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 53.2 – Nova/Lumen with Spencer Campbell [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second part of our Nova/Lumen series, everyone! This series we have Spencer Campbell joining us to showcase his fast-paced, action heavy RPG, Nova, a rules-lite tabletop RPG in a world where the sun exploded, and humanity struggles to hold onto what little light they have left. In this episode, finish our characters...

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Series 53.1 – Nova/Lumen with Spencer Campbell [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first part of our Nova/Lumen series, everyone! This series we have Spencer Campbell joining us to showcase his fast-paced, action heavy RPG, Nova, a rules-lite tabletop RPG in a world where the sun exploded, and humanity struggles to hold onto what little light they have left. In this episode, we learn about...

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Character Creation Spotlight – E18.2 – I Have the High Ground with Jess Levine and satah [Designers]

Welcome to part 2 of a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight, everyone. In this bonus series we are thrilled to welcome Jess Levine and satah, designers of I Have the High Ground, a two-player game about banter, posturing and capes! This episode we create our characters and learn more about the design behind...

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Character Creation Spotlight – E18.1 – I Have the High Ground with Jess Levine and satah [Designers]

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight, everyone. In this bonus series we are thrilled to welcome Jess Levine and satah, designers of I Have the High Ground, a two-player game about banter, posturing and capes! This episode we learn about the game and create our scenarios together. Stay tuned for the...

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Character Creation Spotlight – E17 – Broken with Ben Wallis [Designer]

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight, everyone. This episode we are thrilled to welcome Ben Wallis, designer of Broken, a brilliant and heart-wrenching two-player, tragic romance, RPG about breaking hearts and breaking objects. We’ll be discussing the game, creating a few pairs of characters, and finding out all about the crowdfunding...

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Series 52.3 – Under the Neighborhood with Kyle Decker [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 52, everyone! This series, we welcome Kyle Decker to discuss his game, Under the Neighborhood, a game where you play out the curiously ordinary lives of characters in a world like you see in Hilda, Gravity Falls, The Owl House and other similar shows. This episode we discuss...

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Series 52.2 – Under the Neighborhood with Kyle Decker [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 52, everyone! This series, we welcome Kyle Decker to discuss his game, Under the Neighborhood, a game where you play out the curiously ordinary lives of characters in a world like you see in Hilda, Gravity Falls, The Owl House and other similar shows. This episode we finish...

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Series 52.1 – Under the Neighborhood with Kyle Decker [Designer] (Character Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 52, everyone! This series, we welcome Kyle Decker to discuss his game, Under the Neighborhood, a game where you play out the curiously ordinary lives of characters in a world like you see in Hilda, Gravity Falls, The Owl House and other similar shows. This episode we learn...

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Character Creation Cast Q&A – 4 Year Anniversary Edition – Part 3

Welcome to the finale of a special bonus series of episodes! We are excited to be answering your questions! This episode we cover 23 questions from various folks who have submitted questions, and hopefully provide some thoughtful answers to them!

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Series 51.3 – Alchemistresses with Allison K. Cole and Dora Dee Rogers [Designers] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 51, everyone! This series, we welcome Allison K. Cole and Dora Dee Rogers to discuss their latest game, Alchemistresses, a magical girl game where you play the reincarnation of powerful magical girl mistresses of the past. This episode we discuss the creation process, get into some excellent fanfic...

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