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 45.1 – A Christmas Belonging with Danny Dellinger [Pod of Wonder] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 45, everyone! This series, we welcome Danny Dellinger from Pod of Wonder, to learn about their game, A Christmas Belonging, a Belonging Outside Belonging/No Dice No Masters RPG about creating your own Hallmark style Christmas movie! This episode we find out what this game is all about and...

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Series 44.3 – Call of Cthulhu with James Coquillat [Chaosium Stream of Chaos] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 44, everyone! This series, we welcome James Coquillat, member of the Chaosium Digital Content team and cast member of the Stream of Chaos, to discuss Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition), a game of investigation and cosmic horror, from Chaosium, Inc! This episode we discuss the character creation process,...

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Series 44.2 – Call of Cthulhu with James Coquillat [Chaosium Stream of Chaos] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 44, everyone! This series, we welcome James Coquillat, member of the Chaosium Digital Content team and cast member of the Stream of Chaos, to discuss Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition), a game of investigation and cosmic horror, from Chaosium, Inc! This episode we finish creating our characters!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Haunted Hill Academy with Jeffrey Hayes [Designer]

Welcome to a bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! This episode we will be sitting down with Jeffrey Hayes to learn about, and create characters for, Haunted Hill Academy, a Fate based RPG about being a student at a mysterious boarding school!

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Series 44.1 – Call of Cthulhu with James Coquillat [Chaosium Stream of Chaos] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 44, everyone! This series, we welcome James Coquillat, member of the Chaosium Digital Content team and cast member of the Stream of Chaos, to discuss Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition), a game of investigation and cosmic horror, from Chaosium, Inc! This episode we learn about the game, its...

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Character Creation Spotlight – CHEW with Pete Petruscha [Designer]

Welcome to a bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! This episode we will be sitting down with Pete Petruscha to learn about, and create characters for, CHEW, a Forged in the Dark, food-based, crime drama RPG!

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Character Creation Spotlight – Iron Edda Reforged with Tracy Barnett [Designer]

Welcome to a bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight! This episode we will be sitting down with Tracy Barnett to learn about, and create characters for, Iron Edda Reforged, a cyberpunk RPG where you are Ragnarok!

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Series 43.3 – Cortex Prime with Cam Banks [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 43, everyone! This series we welcome Cam Banks to discuss his game, Cortex Prime, an RPG Toolkit for creating ANY game you want! This episode we discuss the character creation process, learn a bit more about Cam Banks, talk about the game design process, and get into the...

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Series 43.2 – Cortex Prime with Cam Banks [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 43, everyone! This series we welcome Cam Banks to discuss his game, Cortex Prime, an RPG Toolkit for creating ANY game you want! This episode we finish making our characters and hear a bit about Cam’s character concept as well!

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Series 43.1 – Cortex Prime with Cam Banks [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 43, everyone! This series we welcome Cam Banks to discuss his game, Cortex Prime, an RPG Toolkit for creating ANY game you want! We talk game design, working with a “generic” game, and start making our characters!

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