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 40.2 – Phoenix Dawn Command with Neal Powell (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 40, everyone! This series we welcome Neal Powell, co-host from DMNastics, Dungeon Master’s Block and Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, to talk about Phoenix Dawn Command, a card based, fantasy TTRPG by Keith Baker that is all about coming back from death stronger than before. This episode, we...

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Series 40.1 – Phoenix Dawn Command with Neal Powell (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 40, everyone! This series we welcome Neal Powell, co-host from DMNastics, Dungeon Master’s Block and Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, to talk about Phoenix Dawn Command, a card based, fantasy TTRPG by Keith Baker that is all about coming back from death stronger than before. This episode, we...

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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...

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Series 39.2 – Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second 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...

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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...

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Series 38.3 – Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of Series 38! This series we welcome Jeff Barber back to the studio to cover the brand new version of a game we covered 32 series ago, Blue Planet: Recontact, a sci-fi game about life on an alien, ocean world. This episode we have some remarkable discussion about the character...

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Series 38.2 – Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of Series 38! This series we welcome Jeff Barber back to the studio to cover the brand new version of a game we covered 32 series ago, Blue Planet: Recontact, a sci-fi game about life on an alien, ocean world. This episode we finish creating our characters!! Also, make sure...

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Series 38.1 – Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of Series 38! This series we welcome Jeff Barber back to the studio to cover the brand new version of a game we covered 32 series ago, Blue Planet: Recontact, a sci-fi game about life on an alien, ocean world. This episode we find out what this game is all...

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Series 37.3 – You Are The Dungeon with Tracy Barnett [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode for series 37! We welcome back Tracy Barnett and discuss how the character creation process went for their new game, You Are The Dungeon, a solo journaling game about creating a dungeon and dealing with the adventurers that wander into your walls. In this episode we dive deep into discussion...

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Series 37.2 – You Are The Dungeon with Tracy Barnett [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode for series 37! We welcome back Tracy Barnett and finish creating characters for their new game, You Are The Dungeon, a solo journaling game about creating a dungeon and dealing with the adventurers that wander into your walls. In this episode we actually play a full round of this game...

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