some fantastic fanfic, and even hear a sneak peek at some potential upcoming genres!

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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
  • 00:02:08 – Reintroductions
  • 00:09:05 – D20 for your thoughts? – Where do our best ideas come from?
  • 00:12:16 – What do you as designers look for in character creation systems?
  • 00:17:50 – How does Chimera stack up to other games, especially to PbtA games?
  • 00:26:39 – How does character creation in Chimera set expectations for play?
  • 00:31:47 – Talking about the character sheets!
  • 00:39:50 – Biggest flaws and best parts?
  • 00:47:02 – Fanfic!
  • 00:58:18 – Take it up a level! – How do characters level up mechanically?
  • 01:01:56 – How does this play out narratively?
  • 01:06:35 – What genres might be coming next?
  • 01:11:49 – Final thoughts
  • 01:16:03 – Episode closer
  • 01:20:13 – Call to Action
  • 01:22:57 – Credits
  • 01:24:52 – Show Blurbs: A Horror Borealis
  • 01:26:00 – Outtakes

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