Character Creation Cast

Each month, Character Creation Cast creates characters for a different game with guests from the RPG world, then examines the process, in depth. They always take the time to reflect on the game, its design, and what guests have to say about it. Each series is followed by Character Evolution Cast, where Amelia and Ryan explore ideas and techniques to help players get the most out of the characters they’ve made.  

Amelia Antrim
After stepping away from gaming during college, Amelia picked it up the hobby again after listening to a few actual play podcasts. Since then, she has made it her mission to try out a variety of systems and play styles, and to explore the interactions between mechanics, setting, characters, and narrative. She is passionate about creating memorable characters and using RPGs to tell great stories. When she isn’t playing or talking about RPGs, Amelia is probably busy being a nerd about something else, like political science or Star Wars.

Ryan Boelter started playing RPGs in middle school, way back in 1993. He quickly found that it lit his imagination on fire and he was hooked. He took a break after college when friends moved away, but after discovering the joy of one shots, podcasts, and online play, he has jumped in with both feet.

Series 35.3 – Anyone Can Wear the Mask with Jeff Stormer [Designer] (Discussion)

Series 35 comes to a close this episode where we welcome back Party of One host and fellow network show All My Fantasy Children co-host, Jeff Stormer! We will be discussing the character creation process for his new game, Anyone Can Wear the Mask, a storytelling game about a superhero, a villain and a city.

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Series 35.2 – Anyone Can Wear the Mask with Jeff Stormer [Designer] (Creation Continued)

It is time for the second episode of series 35! This episode, we welcome back Party of One host and fellow network show All My Fantasy Children co-host, Jeff Stormer! We will be finishing our characters for his new game, Anyone Can Wear the Mask, a storytelling game about a superhero, a villain and a...

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Series 35.1 – Anyone Can Wear the Mask with Jeff Stormer [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 35, and the first episode of 2021, everyone! This episode, we welcome Party of One host and fellow network show All My Fantasy Children co-host, Jeff Stormer! We will be discussing his new game, Anyone Can Wear the Mask, a storytelling game about a superhero, a villain and...

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Series 34.3 – Tide Breaker with Nick Butler [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 34 and 2020, everyone! This series we are covering the modular world building, action RPG Tide Breaker with designer Nick Butler! This episode we’ll be discussing the character creation process as well as dishing up some final outtakes of the year.

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Series 34.3 – Tide Breaker with Nick Butler [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 34 and 2020, everyone! This series we are covering the modular world building, action RPG Tide Breaker with designer Nick Butler! This episode we’ll be discussing the character creation process as well as dishing up some final outtakes of the year.

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Series 34.2 – Tide Breaker with Nick Butler [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of Series 34, everyone! This series we’ll be covering the modular world building, action RPG Tide Breaker with designer Nick Butler! This episode we’ll be finishing up our Dragon Ball Z esque character creation.

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Series 34.1 – Tide Breaker with Nick Butler [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the start of the 34th series, everyone! This series we’ll be covering the modular world building, action RPG Tide Breaker with designer Nick Butler! This episode we’ll be covering what the game is all about and teaching Amelia a bit about Dragon Ball Z before diving into character creation.

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Series 33.3 – Unbound with Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor (Discussion)

On the last episode of our 33rd series, halfway to the evil number, we welcome back Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor from Rowan Rook and Decard, to discuss character creation and world building in Unbound, a scalable action pulp, collaborative world building RPG. We also get to some pretty fantastic fanfiction for our characters, so...

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Series 33.2 – Unbound with Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor (Creation Continued)

On the second episode of our 33rd series, we welcome back Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor from Rowan Rook and Decard, to finish character creation and world building for Unbound, a scalable action pulp, collaborative world building RPG.

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Series 33.1 – Unbound with Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 33, everyone! This episode, we are welcoming back Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor, two familiar voices for those who have heard our Heart series. This series we will be covering Unbound, a game where you build the setting along with your characters in a fairly unique way. Join...

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