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 50.1 – Dungeons and Dragons 5E with Aram and Dylan [Kill Every Monster] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 50, everyone! This series, we welcome Aram and Dylan from the Kill Every Monster Podcast, to revisit Dungeons and Dragons 5E by utilizing supplements to enhance your games. This episode we dive into commentary on D&D itself, what makes something D&D, and a lot of other great discussion...

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Series 49.3 – Marvel Super Heroes with Jef and Jon [System Mastery] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final episode of series 49, everyone! This series, we welcome Jef and Jon from the System Mastery Podcast, to learn about a really old game, Marvel Super Heroes, a superheroic RPG by TSR that a lot have coined the FASERIP system (not affiliated with the actual FASERIP RPG). This episode we discuss...

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Series 49.2 – Marvel Super Heroes with Jef and Jon [System Mastery] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second episode of series 49, everyone! This series, we welcome Jef and Jon from the System Mastery Podcast, to learn about a really old game, Marvel Super Heroes, a superheroic RPG by TSR that a lot have coined the FASERIP system (not affiliated with the actual FASERIP RPG). This episode we finish...

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Series 49.1 – Marvel Super Heroes with Jef and Jon [System Mastery] (Creation)

Welcome to the first episode of series 49, everyone! This series, we welcome Jef and Jon from the System Mastery Podcast, to learn about a really old game, Marvel Super Heroes, a superheroic RPG by TSR that a lot have coined the FASERIP system (not affiliated with the actual FASERIP RPG). This supersized episode we...

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Series 48.3 – Kids on Brooms with Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski [Designers] (Discussion)

Welcome to the final 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 discuss the character creation...

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Character Creation Spotlight E16 – Yazeba’s Bed and Breakfast with Jay Dragon and Lillie J. Harris

Welcome to a special bonus episode of Character Creation Spotlight, everyone! This episode, we are shining the light on Yazeba’s Bed and Breakfast, a slice of life RPG about a magical B&B with a whole host of phenomenal characters. Designers Jay Dragon and Lillie J. Harris join us to teach us about the system, run...

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Series 48.2 – Kids on Brooms with Jonathan Gilmour and Doug Levandowski [Designers] (Creation Continued)

Welcome to the second 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 create our characters then...

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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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