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 48.1 – Kids on Brooms with Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski [Designers] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 48, everyone! This series, we welcome Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski, to learn about their game, Kids on Brooms, the latest in the Kids on series that started with Kids on Bikes where you play as students at a magic school! This episode we learn about the game,...

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Character Creation Spotlight E15 – Deimos Academy with Austin Taylor and Amanda Kahl [Designers]

Welcome to a bonus Character Creation Spotlight episode 15, everyone! This episode, we welcome Austin Taylor and Amanda Kahl, to learn about the game they are designing along with Banana Chan, Deimos Academy, a horror RPG set in a spooky boarding school that is played with a coloring book and paper dolls! This episode we...

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Series 47.3 – Thirsty Sword Lesbians with April Kit Walsh [Designer] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 47, everyone! This series, we welcome April Kit Walsh, to learn about her game, Thirsty Sword Lesbians, a Powered by the Apocalypse game where swords cross and hearts race! This episode we discuss the creation process, get into some amazing fanfic, and then stick around for the outtakes!

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Series 47.2 – Thirsty Sword Lesbians with April Kit Walsh [Designer] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 47, everyone! This series, we welcome April Kit Walsh, to learn about her game, Thirsty Sword Lesbians, a Powered by the Apocalypse game where swords cross and hearts race! This episode we create our characters and determine their relationships and find out how many characters we are smitten...

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Series 47.1 – Thirsty Sword Lesbians with April Kit Walsh [Designer] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 47, everyone! This series, we welcome April Kit Walsh, to learn about her game, Thirsty Sword Lesbians, a Powered by the Apocalypse game where swords cross and hearts race! This episode we learn all about the game and then create a setting together before starting character creation.

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Series 46.3 – Trash Mob! with Melody [Mother Multiverse] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 46, everyone! This series, we welcome Melody from Mother Multiverse Media, to learn about her game, Trash Mob!, a d4 based, isekai RPG about dying and then waking up as a weak monster in a fantasy world, eventually becoming an OP god! This episode we discuss the process,...

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Series 46.2 – Trash Mob! with Melody [Mother Multiverse] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 46, everyone! This series, we welcome Melody from Mother Multiverse Media, to learn about her game, Trash Mob!, a d4 based, isekai RPG about dying and then waking up as a weak monster in a fantasy world, eventually becoming an OP god! This episode we finish creating our...

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Series 46.1 – Trash Mob! with Melody [Mother Multiverse] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 46, everyone! This series, we welcome Melody from Mother Multiverse Media, to learn about her game, Trash Mob!, a d4 based, isekai RPG about dying and then waking up as a weak monster in a fantasy world, eventually becoming an OP god! This episode we learn about the...

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Series 45.3 – A Christmas Belonging with Danny Dellinger [Pod of Wonder] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final 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 discuss how the character creation process went, learn more...

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Series 45.2 – A Christmas Belonging with Danny Dellinger [Pod of Wonder] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second 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 create our characters and somehow make our movie even...

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